A vast majority of popular dogs are bread in puppy mills and are in high demand. The problem here, is that puppies from these mills usually receive very little medical care and with hardly any regard for these animals, it becomes quite clear that the odds of running into the aftermath of such deplorable treatment can cause major behavioral and emotional problems later in the puppy’s life. It is also key to know what puppy breed will suit you and your family best before making a commitment because up to 8 million healthy animals are killed in U.S. pounds and shelters every year.
The Labrador Retriever: In 2009 the Labrador was the most popular breed of dog not only in the United States but in the entire world. This dog is currently being used by police and other government agencies for their keen sense of detection.
The German Shepherd: This dog was originally intended for herding sheep and was only introduced by the Germans in 1899. Just like the Labrador Retriever, the German shepherd is used by police and also in military units around the world. They are ideal for this line of work because of their strength, speed, intelligence and incredible sense of smell. After World War 1 returning soldiers spoke highly of the breed and their popularity became very well known.
The Yorkshire Terrier: Developed in Yorkshire England in the 1800’s. This breed is only 3.2kg and go by several nicknames including; Yorkie, Walking Jewel and Yorkshire Terror. Although the Yorkshire Terrier is obviously, again, a small breed of dog and typically they are known for their brave qualities and overprotective nature with their owners, they are also known for being very affectionate and loyal.
The Golden Retriever: This breed of dog is extremely intelligent and was originally developed in Scotland. The golden retriever was, at that time, trained to retrieve small game like ducks and pheasants, but because of the their high intelligence level this breed of dog became excellent for search and rescue, and make great detectors for illegal drugs, hearing dogs for deaf people along with one of their best attributes which is as a guide dog for the blind. The Golden retriever has a gentle temperament and is extremely loyal which makes these breed a wonderful pet for families with children.
The Beagle- a small to medium sized dog, the Beagle is a member of the Hound Group and was developed in Great Britain around the 1830’s for tracking rabbits and other game. However, the true origin of the Beagle can be tracked for over two thousand years! The modern day beagle was developed from an array of hound dog species including the Talbot Hound, the Southern Hound, the North Country Beagle and they are even said to have some Harrier -at least in the modern day Beagle’s blood… but the general consensus is that that has not yet been proven. The beagle has a loving temper and know to have very little health problems which makes this animal an ideal pet.
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