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There is a special time in a person’s life when they decide to get a new dog. This decision should not be taken lightly, as a dog spends an average of 12 years with its owners. Many times when someone is ready to have a new dog, they may have seen this breed in person in the past and found it cute. When adopting a new dog, it is best to do a thorough research of the breed so that you fully understand what to expect with their exercise needs, health concerns, and general temperament.
The most popular dog breeds to consider
Here is a list of the most popular dog breeds:
If you’re looking for a relatively small, energetic dog, the Shiba Inu might be the dog for you. This breed weighs an average of 23 pounds and averages 13 inches tall. The Shibu Inu is a working dog and will do its best to protect your family and home. This dog will show a lot of love and affection for his family. In addition, this dog is good with children and other dogs.
Since this dog is smaller on the size scale, daily exercise of a few long walks a day is enough. This dog is intelligent and wants to fetch with its owner.
The Goldendoodle breed has gained popularity over the past decade. This breed is a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle. This breed is usually large and can have a limp gait.
With his bloodline, which is in part taken from the Golden Retriever line, this dog shows extreme loyalty and affection, coupled with the Poodle personality traits of intelligence and playfulness, this dog is a win-win situation. The best part is that this dog doesn’t lose.
The Maltipoo is another hybrid dog. This breed combines a mix of Maltese and Miniature Poodles. This breed is intelligent, playful, affectionate, and cute. This toy dog usually enjoys companionship and being with its owner. It is recommended that you do not leave the Maltipoo alone for more than four hours at a time.
This breed loves to take a nap. A typical Maltipoo can sleep up to 14 hours a day. When awake this dog can look a little crazy and jump on you or your visitors. This is the dog who wanted to get your attention.
The Maltipoo is excellent with children. However, this dog can be fragile, so it is not recommended to leave him unattended with young children. On the other hand, if the child understands the need to be gentle with this dog, they will have a friend for life and see a lot of affection.
If you or a loved one is allergic to pet hair, the Maltipoo is a great option. This breed’s coat is hypoallergenic and soft as hair. As a result, many allergy sufferers are not affected when they encounter this breed.
All in all, the Maltipoo is a great dog for those who spend a lot of time at home.
The Great Dane is a pure breed also known as the gentle giant. This breed belongs to the working dog family and will do everything possible to protect your family and home. This large dog weighs an average of 140 pounds when fully grown. Because this dog is a large breed, it will need plenty of exercise on a daily basis, including running. Exercise will help this dog maintain muscle tone, strength, and endurance.
While this dog may be huge, it is known to be one of the friendliest breeds. This dog will show a lot of love and affection for his family. However, because this dog is of large stature, it is recommended that they be supervised when children interact with this dog, especially when they are first getting used to the new household.
This dog has a short coat but sheds it all year round. Bathing once or twice a month should be enough to keep the fur clean.
Give your new pup a loving home
When bringing home a new puppy, keep in mind that this will be a learning curve for both you and the dog. You need to teach the dog what behavior is allowed and what is not. As the dogs become familiar with their home, they show affection and loyalty to their new family.