Posted July 07 2017
Faithful Four-legged Friends
How to find the perfect dog breed for you:
Thinking about getting a dog? Did you have a dog growing up? We bet you have some fond memories of your four-legged best friend. And now it’s time to expand your family and get a dog of your own.
Before choosing a dog there are a few factors to consider. The size of the dog, would you prefer a Small, Medium or Large Breed Dog? Which size dog would suit your living environment? Do you have small children and other animals to consider Also, think about how active you’ll be? Is there special care required for your preferred breed? And don’t forget their the feeding and healthcare requirements.
Owning a Furry Friend is on average 8-15 year commitment but it will be years filled lots of fun, lots of wet noses, wagging tails, unconditional love and loyalty. So, before you pick out your furry friend, make sure you know your breeds and which breed will be are suitable for your family, your environment and lifestyle.
Certain breeds are bred for specific purposes, below is a brief overview of what you can expect from some of the various breeds.
High Energy Sporting hounds:
Breeds: Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, English Springer, Spaniel, German Shepherd, Jack Russel Terrier, Kooikerhondje, Siberian Husky, Standard Poodle, Shetland Sheepdog, Weimaraner.
These types of dogs are bred for sports, activity or for particular tasks. Some will excel in sports, while others are more suited to specific activities where their instinctive tracking, hunting or retrieving skills are put to good use.
These breeds are usually very energetic, follow commands well and like to please their owners. They require daily exercise and stimulation. Without it, they can become frustrated, bored or even destructive.
Breeds: Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frisé, Chinese Crested, Maltese, Portuguese Water Dog, Schnauzer, Shih Tzu, Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Xolo.
There are certain dog breeds that are known for their hypoallergenic qualities. While no breed can be considered 100% hypoallergenic, these breeds tend to cause less of an allergic reaction if you’re sensitive to dogs. Some of the dog allergies can be caused by the dander on the dogs’ skin, the animals saliva or even their urine.
Family-friendly four-legged friends:
Breeds: Beagle, Boxer, Bull Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Schnauzer, Rough Collie.
If are looking for a breed that is a bit gentler and patient, these breeds tend to be more willing to please owners and adapt easily.
Canine companions for seniors:
Breeds: Chihuahua, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer, Papillion, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Schipperke, Skye Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier.
Dogs are a great source of comfort and companionship for anyone, particularly for seniors. They’re also a great way to meet new people if you take them to dog classes and get involved in fun dog activities.
So, which dog breed is for you? Whatever breed you choose, our range of quality Dog products ensures you’re able to properly care for your new pooch. The Marltons range of trusted products are available from various Supermarkets and Vet and Pet Stores, nationally.
You can view our dog products here.