Are you thinking about adding a four-legged friend to your family? Then make sure you read up about the breeds you’re interested in and pick wisely!
For example, small dogs are often very friendly, placid pets that are very well suited to children and elderly people. But some small breeds and individuals, especially Terrier types, make up for their small size with a big personality. So, they can require good handling skills!
Bigger dogs come in different types – such as hunting, guarding and herding… Make sure you know what that means for the dog’s demands on exercise, training and compatibility with your family. A young dog can be as demanding on your attention as a young child. They need to be taught the basics of family life. Sometimes, adopting an adult dog from the shelter might be a good idea as well.