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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It may not be the first question you ask yourself when considering bringing a pooch into your home, but it often ends up being one of the most important: What size dog do I want? Some people just naturally gravitate toward the larger breeds: the labs, the working breeds, those irresistible sad-eyed hounds. However, some find that the small dog breeds are more suited to their lifestyles: the toy breeds and those scruffy terriers.
Potential dog owners sometimes make the mistake of assuming a small dog breed is going to be less work than one of his larger cousins. In truth, the personality associated with a specific breed is going to dictate the needs of the dog much more than the size. For example, a Jack Russell (or, more officially, "Parson Russell") Terrier is quite small in stature but could out-play, out-run, and out-bounce a two year-old hopped up on cupcakes and fruit punch. Bullmastiffs are inarguably giants of the canine world, but are so docile and good-natured that they are often recommended as good apartment dogs!
Small dog breeds are generally ideal for folks who love to romp and play and spend time outdoors. Other small dog breeds such as Chihuahuas, Pekingese, and Shih Tzu make exemplary lap dogs. When considering bringing a small dog breed into your home, ask yourself why you are adopting a dog in the first place. Most likely you will have more than a few reasons (most dog lovers do), so take the time to rank them in order of importance. Are you looking primarily for a late-night cuddly companion? A protector? A jogging buddy? Once you have a list of the desired canine qualities in front of you it will be easier to narrow your focus to a specific breed, or range of breeds. At this point it will be easy to decide whether a small dog breed is "just right" for you.
by Joy Randel
Joy Randel is the owner of DazzleDogDelight.com, an online store that offers a variety of high quality dog products. You can find everything from designer designer dog supplies to organic dog shampoo reviews. We are passionate about dogs and would love to send you a FREE e-Guide on how to solve barking problems and other great info. Get your FREE e-Guide now at www.DazzleDogDelight.com.
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