4 Fun Loving Family Dogs
Article by Doghealth
Choosing a pet dog for your family can be a difficult process. There are so many things to consider, such as your family’s safety, the space required for the dog, its needs, not to mention the fact that you have to teach your kids the responsibility of owning a pet dog and what they can and cannot do around it. Some dog breeds are wonderful for family dogs. Below are the top 4 breeds and the pros and cons of having the breed.
A golden retriever is definitely one of the most well known dog breeds in the world. These dogs were bred as bird dogs, or dogs that were used to retrieve birds from hunting. They have what is called a “soft mouth,” which is the ability to have precision control over their jaw muscles. These dogs can carry an uncooked egg inside their mouth without cracking or damaging the shell.
A wonderful trait this breed has is its gentleness and intelligence. They are generally very well behaved around children and they are very caring of their families. They are very easy to train and need a bit of maintenance for their middle length coat.
Known for their loyalty and intelligence, German Shepherds are amazing large dogs. They are not only perfect as family dogs, they are also great guard dogs, capable of protecting you from any dangers that might threaten your family and home. This breed is ideal for families that love to go out for outdoor activities like trekking and camping trips. German Shepherds are also commonly used as service dogs by the police and army. Health wise, these dogs are generally healthy. However, they can be prone to degenerative myelopathy when they become older.
Pugs are toy dogs. These dogs love to be placed on their owner’s laps and just lounge around. These little dogs adjust to your lifestyle and are very playful. Children will have lots of fun taking them out for walks and playing with them. They have a very short coat, making grooming very low maintenance. However, these dogs are very prone to hypoplastic and collapsing tracheas which causes breathing problems.
With their pointy ears, big eyes and short legs, Welsh Corgis are adorable dogs. Don’t let their size fool you though, as they are actually very protective of their territory and family. Welsh Corgis are very active, they can run around all day and will gladly greet you when you come home after the end of the day. Like German Shepherds they are also very prone to degenerative myelopathy.
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German Shepherds are also commonly used as service dogs by the police and army. Health wise, these dogs are generally healthy. However, they can be prone to degenerative myelopathy when they become older.
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