Posted 8th May 2017
We’re a nation of animal lovers with around 33 million households in the UK now owning a pet and 8.5 million of these being home to a dog (1). However, a recent report revealed that the most likely reasons for Brits not having a pet were concerns over having the right amount of space and whether their lifestyle was suitable enough.
But different breeds have different needs, and dog-lovers up and down the country needn’t miss out on all of the benefits that owning a dog brings. Not only do they make a great addition to the home, provide unconditional love, and relieve stress but dogs also boost our activity levels helping us to live healthier lives.
However, in order for you to enjoy all of the wonderful aspects of owning a dog it’s important that you choose a breed that is suited to where you live and the lifestyle you lead. Puppies may look little but dogs like Labradoodles can grow quickly and it’s important to ensure you have enough room to look after them adequately. Other breeds like Huskies and Border Collies require a lot of exercise so don’t make a great match if you’re less mobile or are absent for a large portion of the day.
So how do you know which breed is right for you?
To support you on your journey to owning a dog Eukanuba has introduced Breed-o-pedia, an online tool with more than 300 breeds for consideration as well as the lifestyles they are most suited to, and the premium nutrition needed for visible benefits with a lifelong impact. Providing a wealth of information, Eukanuba’s Breed-o-pedia allows you to search by breed name, size, and type allowing you to find the breed most appropriate to you whether you’re living on your own, with a partner, or with children. And, to help you get started we’ve popped a few suggestions below for those living in small homes, with young children or those who love the outdoors.
And once you’ve chosen your perfect breed it’s important to remember…
For dogs to thrive and enjoy a happy and active life, they need to be appropriately cared for which means exercising them regularly, ensuring they see the vet when they need to and providing them with a 100% complete and balanced diet with high-quality animal proteins for visible benefits with a lifelong impact.
Eukanuba’s premium nutrition offers 100% complete and balanced diet tailored to suit various breeds, life stages, and lifestyles for visible benefits that last a lifetime. To give dogs a great start to life, Eukanuba Puppy has been developed together with vets and is recommended by top breeders. It’s packed with key minerals and up to 86% animal protein2 for strong bones and healthy joints for the active lifestyle ahead of them. Eukanuba’s adult nutrition has a tailored balance of omega 6 and 3 to promote a shiny coat and nourished skin throughout their lifetime. And lastly, Eukanuba mature and senior helps to maintain strong teeth, healthy gums and fresh breath with the help of its unique 3D DentaDefense system.
1PFMA Pet Data Report 2017