Puppies to Match Your Personality

Did you know that there are over 300 dog breeds? That is a lot of choices if you are considering adopting a puppy.

Owning a dog is one of the most joyful experiences in life, but is also a tremendous responsibility. Therefore, it is important to approach it in the right way. So if you’re looking to adopt a puppy (rather than a full grown dog), it is important to find one that matches your home environment, lifestyle and personality.

With numerous options available, picking the right dog breed that matches your personality should be a top consideration. It is important to understand that depending on your preferred pup, proper care should be tailored to fit the breed’s lifestyle.

So, for example, while you might really like the look of a specific breed of dog, with a little research you might find that that breed might be too high maintenance for you or be more than your financial budget can afford on a monthly or yearly basis. You want to consider expenses for dogs in general like food, leashes, toys, yearly vet visits, emergency vet visits and more. And if you are going to adopt a dog breed that is prone to certain problems like skin issues or the like, you want to make sure you can plan and anticipate to deal with those accordingly.

dog and personalityOne of the most popular options for pet owners are Labrador puppies. Also known as therapy dogs, Labrador retrievers make good pets due to their active and playful nature. They are smart, highly trainable and can even assist the blind and disabled.

The Cocker Spaniel is also a wise choice as this good-natured family companion is easy to look after and very fun to hang out with.

Pit Bull puppies on the other hand, while unfairly labeled as just being highly aggressive, are actually gentle and loving. When properly raised, Pit Bull puppies can make a wonderful pet. If you consider having one, make sure to find a reliable breeder who has knowledge about how Pit Bulls are received in your city and community.

English Bulldog puppies are a good choice for those looking for a smaller dog – but, again, you want to find a knowledgeable breeder who can teach you more about how to take care of the folds of their skin, for example.

Doberman puppies are famous for their handsome build and beautiful appearance. These aristocrat-looking dogs are energetic and highly intelligent.

That is just a quick run-down of SOME of the purebred puppies you might consider to adopt. However, you can also always save a life by adopting from a shelter. And believe it or not, many shelters do have purebred puppies that need to be adopted. Sometimes those purebred puppies come from puppy mills or unfortunate situations where the first owners couldn’t keep them.

If you want to adopt a puppy from a shelter and don’t care about the puppy’s breed, then you will have an easier time finding what you want. Shelter staff is usually pretty knowledgeable about the dog’s personality – even at a young age. This is especially true if the puppy has been fostered in a volunteer’s home. You can tell the shelter staff more about your lifestyle and what you’re hoping to have in your future dog to help them match a pup that might be just right for you.

Have you adopted the perfect dog for your family? Or did you struggle with your decision? Please share your experience in the comments below, so that others can learn from your experience.