How to Choose a Dog Breed


Written by Colin Seal

06/06/2011 Dog Bark Collar, Barking Dog Collar

Take the hard work out of choosing a dog breed to suit your family. When we were recently asked "What Dog Breed would you suggest?" we came up with these simple questions to ask yourself before choosing a dog breed to suit your lifestyle, the time you have available to exercise your pet and how to adopt an abandoned dog.

Ask yourself these simple questions to choose the right dog breed for you

1. What Space is Available

Considering how much space you have should narrow down the size of the dog you would look at. In conjunction with that; also decide if you are prepared to give it a lot of regular exercise or maybe want one that may not need so much. Check out other Bark Collar Reviews now!

2. Exercising the dog

Who is going to exercise and walk the dog? (that's always a good question for the family) and a good question for those wanting an active dog breed.

3. How do I rescue a dog?

Once you decide on the size of the dog and how active a breed would suit your needs and family, and maybe have a dog breed in mind then look at the rescue sites we sponsor and troll through their masses of homeless dogs. Click here to adopt a dog.

Most rescue sites will agree to let you take a dog 'on trial' with a temporary home; which allows you to see whether the dog breed you choose will work for you and in case it does not work out. That way you can see how it interacts with the family and 'the farm'.
Re-homing dog organisations will have older dogs and also pups to choose from so they are definitely worth a look.

Our friends at Paws 'n' Hooves recently asked for some information then purchased our Outdoor Ultrasonic Bark Control Unit for a couple of their nuisance barkers, Puma and Buttons. Their fur kids are in long term foster care as they have social and medical issues which means they have very little hope of finding suitable homes and the Bark House allows them to remain in care along with the other dogs.

3. Your family

Do you have small children that may be frightened of a huge dog breed like a Great Dane or an elderly family member that wouldn't be able to control an excitable breed.....???
More questions to ask??

One of The Dog Line's Facebook Fans, Geoff replied to our post about the dog breed he loves....
"Myself, the dog breed I am partial to is Shar Pei's but after having one I know that they are not the dog for an inexperienced owner such as myself at the time. There is a great book at the newsagent - "Selecting a dog" plus there are various websites that have a questionnaire on lifestyle and suitability. I am lucky, Teddy was a pound dog that after a period of settling in issues fits perfectly into my lifestyle and more to the point, that I modify it to fit into his."

Tell us what dog breed is your favourite and why, leave your comments on our Blog.

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Here for you and your dog,
Colin Seal