If you're thinking of adopting a dog for your family, there are a lot of factors to consider. First, where do you live? Do you have a house with a yard or is your living space more confined? This may determine in part the size of your new pet. Which breed is best with young children? How much exersize will they need? Do they shed alot? Will the dog be left alone often? Some dogs get naughty when left alone for long periods and need a companion. Which breeds are easily trainable?
These are questions that after you answer will help you decide which breed is best for your situation.
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