When your dog injures themself, like tearing their ACL/CCL, a fantastic alternative to surgery is a knee brace for dogs. As of 2019, there are exactly two hundred breeds of dog registered with the American Kennel Club, and the number is set to grow as more breeds are becoming recognized and make the transition from mongrel to pedigree.

Whether you are looking into the right breed of dog for you, or else your partner, parent or close friend, you have definitely clicked on the right article. Continue reading to learn some ways to help you decide which breed of dog is right for you. 

Your Dog’s Gender

Depending on the breed, some dogs tend to be more playful and need more attention if they are male rather than female. Furthermore, male dogs, as a general rule, tend to be larger. The ancient dogs Tibetan Mastiffs, for example, display a significant difference in size between males to females. 

Remember that you should always have your dog neutered or spayed by a professional and experienced vet, such as the vets in Utah. This will help with any behavioral problems in restricting their territory to a human dwelling encourage better socialization within the family, and simply you cannot guarantee that they will not escape and produce a litter or unwanted puppies – a dog in heat can be ingenious. 

Your Dog’s Temperament

If you are admirably intending on choosing a dog from an animal shelter of dog rescue center, you will obviously have a number of different breeds to choose from, but one big advantage of this is that the staff will know much more about individual dog’s temperaments.

Although certain breeds do tend to display similar behavioral traits and attitudes, essentially the temperament of your dog comes down to the individual, just as it does with human beings. 

The staff shelter also have no reason to lie to you (remember to be honest with them when describing your lifestyle), as they want the dog to go to a good home and not be returned to them in a month. 

Your Dog’s Characteristics

Even though, as previously highlighted, you cannot entirely predict how your dog is going to ‘turn out’ until you grow and learn about each other, it is certainly true to say that different breeds to tend to show certain trends that crop-up again and again:

  • German Shepherds are highly intelligent and ideal family dogs
  • Cocker Spaniels are friendly and sweet to both people and other dogs
  • Boston Terriers are determined and focused and therefore easy to train
  • Chihuahuas are stubborn and surprisingly strong
  • Yorkshire Terriers are affectionate and incredibly loyal
  • Great Danes are patient and great with young children
  • Poodles are athletic, smart and easy to train
  • Pomeranians are active and suited to smaller apartments
  • Siberian Huskies are independent and sometimes lack obedience 

Your Dog’s Pedigree

Another important thing to consider when choosing the right breed of dog for you is the reputation for health conditions and growth issues, depending on the specific breed.

It is widely accepted amongst professionals and researchers who have dedicated their professional life to studying dogs and the differences between the breeds, that a mongrel, basically a mixture of different breeds, tends to have a sturdier constitution and therefore is usually less susceptible to illness.

Also, any dog which is smaller than a West Highland White Terrier, as a general example, is likely to struggle with digestive issues far more regularly and usually to a higher level of severity than larger dogs and dogs that have been bred for a flat face will have breathing difficulties.