Dogs are pets and good friends for humans. His funny physical form and his obedient attitude make him a suitable pet to be used as a family supplement at home. Smart dogs can also be trained to help ease human work. Not only that, but raising dogs can also be encouragement and can reduce stress. But how do you find the right dog? Among the many dog races, which one is suitable for you to keep?
- Dog Size
There are various sizes of dogs in the world. There are dog breeds that have a very small size to a very large size dog. Determining the size of the dog you are about to maintain is related to the area of movement of the dog If you have a small room for your dog’s movement, don’t choose big dogs like Golden or Husky who need a lot of space for their activities
- Adjust the Function of the Dog with the Character
For what do you keep dogs? Just fun or indeed because you need a dog as a guard dog? But you can also buy a dog for breeding or take part in a show. Adjust the function of the dog that you will maintain with the character it has. For example, if you want a cute and active dog as your child’s playmate, you can choose a Pomeranian dog. The following is the function of the pet dog according to its character:
As a Playmate
Dogs that are good as playmates usually come from a group of Toy dogs, weighing under 10 Kg. Dog breeds that belong to this Toy type include Pomeranian, Chihuahua, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Pincher, and Pug. If you want a dog as a playmate, choose a dog with characters that are suitable for your place of residence such as being friendly to children and not barking.
As a Companion Dog or Family Dog
A family dog is a type of dog that is friendly, loving, and calm. Generally medium to large in size. But often family dogs cannot be used as guard dogs because they are too friendly and friendly to strangers. Examples of family dogs are Golden retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, and Collie.
As Guard Dog
Guard dogs are generally dogs with fierce, barking faces. Guard type dogs have brave, alert, protective and well-trained characters. Guard dogs are usually used as housekeepers, storage rooms, or shops. Guard dogs are widely used in the police and military. Compton guard dogs include the Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Doberman, Pitbull, and Boxer.
As a Breeding or Dog Show
Dogs that are used as breeders by breeders or used for show purposes are good dogs, judging from their posture that must be proportional. Aside from being seen from his posture, dogs for show purposes will also be seen from his health and character. Dog health is very important, starting from the health of the eyes, nose, ears, bones, and limbs. The character must also be good in accordance with the main characters of each race.
- Type of Fur
The type of fur on a dog also determines the amount of care you have to give to your dog. There are two types of dog hair namely Short hair (Long fur) and Longe Hair (long fur). Short fur usually does not require special fur care, it can even be said to require minimalist grooming. While dogs with long fur need a lot of attention to their fur, especially if their fur is thick. Dogs with long fur will need more time to care for their fur.
- Cost of Living a Dog
Another thing that needs to be taken into account when choosing a dog that will be kept is the cost of living the dog. In the first year of dog care, you may find that the costs of raising your dog are quite large. This is caused by the need to buy cages, grooming equipment, vaccinations, vitamins, and doctor fees.
If you have decided to raise a dog, you have given up some of your time to care for them. Calculate the free time you have to spend with them. If you don’t have enough time to take your dog for a walk every day, don’t choose dogs that need physical activity such as the German Shepherd. If you don’t have enough time to treat a dog with long fur like Samoyed, then choose a dog that needs minimalist fur care like the Beagle. Grooming in long-haired dogs also spends more time, especially if the fur is thick and hard to dry after bathing.