Which is the best dog breed for you?
Whilst 101 Dalmatians was a classic movie, this is not the best reason to get a Dalmatian for your baby girl. So how do you go about picking a pup from among all the different breeds out there? A good rule of thumb is to choose a breed by its disposition, temperament, size, and energy level–all of which should suit your family's lifestyle. Choosing the right dog is the most important decision that a new owner can make. Get it right the first time as there’s just too many dogs in rescue centres who are put to sleep because of the owners stupidity!
1. How big is your garden –
2. How much exercise can you give your new dog –
b) one walk a day,
c) or not a lot at all.
3. How much time can you spend with your new dog –
a) lots because you are home most of the time,
b) not a lot but the dog will not be left for more than 4 hours,
c) hardly any as you work long hours but you will get someone to check in every now and
4. How much money do you want to spend a month on your new dog –
a) £200.00 per month,
b) £140.00 per month,
c) £70.00 per month
If you mainly answered a), heres a few dogs that may suit you:
- Staffordshire Bull terrier
- Great Dane
- Mastiff breed
- Golden Retriever
- Douge de Bordeaux
- German Shepherd Dog
- Any kind of Terrier
If you mainly answered b), heres a few dogs that may suit you:
- The Yorkie
- The Corgi
- Basset Hound
- Bichon Frise
- English Toy Spaniel
- French Bulldog
If you mainly answered c), heres a few dogs that may suit you:
None – get a cat or a goldfish, because the chances are you will get a dog, not spend enough time
with them, and the poor thing will end up in a rescue home. Worst still, chances are, if your dog is
not rehomed quickly, the rescue centre may just put your dog to sleep, all because you didn’t think it
Remember a dog is a big commitment:
You have to Feed your dog.;
You have to insure your dog;
You have to take your dogs for walks daily
You have to take your dog in for regular check ups at the vets
You have to socialise your dog to other dogs and people.
Think carefully before getting a dog and choose carefully the breed. Go to a rescue centre and see all
the wonderful dogs here and give one of them a chance.