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    Buy a Dog: Choosing a Family Dog

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    Many families benefit from a pet dog and studies have shownthat children that grow up with dogs are both physically and emotionallyhealthier. However choosing to buy a dog is a big financial and emotional commitmentand there are a number of things to consider, one of which is which dog breedyou wish to own, some breeds are better as a pet dog than others. Read on tofind out more about how to buy a dog for the family.

     

     

    Buy a Dog for theFamily

     

     

    • The first and most important thing you need consider when buying a puppy is whether there a children in the house and how old they are. Children will inevitably play rough with a pet dog so it needs to be able to take some rough playing in its stride. Irish Setters, Golden Retrievers and Beagles are particularly good at this.

     

    • For the safety of the family, the pet dog needs to be friendly and loyal, especially to children. Again, Labrador/Golden Retrievers are especially good types of dog breed for families, as are Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale. When buying a puppy for sale, anticipate how big it will grow and whether it is a good idea for this sort of pet dog to be around children.

     

    • The size of your home and your lifestyle also needs to a factor in your choice of dog breed for your new pet dog. Active breeds like the Labrador Retriever, the Golden Retriever and the Irish Setter require lots of space and plenty of time to exercise. If you work all day and your children are at school, it may be better to buy a dog such as a beagle that can adapt better to indoor living. It is vital however that any pet dog gets plenty of exercise.

     

    • When you buy a puppy for sale, you need to ensure that you know what you a taking on. A pet dog, regardless of dog breed will require food and medication and this needs to be taken into account, a larger dog breed will obviously eat more and cost more.

     

    • Of course, you cannot always accurately predict the temperament of a pet dog based on the dog breed but there are definitely some dog breeds that are much more suited to family life as a pet dog than others. A ‘safe choice’ puppy for sale could be a Labrador/Golden Retriever, a Boxer, a Beagle or a Newfoundland.

     

    Regardless of which breed of puppy for sale you chooseto buy, you can buy a dog here on Clickpets.

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