Do you want a small dog, a medium-sized, or a large dog? Are you in a tiny house, a more extensive house, or an apartment? Does it bother you when a dog sheds, or are you worried about barking? A lot of these things are essential when selecting your dog. The Basset Hound is good with kids and is a dog that sleeps a lot, but it depends on your needs. Kids who like to take their dog to the park after school each day might be happier with a Whippet, but if you need a dog you can trust not to run away, a Shar Pei is a better choice.