I’ve been begging my boyfriend for a puppy all year.

We’ve discussed the financial and social implications, and have finally come to an agreement about the particulars. But while we have decided to eventually get a dog (in three years), the breed is still up in the air. There’s a lot of pressure! The dog you choose says a lot about your relationship. There are stereotypes associated with all kinds of dogs, from the stuck-up toy breeds to the family-friendly labs. And when you finally choose a dog, how do you decide what to name him?

Click through for a squeal-inducing slideshow of puppies, ridiculous relationship generalizations and dog names!

We at the Gloss do not take adorable puppies lightly! If you decide to adopt, please consider your local animal shelter — and don’t forget to have your pet spayed or neutered. For more information, please visit the ASPCA.[ITPGallery]