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The Bouvier des Flandres has always had a reputation for being a very good family pet, watchdog, and guard dog. In addition, it is a great dog for children to have. It enjoys being with children and is very good with children. It is both patient and loving with children, being a faithful friend and companion to them. [...]
Every dog has his or her own temperament. Part of it is in their genetics, but a large part of it is in the training the dog receives from the time they are young puppies. The Bouvier des Flandres is a dog with a great temperament, but they can be dominant in their household or they can be calm, submissive, and gentle. The training they receive from a young age will help to steer them in the right direction towards becoming the perfect family dog. [...]
You've been thinking about getting a dog for a long time now and finally decided on the breed you and your family want. The Bouvier des Flandres is everything you've been looking for. All you need now is to find just the right Bouvier for you and your family.
Picking out a dog is never an easy thing, but with the breed chosen, it's a lot easier. You have your choice of buying a Bouvier puppy, buying an older Bouvier, or adopting a Bouvier from a shelter or rescue organization. [...]
The Bullmastiff is a large dog that in spite of its size makes a very good family pet. They have a great disposition and love to play and be loved by their owners. They do have the reputation for being stubborn and very willful, but training at an early age can often eliminate many problems that may arise from this. [...]
For most homeowners, getting a dog is more than just acquiring a family pet that the children can play with. Dogs are also very useful to guard both the premises and the people that are in it.
Breed is an important consideration when it comes to size, intelligence, and ease of care of a guard dog. If you need a dog large enough to wrestle a man to deter a potential intruder, it is best to get a medium to large sized dog. If you do not wish to physically handle a large dog, however, small breeds make excellent alert dogs, as they usually bark at anything that moves. [...]
If you are looking for a canine addition to your family that will be loyal, protective and obedient, consider an Estrela Mountain Dog.
This breed dates back to ancient times as a working dog that guarded sheep on the Serra da Estrela Mountains in Portugal. Estrelas enjoy cold climates, but can tolerate warmer temperatures. They can be kept in apartments, but homes with yards are preferable, as they need to get daily exercise. If you do live in an apartment, you should take the dog out for a good half hour walk every day. Aside from the Estrelas physical needs, daily outings also keep him more psychologically balanced. [...]
The bulldog is probably the one dog that people are mistaken about more than any other. From their history of being bred and used for bull baiting - where they would attack and drag a bull - they've had the reputation for being mean and aggressive, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth. The British bulldog is a wonderful and gentle dog that makes a great family pet. [...]
Although Estrela Mountain Dogs can be aggressive and fierce when it comes to strangers encroaching on your property or attempting to break into your home, they are also sensitive animals that quickly become attached to family members, especially children.
As herding dogs for shepherds in the Serra da Estrela Mountains in Portugal, these dogs spend their summers outside. However, during the winter they stayed inside with the family as a guard dog. During this time, they became accustomed to family life and being around kids. In fact, these dogs have an affinity with children that may surprise you. [...]
The English foxhound makes a wonderful pet for couples with or without children. They seem to get along with everyone and everything. Originally being a pack hound, they get along with other dogs and love being around humans. It also gets along with other outdoor animals such as horses, cows, and so on. It is a very social animal. Although they get along great with dogs and other large animals, they do possess a drive to find prey, which may make them want to chase smaller animals. This could present a problem if you also have cats or other small animals as pets. It's very important that your English foxhound be socialized around your other small animals at a young age. [...]
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is usually used as a hunting dog, although they are excellent in the show ring and make even more wonderful family pets. [...]
In order to find the perfect name for your pet Chow Chow, you must study your pet's behavior. Don't rush to give your Chow a name; instead study him for a while. Does he bark a lot? Does he munch? Does he love to curl down beside you or in your lap? Does he have a strange moaning sound? Does he skip away from strangers? Does he look funny when seeing other pets? Is he stubborn or obedient? [...]
While they are a breed that has been bred for protection, the Akbash may not be a good breed for your home, family, and children. The reasons for this are numerous, but they are all rooted in one simple fact: the Akbash is a protector at heart, and can be aggressive by nature. Also, he is a very independent dog, again because he was bred to be so. So before you choose an Akbash as your family's pet, think about the possible problems that can be associated with the breed and protection animals in general. [...]
Many times when people get a dog such as the Australian shepherd, they are not aware of all the demands that they have on your time. In fact, it does not take long for the owners to realize that they not only need physical exercise but they need mental stimulation as well. [...]
Many times when people decide that they want to get a dog, they are not sure as to what breed of dog they want. In fact, many people do not know what they want until they see the dogs, especially when it comes to Australian shepherds.
Because many people do not know much about Australian shepherd dogs when they get them, they are unsure of how they are around their families, especially around the children. [...]
Although the Canaan is a rare breed of dog, even today, they make an excellent family pet with an experienced owner. The Canaan will come into your household believing that he is going to run the show and dominate. That is, until he is shown otherwise, repeatedly with firmness and affection. [...]