How To Pick Your Dog?

Adopting a dog is a huge responsability! That is why it is so important to pick an animal according to your living situation and your lifestyle. The nature, size and hair type of a dog are all important elements to consider.

Picking a Breed

 

There are two great categories for dogs: purebreds and mixes. Among those two, we identify 124 breeds that fit into seven categories :

  • Hunting dogs
  • Greyhounds
  • Working dogs
  • Terriers
  • Toy dogs
  • Non-sporting dogs
  • Shepherd dogs

There are thousands of combinations of mixed breeds!

Purebreds often have a more predictable nature, but they may require further knowledge and a lot of patience.

Your veterinarian, books about a specific breed and dog shows are excellent information sources to learn more about purebreds.

It should be noted that mixed breeds can be as beautiful, intelligent, loving and outgoing as purebreds!

Picking a Puppy

 

Adopting a puppy can be a great idea for a family, but you need to make time for it! Get ready before its arrival, because it will have to be educated and see the veterinarian a few times in its early life stages.

Pick an active, friendly and curious puppy. Avoid the one who seems scared of everything or who growls, because he may become aggressive later.

Before picking your puppy, always ask to see its parents if possible, because their nature and their health are good indicators. A healthy puppy learns quicker!

Picking an Adult Dog

 

Adopting an adult dog sometimes is a better choice, because its nature is already known, it is clean and has reached its full size.

Always ask about the life and health of the dog before adopting it. Also ask about its personality.

The company of an abandoned pet is gold, because all it wants is love!

Do not forget to ask your veterinarian for tips before adopting a dog. He or she will be able to guide you so you make the best decision according to your living situation.