Dogs are wonderful companions. They can be your best friend and provide unconditional love. They provide essential services like search and rescue or working as guide dogs for the blind. However, people have to consider the needs of the breed. If you’re looking to bring a new dog into your life, it’s important to take various aspects of your life into consideration before ultimately choosing a breed.
If you live in a small apartment in the city, a large dog is probably not in your future. They take up a lot of space and also need a great deal of exercise. Large dogs who are not able to get enough physical activity can become destructive or lethargic. If you live in a house with a large yard, or even better, the countryside, a large dog will suit your needs well. There are also breeds that fit well in an apartment but aren’t small, such as bulldogs or greyhounds. This may sound surprising, but these dogs are a good option for people who might need a pet with less exercise requirements. Some small dogs require more exercise than large breeds; for example, Scottish Terriers are often more active than much larger dogs, so it pays to research potential breeds.
There are also dog breeds that don’t get along well with children as a general rule. This is an important factor to take into consideration even if you don’t have kids yet. If you think you might have them in the future, get a dog that is known to be good around children. Dogs can live for quite a long time, and there are many animals given to shelters because they didn’t fit into the family when the kids came along. Some example breeds include Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and Chow Chows. This doesn’t mean that every single one of these dogs wouldn’t get along with children, but a rule of thumb if you’re considering a new pet and there’s a baby on the way.
Every dog is individual, just like people, but different breeds have an overall personality. If you do some research, you’ll find the breed that fits best with you and your family. Owning a dog can be one of the most wonderful, fulfilling experiences you’ve ever had, so make sure you’re a good match for each other. Your new best friend deserves to be as they will make you.