Dogs are awesome.
Owning one can be incredibly easy or very difficult.
Which is why you should always choose a breed carefully.
Three key questions to ask yourself when choosing a breed are:
Is My Home Suitable for a Large Dog?
If you’re in the market for a small dog, skip this part.
If you’re in the market for a large dog, please pay careful attention.
Large dogs do not belong in small homes or busy cities. Only think about buying a large dog if you have:
- A place for the dog to sleep comfortably
- A back and/or front yard
- An outdoor area where the dog can be kept safe
- Neighbors who are okay with large animals
Not having any of the above and choosing a large breed is not right for the dog.
What Energy Level Are You Comfortable with?
Always match a breed’s energy level to that with which your comfortable.
If you don’t have the time and patience to work with a highly energetic dog, you shouldn’t buy one.
How Much Money Can You Afford to Spend on a Dog?
Never neglect price. Dogs can be very expensive. You shouldn’t buy one you can’t afford. If you happen to come across a breed that you really love (but it’s out your price range), saving money is always an option.
Ask yourself these three key questions before choosing a dog breed. By doing so, you’ll be putting yourself in a position to be a great dog owner. If you need or would like some help, please don’t hesitate to contact Lose the Leash.