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Which Dog Breed is Right for You?

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Once you have made the decision to get a dog, you should consider which breed would suit you and your lifestyle best.  Each breed of dog is different in temperament, energy levels, and personality.  Some dogs are better suited to families, and some thrive better in large outdoor spaces.

Dogs vary considerably in size and weight.  If you are an elderly person looking for a companion, a large, heavy dog such as a German Shepherd or Labrador may not be suitable.  A smaller breed such as Terrier, Jack Russell, or Bulldog might be more appropriate.

You also have to consider personality and energy level of the dog.  Once again, if you are elderly and unable to walk a dog three times a day, then perhaps a less energetic breed such as Maltese or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Bulldogs will also be happy not running fast, but do need exercise.

However, if you’re an avid runner who likes to run with your dog, then you have a lot of choice.  Dogs love to run and be outside, so the more you can do this the better.  A Border Collie, Brittany, or Labrador will love to run alongside you, and probably challenge you to run even faster.

Affection is another important trait to consider.  Some dogs are extremely affectionate which some people love and others find annoying.  If you want a dog to never leave your side then a Border Terrier or Pug is a good choice.  Miniature Schnauzers also make very loyal dogs.

The level of trainability is a very important factor as well.  If you have experience owning a dog before and feel confident training it then you have a wider scope of choice.  Some dogs are harder to train then others.  Once you’ve narrowed your breed down to a few, it’s easier to discern this.

Do you want a protective dog?  If you are living alone this could be an added advantage.  But there is a difference between being protective and aggressive.  If you want a family guard dog then you don’t want an aggressive dog. In this case, the Akita or Collie is a very good choice for families.

If you want a low-maintenance dog that does not require much grooming, it’s important to be aware of which breeds fit this box.  Bulldogs have a short-haired coat that is fine and glossy, but you will find Golden Retrievers long hairs absolutely everywhere.

There are many websites that can help you find the best breed when you are looking for a dog or puppy.  They ask you questions about your lifestyle and provide you with the perfect match, depending on your priorities.  The next step is finding a reputable breeder of your chosen dog.

And finally, make sure you are prepared and ready for when you bring your puppy home.  It is a big transition for them that they may find stressful.  Try to change his life as little as possible the first few weeks and ease him into a routine gradually.  And always show him lots of love.

About Us:  Choosing a dog is an exciting time, but choosing a breeder is a difficult decision.  We have devoted ourselves to breeding bulldogs in our secluded home in the countryside, giving them the best start in life they can possibly have.  Bulldogs are friendly and comical dogs while at the same time being mellow and usually great with other pets.  Visit us at to find out more about us and our wonderful bulldogs full of character and spirit. 

Castlewood Bulldogs

HC 68 Box 84, Caulfield

Missouri, United States, 65626

Contact No. 417-274-1881

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