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Tips For Picking the Right Breed
There are so many different dog breeds out there! Trying to find the right one can be hard, especially if you don't want to go with the typical choices. Each breed has its own special characteristics that set it apart from every other. It's important to consider each of these traits when picking a breed.
First, you need to establish what you're looking for in a dog. How large are you willing to go? Remember that large dogs are usually not a great match for families with very young children. The same rule goes for dogs that are very active, or that need a lot of stimulation. Avoid working dog breeds if you aren't 110% confident you can give them the stimulation they need.
You also have to consider your current living situation. Are you in an apartment? Do you have a yard? If so, how large is it? Some dogs need a lot of space, so they aren't suited to an apartment or small home. Also keep in mind that apartment buildings usually have breed and weight restrictions. Generally, breeds that are stereotyped as “aggressive” are not allowed in apartments. These breeds include German Shepherds, pit bulls, Doberman Pinschers, and more. It isn't fair, but it is reality.
If you have an HOA, you may also face restrictions. Check your policy to see if there are any breed or weight restrictions. Consider whether a given breed is a good fit for a first-time or otherwise inexperienced dog owner. Some breeds are especially stubborn and hard to train, making them bad choices for those lacking in experience.
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