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May 31, 2011 at 5:28 pm #2045652
Question by sirslady: 5 Things to ask yourself when trying to pick a dog breed?
What questions should you consider when trying to pick a dog breed. Serious answers only please.
Answer by David J
Does the particular breed have a good reputation around children?
Add your own answer in the comments!May 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm #2045653
alot, will it be compatible with your living situation
is it a inside dog or outside, is it good with kids
do your homework for sure, i didnt and my dog is crazy, he is too hyper, bites me and barks like a mad manMay 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm #2045654
Outside dog or inside?
How much Exercise can you give?
Long hair or Short Hair?
Do you want a dog you can groom or one you have to take somewhere?
How much money do you want to spend?May 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm #2045655
common diseases/health problems?
spacial care?(e.g. chihuahuas need to be held more because they can have knee problems, or whether or not they need a big backyard or stay inside more)
temper?May 31, 2011 at 8:19 pm #2045656
1. Am i knowledgeable about the breed
2. do i have what it takes to care for this breed
3. is this an aggressive breed
4. what am i getting this dog for (hunting, herding, just a pet)
5. what are some long term health issues associated with the breed.May 31, 2011 at 8:26 pm #2045657
where i live and what kind of community it is. how big of a dog do i want. how big of a dog can i manage. how hyper or mellow do i want my dog to be. how much does it shed. is it a breed that is well known for being easily trained. is it cute. its it in a shelter. how much is it. things along those lines. hope i was a help = ]May 31, 2011 at 9:17 pm #2045658
what do you want the dog for..protection, companionship, working?
how much time can you spend with the dog?
how much room do i have…size of dog?
how much energy does this dog breed have…relates to time and room for running
do i want a registered dog or not?May 31, 2011 at 9:24 pm #2045659
What health issues is this dog known for and will I be able to pay for the treatment if it happens?
How much exercise does this breed require?
What is the grooming requirement for this breed?
Will this dog get along with my other dogs and children?
What kind of personality does this breed usually have?May 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm #2045660
grooming, exercise, lifespan, intelligence, temperMay 31, 2011 at 10:56 pm #2045661
1. Will shedding be a problem?
2. Will you have time to train (HIGH MAINTENANCE) dogs?
3. Do you have a yard suitable for the specified breed? (exp: Golden Retrievers need big yards, Pomeranians don’t)
4. If you have small childrens or other dogs who will frequently be around this breed will the dog go well with them?
5. Do you want a playful friendly dog, or a watchdog?
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http://dogbreedinfo.com/search.htmMay 31, 2011 at 10:57 pm #2045662
Ask your self. are you ready for the commitment and expense. Do you want small med. or large breed, Male or female, shedding or non shedding. Do I want a dog that is welcome in other homes and likes to travel?May 31, 2011 at 11:53 pm #2045663
-do u want to brush the dog or clean up shed hair
-size, as in home, apartments don’t usually allow big dogs
-any other pets?will they get along? some breeds are more agressive and some are more vocalJune 1, 2011 at 12:45 am #2045664
1) when your picking a pet your going to wanna pick a puppy or dog you actually want
2) Make sure to check the puppies ears, bottom, and its coat.( to make sure for no infections illness or lice etc.)
3) O yeah make sure the puppy/dog isn’t lazy or weak.
4) Thats all i got (= sorry.June 1, 2011 at 1:39 am #2045665
is it going to get to big?
are they known to be agresive?
is it easily trained?
does it have nice respectable features?(if wanting in dog shows)June 1, 2011 at 2:08 am #2045666
1. Health requirements–Certain breeds have more health problems than others. If you’re interested in a breed, you should know what problems are associated with them. Short nosed breeds have problems in high heat, small dogs are more likely to have knee problems, etc. Look into what problems are associated with a breed, and be prepared to deal with them.
2. Energy level you’re willing to deal with–Do you want a lazy dog that lies around the house, or an active one who always wants to play?
3. Size you can accommodate–Do you live in a small apartment where you don’t have much space or in a large house with enough space for a large dog to play? Also, even if you have a large house, do you prefer a smaller dog that won’t use as much?
4. Children–Do you have small children or are you planning on having small children? You want to make sure that you have a dog who can handle and get along with having kids around (something that’s not high-strung and can deal with loud noises without freaking out)
5. Looks–Are looks important to you? Do you have to have a dog with floppy ears or a smushed nose? Would you prefer something with long hair or short hair? Is a certain color important to you?
Good luck picking a dog, and happy puppy parenting!!
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