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SELECTING A DOG THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE…

In choosing a dog to bring into your home, I have found it interesting that some people choose a dog for many reasons without ever considering which dog would best suit our lifestyle? How much room will I need to give him or her? Do I have the time to spend with my dog daily? Is anyone allergic? Will the dog be good with my children? As a parent that question is a loaded one. Who will take care of fidos needs? Who will be the leader of the pack?… if you have more than yourself to consider. What supplies will I need to purchase? How old or young a dog do I want? Can we afford a dog?

There are many breeds out their to choose from too. Would a Sporting Breed suit our lifestyle? These sporting Breeds are Brittany, Pointer, German ShortHaired Pointer, German WireHaired Pointer, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter, many more. Then there are Hounding Breeds, Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Beagle, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Dachshund, Americn Foxhound, English Foxhound, Greyhound, Harrier, Ibizan Hound, many more. Then we move to the  Working , Breeds, Alaskan Malamute, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, German Pinscher, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, Saint Bernard many more.  Then we have the Terrier Breeds such as the Airdale Terrier, American Stafffordshire Terrier, Australian Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Border Terrier, Bull Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Irish Terrier Kerry Blue Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Miniature Schnauzer, Norfolk Terrier, Manchester Terrier and many more.  Then come the cute Toy Breeds, Brussels Griffon, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Yorkshire Terrier, Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Poodle, Papillon,Maltese, Havanese just to name a few. Then we have the Non-Sporting Breeds, American Eskimo Dog, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Dalmation, Finnish Spitz, French Bulldog, Lhasa Apso, Keeshond, Schipperke, Tibetan Terrier. Then There is the Herding Breed Dogs such as Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bearded Collie, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog, Border Collie, Briard, Old English Shepherd, Pembroke Welsh Gorgi. Finally the Miscellaneous Class, Redbone Coonhound, Beauceron, Plott, Swedish Vallhund, Tibetan Mastiff. All these groups of dogs have a certain ingrained character which needs to be addressed as an owner to find compatability, between owner and dog. There are  many books that you can refer to for more information in choosing your dog, after all when making decisions in your life, considering all aspects makes for a better outcome. The same goes in choosing a dog for your home. Do your research and you will find the perfect dog for your home.  Selecting a dog to suit your lifestyle is a process in itself, do the work its worth the investigating.  Happy Hunting!!!!!

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