When you decide to add a new four-legged member to your family, you want them to be a perfect match, which means you need to choose your dog wisely. You’re going to have to do some research on different breeds, as choosing solely on looks may not lead you in the right direction or find you the right dog for your family. When you begin your search, you should keep a few things in mind:
It’s important to think about physical appearance and typical breed behaviors in your search. If you have a smaller home, it may not be a good idea to keep a large dog that requires a lot of space. Now think of your family dynamics – will your dog be around small children? How do you want your dog to behave when strangers are around your home? Do you want them to be friendly or would you like them to be protective? How often will your dog be alone during the day?
Look for a breed that can be independent and caring towards your family. Plus, some breeds – like labradoodles – are hypoallergenic, making them a perfect choice if one of your family members has asthma or severe allergies.
Of course, it’s important that dog owners can take care of the basics – food, exercise, and regular checkups/vaccinations. But there are some breeds that require more attention and will need to be challenged mentally and have a job to do. This means that they require more extensive obedience training and hands-on time. You need to have an understanding of how much time you would like to dedicate to training.
The same thought process goes into considering a dog’s coat. Some dogs are constantly in need to combing, brushing and washing to keep their hair from collecting dirt or getting matted. If you don’t have the time to properly groom a high-maintenance dog, consider a labradoodle, as it’s one of the dog breeds that don’t require as much grooming.
What activities are you going to want to do with your dog? Most dogs can go for jogs and perform tricks, but if you’re looking for a dog that can accompany you on long walks and curl up on the couch for a binge watching session, look no further than a labradoodle. These pups are great in a wide variety of situations, making them adaptable to your activity level and lifestyle.
When you have a better understanding of what you’re looking for, you’ll feel more confident when choosing your dog. This will strengthen your relationship and ensure that you’re both extremely happy for the years you’ll spend together. For more information on labradoodles or to find out more about our expected litters, contact Copper Canyon Australian Labradoodles today!