If you planning to add a new member to your family, and this member walks on four legs, then make sure you keep some of the following pointers in mind. Many people just love having dogs as pets. While some want pure breeds, others are satisfied with any breed they can get. It is all about being a dog lover.
However, there a various breeds of dogs, and you selection should be based on the size of the dog and also weight. If you are a type of person who will be carrying the dog at every given moment on your lap, then you need a small breed that sit sedately on your lap. On the other hand, if you are an outdoor person, but still want a small breed, then go for one that has a lot of energy.
If you want a large dog, you should know that you would have to feed it to suit its size. In addition, you should have ample space around your yard for your dog to get exercise.
The next thing that you need to keep in mind while selecting a breed is the length of the fur. A dog with short coat is easier to groom and keep clean compared to a dog with long coat. If you do not have time to groom your dog, then go for one should short fur that hardly needs any looking after or grooming.
Also, if you have kids at home, you want a breed that is friendly and full of energy, so that it can play with the kids.
Here is a brief list of breeds of dogs. You can check the different breeds and then make your selection after you have more information.
- Afghan hound
- Airedale terrier
- American bulldog
- American pit bull
- American Staffordshire
- American water spaniel
- Basset hound
- Chinese shar pei
- Chow Chow
- Doberman pinscher
- English cocker spaniel
- German shepherd
- Golden retriever
- Great Dane
- Irish wolfhound
- Saint Bernard
- Yorkshire terrier
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