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How To Choose The Right Breed For Your Home

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

If you are thinking to purchase a dog for your home or apartment, you need to think about various factors. Most people buy looking at its beauty and appearance. They would feel hard to maintain after some time. It is best to check in advance to make your investment worthy.

Do you have an apartment, small house or big house? Do you live in a rural area, a suburban area or the city? Are you living near a mountainous or forest or the ocean or lake area? Is it a cold, hot or a place with all four seasons? Do you own a big yard, small yard or acres of land? Do you have a backyard? Is your backyard fenced? If you do not own a fenced yard, you have to take your dog for walking several times a day.

You have to consider the environment before purchasing a particular dog breed. If you are staying in an apartment, it is recommended not to purchase large breed dog or active medium dog. Since dogs require lots of exercises and running activity, breeds are destined for cold climates. It cannot survive in the heat. If you are ready to spend money to clipper down, you can think about purchasing it. Dogs that has strong prey drives like hunting and terriers dogs run off rabbits, squirrels and other prey.

If you have not fenced your backyard, there are chances for your dog to get hit by a vehicle or get lost.

Consider your existing family situation
Are you planning for a kid? Do you have a small baby in your home? Do you have teenagers, small children or old people in your home? Are you a couple or single person living alone? Are you a person who travel often? If you are traveling, you need to make suitable arrangement for your dog. It is hard to take it along everywhere you go. Do you invite guests to your home frequently? If you purchase a giant breed, it will surely interact and greet the guest.

There are several wonderful breeds suitable for family with children or single person. Most people like Golden Retrievers as it is tolerant than other breeds. Some breeds do not wish to live in a home with children under eight year’s age. It will be fragile and delicate.

Type of personality
What kinds of personality you have? Well, you need to look your personality to purchase a pet for your home. Different people have diverse personalities. It applies to dog too. Dogs and people can be quiet, calm, energetic, inquisitive, thoughtful, talkative, aggressive, shy, assertive, outgoing, etc. Some howl and some bark more than others.

If a person is a calm and shy type, he/she would not wish to mingle with highly energetic people. Most active people will join with groups that have the same energetic level. When you choose a dog with excellent energy levels, it can enjoy your activities and you can enjoy its activities.

A couch potato kind of dog is suitable for couch potato kind of person. If you are purchasing for protecting your home, you have to buy a bigger breed.