This is the most important part of adopting a dog and I highlyy advice you to read this before you take a dog back home with you
Before you get yourself a dog its best to first do a bit of homework.
Never choose dog because of its looks believe me it can be deceiving.
Here is a list of what you must first decide on:
Breed selection. Who are you? Where do you live? Who lives with you? What do you expect from your dog?
Once you have made up a list of above and similar do a research on what breed will suit you and your life style best. You will be left with a much smaller list to choose from. It is here that you are to decide on color, size etc. Once you have decided on breed you can continue.
Puppy or adult?
Depending on you and your expectations you will have the choice of a puppy or adult dog. If you are patient and have time to spare and are ready to put up with mistakes then you can prefer a puppy that you will have a higher success chance of making a bond. Or you could decide on a trained adult dog that you will have less fuss with and be sure of what you have adopted whereas a puppy is liable to change with age. It really depends on what you can offer and what you expect.
Here comes the question of male vs. female.
A very popular question is which is better. The truth is that they are equal. Each has advantages and disadvantages. So it's up to you to decide. Here's some help.
Will be more protective.
Is smaller then a male
Goes into season twice a year for 5-15 days and at that time will change in character and will be in search for a mate.
Matures later on in life.
Always on the hunt for a female partner
Larger and generally better looking
Love to sign their territory
4- Once you have decided on breed, age and sex you have to decide on specific character. Every dog has their own character. Each character fits better with different people lifestyles and jobs. So a bit of research won't hurt. If you are adopting an adult dog things will be easier. If a puppy then providing that you are getting the puppy from a respectable breeder they will help you to choose. Dogs come in different groups and there are special tests to determine what group each puppy fits in. Make sure you get help else you will have a 1 out of 4 chance of taking the right puppy home! We charge a £10 fee for helping on puppy selection. If you need our assistance to help you choose a puppy from a pack please contact us.