The Right Dog Breed
What is the right dog breed for me?
Choosing the dog breed that meshes with your family and lifestyle is incredibly important. Your veterinarian will be able to help you decide what breed may be the best fir for your family and lifestyle.
You must be realistic about your ability to interact with the pet. A small breed may require less exercise, but may be intolerant of small children. A large breed (such as a Golden Retriever) requires a much greater investment of time for walking, but may be better mannered with a young and active family.
Buying a dog breed impulsively can be a serious mistake with potentially devastating consequences for your pet and for your family. Behavior problems are the number one reason adult pets are turned in to animal shelters and many of these problems result from the owner's lack of understanding of their particular dog's needs.