One of the things that makes America great is all the choices we have today. When buying a dog the sky is the limit. You can choose from color,breed, and even temperament. I am a huge advocate for dog ownership in any form but I would like to talk about the major differences and what to know.
When selecting a purebred dog you will run into many complications and these can really affect what kind of dog you get. Starting with general ideas you will have two basic differences in every breed. Working line and show line. Working line dogs are built to be strong tenacious and intelligent. Show lines are meant to be she epitome of the breed in all conformation(looks). Knowing your breed and the inherent illnesses that the breed is affected with can also change your mind.
I usually choose working lines because of my profession, but that is not always what you may read about the breed. A good example is the dachshund. They are great with kids and very sweet but some working lines are very energetic and can wear down most children even. I could expand upon this subject for days but we will move on. For questions about your breed feel free to contact me. Show lines are usually very good examples of the breed and fit the descriptions.
If you decide to get a rescue dog from a shelter or an organization you should still do your homework. Start by having a good generalization in mind. Big,small, calm, or ,excited. Stick to the plan and take your time. Most of the shelters are going to have plenty to choose from and they are always a good bargain.
professional dog trainer with Artisan
Lexington / Nicholasville
Adam Madore is a dog trainer with a passion for training and dogs in general.