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The Best Dog Breed for Your Family

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There are many dog breeds in the world; big, small, long, fluffy, and even short-haired, but whatever dog breed takes your fancy, it is vital to research the temperament of the breed before you buy. You also need to take into consideration your family dynamic and living situation; if you own a small flat but want a Great Dane that is full of energy, then that will not be fair on the dog. Some dogs like Border Collies and Huskies are bred to be working dogs, so not giving them enough exercise and mental stimulation will most likely create a bored, and unhappy dog. If you can’t have a real dog in your family home, why not buy a Bronze Animal Sculpture from companies such as https://www.gillparker.com/? Here you can find amazing dog sculptures, as well as a wide range of animal and wildlife sculptures too.

Labradors

Labradors are known as one of the best family dogs as they are loyal and easy to train; they are very food motivated, which makes teaching them commands a walk in the park. Labradors are also great around young children, so there’s no need to worry about bringing a Labrador into your ever-growing family home. Labradors will need plenty of living space, and a large garden area to run around in as they can be very energetic dogs. Labradors are good with other animals, but they may try to eat small pets such as hamsters, or gerbils, etc. Their favorite game to play is ‘catch’, as they are bred to retrieve items.

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Dachshunds

Also known as ‘sausage dogs’, Dachshunds are known for their short, long bodies and stumpy legs. Dachshunds make for great loyal family dogs and are even good with young children in their family group, but they can be very territorial, so they may not be as friendly towards strangers. If you are someone who is out a lot during the day, a Dachshund may not be the best dog for you, as they are prone to separation anxiety. They also tend to be stubborn, so you will need plenty of time to train them – Here are 5 tips to successfully train your Dachshund. In general, Dachshunds are good with other pets, but allowing them to meet beforehand is the best idea.

Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Staffordshire Bull Terriers, also known as ‘Staffies’ are loyal and affectionate dogs. Staffies have a bad reputation, which means that they are a common breed housed at rescue shelters. They are known as ‘Nanny Dogs’, as they are loving and protective towards children in their family group. They have a keen desire to please their owners so training them is easy, but they can sometimes be domineering, so you will need to make it clear that you are the pack leader. Whether you live in a house, or a flat, Staffies are good at adapting to their environment – but they will still need plenty of exercises. If introduced correctly, Staffies are good with other cats and dogs in your home, but may not be so accepting of other dogs in the street.

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GreyHounds

Greyhounds are tall and skinny dogs that have long, thin faces. With their owner’s greyhounds are calm and gentle dogs that crave attention from their family. Greyhounds are patient and loving towards children, so they make great family dogs. You will need to make sure that you have a big enough garden or a secure open space as Greyhounds are bred to chase small animals. In open public spaces, having them on a leash is vital. It is important to allow Greyhound to meet your other pets before giving them a home, as they may still have that strong chasing instinct. Surprisingly, Greyhounds do not need loads of exercise in the day – with one good run to release their energy, they will then spend the rest of the day relaxing.

 

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