The domestic dog is a domesticated canin which has been selectively bred over millennia for various behaviours, sensory capabilities, and physical attributes. You can as well discard that nerdy, lackluster definition, ‘cos I am quite sure everyone reading this article knows what a dog is…or so I think. Let’s just assume some readers are visitors from another planet (a dogless one) here a cute collection that should blow your alien mind:
Which dog is right for me ?
Dogs come in all sizes, from earth’s smallest, the Chihuahua; to its biggest, the hefty Great Dane. One key factor in dog breed selector is its size relative to your living space. Large dogs may appear overwhelming and scary but a good number of them are totally adorable!
Shockingly, there’s is a great deal you can learn about how an adult dog will be with regards to its size. While size may not be a proper indicator for breed, it does contribute to certain things such as level of energy, exercise needs, living conditions, and health related issues.
This class has a reputation for being the best apartment dogs. Often, small dogs are pretty much active enough indoors due body size to space ratio, even a small apartment can serve as a playing field for these minis so that they require fewer or no daily walks, although a little walk wouldn’t hurt. Small dogs tend to live longer and are healthier than most, and are top choice for snuggling with at night. However, for a high athletic performance small dogs aren’t great if you are a jogger. Examples include Bolognese, Pomagarian, Chihuahua, etc.
Medium-small dogs majorly include dogs with the highest energy per pound. They also tend to be more heavily built than most other dogs. Medium-small dogs are characteristically proficient at hunting vermin and make excellent jogging buddies unlike small dogs. Examples include: American Eskimo, Basenji, Beagle, etc.
These set of dogs are very widely accepted and more obedient than most. Labradors and retrievers are included in this group. While they don’t come along with many of the health issues like larger dogs, they do bring a lot of benefits, including a vapid energy level. You can expect a medium sized dog to sit between your feet and enjoy your company without being overly excited. Nevertheless, they are very excellent athletes, hunters, and do enjoy some outdoor play time.
Medium-Large dogs can live quietly comfortably in apartments; however, they’ll need some outdoor time. As adults, they are very loyal to their owners/handlers and will calmly stand by your side. Sadly though, quite a number of medium-large dogs inherit the health issues most commonly related to large dogs. Examples are: English bulldog, Irish water spaniel, Basset hound, etc.
Large dogs tend to be a lot more sluggish than smaller or medium sized dogs, though they still need and enjoy a good walk. With large dogs, you should be especially careful during puppy development to not put unnecessary strain on their joints. Large dogs are renowned for having joint troubles as they age. Large dogs usually reach adult maturity more quickly than smaller dogs. Large dogs tend to be calm and gentle, although that may vary between individual dogs. A good example is the great dane.