Whether you’re considering adopting a puppy or a full-grown dog, it is absolutely essential that you understand the breed so that you know what to expect. Will the dog grow to be too large for the space where you live? Will she require a lot of grooming? Is the breed one that is considered good with children? Do you need a dog that is considered hypoallergenic because you or a family members has allergies? There are so many things to think about as you make this important decision, because a dog is a 12 to 15 year commitment.
Today we’re highlighting the top 10 most popular dog breeds, as declared by Nationwide Insurance, and specific details about each breed. This is the kind of information you should be thinking about when deciding which breed is the best fit for you and your family. Take a look, and we’ll chat some more below.
See what I mean? There is so much to consider when you start thinking about adding a new dog to your household. But if you diligently do your research, talk to others who are familiar with the breed, and take your decision very seriously, I have no doubt you will make the right one for yourself, your family, and of course, the dog.
Also, be sure to check out my blog post, 7 Things to Do Before You Bring Your New Puppy Home. Whether you’re bringing home a puppy or an older dog, being prepared is absolutely key to a smooth transition for the entire family.
What traits and personality characteristics are important to you when adding a new pet to your family? I’d love to chat about it in comments below.