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Dog Breeds

So, you've decided to bring a new puppy into your home. You are prepared for the love, time and commitment involved. But with the hundreds of dog breeds available, how do you choose the right one? Careful research of all the dog breeds should be your first step in buying a dog. Research the care each dog will require. Consider the traits specific to the dog breeds themselves. That way, the new addition to your home transitions well and fits effortlessly into your life. Selecting the wrong type of dog from the many dog breeds can have disastrous results, such as pets that have behavior problems because they don't get enough exercise or pets that experience separation anxiety because they don't like being left alone. A well-chosen pet based on a little homework goes a long way to ensuring many pleasant years with your new pet.

Valuable Information About All the Dog Breeds

Finding the perfect dog for your family and lifestyle is easy at Our website provides you with individualized information for each of the specific dog breeds. We also include valuable information for all the popular hybrid crossbreeds. Every breed of dog includes a description of the dog, as well as temperament, grooming, health, exercise and training information. Be prepared for your dog purchasing decision; browse our Dog Breeds today. Use our helpful checklist below to determine which dog breeds will be ideal for your home. Once you decide, browse our countrywide listing of dog breeders to find a puppy for sale.

How to Choose the Best Dog Breeds For Your Home

1.) Evaluate your expectations vs. temperament: how will certain dog breeds fit into your home? Is the particular dog breed's temperament something you can manage day in and day out for the life of the dog? Are you choosing the sort of dog that will be a good fit and will live up to your expectations?

  • Do you want an active or low-energy dog? High-energy dogs will need a lot of exercise or they will become bored easily. Bored dogs can get into quite a bit of mischief, chewing and generally becoming hard to live with.
  • Do you want a dog that is easily trained or strong-willed?
  • Do you want a dog that is friendly with strangers or loyal to family and aloof with strangers?
  • If you have kids, cats or other pets, do your chosen dog breeds get along with them?

2.) Dog breed's Exercise Level: Where will the puppy be residing and exercising? Do you have an apartment, a fenced yard or acres of space for your dog to run? Will you need a dog suited to city, rural, suburban or country life? Depending on your living situation and the time you have to exercise your dog, it is wise to choose dog breeds based on your current living situation as well.

3.) Dog Breeds' Grooming Needs: Dog breeds often have different grooming requirements. Short-coated dog breeds may be easier to care for, while long-coated dog breeds may take more effort to stay tangle-free and well-groomed. Some dog breeds are low-shedders while others may be heavy-shedders. There are also hypoallergenic dogs, ideal for those with allergies. Another consideration to keep in mind, some dog breeds are better suited for colder vs. warmer climates.

4.) Dog Breeds' Size: Puppies may be small and cute, but remember they grow quickly and most dog breeds grow a lot. Larger dogs require more food and space to meet their needs. Some little dogs are very active, and need lots of room to burn off energy.

5.) Dog Breeds' Original Purpose: Most dog breeds retain the strong drive and instincts they were originally bred for. By understanding this, you can avoid certain dog breeds based on this information. For example, if you love nice tidy gardens, avoid those terrier breeds that love to dig.

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