the right dog
Before choosing a dog, you should get images of the temperament and personality of the various dog breeds, and learn about dog behavior.
Evaluate yourself and your lifestyle, decide which dog breed characteristics would suit you best, and then choose the dog breed that has the personality you are looking for.
Later you cannot turn a dogs natural characteristics to ones that you would prefer.
Take the Border Collie for example. The Border Collie is the smartest dog breed, yes. However, they belong to the herding breeds, what means they are not good house pets. This dog breed has an obsessive need to do a job. Moreover, you will not be able to change this inherent characteristic!
Canine authority Roger Caras wisely advises: "Never buy the puppy. Buy the dog the puppy one day will be."
So, before you choose the dog breed ask yourself some questions and answer them honestly:
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