There are over 500 breeds in the world today, many sizes, shapes, and personalities. Most of these breeds are quite distinctive. There are small dogs, large dogs, and mixed breeds in the background of every single breed. Hounds, bred to hunt, Toys, bred to be companions, and Terriers, bred to go to ground, all have an amazing variety in their history. For most people, a small mixed breed dog suits them. Deciding on a breed is crucial, and doing your reaserch is important. All too often people will get a dog based on looks alone. This can result in clashing personalities, abandonment, or abuse. If you are looking to get a dog, reaserch the breeds that have the best personality and lifestyle that fits you. Once you've already got the dog, all you need to do is worry about the name. Just remember, reaserch pays off! Try saving an animals life, and got to http://www.aboutdogsonline.com/adoption.php to find a local animal adoption agency. After this, the hard parts over, just try to think of a name. Good Luck!!!