Are you active? If you’re like me, it’s about increasing your activity levels. Thus you’ve come to the right place. One of the best ways is to get a dog bred to help you do just that, starting three installments ago.
In this instance, let’s focus on some less known canine breeds, starting with the Irish Setter. Known for the silkiness of its dark reddish hair, its social skills are inordinately great. Easy to get along with cats as well as kids, & without eyeing other pooches as competition.
While its smooth fur requires higher maintenance, it’ll more than make-up with a lack of neurotic biting & barking (here’s looking at you, President Biden’s dogs). Granted, this is to be experienced as long as they’re properly socialized & exercised.
That’ll keep Irish Setters in their characteristic behavior of keeping quiet & quickly adjusting in getting to know newly acquainted pets & people. It’ll come in handy when kids are having their nap time, & also having an ideal dog companion while you’re out & about exercising.
The Vizsla dog is a reliable pooch in the protection & affection departments. They establish a strong bond with the family they end up with. This makes them above average in responding to your affective needs. It also makes them ideal for young children to be around.
They do their share of protection around the house by letting you know if something doesn’t seem familiar to them. While easily trainable due to their intelligence, this very thing could easily traumatize them if punished.
Besides having family at the center of its interest, allowing them plenty to exercise on is in their best interest. It’ll put them in their ideal ‘happy place’. Being happiest while exercising with family is what makes the Vizsla a top pick for active families, or wanna-be ones.
Next & last, but proverbially not least, we give you the Australian Shepherd. As easily trainable as it’s high in energy, it proves to be an ideal combination when it comes to children. If you’re an active young family, this is your dog.
Can socialize with pretty much anything you can throw at it, be it, unknown humans, non-dog animals as well as other canines. Of course, kids are also included in the mix. Some may see these dogs becoming significantly protective of their territory & core caretakers, as a downside.
Their breeding has made them exceptionally instinctual to this behavior. The trick is to properly socialize them early enough in their lives. That’ll make them more accepting of proper behavior in out-of-the-ordinary circumstances with either animals & people.
They will take on the game of fetch as if their lives depended on it. We’re talking hours here, playing the same thing as if it was a full-time job. This would give them all the exercise they’ll need on a regular, daily basis.
Which of the ones covered in the three installments was your favorite? Do you have any of these? Let us know in the comments below.