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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for You

shetland sheepdog sheltieSome dog lovers spend a great deal of time choosing the right dog breed before they decide to purchase a dog. For them, the dog’s breed is one contributing factor to its value. That is why most families who decide to get a dog, they know that choosing the right breed is crucial.  Recognize that any dog will need time and love to reach his or her potential and fulfill your expectations.

nose-to-tail pet insurance coverage with Embrace The dog above is my sheltie (shetland sheepdog) named Luke.   When looking for another dog, I had three rules, not too young, preferably not male, and definitely not with long hair.   This mutt failed all three rules, at eleven months old and living in a mobile home, he was a hyper yapping pain.  But, we took him when he needed a home, and with a yard and some socialization he has redefined my opinion of just how good a dog can be.   And completely revised my expectations of just what a dog is capable of.

Today, there are 70 million dogs in the United States but the American Kennel Club only recognizes 143 breeds of dogs. Still, with these numbers, choosing the right kind of dog breed for the family can be very tedious.
 However, most pet shop owners contend that the reasons why the preference of the people in choosing their dogs may vary from one person to another is because each person has its own pre-conceived idea what he wants in a dog. It all depends on the physical attributes.
 There are those who fancy the size, the shape of the face, the looks, or even the temper. But whatever preference an individual has regarding his choice for dogs, there are important factors that you must remember in choosing a particular dog breed.
border collieHere’s a list of the things that must be considered first:
 1. The size of the house
 Many people tend to forget this factor. The area of the house should be the primary factor to consider before buying the best dog breed available.
 For example, if a future dog owner is living in an apartment, there’s no sense is buying a large dog. Obviously, it’s better to opt for those cute little canines that don’t need too much space to raise them.
 2. The children
 If a future dog owner has children, it’s best to consider the children rather than his own preference. Delicate dogs like Chihuahua are not advisable because they are too frail to let the children take care of them. Big dogs like Saint Bernard could also pose some risk on the children. The bottom line is to choose a breed of dog depending on the age of the children and how many there are in the house.
 3. The nature of the job
 For people who would love to have a dog but don’t have time to devote to grooming, consider a dog that doesn’t need a great deal of grooming like Terriers. Most Terriers have short hair and they don’t need a lot of fuss on their hair.
 Boiled down, the best dog breed is the one that fits the kind of life the future owner has. Compatibility is the key in this kind of situation.


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Grooming Your Dog
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Feeding Your Dog
 How Much Should I Feed My Dog
Training Your Dog
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 Training Your Dog for Proper Behavior
 Dogs That Chase Cars
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 How to Help Dogs That Are Hypoallergenic
 Hypoallergenic Medium Sized Dogs
 Is the Schoodle a True Hypoallergenic Dog
 List of Hairless Hypoallergenic Dogs
 List of Hypoallergenic Dogs
 List of Top Three Hypoallergenic Dogs
 Small Dogs With Hypoallergenic Fur
 Small Hypoallergenic Dogs
 Tips on Buying a Hypoallergenic Dog
 Types of Hypoallergenic Hunting Dogs
 Types of Hypoallergenic Sporting Dogs
 What Are Common Signs of Dogs with Hypoallergenic Problems
 What We Can Do to Help Hypoallergenic Dogs
 What is a Hypoallergenic Giant Schoodle
 When to Buy Hypoallergenic Dogs
 Which Breed of Hypoallergenic Dog is Right for Your Family
 Why Do Small Dogs Help with Hypoallergenic Conditions
 Why Hypoallergenic Dogs Need Love
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