Before you get your dog there are a couple of important points you need to cover. Such as deciding on the role your dog is going to play in your life. It is quite likely that you want a dog for any one of the following activities:
- Play buddy for the kids
- Dog show performer
Luckily the various dog breeds were developed to carry out those functions shown in the list above. Some of the breeds are more than capable of performing all those functions whereas others are restricted in their ability to carry out just one or perhaps two of them. But no matter because breed functionality and ability is not what we are here to discuss. We are here to discuss how you can pick out the puppy that bests compliments you as an individual from a litter of sibling puppies.
How To Identify Your Puppy From an Adorable Warm Fuzzy Heap of Cuddlies
Okay I am going to make a number of assumptions here about you and they are:
- You have made an honest assesment of your lifestyle and personality;
- You have calculated the amount of time you will be able to devote to your warm furry bundle;
- You have a good understanding and knowledge of the climatic conditions where you live;
- You have no delusions about your living abode (yeah it’s true that a home is the owner’s castle but let’s be real…a two bedroom apartment really does not a mansion make!
So why are these assumptions important?
They’re important because it means that you have done enough research to ensure that you can readily identify the dog breed that will perfectly compliment you and your lifestyle. In other words your new dog won’t be tossed out to a shelter any time soon because of a clash of personalities!
Individuals In The Same Family Have Widely Different Personalities…So Do Puppies!
You know how kids from the same family can be very different? Like the shy nerdy kid who’s always curled up somewhere reading a book or on the computer as compared to a super popular sibling who’s always the center of attention!
Well dog families have exactly the same thing! In any given litter of puppies (no matter the breed of dog) you’re gonna find that one puppy who is always the first to do anything and always the center of attention. Furthermore some puppies will bebe more aggressive than others, some will bask and glow in your attention…
…and then there”ll be that one puppy who sits alone to one side unimpressed by your attempts to get it to join in the fun activity of licking your hand like its siblings!
By The Tender Age of 7 Weeks Your Puppy Has Already Developed Its Adult Dog Personality!
Okay this may not seem like earth shattering news especially as far as puppies go but here’s the thing though…
Do You Really Want To Struggle With An Unruly 150lb Dog That Has Its Own Idea Of What Is Best?
A puppy is fairly easy to control and master because it is small but always bear in mind that one day that furry bundle of joy is going to morph into a 150lb canine freight train (depending on the breed of course) with a totally different opinion from yours of what is good and polite canine behavior! Are you up to the task to handle that…or perhaps more importantly would you even want to?
And if your dog happens to be one of the more massive breeds with a genetic predisposition to aggression then boy are you gonna be in trouble when things get out of hand!
But luckily you can avoid all that without having to sacrifice the dog breed you have set your heart on.
Well because there is a well researched, much used and extensively proven procedure that can identify the most compatible puppy for a new owner.
Article on puppies written by Kayye Nynne