BREED

Take a look at our articles for some helpful information about dog breeds. 

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Know Your Breeds

Whether you're looking for an awesome fitness partner or someone to cuddle up with on the couch, it's important to choose the right breed for your lifestyle. If you're struggling to make a decision, set aside a little time to do some homework. We've provided multiple articles filled with helpful information on breed characteristics, personality, living requirements and history. While each breed has a unique disposition, one is bound to be a perfect fit for you and your lifestyle.

Characteristics & Personality

From height and weight to exercise requirements, there are many physical characteristics and personality traits to consider when selecting a breed. If you want a large dog who is laid back and needs less intensive exercise then a Basset Hound could be a good match. Or if you prefer small dogs and want to boost your fitness level try a Jack Russell Terrier whose energy level is very high and requires lots of exercise and stimulation. Sift through our breed profiles to find a personality that matches yours. It's also important to consider the health issues that your favourite breeds are prone to, unfortunately there are certain breeds where we tend to see certain health issues more often - do your research before you settle on your breed of choice.

 

Adopting a pet is a huge commitment, and one that requires a serious look at your lifestyle. Some things you might ask yourself are: How much time can you dedicate to your dog every day? Is your home and vehicle suited for large dog breeds or small dog breeds? Does dog shedding bother you? Do you have family members who are allergic to dogs? And do you have the resources to properly train and support your pup? There’s an endless list of things to consider when choosing a breed – just remember to avoid making a decision based on looks alone.