Sites that focus on how to choose a dog.
The AKC recognizes over 150 different breeds of dog, and each of these breeds has its own unique temperament, appearance, activity level and set of needs. You should do some serious and careful research to determine which breed of dog is right for you and your family.
Comprehensive directory of AKC registered breed rescues by state can be a useful tool for those wanting to choose their dogs through the adoption process.
Help with choosing a dog, especially for families with young children. Large breeds list with breed recommendations, health, safety and grooming tips.
Searchable database of dog breed traits. Input desired dog traits and characteristics, and find breeds.
Written by a breeder. Includes warning signs to watch for and questions to ask when purchasing a puppy to avoid unscrupulous breeder tactics.
About.com article, featuring tips and advice on choosing this top 10 US breed. Choosing the perfect German Shepherd puppy does require a great deal of time, effort and energy, but this investment will be well worth it before you acquire your dog.
Article about the many considerations to think about before bringing a new dog into the household. Includes information about training, grooming, sleeping, feeding and activity levels.
Includes breed characteristics, health considerations and training information for the most popular American Kennel Club breeds.
Includes information about how individual breed group characteristics fit with family personalities, a selection quiz for choosing a dog, ideas for dog names and dog coloring pages.
Encyclopedia of world dog breeds with photos, information about these breeds, and a guide to help select the best dog breed for one's lifestyle.
Articles related to choosing, welcoming, and what to expect at your first veterinarian appointment- important considerations to think about before you get a puppy.
Article that examines both the best types of dogs to choose for apartment living, as well as ones that are best to steer clear from if you live in a smaller living space in close proximity to other people.
A collection of articles and FAQs regarding dog breed selection.
What to look for when purchasing a dog, and what not to do. How to find a good breeder. Includes relevant questions to ask a breeder to ensure that your dog will be healthy and well-adjusted.
Pulls suggested breeds from a database after a short online quiz is taken. After matches are shown,the tool allows up to four breeds to be compared.
Explains what to look for in both personal lifestyle and dog traits to ensure a good match. Includes tips for a successful shelter adoption.
Explanation of the aptitude testing process and a printable test sheet. This procedure, created by Wendy and Jack Volhard attempts to ascertain whether a puppy's nature is going to be more passive or dominant by its behavior during the test.
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