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Looking for a new friend or companion, or a new
addition to your family?
There are quite a few different breeds of dogs
that will provide exactly those things.
Some are extremely intelligent,
and others can be the opposite.
Here are a few suggestions and guidelines that you might
keep in mind when considering a new dog.
Try to avoid dogs that are
mixed from breeds that are known for their hyper-activeness, or agressive
tendancies. These will usually turn out to be the most troublesome. An example
of a bad mix could be a Pit Bull, and a Lab... I had one of these, and it was
hyper, and somewhat agressive, and very difficult to teach.
A mixed dog
breed that comes from parents with the same general qualities, will probably
turn out to be just fine.
An example of a good mixed breed would be a
Cock-a-Poo. Part Cocker Spaniel, and part Poodle I had one of these, and was
the most intelligent dog I've ever known. It was a great family dog, that would
let you know when something was amiss, and it had over 35 different toys in
it's toy box, that it could readily identify.
Another example of a good
mix, might be a Rott, and a Husky. Both large protective types, but also good
family dogs, if there aren't small children involved.
If you really want
to be sure of the dog breed that you are going to bring into your family, you
should spend the time to do some research, and be willing to invest some money
for a quality animal, so that you will be sure that you and your family will
have a good experience.
There are few things more heartbreaking, than
having to try to explain to your child that the new puppy just isn't working
out, and that you intend to find him a new home.
Be sure that you don't
bring a new dog into your home, before you carefully consider all the
consequences of your decision.
For instance, you'll need to pay for
trips to your vet from time to time for regular care and for unexpected
problems with their health or in the event of accidents or encounters with
And, consider that even a short vacation, or having
friends or family come to visit, will be affected by the fact that you have a
dog. You could end up having to board the dog at a kennel, or if company is
coming, you may have to crate your dog during the visit.
Dogs are pack
animals, and you and your family will be the ones that fill this need in a dog.
Please do not get a dog if you intend to leave it alone in the yard for days on
end, or if you will find it a challenge to spend time with one on a daily
basis... the dog just won't be a happy one.
Spending your life on the
end of a rope, of constantly locked up in a backyard, with no attention, would
be a miserable existance. Don't do it to a dog... he can be your best friend,
and interacting with him can offer many years of enjoyment.
a list of the breeds of dogs covered in this site at the end of this page.
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