Deciding as a family to get a dog is perhaps one of the most exciting things especially if this is your first time to do it ever. Since there are a thousand different dog breeds out there, it is important to choose your family pet wisely. There are so many things to be considered too and here are some breeds that might interest you.
First-time dog owners will never go wrong with a toy poodle. This kind of dog is very tame and can be played with at all times, thus the name. A lot of pet owners also find poodles to be very smart dogs so if you wish to train your pet then this might also be a very good option for you. On the other hand, toy poodles require high maintenance because their fur needs constant trimming and needs to be cut often on top of their usual visit to the veterinary clinic.
A cocker spaniel is also a wonderful dog breed and family pet. Cocker Spaniel’s are known for their very cute appearance and they have a huge appeal to families looking for a pet that they can just enjoy. Cocker’s are also considered as smart dogs that tend to pick up everything you teach them, sometimes even the things you don’t teach, they easily remember. A downside can be, since they are pretty furry and huge, they also require high maintenance.
If you want a family pet that you can hug at night, then the Chow Chow is your best option. The problem with Chow Chow’s especially when you get them while they are still very young is that they tend to be overly hyper and excited. Sometimes they bite when triggered but otherwise, they also are good pets.
If you are a Snoopy fan then getting a Basset Hound for a pet might be a great idea. This pet does not require high maintenance in terms of fur washing and trimming. Basset Hounds are also pretty friendly but they tend to be noisy at night, thus their name. Likely, they require high maintenance when it comes to ear cleaning.
A Pug can be your best option for a family dog. Not only are pugs cute and adorable, but they are also very tame. These dogs are perfect for babies and children and are also very easy to maintain. Make sure though that you give them water at all times and be patient with them when training because it takes a while for them to learn. But what they lack on this aspect they compensate for in their cuteness and lovability.