By Lillian Spires
Some families will not choose some specific breeds of dogs. Why do people select their breed of the dog at their home?
When choosing a dog, families will look at the size of the dog, how cute it is, and what the dog is meant for. Some families choose a dog because they need protection, want a dog for training, or just a loving companion. When picking out a dog, people look for cute features when a puppy such as short or long noses, fur color, paw size, size of their eyes or even how chunky the dog is as a puppy.
People usually choose a breed because of their look, the type of personality it has, if it's smart enough for a job such as training or for breeding. People choose a different size or look of a dog depending on what they hear about the breed. Puppies are typically adopted very quickly compared to adult dogs and small dogs are generally adopted sooner than larger dogs.
When looking for a smaller dog, people look for the larger rounder shaped head. When looking for a larger dog, they look for large ears, a thick large body build and large paws. We select certain types of breeds because we look at their appearance.
People who like big dogs often look for the common larger dogs like, Labs, German Shepherds, Great Danes, and pitbulls. But when people look for smaller dogs, people will look for smaller dogs like, pugs, Boston terriers and French bulldogs. Deja Flanagan sys “People choose bigger dogs for protection and smaller dogs for companionship”
Another reason why some choose the breed of a dog is because they know a lot about the dog, when being a breeder, people usually look for the same breed and a dog that is very good looking. For example, if a breeder has a female, the breeder would look for a muscular, larger, certain color fur coat and larger paws and features than the female dog. If a breeder wants purebred puppies, than they would breed the same breeds together, but if a breeder wants particular traits and features on a dog like, fur color, floppy ears or a curved tail. They would get another breed type with the traits and looks the breeder is looking for.
People also choose certain breeds that will be able to positively adapt to that person's surroundings at home. If a family has multiple toddlers, they usually won't buy a dog that they know will be hyper. If someone already has a one or more dogs, than a breed that doesn't get along with other dogs probably isn't the best choice.
Some families go in selecting a dog knowing that they want a working dog that can perform search and rescue with a designated handler in the family. Some families go in selecting a breed that sheds less than other breeds. Some families go in selecting a breed that has lower energy levels. Some people assume that all dogs are the same even if they have the same breed. Then they try and force this dog to either get along with children, learn tricks having to do with paymental training, or getting along with other dogs. Some dogs don't always match the breed's reputation is has. Families choose certain breeds because of what they want and need at their home or for their families.