There are many different types of dog breeds out there, and it can be intimidating to choose the one that’s right for you. Here are some of the most common dog breeds and what they’re like as a family member.
Choosing a dog breed can be difficult because there are so many varieties to explore. That’s part of the fun though—pondering which type would be best suited for your home. When you’re preparing to buy a puppy, it’s important that you do extensive research beforehand.
Whether you’re looking for a long haired, short haired, energetic or easy-going dog, reading up about different breeds and their characteristics is the best way to make your choice.
Speak to a few different breeders (or breed clubs, if you’re looking for a pedigree) and find out more about breed traits, including exercise requirements, ease of training and any associated health issues. It’s also recommended that you buy from breeders who have health tested both parents, to reduce the chance of health problems further down the line.
If you can, try to see both of your new pet’s parents. Their temperament will usually be a mix of their parents, so it’s better to be reassured that your dog’s parents aren’t fearful or aggressive before you open your home to them.
Welcoming a new pet into your life is exciting, but it’s a big commitment too. Whichever dog breed you choose, you’ll want to make sure that your home, your family and your lifestyle are suitable for both you and your new pet. Finding the most suitable breed for your own situation will help both you and your dog have the best life together that you possibly can.
From Jack Russell terriers the most popular dog breeds are poodles, retrievers and cocker spaniels—and we’ve gathered information on all three in one place. Whether you want to choose a breed based on its personality (there are details about each of these!), find the right breeder or just name your new pet, this guide will be helpful for everyone looking for canine companionship!