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Choosing a Breed

What Breed Best Suits You?

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Have you given consideration to what dog breed best suits you and your family or current living situation? Before selecting from one of over 150 dog breeds, this is a question all future dog owners need to ask themselves. Grabbing the first cute little puppy in the window often turns out to be a poor decision, so we will give you a few tips to consider when deciding what dog breed best suits you.

Of course, if you have owned dogs previously, and have a favorite breed or mutt, then this discussion is probably not for you.

This future canine is going alter your life in many ways, and you should decide what the purpose for bringing a dog home is. Do you want a dog for protection purposes? Or is this dog going to be one of the hunting breeds you can go afield with to pursue game? Or maybe the dog is for companionship to you or for another dog you already own. Decide the true reason and purpose as to why you want a dog. After doing this you will have narrowed down the number of breeds and have a much better idea of what dog breed best suits you.

Of the over 150 breeds of dogs you now can look into the various groupings to ultimately select the best breed of dog for your requirements and tastes. You can find in-depth information on each group, and specific breed that may catch your interest, at the AKC.org website.

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  1. Avatar Of Pam Mergl

    Pam Mergl


    Another Silkie Terrier for us…fun, lively and oh so loveable…our last Silkie passed away ay 15.8 years…

  2. Avatar Of Dhruv Bhagat Dhruv Bhagat says:

    For me, its a PUG. They are so cute with monkey face. My pug (Liono) start playing with me own his own.. He doesn’t need any special things like other dogs wanted.. I love my dog a lot… 😀

    Nice article Ron! Keep posting 😉

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    Rita Miller


    I have a Cocker Spaniel .. He is loyal and would die for me .. He is my best friend ..

  4. Avatar Of Duca



    Nice, peaceful, loving and happy! This dog do not eat a lot, do not run a lot, a little to fit into the arms and bed, bag, lap ..

  5. Avatar Of Sharon Sharon says:

    Choose the dog you are going to love unconditionally no matter what and this dog will love you a lifetime. Don’t get a dog unless you are going to be 100% committed and not decide you cannot handle it and place the dog in a rescue or turn it out for someone else to take the dog in as I have done many times for these strays people no longer wanted. They are innocent creatures that will love you no matter what. Sometimes it is even good to let the dog choose you. Have the dog spayed or neutered and place on flea, tick, heart worm preventive medicine. Last but not least, check out your local animal rescue as there are plenty needing their forever home.

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