Are You Bringing a New Puppy Into Your Family?
Bringing a New Puppy! Are you about to bring a new puppy or dog into your home, but aren’t sure where to start? It’s a great idea to start thinking about different dog breeds and their characteristics before you pick your new puppy. It will make your life easier in a long run, and you really aren’t doing your mind or the new pup any favors.
No matter what dog breed you choose in the first place, it’s important to choose the breed for your new home before you bring it home. Why? Simple. You want a healthy pup that will grow up to the same size as you, and is not going to be shedding too much. You’ll also want a good, strong and sturdy puppy that won’t be overly energetic or cause trouble. And to help it along, you need to keep an open line of communication with your new pup so that you can easily teach it what to do and what you expect.
So how do you go about choosing a dog breed for the first time, and what types of breeds should you be looking at? There are several different types of dog breeds to choose from, and each one has their own advantages and disadvantages. You’re not picking a breed in order to make you feel better, there are many aspects to take into consideration before you make that decision.
What about the size of the dog? Do you want a small dog, or a large dog? Do you have children, how big will the dog get, for instance?
The best thing to do is to take into account all these factors, and then you can decide which dog breed is best for you. And remember, whatever dog breed you choose, you must have a lot of time to spend with it. Dogs are very social animals, and they need a lot of attention.
If you are looking for a dog that will love human company, and is a good companion, you should think about getting a Maltese. Maltese’s are small, loveable and playful, and they love to be snuggled. Another dog breed that loves human company is the Bichon Frise. Both these dog breeds also love to play, and get along well with other dogs and small children.
You should also take into account how much exercise you can give the dog – how big is it? How long can it “hold on”? Do you like to run, walk or bike this dog, does it need a lot of exercise and if so, how far? Before you choose a dog breed, do your research, and find out what physical requirements it has.
Physical Aches and Pains Bringing a New Puppy
Sometimes you yourself might be allergic to a certain pet hair, or from a certain breed of dog. So when you choose a dog, you need to be aware of whether or not it will pose a problem. For instance, dogs like the Schnauzers and Poodles are quite easy to keep clean and actually clean themselves, and therefore shedding is quite minimal. Other breeds can have different needs. For instance, some Afghan Hounds have quite sensitive skin, and will require a lot of lotnery to keep them healthy.
Talents and Personality
It’s a good idea to get your dog breed just because of its talents. If you yourself are a carpenter, or have some other strong talent for that matter, why not choose a dog breed that match? Or perhaps if you are a cheerleader, an accommodating cheerleader for your favorite team? There are plenty to choose from.
Another good reason to match your talents with a dog’s personality is that these breeds naturally complement each other. They are not Wild Dog or Fearless Dog, neither is it the ultimate hyper dog, an example would be the Jack Russell Terrier – it’s just a very affectionate dog.
Where do you live? Do you have a big yard, or a small one? Will you be the only one to spend time in the house with the dog, or are there more than a family with children?