Few of us know that there are more than 400 breeds of dog in the world, so it’s no need to worry about choosing the right breed that best suits your lifestyle and your family.
There’s a good website named the HillsPet.com, you can find Dog Breed Catalog to start hunting the various kinds of breeds. In fact, there are numerous websites specialized in specific breeds of dogs.
After selecting a fine website about dog breeds, then it’s time for you to consider the lifestyle of your family. If you have young children in your family, I think you may want a sturdy, sociable and even-tempered breed of dog; if your family is in fond of outdoor activities, you should select a breed active enough to participate in your activities. On the contrary, if you live quiet life, or you have a small yard, it’s best for you to consider a breed with less exercise and quiet indoors.
Another important thing you have to take into consideration is that how big of your dog when he grows into adulthood. Right now you’ve prepared enough room to hold the puppy, but have you ever considered that it will suit him later?
You have to consider you will devote how much time to take care and play with your dog because several long-haired breeds may need daily maintenance.
If you are certain to select one breed in your mind, ask those who already bring up the breed about their experiences when they feed their pets, especially about the routine training, aggression and health.
A local vet can also give you a reasonable advice, especially they will suggest you which breeds have a tendency to inherit certain health-related illnesses.
There are several breeds that require specific eye tests, such as Labradors and Irish setters. Some breeds require blood tests for specific conditions, for instance, von Willebrand’s Disease in dobermans.