When you buy a puppy, you may be aware that the adoption is a little overwhelming for you considering the number of dog breeds that are in existence today. Particularly if you are a first-time dog owner, you may not realize which breed is the right choice for you until it is too late. In this article, we'll provide you with a few tips to help you in finding the right dog for you.
First of all, when you think about adopting a dog, you need to decide which According to many animal experts, it is important for you to consider a number of different factors before you make your final decision on which type of dog you would like to bring in to your home. This includes:
• How much room do you have? If you are living in an apartment, you may want to think about getting a dog that is small in size or its a small dog that can get most of its exercises indoors. Ideally, you would want a dog that loves human company and like to spend as much time as possible with its owner.
• What size is your house? If you have a small house, you will probably not want to get a large dog or a sluggish breed. This is especially true if you don't have a backyard or other area for the dog to run in. On the other hand, if you have a large house, you have more leeway in choosing a breed. In fact, if you have the right connections and personalities, a second dog can sometimes be a good idea. This is especially true if you have an active lifestyle and both dogs are active as well. In these cases, you may want to consider choosing a breed that is not too energetic. It will be easier on your body and mind if you don't have to exercise them as much.
• Do you have children in the house? You may want to think about adopting a gentle, affable breed that is suitable for older children. Some dogs that are not suitable for children include all the herding dogs such as Border Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and German Shepherds. Some of the hunting breeds, such as Labrador and Golden Retrievers are also not suitable for younger children. Make sure that you don't get a dog that looks like a poorly bred toy breed. Most dogs that are not suitable for children are not suitable for families with small children.
• How much time can you spend with your dog? It's important to consider how much time you can spend with your new dog. Dogs that will be left alone for long periods of time may become destructive. Some dogs that have been adopted from shelters also have special medical problems such as heart defects or dental problems that can be untreatable.
• Do you mind dogs that shed a lot? If you have allergies, it may be best to stick to a dog that doesn't shed or at least greatly minimize the amount that your dog sheds as puppies. This is something that is very important to consider if you are allergic to dogs or if you work long hours and can't take your dog outside very often.
Take all of these factors into account when you decide which dog breed is best for you. No dog is perfect, but you should be aware of the predisposition of a certain breed of dog to a person's lifestyle. You are the one who can dictate that however, so be proactive and do your research!