How to find the Perfect Dog for you
You can choose your best friend, but you can’t choose your family—but in this case you can. We have written profiles for some of the most popular breeds in the bay area so you can find the perfect pup for you and your family. Although bringing home a dog is a great thing, it is very important that the dog has the type of personality and characteristics that best fits your lifestyle. Knowing as much information about a specific breed will help you make the best decisions.
Before reading about the different breeds’ information, you should consider some of the important factors such as: personality traits, care requirements, health concerns, trainability, and much more. Please look over the following listed below for some of the important factors that you should ask yourself before welcoming an additional member to your family.
The Dog’s Temperament
Different breed of dogs have different temperaments. The breeds’ background has a lot to do with its personality today. As breeds were formed, most of its desired traits and characteristics were built in. When you are looking for a dog, it is important to understand and know the different temperament for each breed. Each dog will be different—some may be more playful than others, independent, shy, or protective. Depending on the dog’s temperament, it may be easier to train, housebreak, or maintain.
The natural instincts of the breeds will play an important role of how the dog acts. By understanding the different personality and traits for each breed will help you choose the best pup for you and your family. Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that not all dogs have the same personality or temperament as their breeds. Most of the time, the dog’s personality and behavior depend on how the dog were raised as puppies, the environment of where the pups grew up, and the relationship between the pup and its owner.
Most dog breeds require more care than others. Some breeds are more high maintenance than others. Depending on the breed, some may need more exercise, grooming, or health concerns than others. Also, keep in mind that a puppy requires more attention and patience than an adult dog.
One of the most important questions you want to ask yourself before bringing home a dog is if you have the time and patience to care for them.
Will they get along with Children? Other pets?
Although most dogs are good with children and/or other pets, there are some that may be more aggressive than others. The dog’s behavior is mostly due to their temperament and how they were raised.
Another thing you want to look for is the energy level of the dog. If you are looking for a higher energetic dog like the Dachshund, they may be jumpy or snappy, which is dangerous towards a child.
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