Every one of us who has ever wanted to get a canine friend has certainly wondered what breed to choose when there are so many. The first stage is to ask yourself what you want a dog for in the first place. Whether you are going to take it with you on some longer hikes, do some sports with it, or whether it should be just a “couch” dog. If you ask yourself this basic question, the second question is how big the dog should be. Not everyone can tolerate a large breed at home, while others prefer them. It’s up to each of us. Sometimes people also wonder whether to get a small puppy, an adult dog, or perhaps a shelter dog. In any case, you have to take into account the necessary amount of responsibility. With a small puppy, you need to spend a lot of time with it, train it, and in the beginning you can’t avoid quite frequent visits to the vet. With an adult dog, on the other hand, you are not sure how it has been brought up. The previous family has already taught him some habits and these are hard to change. Last but not least we have shelter dogs, which are usually the most troublesome. It takes a lot of patience and time to deal with these dogs that we don’t know what they have been through. So what breeds do we have here?
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Labrador Retriever
- Golden Retriever
The Yorkshire Terrier is particularly suitable for those looking for a small and fairly undemanding breed. However, care should be taken of its coat, which is still growing. It is a moderately active breed and a short walk every day will suffice. However, education is needed, otherwise this dog can be very stubborn. It is also necessary to take care of his diet. Yorkshires have several diseases that are typical for it. These include dry eye (not enough tears form), joint problems and thyroid disorder. But if you care for a Yorkshire with love, it is one of the breeds that will be loyal to you for life.
The Bichon Frise is a small breed of dog that looks a bit like a ball of cotton. Bichons are recommended to be acquired for children as they are very friendly and also very suitable for the home. Bichon Frise, especially puppies, need a lot of exercise as they are very energetic and prefer to run after a ball. They also train well and can adapt to almost any lifestyle. Perhaps the only drawback with this breed is that they make extensive use of their gift of communication, which is barking. It will defend its territory whether it’s just passing by the neighbor’s dog’s fence or hearing the ominous creak of the elevator.
If you’re looking for a medium-sized, high-energy dog, then the Boxer is for you. He is a very playful dog, but he is not suited to an apartment, but to a house with a large garden where he will have plenty of room to run around. He is a loyal dog and a protective dog, so he is also suitable for a family with children. Caring for a Boxer is very simple. All it takes is exercise and hard training
The Labrador is one of the more unpopular, medium-sized dogs. They adapt well and are very good with children. They are best suited to a family where there is plenty of exercise and training. Labradors are also very prone to being overweight. If you are not careful and watch how much they eat, you will soon have two of them.