What is the easiest dog breed to take care of?

My parents are considering buying me a dog, (i bet they are) and my dad wants a basset hound, but i don’t
i want an easy dog to take care of, and maybe with some reasons i can persuade him to get a dog easier to take care of.

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6 Responses to What is the easiest dog breed to take care of?

  1. hardcoregirl4ever says:

    First off, your first concern should be ensuring your parents do not get a dog from a pet store. Pet stores get dogs from puppy mills, not good, loving breeders, and many of the dogs end up with issues, behavioral and physical, no matter what breed you get, and will be a handful to take care of. Crate training will be impossible, luxating patellas, seizure disorders, cancers, liver defects, heart defects, blindness are just a few issues with dogs from puppy mills, not to mention they are taken away from their mothers way too young and raised in filthy cages, with rampant diseases being spread. For every puppy being "saved" form the pet store, opens another cage for another puppy to be brought int, and another reason for another litter to be born to a miserable, sickly parent.

    I will also assume that the dog will end up more your parents dog then yours. I would sit them down, online and look at the plus and minuses of getting a specific breed. Or do a breed finder test, like this one http://www.dogster.com/breeds/finder/

    For all its worth, I wouldn’t go for one specific breed without extensive, proper research. Also, many breeds that you want can be found at animal shelter or rescues, and believe it or not, you can find puppies. If you want to get from a breeder, that is fine as well, as long as you see where the dogs are raised, make sure you see th mother, and that all genetic testing is done, as well as see if they are championship bloodlines.

    Good luck and please, be smart about where you get your dog from. Research, research, research.

    PS
    There is no such thing as a Goldendoodle as a person before me recommended. they have ignorantly done improper research as they would know that there is no guarantee to how much they will shed since there is no way to know if a cross between a non-shedding dog and heavy shedder, will shed none, little, or a lot. Stay away from designer mixes from BYBs.

  2. science chick says:

    None are "easy", it is a matter of finding out what fits you. Either do some serious research on breeds (no breed quizzes, they are generally junk) or go to a shelter/ rescue and see if you can find a good match.

    No matter what the dog will need attention and exercise every single day. You will also need to train and socialize the dog.

  3. Kodak Moments says:

    Well as in easier do you mean more trainable?
    No dog is easy to take care of, they’re all like babies
    They need lots of attention and care.
    I recommend golden retrievers, they’re great family pets
    They do shed quite a bit though…
    Golden retrievers are the 4th smartest dog breeds.
    Actually I’m getting a goldendoodle soon,
    Half Poodle half Golden retriever mix.
    Poodles are the 2nd smartest and Golden retrievers are the 4th.
    They’ll have close to no shedding and are the cutest little things!

  4. Christine W says:

    There is no such thing as an easy dog to take care off. They all require training and discipline, food/water and medical attention.

    You should just look up different breeds that you are interested in and read about their specific needs.

  5. twodogs says:

    The best thing to do is to research breeds of dogs and that will give you an idea of what a particular breeds characteristics and behavior is. It will give you info on what the dog might have for inherent health problems etc. I have a golden retriever puppy and goldens are ranked at the top for canine cancer so knowing this I take steps to minimize the risk of her
    developing cancer.
    No dog is easy, they are a lot of work and they require a lot of time training, exercise, socialization with other dogs and people.
    The time you put into your pup will come back and reward you many
    times over if you teach the dog well. Good luck with finding the
    dog of your dreams.

  6. K9Resqer says:

    A nice stuffed dog from the local toy store. ALL dogs require A LOT of care. There is no such thing as an easy dog. Having a dog is like having a newborn/infant/toddler in the house.

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