Picking the Right Dog for You and Adelaide Living

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“Dogs don’t rationalize. They don’t hold anything against a person. They don’t see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.”
Cesar Millan

Adelaide Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, with different coat lengths and colors, and with different temperaments. A dog will be a great family member, although it is important to pick the right dog for you. Most people are tempted to pick a dog by its appearance, ending up realizing that the dog is not right for their lifestyle. It is sad to give a dog away, because they suffer a lot from separation, just because you will realize that you picked the wrong dog. If you decided that you are ready to welcome a dog into your life, there are some aspects to think about when picking the best dog for you. Keep in mind that the dog your friend has might not be the right dog for you, so you need to do your own research.

The first thing to consider is the size of the dog. If you life in a small Adelaide apartment, a Great Dane will be a bad choice, because even if they are majestic dogs, they grow very large and will be unhappy living in such a small space. A small dog will be much more suitable for an apartment, or even a medium sized dog, if you have sufficient time to walk him. Large dogs are more suitable for a house in Adelaide suburbs with a backyard or a ranch, somewhere where they can have enough space to fit their size. Also, do consider about the time you will have available for grooming. Short haired dogs need less grooming than dogs with longer hair, although a hair cut at the dog salon is an option. But, do have in mind that short haired dogs will need to be protected during the winter, with proper clothes, if the temperature gets too low.

“Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way.”
Quentin Tarantino


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When picking a dog, you will also have in mind its temperament and your lifestyle. For instance, for an elder, dogs with a calm temperament that don’t require too much exercising are perfect. The Maltese, Yorkshire, Poodle, and other small sized dogs, will fit just right in this situation. For a family with children, you will need a gently and friendly dog, which also is quite patient. The Labrador is known for loving to play with children, even the Beagle being a great choice, although this one can be a bit more energetic. If you wish to enjoy security for your home and property, you can opt for a dog made to do this task, like the German Sheppard, Rottweiler, or another large sized dog. But, do have in mind that some large breeds will require a good training and social skills, which need to be developed since it is a puppy, not to get out of hand and become an aggressive dog.

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If you have a ranch, there are working dogs that can gather your cattle or sheep, just like the Border collie. These are highly energetic dogs, which love having a job to do, so they will be a trustworthy helper. In case you want to have a dog to participate at dog shows, you should make grooming a daily routine and get to know everything about the standards of your chosen dog breed. While the persons that wish to participate at agility shows will need active dogs, also loving to spend a lot of time with the dog training and getting prepared for the show. So you see, you need to make sure that you get the right dog for you and your lifestyle. Think well how you are and what you like doing, and find a dog breed that will fit like a glove.