Dogs are one of the most popular pets people want to pet at home. Are you consider starting to pet a dog? Since bringing a new dog into your life is an important decision and it is also essential that you understand the cost of dog ownership. If you have decided that the time is right, the next step is to figure out what type of dog is right for you. Here are some guidelines of choosing the right and best dog for you and your family.
Size is the first thing you need to consider. Small dogs are delicate and vulnerable being stepped on or mishandled can cause serious injury. Also, little dogs can be much more sensitive to colder temperatures, so be ready to help keep them warm. Small dogs are good options for people who like delicate things just like girl, and you can groom or dress up them easier than other sizes of canines. Large dogs need a bit more space to move around. Big, happy dogs with long whip-like tails need ‘wagging space’ to avoid tail injury or damage to household objects. Besides, the larger the dog, the more expensive things like dog food, dog supplies and medical treatments become. Training is also a key factor here, if you get a large or giant breed puppy that is allowed to act like a lap dog when young, he will grow up to walk all over you. Medium sized dog is a good choice as medium sized dog is in a good and perfect size.
Physical maintenance is another part you need to think before you pet dog. All dogs need basic grooming, but certain type need more based on the type of hair coat. If you get a dog with hair that keeps growing, then advanced routine grooming is essential. Most short haired, smooth-coated dogs are major shedders, so be prepared to do some extra cleaning up. Meanwhile, some dog grooming supplies can help reduce shedding. Be aware that dog with long, floppy ears are more prone to ear infections and required frequent thorough ear cleanings. In addition, certain types of dogs can do a lot of drooling.
Activity level. You probably already know that some dogs have more energy than others. A dog activity level is often determined by breed, but it doesn’t mean you can rely on breed alone to determine how energetic your dog could be. Every dog needs routine exercise, regardless of breed or size, so make sure you can provide this.