List Of Dog Breeds
When adopting a dog, the best thing to do, of course, is get one of those homeless dogs that live in pounds. Not only they are free, but you will be saving a dog from a life of misery.
The problem with dogs from pounds is that they are already grown up, which means that you lost the opportunity to have them as puppies and watch them grow. It also means that you would not have them for long, as dogs life expectancy is much shorter than human. Another disadvantage is that they might have an already formed personality that you would not like.
If you want a pup that you can model, you can also get one from a pet store. They are rather cheap and you will watch them grow, as opposed to getting a homeless puppy.
However, if you have special needs, you might want to consider getting a purebreed. Unlike other dogs, a purebreed dog will always grow up to have a fixed set of traits that you know in advance. This can be a huge advantage in special situations. For example, if you have children, you want a dog that will be friendly, social, and that would not grow to be stronger, bigger or heavier than your children. Also, if you live in a small apartment, you want a dog that will leave comfortably there and that would not bark as much and cause you problems with your neighbors. If you do not have much time, you want a dog that does not require a lot of exercise or that requires you to play with it every day for one hour. It is also a good idea to get a dog that does not shed its coat as much
What you need is a list of dog breeds. Fortunately, that is very easy to find. There are several sites on Internet that feature a list of dog breeds and which you can access easily. The first one that comes to mind is wikipedia. It has a list of breeds that is very exhaustive.
There are other sites on Internet that have a list of dog breeds that is organized according to peoples needs. Such a list of dog breeds is much more useful. A list of dog breeds like this will include categories such as child dog breeds, hunting dog breeds, hypoallergenic dog breeds, etc.
Lastly, another good option is to visit a kennel club in your area. It will not only give you a list of dog breeds that are easy to find in your area, but it will also let you speak with people who has experience with dog breeds and will give you advise on what breed to get.