Choosing the Right Breed of Dog
Discover the Little-Known Secrets
to Choosing the Best Dog for
Your Family and Lifestyle
Picking out a new dog or puppy can be a big decision, and I’m sure that you want to guarantee that it is a decision that you won't ever regret. But how can you make absolutely positive that you will pick out the perfect dog that fits into your family and lifestyle flawlessly? It's simple really... you have to do your research.
Each and every breed of dog has certain traits, characteristics and tendencies that will determine how your new puppy or dog will act. Sure, every dog will have his own unique personality, but there are certain proven traits and tendencies in the genetic make-up of these dogs that they can't escape. These are proven traits and tendencies that you need to know all about before you bring any new dog into your home.
Just stop and think about it for a moment. You would never buy a new car without doing some research, weighing out the pros and cons, and searching for what best fits your needs and wants, why should a new puppy be any different? With both decisions you want to know exactly what to expect, you want to make the right choice and feel confident in your decision.
Of course I know that there is a lot of difference between a dog and a car, but both decisions will have an affect your life, right? And that's why you need to take a few minutes and discover the secret to choosing the perfect dog for you and your family
It is the perfect and only dog buying companion guide.
- What type of dog should I buy?
I discuss the alternatives and help you decide between a designer dog, a cross-breed dog or a purebred dog.
- Should I buy a first-generation or a multi-generational designer dog?
Clearly explains the differences between the two approaches to breeding designer dogs and the benefits of each.
- What type of designer dog should I buy?
I explain how to research the purebred parents and decide what type of designer dog will be right for you.
- What questions should you consider before choosing a dog?
Choosing a Dog for Your Lifestyle raises questions like the following and helps you decide on their importance to your situation.
- What type of purebred dog should I buy?
I discuss the seven major American Kennel Club (AKC) classifications including: Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups. The top 10 most popular dog breeds within each of the seven groups are discussed and a photo of each dog is included. That is information on over 70 dogs that will help you narrow down your choice and help you to avoid making a serious mistake.
- I am interested in a small dog. Where can I find a list of all the purebred small dogs?
All the small AKC dog breeds are listed in three sections: Toy dogs, small Terrier dogs and other small dogs.
- I don’t want to have a heavy shedding dog. Where can I find a list of the heavy shedding dog breeds?
All heavy shedding dogs are listed in Choosing a Dog for Your Lifestyle.
- My son has allergies and we want a non-shedding or hypoallergenic dog breed.
Low-shedding dog breeds are sometimes called hypoallergenic and may be better for someone with allergies. These breeds are listed in this book.
- We are an active family and we want a dog that we can take biking and jogging with us. Alternatively we do not want a dog that requires more exercise than a leisurely morning and evening walk.
High activity dog breeds that require a lot of exercise are listed, so you can find them or avoid them as best fits your lifestyle.
- We have a young family and we have to have a dog that gets along well with young children. What dog breeds make the best family dogs?
I have listed the best family dogs that should get along well with young children. However, each dog is an individual and poor socialization and obedience training could result in a dog that may not be well-behaved with young children. Supervision of young children is always required.
- My mother wants an apartment-sized dog but can’t take the dog outside for exercise or to relieve itself during wet or snowy weather. Is there a dog breed that will adapt to these restrictions?
Yes. There are a few small breeds that can adapt to apartment-dwelling and can learn to use a litter box. These breeds are listed in Choosing a Dog for Your Lifestyle.
- I live alone and would like a dog that I can leave alone while I am at work. Is there a dog breed that adapts to being left alone?
All dogs are social animals who like to be with their owners. However, there are some small, medium and even large breeds that will adapt to being left on their own better than other breeds.
- We are in the process of buying a dog, but are first time dog owners. How do we start training our dog?
Choosing a Dog for Your Lifestyle come with a bonus book that teaches you about canine instincts and how to train yourself to train your new puppy.
- We have done our research and decided on what dog breed we want. Now how do we find a breeder?
I will help you find and evaluate a breeder. I will also provide you with questions to ask your breeder and questions your breeder may ask you.
- We want to avoid getting a dog with inherited genetic diseases. How do we ensure we get a healthy puppy?
It is impossible to guarantee that a puppy is free of inherited diseases, but you can minimize the possibilities. I discuss what test results you should ask to see and questions you should ask your breeder to minimize the probability of inherited diseases.
- Is there a way of picking the best dog in a litter?
I explain how to select a puppy that is healthy and will meet your requirements.
- We purchased a puppy from a breeder and we pick her up in a week. What should we do to puppy-proof our house and yard and what should we buy before we bring the puppy home?
Detailed information on puppy-proofing your yard and house is provided in Choosing a Dog for Your Lifestyle. A list of food, toys, supplies and equipment that you should buy ahead of time is also provided.
- What should we do with our puppy the first few weeks after she gets home?
I provide information on how to manage your puppy including schedules, food training, name training, and crate training.
- What and how much should I feed my puppy?
Advice on types and quantity of food is provided.
- How do I choose a veterinarian?
Several options are discussed.
- When should I take my puppy to the vet for an exam and puppy shots? When should I de-worm my puppy?
Questions related to your first veterinarian visit are all answered in detail – including vaccinations, neutering/spading, parasites and other health issues.
As you can see, there are numerous things to consider when deciding on a new dog. It can just down-right overwhelming at times. But that’s why I created The Choosing a Dog for Your Lifestyle e-book to make your research and decision making a breeze so that you can make a confident choice.
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