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Choosing a purebred or a mixed breed. Then come the accessories dog coats, dog beds etc.

Saturday, October 17, 2009
posted by Jim Murphy

trainingYou’re are adopting a dog. Should you get a purebred or a mixed breed? There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Purebreds have distinct personality traits.  Poodles are known for their intelligence. They are lively dogs with friendly dispositions and make good guard dogs. Standard poodles can live between 10 – 15 years and toy poodles live between 12 – 16 years. A Portuguese Water dog is one of the more ancient breeds.  They were bred to work and lived on boats in small spaces. They have a friendly temperament and get along with family and friends. They do bark at strangers. A Schnauzer  is alert, inquisitive and very intelligent. They are often referred to as the dog with the human brain. They are loyal and devoted, slow to anger and are quick to defend.

If you choose a pure bred, make sure that it has all of it’s papers including their backgroung and health. You must receive a registration certificate which tells you that the puppy is the offspring of a particular mother and the date the puppy was born. Purebred dog papers should include a pedigree which is the family tree of your dog. It show their bloodline going back four or more generations.

There are also some advantages for choosing a mixed breed. First of all, they are inexpensive.  Being that a mixed breed, is a combination of different kinds of pure breeds or other mixed breeds they will develop a unique personality. Their temperament will probably mimic that of their parents. There is no competition to show the dog or have them compete in any purebred contests. They are friendly and make good family pets.

Choose the breed, adopt the dog and then you can get all of the accessories that you need including dog beds, leashes, dog coats etc. You’ve made a wise choice to adopt a wonderful new family member!



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