Each dog breed is different, and that makes it just as much fun! From Great Dane to Chihuahua, each breed has its own charm. At Vetsend we would like to inform you about the characteristics of the most popular dog breeds. For each breed of dog, you will find the physical features, common symptoms, best approach for training and which owners this breed fits best.
Which dog breeds are suitable for you?
Are you thinking of getting a dog, but are you wondering which breed would suit you? We are happy to help out. Every breed has its own characteristics that suit different lifestyles and living environments. The Malinois Shepherd is a real watchdog and the Border Collie a dog that can excel in dog sports. The size of a dog is also an important point in the selection process. If you don't have a lot of space, it's better to choose a smaller dog breed. Do you have a large house with a big garden? In that case, you can also choose a larger dog breed. It is also useful to see how much time you have available to take care of your dog. A long-haired dog breed needs much more maintenance than a short-haired breed. Do you like to go out and be active? Some dog breeds require a lot of attention and activity, otherwise, they will get bored. Examples are Siberian huskies, Border collies and Australian shepherds. If you don’t give these dogs the exercise they need, they might destroy furniture due to boredom. Hair is another thing you should think about. Longed haired dogs shed a lot which would result in a lot of vacuuming and maintenance, and not everyone enjoys having a lot of hair lying around the house. Before deciding on a dog breed, do a lot of research to make sure the breed is perfect for you.
We already spoke about how some dog breeds require a lot of physical attention. If you are looking for a dog that’s more calm and low maintenance, you could look into companion dogs. These dogs are usually smaller in size and less active. They are perfect for couch snuggles and shorter walks. They are also very suitable to bring along as they are not very big. Examples of companion dogs are Pugs, Chihuahua, Dachshunds, French & English Bulldog and West Highland White Terrier.
Maybe you are looking for a companion dog but you prefer a bigger dog. These gentle giants might be the dog for you. The Newfoundlander is a large calm dog that loves to swim. They are perfect for families due to their social and friendly nature. Bernese Mountain Dogs are also friendly, obedient and good with children. These fluffy giants will surely be a great addition to the family.
Dog sports and shows
Are you thinking of participating in beauty shows or sports? Every dog breed has its speciality. Border collies and shepherds are great all-rounders that can be used for a lot of dog sports, such as flyball, agility, obedience and tracking. However, you will need space in your house for these dogs. If you are thinking of participating in beauty shows, you might want to consider a Chihuahua, Maltese, Poodle or the Afghan Greyhound.