. The recent Covid-19 outbreak which has forced us to be indoors has really made us consider about the possibility of getting a pet dog as our lifelong companion.
However before we really bring any pet dog home, it is necessary for you to understand what breeds of dogs will be suitable for you and maybe even the place that you are staying at the moment. Besides your own needs, you should also consider health problems that certain dog breeds are prone to. This is important to ensure that you are more than ready to provide and care for your canine friends should the needs arise. If you can afford, make sure to screen dogs for congenital conditions. It is highly recommended that you visit Canine Health Foundation to find out top health concerns about different breeds of dogs. Still, DNA carried more than just disease potential. Let's find out which breeds' traits suit you.
5 Breeds of Dogs Based On Your Personality & Needs
For those who live in an apartment: What? A racing dog in an apartment? You will be surprised. Contrary to popular belief, a greyhound is the perfect dog if you are living in a condominium or flat. It is a winner as it is quiet, independent and reserved. Its coat is short and smooth, which makes it really easy to maintain. They like to lie around a lot while not doing anything. However greyhounds are vulnerable to gum disease, so make sure you brush their teeth daily.
2. Labrador Retriever
For those who spend a lot of time outdoors: If you are an extrovert who really enjoy hiking, running and perhaps throwing Frisbee, then you will definitely love a Labrador.A Labrador Retriever is well loved by almost everyone thanks to its intelligence, loyalty and temperament. Boasting a sturdy and muscular build as well as an all-weather coat, they thrive when you keep them active and energetic.
3. PugYou have other pets plus cats: If you want a pet dog that is not intimidating to you or anyone else in your house, then you should consider a pug. These pint-size dogs have virtually no predatory drive to say the least. Hence they will usually be fine together with other breeds of dogs or even cats. Pug can be a funny dog that will entertain you and it thrives on human companionship. They might be susceptible to breathing problems so make sure that each of their nostril opening is one third the width of the dog's nose. You will also need to clean its face daily with baby wipes which are fragrant-free.
4. CollieYou are a father or planning to be one: Those who have watched the TV series-Lassie, will know that Collies family-friendliness is not merely an act. Interestingly Coolies tend to be frisky outdoors, but once they are inside the house they can be really calm. Coolies are very tolerant and hence they are a favourite for families with small children. A coolie has a really abundant and long coat. So you must brush their fur often but then again it is way to bond with your sweet Collies. If you want to brush less, make sure that you search for a "smooth" collie.
5. Shelter DogYou believe in the underdog: Some of us adopt dogs because we have a lot of love to give especially to unfortunate dogs which have ended up in the shelter. However before you swoop in to play the hero, make sure to do some homework first. It will be ideal if you could spend more time with the dog in the shelter to understand its needs better. Talk to a shelter worker to find out how it ended up there. If the dog has some behavioral problems with the previous owners, will you have the patience to take them on?
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