So you’re thinking about getting a dog? Choose the right breed and you’ll never regret it for a moment, but choose the wrong breed and you could find yourself in a sticky situation. Here’s what you need to know about finding the pet that best meets your family’s needs.
Are You Active?
Bored dogs are destructive dogs. One of the best ways to prevent chewed couches, jumping and other undesirable behaviors is regular exercise. Some breeds need more exercise than others. Small, companion dog breeds such as the Shih Tzu and Havanese don’t often require as much exercise as larger breed dogs such as Labrador retrievers and German Shorthaired Pointers.
Every breed is different, so make sure do your research. If you’re not ready to walk or run your Weimaraner for at least an hour a day, every day, you might need to reevaluate. However, remember that there are exceptions to every breed and breed characteristics are not set in stone.
Can You Tolerate Shedding?
Although all dogs shed, some shed more than others. If keeping your house in pristine condition matters a lot, avoid … Read Entire Post