The size of the dog affects the training required. It may be cute when a tiny Yorkshire Terrier tries to jump in your lap, but not so cute when your Labrador Retriever jumps up on guests if they walk in the doorway, and accidentally sneeze them in an attempt to say hello. Bigger dogs may get into more mischief like stealing food in the kitchen counters. Dogs can find out how to open kitchen cabinets or drawers too.
One final piece of advice, as rule dogs live longer than larger breeds. For example, the Irish wolfhound only has an average lifespan of 6 to 10 years compared to a toy poodle whose average lifespan is 12 to 15 Decades
If you want to enjoy the great outdoors with your doggie companion, then among those moderate to large sized”athletic” strains could be appropriate. But if your lifestyle is more sedentary, those dogs can get tired of lack of action occasionally resulting in harmful behavior. Small breeds are easier to transport or pick up, therefore for seniors these can be ideal. On the other hand, small dogs can be injured by exuberant kids who manage them roughly, or by a child falling on them.
Some puppies are more graceful. Some are far more carefree like clumsy adolescents and are not good in houses filled with fine antiques that may be destroyed with one casual swish of a strong tail.
If you intend on traveling with your pet, bear in mind that although increasingly more lodging establishments are”pet-friendly,” many have strict rules concerning the dimensions of dog they’ll accept, and at times do not let certain breeds which have a reputation for aggressiveness.
Different size puppies fit different lifestyles–however, there are grey areas in those guidelines. If you reside in an apartment, as an instance, you would suppose a smaller puppy fits better into your small space. But, certain tiny breeds like terriers are so full of energy they might be adaptable to your lifestyle compared to among the large breeds which have a reputation for mellowing as it becomes older.
On the other hand, the giant breeds are often more docile and require less exercise than younger dogs.
You need always to understand the height and weight that your puppy will reach when he grows to an adult. Large dogs consume more food (higher cost ), produce more waste, and generally need more space to roam.