Choosing the Right Dog

This one isn’t for you if you don’t have a sense of humour.

pug

This one isn’t for you if don’t like exercise.

collie

This one isn’t for you if you don’t like furry carpets

lab

This one isn’t for you if you don’t like cuddles.

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This one isn’t for you if you live in an apartment.

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This one isn’t for you if you don’t have patience.

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This one isn’t for you if you have never had a dog before.

husky

This one isn’t for you if you want a guard dog.

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This one isn’t for you if you have young children.

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This one isn’t for you if you spend time away from home.

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Choosing the right dog.

Thank you for staying to the end of this post. Actually, I hate to generalise and of course, there are always exceptions and we should take every dog individually.

I just thought that instead of asking the question “Which one is for me?” we should also ask “Which one isn’t for me?”.

Everyone’s lifestyle is different and every dog has different needs. It’s wrong to think that a small dog will fit into a busy family and wrong to think that bulldogs make good guard dogs.

The most feisty, strong-willed, brave and energetic dog I ever fostered was a chihuahua.

The most stubborn and hard to train dog in my experience so far is the dachshund.

One of my pet hates (literally) is when a dog breed becomes fashionable and the new ‘must have’ toy. We have seen it in recent years with Chihuahuas, Pugs, Dachshunds, and Huskys. Then there is the ‘status’ dog, owned because the owner thinks the dog will help them look cool. When the dog goes out of fashion, doesn’t want to be carried in a handbag or isn’t a puppy anymore, the owners simply move on to the next trend.

These are the dogs which will end up in rescues because the reality is

This one isn’t for you!

 

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