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Do you have space in your house?
The significance of this question comes when one does not know the size of the dog that best suits them. Smaller breeds are preferable if you live in an apartment because there is plenty of space for them to move around.
On the flip side, a house with a backyard allows you to go for a breed of any size. Just ensure your place of dwelling gives your dog a friendly atmosphere.
Some breeds suffer from hip ailments with old age, and this could make it difficult for them to move upstairs when going for a walk.
Do you have kids?
You may not have children of your own, but you may be living with those of your relatives. Make sure the dog you choose will interact well with them.
Breeds such as Australian Shepherds don’t interact well with kids because they prefer staying close to their owners, thus can hinder the free movement of kids. This is why Aussie Shepherds are called Velcro dogs.
Others like Golden Retrievers and Bichon Frise are playful and cool and can thus be easily handled. Show your kids how to interact with dogs safely. Always maintain a close look when your child is near the dog.
When looking to buy or adopt your first dog, be sure that both of you will co-exist peacefully gives you peace of mind. The questions above ensure the decision you make takes into account your best interests and those of your furry friend.
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