Things to consider when buying a Dog

Is there such a thing as an easy dog to care for? The simple answer is not if you do it properly. There are certainly easier breeds than others to look after in different ways and this is a very important factor to consider when thinking about welcoming a canine chum into your life.

For instance a long-haired breed will take a lot more time grooming than a short-haired breed so to home an Afghan Hound with its luscious coat will take considerably more effort than a Jack Russell with its shorter coat. Yes Afghan Hounds are truly stunning dogs but to maintain their flowing coat takes a daily brush. Most breeds are generally the same with other aspects of grooming such as claw clipping and showering/bathing these tasks aren’t daily or even weekly unless of course your pooch is involved in the show-world where appearance is everything!

Worming and flea/tick treatments require doing on a regular basis whatever breed your dog is and so do annual vaccinations and of course any other vet visits outside of the annual ones.

Then comes the topic of exercise. This varies considerably from breed to breed. It’s essential that you research the particular breed of dog that you’re interested in before offering it a home and this is especially true when it comes to exercising. All dogs require exercise, small or large, but the amount needed does vary. For example one of the most misunderstood breeds when it comes to exercise is the Greyhound, most people instantly jump to the conclusion that these dogs run and run, never stopping. The truth is that they do love to run but will do so in spurts of energy, the Greyhound’s often the dog in the park running circles around the other dogs and then collapsing in a heap! The speed freaks of the canine world such as the Border Collies and Springer Spaniels need to run and then run a whole lot more on top. These breeds will just keep going and are the perfect companion for an avid walker, jogger or cyclist.

Cost must feature in your choice too. A bigger sized dog will obviously cost more to feed than a smaller one and will have a much bigger appetite to satisfy.

You must think about the space you have available to you. No point considering a Great Dane if you reside in a small flat although if you live in a mansion you might simply prefer smaller breeds and a little Yorkshire Terrier would certainly have all the fun of the fair zooming around a huge dwelling.

So whatever breed of dog you’re thinking of offering a home too always research the breed first to ensure that both you and your new friend will share a long and happy life together.

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