choosing a dog breed

 choosing a dog breed

Why do you have a dog? The rewards of owning a dog are real but difficult to quantify. It could be for work, exercise, stress reduction, safety, or many other reasons. It's like having a two-year-old who never gets old, and if you don't like kids, you might not like dogs either. Raising a dog also costs a lot of money (but it is much cheaper than children!).

choosing a dog breed


What kind of dog? Think of the following as a kind of checklist. Your answers to these questions will greatly narrow your choice.


Does the dog need to get along with the children? Often larger dogs are best suited to children; Toy dogs are too delicate to handle with young children. 
. Does your dog need to get along with dogs and other pets? 
. Is the dog easy to handle or does it need an experienced dog owner? 
. Do you want to take your dog on a trip with you? It is much easier with a small to medium-sized dog. 
. How much exercise does the dog need; How much time and energy would you like to dedicate to practicing dogs? Several breeds need a lot more exercise than others. Remember, your dog needs to exercise regardless of the weather. 
. Does the dog need a lot of space or is it suitable for an apartment? 
. Do you want a guard dog or a friendly dog with strangers? 
. Want to leave your dog alone during the day while you are at work? 
. Do you need a suitable dog for people with allergies? 
. Does the dog need a lot of grooming, and if so, would you do it yourself or pay someone else to do it? Some long-haired dogs need a little more care. However, many dogs that do not require personal grooming lose hair constantly. 
. Decide whether you want a male dog or a female dog specifically. Mixed breeds of hybrids are often free or very cheap to obtain and less expensive to insure. They are generally healthier with fewer behavioral quirks than purebred dogs. On the other hand, you won't know exactly what your dog would be if you had a hybrid puppy. Take care not to have a dog advertised as "free for a good home" etc. Because the way he grew up may have created some health or behavioral problems. Kennels always have a stock of mixed dogs and can give you an idea of behavior, health, etc. For the dog. They should also retrieve a dog that is in trouble or unsuitable for some reason. 

Purebred Breeds If you want a purebred dog, choose some of the breeds that you think will be right for you. If you are not familiar with the breed, read as much as you can. Breed advisory standards are very important if you want to breed from them or do dog shows, but they are not helpful regarding issues of breed health, dog personality, grooming, or training, other general books will fill the void. If you only want a pet, your priority is a healthy, well-behaved dog and the many 'imperfections' related to size, build, color, markings, etc. If you tell the breeder, you may get a special price for a dog that will be a good pet but not suitable for breeding or dog shows. According to Wikipedia, the American Kennel Club recognizes around 170 dog breeds, which is far too many to list them all here. 

For convenience, he divides all dog breeds into seven groups: 


Sports dogs, for example. Indices, retrievers, retrievers, and many Spaniards. They usually need a good dose of exercise. Breeds Munchiba Amaten with Babies Labrador Retriever, Golden Retrievers, English Sitters, English Cocker Spaniels, American Cocker Spaniels, and Flat-Coated Retrievers. 

Working dogs, for example. 

Guard dogs like the Rottweiler or Doberman Pinscher, and sled dogs like the Malamute or Husky. They especially need a lot of exercise and a good space. Newfoundlander resembles a gigantic bear and is known for its softness and charisma. He is especially good with children and makes an excellent family dog. He was born to swim and needs great care. 

toy dogs, such as: 


Yorkshire Terrier, Toy Poodles, Shih Tzus, Pugs, Pomeranians, Maltese. It is suitable for city apartments and does not require a lot of exercise, so it is best suited for the elderly and home residents. However, small dogs and young children do not mix! 

Dogs such as the Yorkshire terrier, Boston terrier, Scottish terrier, and Kern terrier. This group includes dogs of small and medium size. It generally requires rigorous handling and is best with older children. They are active and like games like playing with Frisbee. Note that Bull Terrier, Pit Bulls, and Staffordshire Terriers were originally bred as fighting dogs. They need an experienced owner who will make sure they are properly socialized and trained. 


Dogs - Hounds include Afghans, Borzoi, Greyhounds, and Greyhounds. This is very fast and energetic. 


They should always be kept on a leash, except in a fenced area, or else you may chase a squirrel or cat. However, older greyhounds become calmer, and retired racing dogs can make excellent pets once they get used to living at home. If they are exercised well in the morning and evening, greyhounds can adapt to being left alone throughout the day. The Irish Wolfhound is one of the largest of the breed. An adult male weighs 120 to 160 lbs. They make good family dogs because they are reliable, patient, kind, and affectionate. Smell dogs include dachshunds, police dogs, Bassets, and beagles. They are much quieter than dogs. Beagles are very popular because they are loyal and good with children and other pets. However, they are not easy to train because they have an independent streak and will follow a scent independent of anything else. 

Sheepdog, for example, Shetland Sheepdog, Border Collie, Collie, and German Shepherd. These breeds were originally developed for breeding cattle and sheep, so they are intelligent and sporty. 

Shetland Sheepdogs and Border Collies need lots of exercise and space to run. German Shepherds are among the most common of the breeds, but they have disadvantages due to overbreeding. They have to be reliable, self-confident, loyal, and fair, but these days there are some shy and nervous people to avoid.

 Non-athletic dog. 

This group includes all the races that do not fit into any of the other groups. A variety of species and sizes including the Bichon Frize, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Bulldog, Boston Terrier, and Poodle. 

Tailored dogs. 

It is a term used for hybrid dogs that are deliberate crossbreeding between two breeds to obtain the desired traits from both breeds without any of the problems associated with any of the breeds. Poodles are popular with these crosses because they have eye-catching coats that should be best for allergy sufferers. The non-erasable layer appears to be the predominant feature found in all first-generation crosses. for example. A crossed Labrador retriever with a dog is known as a Labradoodle, the cross between a pug and a beagle is a small dog, and a cockapoo is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a dog, which is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle. With 200 races to

start, there are over 17,000 possible combinations for 2 races! There are actually over 150 different hybrid breeds registered with them here américain Cane Hybrid Club.

Health Different breeds are prone to various genetic diseases such as hip dysplasia, aortic stenosis, or entropion. Before purchasing a purebred dog, check the diseases the breed is susceptible to and make sure with the breeder that the parents of the dog you choose have been certified free of defects. 

Allergies and hypoallergenic dogs If one of your family members suffers from allergies, it would be a good idea to choose a low-loss dog such as a poodle, but all dogs produce allergens. If you suspect you have a dog allergy, you need to see a specialist to see if the dog is really the cause. There are many ways to reduce the effect of any kind of allergy, for example. Hard floors instead of carpets, and antihistamine treatments. Regular bathing and caring for your dog should also help.
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