If there are two of man’s best friends that most people can agree on, it is a working TV and a loyal dog. They have the fascinating ability to keep our attention, be there when we want them to, and provide a sense of comfort. Of course, out furry friends are more energetic and can keep our feet warm during cold winter nights.
The question is, what dogs are the best for watching TV with? Everyone has their opinion, but the fact is some breeds are better than others as companions to our TV. Here are a few of our favorites and why.
Saint Bernard – This is one of the biggest and furriest of the group, ideal for late night football games on cold winter nights. Putting your feet underneath that bundle of fur is guaranteed to keep your feet warm, and that famous keg around their can be used to hold your favorite beverage. Just be sure you have a big enough sofa to accommodate both your furry friend and the rest of your body.
German Shepherd – Beyond their well-known intelligence, the German Shepherd has the ability to really understand what you are watching. This breed can engage you in the best mystery or who-done-it movie. They have been known to get upset at cat commercials, barking vociferously, and are supportive of your choice to watch The Discovery Channel. When they look at you with those big brown eyes, you can be sure they are in total agreement with your thoughts.
Golden Retriever – Perhaps the gentlest of all the breeds, this is your choice if you are a die hard romantic. They will come closer to you during the tear jerker scenes, commiserating with you and make themselves available to hug while you tear up. When the movie is over, they will wag their tail and help you to remember it was, after all, only a movie.
Chihuahua – This tiny yapper is great as they will fit anywhere you decide to sit or lay down. Reese Witherspoon proved how valuable they are as Elle Woods when she was going through her hard times in Legally Blonde. The best information available says that the Chihuahua was chosen as her per because of their keen awareness of quality television programs and human character.
Yorkshire Terrier – When you want a dog to be heard and not seen, the Yorkshire Terrier will blend right into your shag carpet when properly groomed. They will not be a distraction, but are rumored to be very knowledgeable about British-style programming. If you are devotee of the BBC, Monty Python movies, or anything to do with British culture or humor, this is the breed to choose.
The idea behind your choice of dog will be largely based on your favorite type of TV station or programming. These are our favorites, and as you can see, we have some very good reasons for our decisions. What is most important for you is to become aware of the advantages of each of the TV-companion options.
If you are honest with yourself, you will almost certainly be watching TV by yourself. If you are watching it with a friend, you will likely be involved in some kind of discussion or “mutual watching agreement” that minimizes the presence of your furheaded friend. But when you are alone, that is the time to maximize your appreciation of their presence and realize yo have someone to talk to who really understands what you are watching.