Some dog breeds simply ignore the frenzy. If your family is studious and prefers to sit on the sofa and read, perhaps you should consider a cat. Are you a family of runners or walkers? Do you want an athletic dog that can jog five miles with you? Think about a Labrador, greyhound, or whippet.
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Or do you live in small quarters and want a short-legged dog that may have trouble keeping up on a brisk family walk but will be a good inside playmate? Perhaps a dachshund is in your future.
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