Guide to Pet Dog Breeds
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Choosing the right pet dog breed for families with children

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Choosing a Dog requiring lots of exercise.
These high energy dogs will enjoy and require more exercise than some other less energetic breeds. Throwing a ball, or letting your dog run free in open country or parks as a means of exercise is great, but it does not completely fulfill the dog's need for a walk. Taking your dog for a walk is very important for in order to promote bonding, socialisation and a healthy and active mind and body. Well exercised dogs will rest more calmly at home and be less fretful if left alone.

Dog breeds that require lots of exercise:-









Some suggestions for Dog Breeds that need lots of exercise.

Dog Breed
 

Airedale Terrier
Feisty and independent, can be affectionate and good with children and other animals if socialised with them from an early age. Good temperament with a possessive nature towards owner, which makes them good all-round family dogs

Afghan Hound
Afghans are elegant, independent, keen, sensitive, loyal, loving companions, calm and patient they are tolerant of children and most other pets. They can often appear unintelligent and this combined with their independent nature can make them difficult to train.

Bloodhound
Affectionate, affable, sensitive and sometimes reserved dogs. Good with children but can often knock them over.Generally good with strangers, other pets and unfamiliar dogs.
Enjoys company making them ideal family dogs.

Border Collie
They're good with children and make excellent watchdogs. H
ighly intelligent, readily trained dog breed. Keen, alert and responsive to commands. Enjoys the company found in a family enviroment and also that of other dogs.

Briard

Calm, bold and courageous. Loyal to owners and intelligent making them responsive to commands and easily trainable.
Fits well into family environment but may need their boisterous nature curbing from an early age.

Dalmatian
Distinctive "spotty dog". Friendly, elegant,exhuberant and outgoing popular dog.
Exhuberant, friendly and outgoing dogs. Affectionate and devoted with owners, child friendly if socialised early.

English Foxhound
Friendly, energetic dogs that are large and eager and love the company of other dogs and animals. Highly active, friendly, and extremely alert, these dogs have plenty of stamina and endurance. Moderately easy to train they make independent but very affectionate pets.

English Setters
Graceful, elegant dogs with plenty of energy
. Friendly dog, excellent with children, has a soft mouth but can be lively and exhuberant.

Pointer (German Shorthaired)
Lively exhuberant dogs full of energy and enthusiasm Enjoys lots of exercise and games. Intelligent, easy to train learning new commands easily. Good family dog, great with children and other pets

Golden Retrievers
This is another breed that has a lot of energy and will want to play for hours. Golden retrievers are intelligent, ea

Schnauzer (Giant)
Intellgent, alert dogs, bold and brave but calm and reliable. Loyal and affectionate
Reasonably easy to train good with children and other pets

Gordon Setter
Happy, outgoing dogs that are also fearless, bold and affectionate. Quite easy to train they are generally obedient, make ideal family pets or working gundogs, they are great with children and other animals although they can be shy with strangers, Generally alert they make excellent watchdogs.

Great Dane

Exhuberant, outgoing dogs that can sometimes be stubborn and independent. Moderately easy to train (but easy to housetrain). Likes to be part of the family and if exercised properly will often be quiet at home, Generally make good guard dog possibly due to appearance rather than aggression..


Irish Setter

Extremely active, often excitable dogs that are also affectionate and loyal. Great with children and family pets they make an ideal pet dog for active families.
Reasonably easy to train they learn new commands quickly.

Jack Russel Terrier
Small dogs but full of energy and character, Popular and well known they make ideal family pets but can also be used as a working dog. Affectionate and loyal is good with children especially if raised with them.

Irish Setter

Extremely active, often excitable dogs that are also affectionate and loyal. Great with children and family pets they make an ideal pet dog for active families.
Reasonably easy to train they learn new commands quickly.

Weimaraner
Freindly,obedient, alert and active dog with a protective and exhuberant nature.
Likes to develop close bonds with their owners.
Loyal, intelligent and obedient, making them easy to train.
Great with children
















There are some basic areas that anyone, whatever their lifestyle requirements, should consider before making the choice of what type of dog would be most suitable.
These start with details about your lifestyle:- (Previous dog owners will probably have assessed these points already but their lifestyle and requirements may have changed).

Our Guide to Choosing a Pet Dog contains a further, broader, range of information that you should consider before choosing any new pet dog.





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Dogs For Your Lifestyle.
Dog Breeds that will best suit your needs (little or lots of exercise, little grooming, elderly owners, easily trained, suitable in flats etc.)