Some dogs need a little more special treatment than other types of dogs. If you have a big dog then you know what I am referring to. Great Danes are considered to be the tallest dog breed in the entire world. They range from 100-200 pounds and can get upwards to 34 inches tall. The Great Dane is a very friendly dog and gets along with most other dogs regardless of breed. They are not aggressive, and even though they are big, they make great pets. The Great Dane is known to have some health problems such as dilated cardiomyopathy and other heart diseases.
The English Mastiff is a larger dog as far as mass goes, not as far as height. They are usually about 27-30 inches tall but could weigh as much as 220 pounds or more. This breed of dog rarely barks but is extremely protective of his/her family. They are not typically attack dogs but they will defend their loved ones. The English Mastiff has the tendency to have arthritis and other bone disorders and it is not recommended that they do not run a lot the first two years of their lives.
The basset hound is not only allergy free but they are a fairly medium sized dog and do not require a lot of additional work from the owner. They do not shed a lot so they do not cause a lot of allergy issues for their owners. Another dog that will not cause individuals with dog allergies any issues is the Maltese. These dogs are very small and have hair instead of fur which eliminates most issues with allergies because there is significantly less shedding involved. They require a lot of grooming but they are extremely kind and playful and easy to get along with. There are many breeders that believe that the Portuguese water dog is also a hypoallergenic pet. Dogs that don’t shed that much cause less problems for people with allergy problems.
Whether you suffer from allergies or not there are different dogs that you can choose from that will not cause you problems. Man’s best friend is supposed to be just that, so the last thing you need is to suffer from allergies. Do your research before adopting a new pet to know what you’re getting into, even if you want a big dog!
There are many ways that you can keep your dog healthy and strong. The proper exercise and nutritional intake can make a difference in the long-term health of your dog. You want to keep them around for as long as you can so make sure you feed them healthy and nutritious foods served with lots of love.
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