Choosing the Dog Breed for You

Choosing the Dog Breed for You


You want to choose a dog breed that’s just right for you and your family. So you check out features, articles, books on various breeds, and what do you find? You’ll get precise information on height and width, length of tail, set of ears.
Maybe you’ll get a history of the dog breed, notes on ease of whelping, and thickness of coat. You’ll learn all about permitted color combinations, the dog’s gait, and maybe – just maybe – a romanticised view of the breed’s temperament … in one line.

Choosing the Dog Breed for You

Choosing the Dog Breed for You

But where will you find out what the critter’s actually like?

This is where we at aim to fill a few gaps. We’ll provide you with the unvarnished truth, the real nuts, and bolts of what your chosen breed is like to live with. No fluff or idealistic twaddle. No preciousness. Just a few words, from the front line – experienced owners and handlers – to tell you the good and the bad about their favorite dog breed.

Real-life comments from real-life owners about what they’re really like. Not just breed puff, but warts-and-all stuff.

Now some people will doubtless disagree with what’s written, will say “That’s not what my dog is like!” These are personal observations about individual dogs, and as individual dogs differ, so will these pieces. If you have something you’d like to add to your favorite dog breed, please let us know, and we’ll consider it for inclusion.

The more information people have to help them choose a dog breed the better, and if it prevents some of those “square pegs in a round hole” relationships, then that will be good news for both the peg and the hole.

Now you can visit our dog breed pages:

Border Collie
Great Dane

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… but be sure to tell us what life is like with your dog breed!

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