Choosing a Dog Suitable to Your Lifestyle
When choosing a dog suitable to your lifestyle, learn about the different characteristics of the breed and you'll have better luck finding the right dog. Take dog ownership responsibility seriously. Read about the different dog breeds and their 'job description' before deciding which dog (or puppy)is suitable for you. Don't be in a hurry to 'embark' down a road to a wonderful journey with a four-legged companion.
Educating Yourself First!
By educating yourself first and expanding your knowledge, you will help prevent yourself from becoming another statistic at the animal shelter! You owe it to both yourself and any chosen puppy or dog to be certain you picked the most appropriate dog to fit your or your family's lifestyle. Wondering which dog is right for you? Take the dog breed questionaire!
Mismatches between owner and dog happen all too frequently. Give some serious thought before making your final decision.The lifetime of a dog can last 10 - 15 years... and thats a long time! Keep these thoughts in mind when choosing a dog:
Ten Points to Consider When Choosing Your New companion:
Examples Of Mismatches:
Remember, when choosing a dog, the "first step" is to decide
which breed is right for you and the family. Think in terms of what
type of dog would get along with your young children. Are there
allergies in the family? How demanding is the breed? Are you an active
We can begin to tell you there are seven dog breed types to choose from according to the AKC. That's a lot of dogs to search through! Over 150 breeds!
Help For Choosing A Dog - Specific Dog Categories
To help you further, visit types of dogs where we have broken down those types into specific categories: "small dogs", "hypoallergenic dogs", "dogs for the elderly", and "child friendly dogs".
Familiarize yourself with their particular traits and characteristics! Enjoy your search!
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