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So Many Breeds

With so many varying breeds of dog around it is difficult to decide which one will be the right one for you and your family, it is a decision which needs to be taken seriously as hopefully your canine chum will be with you for a long time.

I think one of the initial thoughts should be concerning the dog’s size and looking at this in relation to the size of your property. Welcoming a Great Dane into your life when you reside in a small one bed roomed flat would be a challenge and having a petite Yorkshire Terrier join your household in a mansion would be great for the dog with all that room but you could easily home a bigger breed if you so wished.

The next aspect to consider should be the dog’s exercise requirements and what you can comfortably provide for them. The ‘speed freaks’ of the canine world such as the Springer Spaniels, Border Collies and Huskies need a long, daily walk as a minimum requirement. They need at least an hour off lead running included within this walk, although with Huskies this can be a problem as many cannot be let off the lead as they have a tendency to wander and make up their own mind about the direction of their walk!

Not only do these breeds need a lot of exercise they are generally harder work when it comes to training as they can be both stubborn and intelligent which is a lethal combination in a dog! If you have the time to commit to them they make loyal and fun companions but you need to ensure you do have the time to spare and also the room.

Smaller dogs as a general rule do not require so much exercise but again this is only a general rule as Jack Russell’s will run non-stop if given half a chance, Greyhounds are always thought of as the breed which likes to run due to their involvement in racing. The breed does love to run but normally in short bursts of energy; they will happily join you on a long walk and every so often have a mad zoom around.

Obviously the cost should be considered because different breeds of dog will incur varying costs when it comes to food bills etc, etc as a Saint Bernard will consume much more food than a Chihuahua.

It might cost more to place a bigger dog in kennels than a smaller one and the insurance would be greater for a larger breed.

So there is a lot to think about when it comes to selecting your new faithful friend and you have to be completely honest with yourself about the time you can spare and the space that you can provide.

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