A Guide to Choosing Dog Breeds

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A Guide to Choosing Dog Breeds

by Eric Hartwell

A new dog is a new addition to your family. The moment you decide to bring one home, you must be a hundred percent sure that you are ready to take on the responsibility owning a dog entails. There are a lot of factors involved in choosing a dog, one of which is choosing the right dog breed. Why and how is what this article seeks to discuss.

Dogs big and small

First and foremost, you must keep in mind that there are approximately more or less one hundred fifty pure breeds to choose from. This number excludes cross breeds, and other undomesticated dogs. This, however, is just a number, and because of the huge number of dog breeds it is most important that you are able to find one most suited to your personality and needs as a pet owner.

While you won?t be able to research all the types of dog breeds, you can very well start on the common pure bred types available in your country or locale. Geographic location plays an important role in choosing a dog because there are dogs that cannot live in certain places due to weather and climate that may be considered to be too harsh for the specific dog type.

To make this search easier for you, you should probably start asking yourself whether you are more interested in owning a small dog or a big dog. From there, you can narrow down your search of the most suitable dog breed for you and/or your family. Small dogs are recommended for people who are always on the go and would like to bring their dogs with them. On the other hand, big dogs will probably appeal to people with children or who are simply more interested in big dogs for companions.

Dog personalities and traits

In addition, your dog must have the personality and distinct characteristics that you find most endearing. Remember, dogs are not created alike and like people they have their own traits (common to a specific breed) that make them different from the rest of the pack. There are dogs which are considered more sociable and more suited for homes which accommodate a lot of guests. Moreover, there are also dogs (both small and big) which can actually be good guard dogs.

These along with other characteristics must be researched by you. No matter how cute or adorable the dog is, if you end up not liking their natural tendencies then you might end up not liking each other at all. So, it is best that you are able to research on the dogs that you are interested in and make a proper assessment of the kind of dog that will fit your life best.

At any rate, you must decide to love your dog in spite of their limitations or character flaws (if there is such a term) that you might not be fond of. Your dog will be most loyal to and will return the love you will bestow on him and this is what is most essential in the relationship between you and your dog.

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