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Breed Characteristics / Behaviour

Some really good guides for picking a Dog; fairly detailed guidelines as to how much time and exercise each breed will need, how bright / how easy to train (not necessarily the same thing!).
Gerry Molloy
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Breed Characteristics / Behaviour

Postby Gerry Molloy » Fri May 01, 2015 12:50 pm

Some good sites out there for checking out breed characteristic / behaviour if you're thinking about getting a dog and want to make sure its the right dog for you and your (family) circumstances.

One such site is http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/characteristics

Its pretty comprehensive in terms of the number of headings covered as well as the detail provided for each breed.

The main headings covered include:
- Dog Breeds Who Adapt Well To Apartment Living / Not Well Suited To Apartment Living
- Size
- Tendency to Bark or Howl
- Tolerates being alone
- Affectionate With Family
- Child Friendly
- Amount of Shedding
- Drooling levels
- Easy to Groom
- Intelligence
- Easy to Train (Intelligent does not necessarily mean easy to train)
- Energy level
- Amount of Exercise
- Friendly towards Strangers
- Friendly towards Dogs
- General Health
- Good for Novice Owners
- Intensity

Source: http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/characteristics

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