There are lots of dog breeds available these days to add a new puppy to our home and family. Breeders are now producing many mix dog breeds, alongside tons of popular pure breed dogs. It made very difficult for a person to decide which type of puppy breed they should have.
For the first time puppy owner with nary an idea on what type of puppy breeds will best suit them, there are a few things they can do to rectify matters. The first of these is to get yourself acquainted with at least a few of the various different puppy breeds. Although this won’t give you a large cross cut on the types of puppy breeds, it will give you an inkling of what you might be looking for.
This can be accomplished either by going on the internet looking for information, trawling through a few pet stores to look over the different puppy varieties available there, or by getting a book or two on different puppy breeds.
Once this is accomplished you will then want to go through the many needs and requirements you are looking for in a puppy. For instance, are you looking for an energetic puppy or a languid one; do you want a puppy that will grow into something resembling a small mountain or do you want one that will fit comfortably in your lap?
Your circumstances also play a great part in narrowing down the search for puppy breeds which might suit you. Do you live in an apartment; do you have a large garden, small garden, or no garden at all? Is the puppy going to be left alone all day long or only for a few hours each day? Do you have young children with whom the puppy would need to interact? And what about other pets, do you have any?
Answering all of these and more such as whether you’re allergic to dog hair, as honestly as you’re able to can help to considerably narrow down the field of different puppy breeds you need to look at.
And when you get through answering these questions, you will then want to list the traits you want in your puppy, like for instance whether you want a watch dog, or whether you want a show dog, or just a loyal companion to keep the lonely hours of the day at bay.
These will all help you to find the perfect puppy for you and yours. You might have to look at a few dozen varieties of puppy breeds before you do so, but then again, the best things in life are never the easiest are they!