This is an easy guide to choosing a dog breed. Once you have read through the questions you will be all the more wiser knowing which dog will be perfect for you, for your home and your family. When you’ve answered all the questions truthful, then the next step would be to find your new pup through qualified breeders.
All though there are some very good dog breeders, be very scrupulous where you buy your companion. Some breeders carelessly over breed and created unstable, temperamental, unhealthy dogs. Often, you won’t realize there’s a problem until your home or you’ve had the dog for a few weeks.
What would you do if you ended up with a dog from hell? It is for this reason we’ve provided some thought provoking questions to help you choose the right dog.
General questions for choosing a dog breed:
- What is your motive for wanting a dog?
- What is your lifestyle, are you very busy or does your job take you away a lot?
- Would a dog fit into your home and family?
- Do you have children?
- How often do you have visitors, will they be OK with a dog?
- Can you commit 10 to 15 years to a dog?
- Do you have the time to groom, exercise and build a loving relationship?
- Dogs are expensive (smaller dogs can cost less), can you afford to keep a dog?
- Have you researched the dog you’d like to buy?
- Have you researched qualified breeders?
- Are you being impulsive?
- Are you being wise in your selection process?
Your disposition for choosing a dog breed – be honest:
- Are you a lazy type of person?
- Are you a commanding type of person?
- Are you an easy going type of person?
- Are you a caring type of person?
Your lifestyle for choosing a dog breed :
- Do you work long hours?
- Do you have time to devote yourself to a dogs hygiene etc?
- Are you disabled, if so are you able to take a dog for a daily walk?
- Is this your first dog?
- Do you live in a small house? (small house usually means small dog)
- Do you live in a larger house? (you could care for larger dogs or a couple of small / medium dogs)
- Do you have children, if so how old are they? (large dogs are not suitable for small children)
- What is your present health like?
- Can you determine your future health?
- What is your present financial situation?
- What is your future financial forecast?
TIP: When choosing a dog breed always buy from trustworthy qualified dog breeders!
There are some very decent breeders, but finding them is easier said than done, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Choosing the right breeder will undoubtedly save you heartache and grief.
Here is an important article that is a must to read: Insightful Questions to Ask Dog Breeders