Which breed of dog is best for you?
These days it seems everyone has a dog. Dogs are great companions who can be very helpful for a wide range of tasks such as medical assistance, guarding your home, or even just as a playmate. Various dog breeds have different traits, personalities, and demeanor’s and is a very important thing to consider when selecting a dog for a pet.
There is a dog for every person and every situation. Aside from deciding if you want a small, medium, or large dog, other important factors to consider are whether you have babies, small children, other pets, and living conditions. Some of the more playful dog breeds such as Pugs and Dachshunds are better fit for families because they are more accustomed to being around large groups of people. If you are looking for more of a watchdog or enjoy outdoor activities such as hunting, dogs such as the German Shorthaired Pointer or English Settler may be a better breed selection. There are even dogs like the Golden Retriever and German Shepherd which are great for both situations.
Another thing to consider when selecting your dog breed is if you’d prefer an indoor dog or and outdoor dog. Larger dogs tend to be better outdoor dogs because they need plenty of room to walk around and they make great watch dogs because they are louder and more aggressive. Location plays a key role in making a decision for dogs too because if you live in Texas like I do, a long haired outdoor dog may have a hard time being outside in the heat all day every day during the summer. Round Rock home security near Austin can provide perimeter security for those days you need to keep your dog inside so your home will still be protected while you’re away Smaller dogs tend to make better indoor dogs because they require less space and tend to be more people friendly providing more comfort and companionship for people who live alone or have children. Indoor dogs are also easier to maintain and tend not to get as dirty as outdoor dogs and have a lower chance of getting fleas or ticks because they are inside most of the time. The only issue with having a small indoor dog is they will be less likely to protect your home from a break in; at least from the outside. Anyone looking to have an indoor dog may want to look into some alarm monitoring companies for added home security.
Eventually I’d like to get a large dog such as a Golden Retriever once I move into a place with a yard, but because large dogs require a lot of space I am waiting. No matter how badly you may want a certain breed of dog, it’s important to remember that having a pet is a two way street, and it’s not fair to you or the dog if you are unable to provide the necessary amenities for the dog to maintain a healthy and comfortable lifestyle.
About The Author: Stephen Hamilton is a writer for Smith Monitoring. He is an avid gamer, movie buff, musician, and comic collector