Is it necessary for you that the dog get along well with children?
Is this your first dog? What size dog do you want? What type of coat do you want your dog to have? How much time for walks can you devote to a dog and how fast do you want to run? Do you want your dog to be a watchdog or, on the contrary, do you want it to be friendly to meet your visitors?
- Is it necessary for you that the dog get along well with children?
It means with children not only in their family, but also with neighbors.
- Is this your first dog?
The fact is that some breeds get along much better with those who already have experience caring for dogs.
- What size dog do you want?
Dogs of small breeds usually do not require a large amount of exercise and training and are much easier to take along.
Medium-sized breed dogs need at least one good walk per day and they need obedience training.
Large breed dogs usually need long daily walks. Ideally, it is desirable that the owner has his own courtyard, where the dog could walk when she needed. Also remember that, neighbors will usually be afraid of dogs of large breeds.
- What type of coat do you want your dog to have?
Long-haired dogs will require much more care from you. Short-haired dogs need less care, but some breeds of dog will have permanent hair loss.
- How much time for walks can you devote to a dog and how fast do you want to run?
Some dogs do not need a lot of exercise, and the other way around.
- How much time and patience are you willing to invest in dog obedience training?
Some dogs learn quickly enough, and some need regular training sessions. In fact, for some breeds it is necessary for the owner to be an experienced dog breeder.
- Do you want your dog to be a watchdog or, on the contrary, do you want it to be friendly to meet your visitors?
If many visitors come to your house, it is better that your dog be friendly towards strangers.
- Does anyone in your family have an allergy to dogs?
Some weak-molded dogs do not cause any allergic reaction in people prone to allergies.
- Do you need a dog that you can leave at home while you are at work during the day?
Some dogs can be taught to stay at home alone. But in this case, you have to physically load them well before you go to work and immediately after you come from it.
- Are there any dogs that can be a companion for older people who do not go out in bad weather?
Some dog breeds adapt very well to indoor life.