Choosing The Right Dog For You-tonya mitchell

UnCategorized Dogs can be wonderful companions and additions to any family. Before taking the big leap and getting a dog, do a little research and find out which breed will be best for you, your family and your lifestyle. Picking a dog can be like picking a mate; you need to find one that fits with your personality, you may be stuck with them for a long time. One of the first things to remember when choosing a dog is that dogs on television and movies are specially trained for their situations. Don’t choose a breed of dog just because you saw it in a movie. Border Collies, Jack Russell Terriers and Dalmatians have become very popular because of movies and television shows, but often these breeds have specific traits that many pet owners aren’t able to handle or don’t want to deal with. So make sure and do research to find out exactly what dog will work best for you. A good place to start your research for a dog is the American Kennel Club’s list of breeds. This list will allow you to browse different breeds of dogs. Clicking on the breed will give you information about the breed, where they cane from and if that breed of dog is a good breed for you. You can also talk with a vet or go to a local dog show to see different breeds. Another great way to find out if a specific breed is right for your family is talking with friends and neighbors. Other people who have owned dogs can give you more information than most other places. As you begin your dog search, consider what characteristics you want in a dog. Consider what size of dog, what type of coat, the dog’s activity level and how the dog acts with children or strangers. Think about what characteristics are most important to you or your family. If you have little children, finding a dog that will be good with kids is very important. If you like to be active, finding a dog that will go running with you might be more important to you. Consider your living arrangements as well when choosing a dog. How much space do you have for a dog? A big dog won’t fit well in a tiny studio apartment and a tiny dog may get lost easily on a 40-acre farm. Also consider how much yard you have and if it has a fence. Where you live can also determine what type of breed is better for you. Hairless dogs might not be the best choice if you live in a cold climate. Your schedule is also important to consider before getting a dog. If you aren’t home a lot during the day, you will want to find a dog that is more independent and won’t get lonely as easily (yes, dogs, just like humans, can get lonely if left alone too long). Remember that having a dog is a lot like having a child. It requires a great deal of patience and love. By picking the right breed for you and your family and making sure to give your dog proper care and love, you’ll be sure to have a wonderful new family member and companion. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: