At the moment in which we decide to bring home a new member of the family, or if you live alone and want the best of companies, the ideal thing will be to take the necessary time to know which dog to choose.
From Segurea , in today’s post we do not want to stay with the basics and go one step further, helping you to know which dog to buy or adopt according to your needs and lifestyle and also, in the next article we will explain what it consists of Campbell’s test to know your future character. Knowing this is very important before embarking on living the next 10 or 15 years of our lives with the first dog that comes to us, since it has been shown that choosing the right dog will be essential to prevent abandonment and that our lives and that of our new friend become a daily stress.
WHAT BREED OF DOG TO CHOOSE
Before doing the Campbell test to choose the best puppy according to its character, we will go step by step and answer the following questions:
IS IT MY FIRST DOG?
If the answer is yes, we advise you to choose a less dominant dog and to be well informed about how to train it to achieve a balanced dog.
WILL YOU LIVE INSIDE THE HOUSE OR IN THE GARDEN?
Some dogs are more prone to anxiety from being alone and in open spaces than others. We will advise you later on the most recommended breeds for each case. Even so, even if the dog is going to live outside the home, he will need to go out for a walk just like those who live inside to socialize with other dogs and people and not feel imprisoned in a single environment.
WILL HE LIVE WITH OTHER ANIMALS AND CHILDREN?
Think that when asking what breed of dog to choose, living with other animals such as cats or other children is an important factor to take into account. There are breeds of dogs that are more dominant and territorial than others and it is preferable that they do not have to share space with other animals.
AM I YOUNG AND VITAL OR SEDENTARY?
Depending on your energy levels and preferences, when choosing the breed of dog you have to think about the needs of the animal before aesthetics . Imagine that in your spare time you like to enjoy your home, read, watch television and rest in general, because if the dog is very energetic it will not be enough to go for a ‘walk around the block’ but it will need to run around, play and get tired. to be calm at home. If, on the other hand, you are very active and you like outdoor activities, you should choose a dog that keeps up with you and is not lazy!
DO I HAVE ENOUGH ECONOMY TO COVER YOUR NEEDS?
Very important, keeping an animal is not cheap and depending on genetics, height, type of hair, etc. you will need to have an extra monthly money and be prepared in case something arises. If you are going through a delicate economic moment, it is better to wait for things to get better or have pet insurance to enjoy your new friend to the fullest with peace of mind.
It is estimated that the average annual expense per pet is €1,200, of which 30% goes to veterinarians.
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WHAT BREEDS OF DOGS EXIST: FCI
To know which dog to choose, if it is, you must first know that some breeds were selected to carry out certain tasks such as surveillance, hunting and defense, for example, and on the other hand, there are those selected for beauty, game and company.
This is something whether we want it or not, they carry it in their genes and the first group in general needs much more outdoor activities than the second. If this is going to be your first dog, the first thing will be to know the classification of dog breeds according to the FCI (International Cynological Federation), which is the largest international federation of Kennel Clubs in the world and is in charge of governing and promoting the cynology, and dog breeding standards.
We invite you to enter the link to learn about all the breeds that exist and be guided first by what each of them offers you.
WHERE WILL THE DOG LIVE?
After seeing all the races that exist classified by groups, it is time to decide where the new member will live and thus choose one or the other according to the space of the place.
RECOMMENDED DOGS TO HAVE AT HOME
The ideal dog to live in a small house or apartment according to our clients, not only can tiny animals be thought of, but their character is calmer with low energy levels and they do not need large spaces to avoid stress and anxiety. We summarize a list of 10 recommended dog breeds to have in a small home.
Chihuahua, Pug, Shih Tzu, Yorkshire terrier, Bichon Frise, Beagle, Golden Retriever, Pomeranian, Maltese, and Schnauzer.
BEST DOG FOR HOME WITH GARDEN
The dogs that we indicate below are ideal for families with a lot of space such as gardens or backyards and these breeds usually adapt well to these environments. Even so, we must say that the garden is not a substitute for going for a walk, exercising and enjoying the street. They need to be with people and other animals, otherwise they could end up destroying the garden and wanting to escape all the time. Let’s go there with the 5 breeds of dogs for a house with a garden:
Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Boxer, German Shepherd and the Saint Bernard.
And now that we know the breeds that exist, the needs they have, we have cleared up the question of which dog to choose and we have chosen the one that best suits our lifestyle… Which puppy from the litter should we choose? In the next article we will give you the answer to find your ideal dog: The famous Campbell Test.
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