There are homes of varying sizes. Coincidentally, there are also dogs of various sizes and temperaments. You might have your sights set on a particular breed, but when you decide to bring a puppy home, it is imperative that you take the size and population of your home into consideration so that your pet finds the perfect space to call his or her own. Let’s dig in deeper to the relation between your home and your puppy.
Small Sized Dogs
If you live in a studio apartment or a small-sized residence, then it is recommended that you prefer breeds that are small in size themselves. In a populated city area, it might be difficult to take your pet for daily walks in open areas that may be few and far between. So the solution is to choose from breeds such as Jack Russell Terriers, Poodles, Dachshunds, Cocker Spaniels, etc. Small sized dogs are also easier to maintain as they require smaller amounts of puppy chow and can live peacefully in small spaces without getting aggravated. It doesn’t get any smaller than a Chihuahua so look for a similar breed and let the fun begin!
Medium Sized Dogs
These are the most popular choice of dog breed as they can fit in anywhere, in any space. When you decide to adopt a medium sized puppy, make sure that the climate sits well with them. They come in all types of fur length, so with a little bit of research, you should be just fine with the right type of pet. The post popular of medium sized canines are the Beagle, Border Collie, Bull Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, etc. Like majority of the dogs, they love to run around and play, but can adjust to smaller spaces as well. A lush garden or open parking lot is enough to get them excited.
Large Sized Dogs
Large size dogs like the German Shepherd, Great Dane, etc. were bred for their herding skills and spent most of their time on infinite mountain slopes and wide fields. True to their ancestry, such puppies need to be brought up in larger areas that allow them to run helter-skelter at their own will. Like any breed, they most enjoy being around those they love like their caregivers, but in order for them to grow to their full potential they need open spaces, so if you own a ranch or farm then these breeds will have the freedom to play around and grow strong
You love your puppy and want the best for it always, so even though you might prefer a particular breed, it is recommended that you think of their needs as well and accordingly adopt a puppy. Their comfort is of utmost importance because no one likes an aggressive, energetic being being cramped up in a small area, neither can a little thing like a Dachshund be able to run so far across a grassy knoll. No matter what you decide, bring a lot of love when you are bringing up your puppy and joy will most certainly abound.
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