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  • Writer's pictureMartha Lake Lagotto

Which Breeds of Puppies for Sale Are Right for Your Family?

As you look over the ads listing puppies for sale, they are all going to be adorable. That can't be the deciding factor when you choose a dog. There is a lot that should go into deciding as to which dog fits into your family. The following information will help make choosing a puppy a bit easier.

Know What You Need

It's essential to know your family and the family's needs.

  • If you have someone who suffers from allergies, you'll want to look at hypoallergenic dogs.

  • Where do you live? If you live in an apartment, you'll want a dog suited to apartment living.

  • If you live on a big farm, you'll want a dog that loves to run around and spend time outdoors.

  • If you're not up for long walks and an active lifestyle, you'll want a dog that is content with that life.

  • If you want a dog to run with you, or hunt with you, choose a puppy suited to that lifestyle.

Make a list of what is important to you.

The Longer the List, the Narrower the Pool of Candidates

The more things that you have on your list, the shorter the list of dogs that can accommodate that list. For example, if you're searching for hypoallergenic dogs, you might consider the following.

  • Lagotto Romagnolo

  • Shih Tzu

  • Havanese

  • Yorkshire Terrier

If you want a dog that does well living in an apartment, all of the above fits the bill. However, if you're looking for a hunting dog, not all of these dogs would work for you. Your list would become smaller.

  • Lagotto Romagnolo

While there are many other hunting breeds, they would not fit in with your other criteria. For example, they would not work for someone with allergies, and many of them are high-energy and need plenty of room to run.

As you can see, the first and most crucial step is determining what you are looking for a dog. Many people make the mistake of choosing a dog before researching the breed or even knowing what they want. However, this isn't good for the dog and the family. Life is much more pleasant when the dog and the family's lifestyle are a good fit for one another. Make your list and do some research to find the best puppy for your family. You'll have this pet for a very long time, so make sure that you're well-informed before making your decision.

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