How to Breed a Dog

How to Breed a Dog

 

How to Breed a Dog ? Consider your lifestyle and choice of a family dog. Do you want your dog to be a sporting dog? Do you want a watchdog? Do you want a small dog you can train to track? If your answer is yes then you are on the right path.

If however you choose a dog to be a family pet you need to consider the breed characteristics and general behavior. The temperament of the dog is perhaps most important of all.

One of the most important aspects to consider is whether the dog will fit in well with a family that has young children. Choose a dog that has the ability to protect your children should they escape into the street as well as a family that will have the time to train the dog and even give it some extra attention for the first few years.

Also, realize that a dog is a huge responsibility. You can only take the dog for basic vet checks each year. You need to pay for food, treats, toys, bedding and a certified expert. Do not forget training and obedience training. Do you have small children? Do you travel a lot? If you do then a dog is not the best choice.

brown and white Beagle puppy corded to bicycle beside street

If you think a dog is the best pet for you but live in an urban environment you need to ensure that you have a well fenced yard. The fence needs to be high enough that he cannot possibly jump out but low enough that he can enter the garden. He needs to be protected from the elements.

He also needs to get plenty of exercise everyday. The bigger the dog the more exercise it will require. A large dog will need more; a small one will need less.  A working dog such as a sled dog or a search and rescue dog will need a lot of exercise. If you choose a sedentary dog choose a breed that does not have a lot of energy for you to do a lot of running and jogging.

Anthropomorphism is a big problem and needs to be paid attention to. If you believe that you and your dog (or dogs) are God’s greatest gift to each other spend more time thinking and worrying about what you can do to improve the situation.

Otherwise, lots of cute fawning and jumping will lead to feelings of jealousy, aggression and possibly polytheism.  Keep the jealousy in check, it is a healthy jealousy and all animals have it.  It is jealousy that leads to feelings of polytheism, here is how to get around this.

If you are polytheistic then choose a polytheistic companion.  You will need to spend a lot of time with it, long walks and side trips to nature to feed it etc.  If you are not the polytheistic type choose a dog that is monotheistic.  This will require less accommodation, but you will need to spend a lot of time with it, long walks and side trips to nature etc.

When choosing a dog to be your companion you need to go through all this important information.  At first choose a dog that has a well- matching energy level and temperament with yours.   Make sure your energy level is compatible with its energy level.   If you and your companion are compatible, your dog will match your energy level.

If you do not want any big cuddly toys, but would prefer a dog that likes to play and be quite, or a dog that likes to be fed and walked but is still playful, you need to research the energy requirements of each dog.   This can alter the type of dog you get, as a result of the different energy requirements.  If you are not an active person, then any dog requiring little exercise will not be the best choice.

Energy requirements of companion dogs have to be studied by the owner, along with the dogs from which they are purchased.  The owner’s energy requirement matches the energy level of their companion dog.  If you are the type of person who would prefer to spend a lot of time on your own, then an independent dog and you will have your choice of companion dogs.  Or, you can be a companion to an independent person, like a college student or a aide to a disabled individual.