If you’ve been seriously considering getting a puppy or a adopting senior dog from a doggie shelter, I commend and encourage you to do so! But before you go ahead and adopt a new furry family member, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the dog breed so you know what you can expect down the road. Will Fido love digging up your flower beds? Is the breed a good companion to have around your children? Will you have to take regular trips to the grooming parlor? We’ve only just scratched the surface, there are so many more considerations to make and it’s important you thoroughly research the dog breed since the new family addition will be a long-term commitment.
In this article we discuss the top ten most popular dog breeds showcased by Nationwide Insurance. They’ve cleverly put together an in-depth infographic with some very useful info on the most popular dog breeds. This will in no doubt help guide you in your decision making process about the type of dog breed you should consider adopting.
A lot of these breeds are no surprise since I can name about 12 Labrador owners out of my immediate close circle of friends. If you’re thinking of adopting a new dog, then look no further as this quick infographic has all the answers below.
Hopefully the infographic has helped shed some light on the type of things you’ll to consider prior to making your final choice. Go ahead and talk to other pet owners who would be more familiar with each dog breed. They’ll be more than happy to share with you all the things you need to know and watch out for to ensure you get the best dog to fit you and your family.
There are so many great books about dogs to help guide your decision also. Check them out!
Also, be sure to check out our blog post, Essential Guide to Crate Training. Whether you’re adopting a puppy or an older dog, crating is a necessity.
Do you have any helpful tips or advice when adding a new pet to your family? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.