There are many dog breeds you can choose from. We certainly encourage our clients to it a lot of thought before going into our pet shop. We can tell you everything you want to know about a certain dog breed, but how you make the final decision is entirely up to you. However, these tips might just help you find the dog you need.
First of all, you should think about the logistics. Where do you live and how you live, will make a significant difference. You might live in a small apartment, which is not a place for a large or active dog. You want to have a puppy that will accommodate to your lifestyle, and that will be able to grow and function normally in your surroundings.
Sometimes people get dogs, and when they have children, they abruptly want to get rid of their pets. Not only that this is a bad practice, but it could also devastate your dog. Think about your family and how they would behave around the dog. If you still don’t have children but plan to have them someday, make sure you think about your dog as well. Aggressive, large or jealous breeds, might not be the right fit for your family. However, some types of dogs are extremely good with children and will, in fact, teach them responsibility and take care of them.
Also, another very important thing you should think about is allergies. If you or anyone in your family is allergic to dogs, it could represent a problem. Perhaps you could get a dog breed that causes no allergies. Anyhow, before getting a dog, make sure you are not allergic to dogs, or otherwise, you might want to give away your dog.
Which dog you will choose is also tremendously affected by your lifestyle. If you lead a very active lifestyle and your dog is an active type of dog, then it will be a perfect fit. On the other hand, if you do not have enough time to devote to your dog and you want to rest at home on your days off, you should choose a dog that requires less activity and less exercise. However, keep in mind that each dog needs at least some activity. It is just a matter of the degree of their activity that they differ in.