To help you get along with your dog and to avoid unpleasant situations with other dogs or dog walkers, you'll need to get to know your dog and his traits. Of course each dog has his or her own characteristics and mood changes, but you can learn a lot from reading about your dog's breed nature. Here's a list of common breeds and their characteristics:
They're considered intelligent, energetic and eager to please. They have a highly developed nose so they like to explore and follow interesting smells.
A fun Beagle fact: Beagles were originally bred for hunting.
Dog walker tip: don't let the Beagle walk without his leash, he might follow a certain smell and not you.
They're strong and energetic and don't like to be left alone for a long time. They're considered very protective of their family.
Dog walker tip: Watch what they eat since they have a sensitive stomach. They usually drool, so if you don't like it, try to avoid their drooling area. And if you're their new dog walker, ask other people to stay away since they have a strong bite.
They're heavy and strong, stubborn, loyal and gentle. They also snore and love a lot of attention.
A (not so) fun Bulldog fact: Bulldogs were originally bred for blood sport.
They're considered energetic and fearless and usually bark at strangers.
A fun Chihuahua fact: A Chihuahua is the smallest dog breed.
Dog walker tip: They can't stand the cold, so keep them warm. Because they are so small and delicate, you'll need to watch them when you're walking outside.
They're considered intelligent, energetic, strong, fearless and loyal. They need attention and don't like to be left alone for a long time.
Dog walker tip: They're energetic so take them on long dog walks and watch your clothes since they tend to shed a lot.
They're considered energetic, intelligent, eager to please, friendly and don't like to be left alone.
A fun Golden Retriever fact: They like to swim.
Dog walker tip: They're energetic, so you'll need to take them on long dog walks and they shed a lot, so watch out.
They're considered intelligent, loyal and eager to please. They bark when a stranger approaches.
Dog walker tip: They usually don't require long dog walks. They shed a lot so be careful and they're gentle so keep small kids away.
They're intelligent and playful, sensitive to their owner's mood, tend to bark and like a lot of attention.
A fun Poodle fact: They're an ancient breed and they like to swim.
Dog walker tip: Be gentle since some of them may suffer from separation anxiety.
They're happy, cheerful, and get along with everyone. They lose focus quite fast, and they're a bit lazy and like to eat so they can easily become overweight.
A fun Pug fact: They sneeze and snore and have breathing problems.
Dog walker tip: Their folds of skin need to be cleaned and they need some exercise since they tend to become overweight. Also – you should watch your clothes since they shed a lot.
They're strong, can be territorial of their environment. Some of them can be loving and some bullies.
A fun Rottweiler fact: They're known as the best guard dog.
Dog walker tip: If you don't know your dog that well, watch carefully when other dogs or humans approach him. And you should also take them on long dog walks in open spaces where they can run freely.