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.