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All about choosing a dog - we give you the secret

So, choosing a dog is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make, as your dog will become your companion and a member of your family for many years to come. A successful selection will be easier if you honestly assess your lifestyle.

Looking at your lifestyle is the key to choosing a puppy that will bring you fun, happiness and joy. This may be common sense but it is amazing how many people get this wrong.

The secret to choosing a dog is to look at your lifestyle

When choosing a dog ask yourself the questions below and answer them honestly. Then visit our dog breeds pages and begin choosing a dog that will fit into your lifestyle. Simple!

Compatibility factor

  • are family members away from home each working day

  • are family members active and fit

  • do you live in a rural area, have a large garden

  • how much can you afford to spend on buying and keeping your dog, 

  • remember your puppy will be with you for many years

Family factor

  • are there children/babies in the family

  • is there livestock nearby

  • how much room do you have at home

  • do you and your family enjoy walking and being outdoors

  • let all family members help in picking a dog so they all want to look after it!

Hairy or smooth coat

  • how much time can you honestly allocate to grooming your dog

  • how house proud are you – most dogs moult to some degree

  • are there any allergies in the family

  • choosing a dog that need too much care can be a real problem later

Pure bred or mongrel

  • do you intend to show your dog

  • what is your family routine

If in doubt about any of the above, in the first instance contact your local vet who will usually be pleased to help you in choosing the right dog and advise you as to the best breeds for your family lifestyle and budget.

Now you have an idea of what to consider when choosing a dog visit our dog breeds page to begin selecting the perfect dog for you.

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