So you’ve decided you want to become a dog owner. Congratulations! But the journey is far from over. You will now need to decide what dog is right for your lifestyle, personality and general taste. This is a big task seeing as how the World Canine Organization estimated that are 339 different recognized dog breeds around the world. And with the rise in cross-breeding, that number is only going to rise! This might make the process seem daunting, but with Silver Nickels Puppies’ help, you will find the perfect dog to fulfill the role of man’s best friend. Here, we go over important factors to consider when choosing which dog breed you’d like to bring home. We will mull over important considerations such as: size, lifestyle, friendliness with children and personality.
Size is the perfect place to begin your quest for a perfect puppy. Do you want a large dog? You’re going to have to take into account that they will need room to run around and play in, so this is a good option if you have backyard space. Do you want a small dog? Well, this is great for people who live in cities or apartments in general. Additionally, you can go more places with a smaller dog. If you are looking for a smaller dog, some great options include: maltipoo puppies, cavapoo puppies, yorkies and shichon puppies. Silver Nickel Puppies has a particularly good selection if you are looking for any of the aforementioned doggies.
There are other important factors to consider when choosing an ideal dog breed for you (and your family), however. One of the biggest considerations is lifestyle. What does the life of you and those who inhabit your home look like? If you are often busy or travel a lot, you will probably want a dog that is fairly independent. Obviously, for any kind, of substantial trips you will need to employ a dog sitter or contact a kennel. But, if a dog is independent, they will have the ability to stay at home while you are gone for a shorter amount of time, such as when you are at work. If you work frequently, you will want a dog with this level of independence. If you are at home more often, such as in the case of retired couples, independence will not be the biggest factor when selecting your dog.
Another thing to consider, particularly regarding those with young children, is the dog’s friendliness with children. It is normal for young children to be frightened of dogs at first, but after properly integrating your dog into your family, there should be no discomfort or derision. If this is important to you (i.e. if you have children), you will want to look at breeds such as Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, beagles, collies and boxers, as they have been rated as some of the best breeds for those with children.
Lastly, personality is a very important part of choosing a doggie. Dog personalities vary as much as those of humans. Do you want goofiness, sweetness, loyalty, energy, or something else? It’s a good idea to narrow down the traits you are looking for before going on your puppy purchasing journey. And of course, if you have any questions, look no further than the puppy experts at Silver Nickel Puppies.