So each month I am going to start showcasing a particular breed of dog. I get a lot of questions from people who are looking to get a dog for their family and are not sure what to get. My advice.. do LOTS of research first.
Each breed is different and requires different needs.
Some are couch potatoes and do great in apartments and some require extensive training and exercise... so make sure BEFORE you get the dog you understand what kind of dog he or she is and what they were bred to do. This way, you won't be surprised when you get home.
Too many pets are abandoned or given to shelters because the owner did not do their research ahead of time and then decided the pet is not right for their family. This is very sad for the animal.
The video below will give you some insight into this particular breed, so watch and see if this dog is right for your family.
Our first showcase dog for August 2013 is.... (drum roll)... the Australian Shepherd. Yay!!
Please make your decision to get a dog a wise decision. Do your research, understand why they were bred, what their requirements are, and, if they are right for your family.
If you do this research ahead of time, you and your dog will have a great life together !