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We all know it’s very important for us humans to find a good match in a potential spouse or significant other, but it’s also important to find a dog that will be a good match for our personality and lifestyle. Here are some resources to help you find the perfect canine companion for you! 

Book recommendations:

The Dog Selector: How to Choose the Right Breed for You by David Alderton

This authoritatively written guide gives you all the information you need about the essential character of 130 breeds, enabling you to make an informed decision and find the perfect pet for you.

Every Dog: The Ultimate Guide to Over 450 Breeds by Nancy Hajeski

This book is a comprehensive and visual reference to over 500 breeds of dogs. There are illustrations, charts, tables and icons that make it the ideal reference for dog lovers. The book provides thoroughly researched canines from around the world and includes ancient breeds and modern breeds. It is organized into various categories making it easy to read and comprehend

Your Perfect Dog by David Alderton

Popular dating Web sites use innovative profiling to help people find their ideal matches. In Your Perfect Dog, a similar approach is used to help prospective dog owners find the best canine for their homes and lifestyles. After all, a pet is a long-term companion that will essentially become a member of the family. It makes sense to ensure that owner and pet personalities are compatible. Renowned canine expert, David Alderton, uses 20 simple human profiles that analyze potential owners by age, work situation, housing, family size, hobbies, fitness, and more. He then profiles 175 dog breeds–from sporting dogs and terriers to herders and hunting dogs–with plenty of details on each dog’s physical attributes, likes and dislikes, specific requirements, and more. For each dog, the 20 human profiles are graded on a scale from 1 to 10. A perfect 10 indicates a perfect match! A fun and straightforward way to select a beloved new pet. Includes a glossary of terms and more than 200 color photos

New Dog: Choosing Wisely and Ensuring a Happily Ever After by Bruce Fogle

Popular dating Web sites use innovative profiling to help people find their ideal matches. In Your Perfect Dog, a similar approach is used to help prospective dog owners find the best canine for their homes and lifestyles. After all, a pet is a long-term companion that will essentially become a member of the family. It makes sense to ensure that owner and pet personalities are compatible. Renowned canine expert, David Alderton, uses 20 simple human profiles that analyze potential owners by age, work situation, housing, family size, hobbies, fitness, and more. He then profiles 175 dog breeds–from sporting dogs and terriers to herders and hunting dogs–with plenty of details on each dog’s physical attributes, likes and dislikes, specific requirements, and more. For each dog, the 20 human profiles are graded on a scale from 1 to 10. A perfect 10 indicates a perfect match! A fun and straightforward way to select a beloved new pet. Includes a glossary of terms and more than 200 color photos

From Hoopla:

How to Adopt a Dog the Right Way by Chad Booth

You cherish dogs and you want a dog! Numerous people feel precisely the manner in which you do! This is nothing unexpected, because dogs are magnificent creatures and they make incredible pets. A dog can bring loads of fun, fellowship, and happiness to your life! In any case, if you truly consider it, you likely would prefer just not to own a dog, you need it to be the best experience on the planet for you, your new pet, and your whole family. You need to be as delighted with your dog years from now as when you initially adopt him. The catch is you may not be certain of precisely how to get this going. Setting out on the incredible experience of being a dog proprietor is an energizing experience. Unfortunately, this experience does not come with an instruction manual. Frequently everything necessary is committing one little error to transform adopting a dog into a fiasco. You may dislike your dog, or he may dislike you. You may conclude that he is more of an inconvenience than you had expected. Even under the least favorable conditions, you may regret the choice to adopt a dog altogether. The uplifting news is none of these things need to happen! You can get the dog you want, the one that is right for you and have a lifetime of fun, companionship, and extraordinary times with your new canine companion! Other people have had a different kind of awful involvement in adopting. They pick the sort of dog they want, and start to genuinely adore their new pet, just to find that the dog they picked required a lot of upkeep and cost an excessive amount to keep up. This is the sort of thing that can without much of a stretch happen when you don’t invest some energy into finding out about the dog before you adopt him! You would prefer not to risk giving a dog a new home and afterward letting him down when you discover you can’t keep him. Or breaking your family’s hearts when you choose that this specific dog was an unexpected end result! None of these encounters need to transpire if you get the majority of the facts before you adopt!Each breed is known to have special attributes. This includes their personalities, their appearances, the measure of upkeep and maintenance they require, and medical problems. When you have all the facts about the breed you are thinking about, it will be anything but difficult to decide whether it is the correct breed for you! When you comprehend what’s in store ahead of time, you will be prepared for your new dog when he arrives home. Rather than worries, concerns, and surprises, you will observe dog proprietorship to be one the most superb experiences in your life!

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And if you are looking for the perfect canine companion, please don’t forget to consider adopting from our local Humane Society, Tri-County Animal Shelter, or breed rescue group.