Have you ever stopped to think about how creative God is? I think about it a lot, especially being an author. I think about some of the world or race building I do and how, typically, all the ideas for our books, movies, TV shows, comics, etc., all come from somewhere. Even the first sci-fi movie drew inspiration from other things. It’s virtually impossible for us to just invent an idea from nothing. Even if it “randomly comes to our mind” in our most creative moments, subconsciously, your mind grabbed the idea from something else you had seen that was similar.
Yet, God created the entire universe and all of it was of his own invention. He didn’t draw inspiration from anything else because He invented inspiration. Think about that for a moment. It kind of blows my mind a bit.
One of the most amazing creations that God made, other than humans, earth, and the universe itself, I believe, is animals. Some of them are adorable and fuzzy, some can be dangerous and territorial, others are slimy and gross, or weird and icky… Yet they’re all still a part of God’s creation.
Once, His creation was perfect. Then sin entered and boom, things aren’t quite as they should be. But when you see animals, I sometimes see in them good traits that come from God. Like how playful a puppy is.
Have you ever thought about God laughing and smiling? Or thought of him as playful?
Seems odd, doesn’t it? Don’t we always depict God as serious—absolutely no smiles, just like a stern king? He is The King of kings, but I do believe he laughs. He invented laughter and joy just as much as he invented inspiration, or even you and me.
God is playful and full of joy and laughter. So are puppies and today’s blog post is all about puppies.
Here are ten puppy types that make the best pets.
- Labrador Retrievers
Labs are some of the friendliest dog breeds out there. They’re very trainable, which is some of the reason why they’re one of the most popular dog breeds today. They also do a handful of tricks and neat things that make them super fun to be around. They have an eagerness to please others and are very good with children and other dogs.
- Golden Retrievers
One of the best traits about Golden Retrievers is that they are super patient. This means that they’re one of the best breeds with children. They’re affectionate and obedient, so if this is a dog breed you’ll get, it’s likely you and your family will fall in love with them.
Beagles are extremely happy dogs. They’re short and have coats that are super low maintenance, which is a huge plus for some people. They are great with families and are very energetic, but are super friendly with others. They are very vocal dogs, but are trainable.
- Border Collie
These dogs are mainly known for being herding dogs. They’re extremely loyal and affectionate, which makes them easy to fall in love with. They’re also perfect for active families because they’re high energy and love being outside and need things to do every day. Their devotion to their owners is what makes them the perfect human companion.
- Irish Setter
Their coats are an absolutely beautiful shade of red and I love the way they’re bodies are shaped. Appearances aside, they’re super playful and they actually love being around people and children. Their playful nature makes them a great companion for kids. They’ll greet new people who come into your home and they’re super trainable and are the perfect match for high energy children who could use a pet to keep up with them.
Newfoundlands are actually considered to be the most intelligent dog breed in the world. They adore children and can actually be very protective over them—this must be why they chose a Newfundland as Nana in Peter Pan, ironically enough, to be the children’s nanny. It’s a bit accurate, actually. They are one of the few dog breeds to actually want to obey their masters and do tasks for them and actually work for them. It’s why they make some of the best pets to have.
Vizslas are very obedient to their masters, which is why they’re some of the best breeds that aren’t well known, actually. They are high-energy, which makes them a suitable match for people who are very active and want a companion to be able to keep up with them—let’s face it; exercise isn’t for every human, or for every dog breed, either. Their coat is short, which is fortunate, because it means that their fur is very low maintenance.
Poodles may not be at the top of everyone’s lists for dogs to get, but they actually are very smart dogs and super gentle. This means that they’re good for kids and are actually perfect with people who have allergies. They don’t often get bored or anything, and are smart and playful. They’re a perfect dog for families and the best part is that you can get them in two sizes—Standard and Miniature—so that you can find the poodle that’s right for where you live at.
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
King Charles Spaniels (not to be confused with Cocker Spaniels) are a lap dog breed, which makes them one of the best dogs for humans to have. They love staying right by their owners side and will play with you all day long. When they’re tired, they’ll lounge around with you, so there’s no better dog breed to have as your best friend. All they want is to be loved by you.
Bulldogs might surprise some people but they’re another great breed to be companions to kids. They actually aren’t picky as to where they are—whether its in the city or the country—so they can adjust to both. Some dog breeds are better off in one or the other, but not bulldogs. They fit in anywhere, which is one of the many traits that make them great pets. They don’t bark a lot, which is another huge bonus.
Some of you may read this article and wonder, what does dog breeds have to do with Christianity or being a fangirl and nerd? I nerd out about dogs and animals all the time, so you may just be seeing more animal based articles on here more often. But I also love to think about how God created animals and dogs, specifically, he made to be a best friend to humans. They’re loveable and adorable for a reason.
God is our very best friend but there’s nothing wrong with having a dog companion by your side too.