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3 Things To Consider Before Getting a Dog



When the time comes to expand your family by adopting a dog, you need to do some research to determine which breed is best for you. While every individual dog has its own temperament, different breeds have various traits that make them suitable for specific lifestyles. Here are three things to consider before deciding on a dog.


Security
If one of the reasons you want a dog is for security purposes, you probably don’t want to choose a small breed. Large dogs may look fierce enough to ward off would-be- burglars but could be lovable balls of fur to the members of your family. German Shepherd puppies in Miami, Alaskan Malamutes or Rottweilers are all great for security purposes.


Family Structure
Some dog breeds are generally too active and rambunctious for young children. Others don’t like roughhousing with older children. Elderly couples probably want a quiet companion while younger couples without children may want a more active dog, so it is important to carefully consider your family structure before deciding on a breed. Poodles, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and bulldogs all make wonderful family pets. Large, active dogs may be better for young couples and elderly couples often prefer their animal companions to be small, social and docile.

Activity Level
Many popular family dogs need lots of activity or else they get bored and cause trouble. If you’re looking for a dog but don’t have a large, fenced-in yard or time to go on multiple walks during the day, an active breed such as a beagle or border collie may not be the right choice. Similarly, you probably don’t want a bulldog if you want an exercise companion. You need to consider your activity level when you are choosing a dog breed because you won’t be happy with an animal that isn’t content with your lifestyle. Carefully considering these three things will help you choose the perfect companion for your family.

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