So Many Breeds of Dogs How Do You Choose?

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So Many Breeds of Dogs How Do You Choose?

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All About Breeds of Dogs

 

Book Cover of: Breeds of DogsDogs truly are a human’s best friend. They are always there to provide a furry shoulder to cry on, an ear (or two) to listen and they give us hours of entertainment. Whether you have a lovable mutt or a prized show dog, the canine promises to be loyal throughout its lifetime. But what if you are just starting to look for a dog or puppy? Where do you begin?

different kind and different color of dogs There are 175 registered dog breeds in the American Kennel Club (AKC) so your choices are wide. However, each breed is broken in categories; Companion Dogs, Hunting Dogs, Guard Dogs, Herding Dogs and Working Dogs. Each breed comes with certain attributes and personalities. This makes it easier to narrow down your decision.

German Shepherd Dog sitting back Before you bring a puppy or dog home, you should know something about its breed to make sure it will fit into your lifestyle. For example is you are extremely busy and not able to provide a lot of walks or runs outside for your canine companion, then it is probably best not to choose a dog that is in the Hunting Dog Family. These include beagles, hounds, terriers etc. Dogs from this category most often need a lot of exercise and stimulation each day. Remember they were bred to hunt, so instinctively that is what they want to do – open the door to a beagle and it may just catch a scent and keep running, regardless of your commands.

If you live in an apartment or a smaller home, then your companion dog is perhaps the best category to choose from. These dogs are less demanding and only need short walks. They tend to be more of a lap dog and don’t mind being groomed and lavished with love and attention. Some examples of these are the Pomeranian, Chihuahua, Yorkies etc.

A Big Standing Dalmatian Dog When you have children you may decide you want a family pet. The age and personality of your kids will play a big factor in what type of breed you decide upon. For smaller children a small breed is not necessarily a great choice. Small breeds can be nippy towards little ones, plus, they do need to be treated gently as a fall or toss could injure the dog. Even though golden retrievers are a bigger breed, they are known to be great family dogs, as they are gentle and tolerant.A Big English Mastiff  Dog Sitting

Most dogs in the Guarding category have the tendency to do their job which is to guard your home. These breeds are more alert and may bark a lot depending on where you live. They are easily trained and have been the chosen dogs to work for the police and other security-type jobs. These breeds include the Doberman, German shepherds, Rottweiler etc. Now this is not to say they wouldn’t make a great family dog, but know what you are getting into before you make the final decision.

Portrait of Different Breeds of Dogs LiningDogs do make great pets, but be sure to do your research into the particular breed you are interested in before you purchase or adopt. Too many dogs end up in shelters simply because their owner couldn’t handle them. Look around for the breed that is right for you, don’t just bring that cute puppy home on impulse then end up sorry later.

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6 Comments

  1. Danny Brown January 6, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I am a dog lover and most of the times, I don’t know what breed I am going to have to take good care of. I’m always busy for work and sometimes I don’t have the time to give them a walk or a time to play. Now, because of this video book, it taught me on what breed of dog should I buy or adopt based on my busy schedule.

  2. Jay Rowling January 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I’m also a dog lover. We have different type of breeds but I love our Kira, which is a rottweiler. Others think that rottweilers are dangerous but their not. They are sweet, caring and very protective to their owners. So if you’re looking for a friendly and gentle dog breed, this canine should certainly be considered. With good training and socialization, they can make excellent family pets.

  3. Bill Mickalson January 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Having a dog in your home might be one of the happiest experience you can have. But take note that not all dogs are fitted for your lifestyle. This video book will tell us a lot on what specific breed of dogs you can need to have depending on your lifestyle, schedule and your family.

  4. Brice Springstean January 7, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Dogs play an important role in children’s social life, they can be wonderful social facilitators. Children are more prone to approach and interact with another child who is playing with a dog.

  5. Jay Rowling January 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Certain breeds of dogs shed less than other breeds. These breeds may still shed a little hair, but not nearly as much as the majority of breeds. If you are looking for a dog that doesn’t take much grooming and sheds rarely then the following breeds of dog will make an ideal pet for you.

  6. Jay Rowling January 10, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Some kids love dogs. But parents should guide them and should be there while picking out the best breeds to go home with. But dogs can be the best friend of all ages.

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