Dog Breed Guides to help you find your loyal friend.
When you are thinking of getting a purebred dog or a mix, you should take the time to do some research into dog breeds. Choosing the right dog for your lifestyle and family is a major decision, if done right, you will have a great companion for many years. When you already are a loving dog owner, you should learn about your dog's breed specific behavior as much as possible, then you can be sure you will have a happy and healthy best friend. A Dog Breed Encyclopedia will help you decide which breed is best for your Lifestyle.
The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds is an extensive, all-in-one guide providing profiles on 231 breeds and varieties, including all American Kennel Club (AKC) and Kennel Club (KC) recognized breeds. Along with details about each breed’s origin and personality, each color-coded profile includes pertinent information about specific care requirements, including exercise, grooming, training, and health care. With more than 400 full-color photos and an encyclopedic format, this easy-to-use reference will help you identify even the rarest breeds.
Also available in Paperback.
Dog Breeds is a book of over 250 breeds of dogs, It has a picture and a description of each dog. Dogs are great friends to humans, and with so many dog breeds out there, It can be hard to pick out the dog breed that is right for you and your family, I hope this dog book helps you to find the right dog for you and your family.
The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds The book has been completely updated by a panel of experts to incorporate the latest standards for all breeds in each of the principal categories - Hound, Gundog, Terrier, Utility, Working, Pastoral, and Toy. As well as providing a beautiful color photograph of each dog, each entry contains a history of the breed, including its origins and function, as well as a full description outlining its essential features. There is also useful advice on the nature of each breed and practical information to help guide anyone who is buying a dog, as well as a glossary of canine terms.
Also available in Hardcover.
If you already know which dog breed you like, it is time to learn more about the breed, is this dog a good match for your own personality and/or family life? If you have young children, you need to know if the breed you like is family friendly. What are you looking for in a dog, a loyal companion, a cuddly friend, a sporty dog? Also, know a long coat is high maintenance! When you have decided to buy a breed dog, the first step is to find a responsible breeder who has knowledge of the specific breed and understands the dog needs. Avoid puppy mills or substandard breeders, even if you can buy a puppy right away, and not be on a waiting list. These kinds of dogs often suffer from health problems, emotional problems and are certainly not socialized. Keep in mind that these unscrupulous "breeders" remain active as long as people continue to purchase their dogs. A good breeder will first talk to you about your decision to have a dog. He or she will also want to know how much time and space you have. When you live in a small apartment a big dog is not a good idea while living in an urban environment with a dog that needs a lot of activity is not such a good choice unless there is a dog park nearby. How do you think about following a course at a dog school? The breeder will inform you about how to socialize a puppy and how to raise a good family pet. A responsible breeder will only entrust a puppy to you when he or she is sure that you can take care of a dog. A good breeder can answer all your questions, like questions about the specific breed, can you meet the parents of the pup, or at least the mother? Are the pups being raised in the family, do they meet different people growing up to feel safe around humans? Can the breeder show you the correct papers, did the puppy get a health check by a veterinarian, does the puppy get all vaccinations needed before he comes to live with you? Has the pup been dewormed? A good breeder will encourage you to visit your future pup regularly before you can take it home. A pup from 8 to 12 weeks old is curious, eager to learn and can adapt well to their new family. The more you learn about raising a puppy, the less unexpected problems you will encounter when your new puppy comes home.
Some child-friendly dog breeds are:
- Collies, they love to make their humans happy and are easy to train.
- The Golden Retriever is a very patient dog, which is good if you have young children.
- Another popular & great family dog is a Labrador Retriever also easy to train, they are good with other pets and friendly to people.
- A Newfoundland, they love children, but it is a very large dog, he needs space!
Looking for a small friendly dog? Then there is:
- The Pug, known as the clowns under the dogs, friendly, playful and will be perfectly happy living in a small apartment.
- The Bichon Frise is a cheerful, friendly, easy to train dog, but you need to have time for grooming!
- A Maltipoo is a cross between the Maltese and Poodle, an active dog with an affectionate nature. Needs regular grooming, and needs regular playtime to stay a happy little dog.
Of course, there are many more fantastic breeds, it is your adventure to find one that is perfect for you! Why not visit a local shelter, consider adopting a rescue dog to give him/her a good home and a happy life!