When you are choosing a dog, it all starts with you! You must be 100% sure that you want dog in your life, its not a toy. You will have him for more than 10 years. So you are 100% sure you want a dog, now you need to be completely honest to yourself. How good are you with dogs? Some dogs are easily trainable but some are realy hard to train. If it will be your first dog, than you must get easily trainable breed, otherwise, the dog will overwhelm you.
Another thing you should consider about yourself, is how big is your home. Do you live in big house or small apartment? Do you have a yard? Some dogs can not live in apartment and some can not live outside your home. Another important thing is, how much free time will you have? Do you work 12 hours a day? Or maybe you are retired and you will spend all day with your dog? This is another important thing you must consider, because there are breeds, that should not be left home alone for long periods of time.
Now lets talk about purpose of your dog. Most people today are looking for a dog, that will be their amazing companion. But you might also be looking for guard and protector, maybe you are farmer and you are looking for herding dog or you need good hunting companion. There are dogs for everyone, you just need to determine, what purpose your dog should have and find for certain breeds in that group.
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