Breed Matters, or Does it?
Every dog has a distinct personality based on its breed. With all of the recognized breeds to choose from, doing your research is essential to finding the right breed for your lifestyle and a lifetime of happiness!
Do you know which dogs require the most exercise or which dog will require the most grooming. Is the breed stubborn and hard to train? How big will they grow and are they prone to health problems? Do you want a couch potato or a hiker? A working dog or a pocket pooch? These are just some of the very important question you should be aware of when choosing a canine companion. Even when choosing a rescue of variety, again each dog will have some distinct breed characteristics. Understanding the breed will help you understand your dog. Enabling and helping you to work with or around any issues that might arise.
When we started looking and trying to decide which dog was right for us I came across this link and found the information to be invaluable. Learn about a breed's temperament, size, grooming style and exercise needs. There are so many wonderful dogs out there, and it can be hard... but doing your homework pays off in then end, with both you and your dog living happily ever after. Check with as many sources as possible and never buy from anything that looks like a puppy mill or from a pet store. Check for local rescues, there are lots of pure bred dogs available if that is what you want or just a bit of a moggy with a couple of breeds mixed in.
Do you know how many breeds of dogs there are? Over 700 have been recognized.