The corona crisis brought us bitter misery, but between the smoldering rubble it unleashed, there were still small points of light to be seen. The world more or less came to a standstill and thanks to the free time we saw more clearly than ever how much beautiful animal love brings us. And it taught us that not only is time a precious commodity, but spending time with your dog is invaluable. Are you also looking for a dog, which dog breed suits you best?
During the corona crisis, the number of dogs housed in Dutch shelters has fallen by no less than a third, the National Information Center for Companion Animals (LICG) has investigated. There has also been an increasing trend in the purchase of puppies in recent times.
This may be explained: because when time is not on your heels, you walk less on your toes and there is plenty of time for perhaps the most important thing. Namely, that which we quickly pass by due to our busy lives. Fulfillment! Time is scarce in the western world, but maybe it's just how you deal with it.
Dogs calm us down
Because dogs make us quiet. They literally make us stand still. From running to slow motion and from indifference to amazement. For example, during a walk in the park, a dog will roll imperturbably in the grass or run carelessly after a butterfly. Watch with curiosity a bee flying from flower to flower, because time is something that doesn't matter for a while. That playfulness and the wonder that dogs have by nature, humans can learn something from that.
So we can learn something from dogs, but when you buy a dog, you also check whether the characteristics of the dog suit you and your home situation and your expectations. Of course every dog has its own character, regardless of the characteristics related to the breed. Perhaps what it comes down to is that you shouldn't take those expectations too seriously and simply see a dog as a unique individual – just like every person is.
The different dog breeds
But one dog simply needs more exercise than another, that is breed-related and also partly depends on, for example, the size of the animal. And some dogs are better suited to a family with small children and/or other pets than others. That is why we have set out the most important characteristics of a number of dog breeds for you.
Personality: Smart and courageous, these active dogs are hard workers and loyal friends.
Appearance: Muscular and agile, German Shepherds can vary in color, there are about eleven different colors and the dogs have an average coat density.
Personality: Labradors are known to be very friendly and energetic dogs. They are by far the most popular family dog and a very popular dog breed.
Appearance: Labradors are athletic dogs with a weatherproof, medium-density coat.
Thoughtful and gentle, those are the characteristics that describe Chow Chow's in a nutshell. These dogs are of American descent.
Appearance: these four-legged friends sometimes seem more like bears than dogs. That's because of their fluffy, high-density hair, meant for arctic temperatures. Their blue/black tongue is also striking.
Personality: Boxers are adventurers, and for whoever that is, the boxer is the ideal roommate. They are active dogs that like to exercise.
Appearance: Characteristic of the build of a boxer is the slender, muscular body, medium coat density, short coat and square muzzle.
Personality: Rottweilers are purebred working dogs. They are patient and smart which makes them excellent service dogs.
Appearance: They are robust dogs, with a powerful muscular body and a low-density coat.
Personality: Poodles like to be challenged so they can use every opportunity to crank up their cleverness. In addition, they love activity, both mental and physical challenge.
Appearance: These slender dogs have a medium to high coat density that is fluffy and hypoallergenic?
American Staffordshire Terrier
Personality: Dignified and good natured, these dogs make wonderful family dogs and enjoy a variety of tasks.
Appearance: These muscular dogs have a low coat density and are characterized by their square face shape.
Personality: affectionate dogs who love to please and family dogs through and through. Also, Golden Retrievers generally get on well with other dogs.
Appearance: A Golden Retriever's coat is medium density and the coat is fluffy.
Personality: Well-balanced dogs who love adventure and hard work make them perfect companions.
Appearance: long, fluffy ears and a medium to high coat density, is characteristic of the Cocker Spaniel. Although these dogs are small, they are very fast.
Personality: Huskies may be one of the most mischievous dogs, but because they are also very gentle and friendly, we like to turn a blind eye to those mischievous pranks.
Appearance: A high-density coat is characteristic of the husky. That's because these dogs were bred to withstand the harsh weather conditions of Northeast Asia. The dogs are very strong, with pointed ears and a brush tail.
The Vetericyn Shampoo for every coat
Regardless of the coat type of your (future) dog, the Vetericyn Foamcare Shampoo is suitable for every coat type and provides coat and skin with multiple health benefits. The shampoo has nourishing and caring properties and is easy to use due to the handy spray applicator. The synergistic blend works to enhance the animal's natural immune system against dermatological conditions.
For dogs that regularly suffer from skin problems, there is the Vetericyn Foamcare First Aid Pet Shampoo. The shampoo cleanses, soothes and repairs the skin of common skin conditions. It treats and relieves itching, hot spots, dry skin, dermatitis and other skin problems and improves your pet's natural immune system against future dermatological problems.
Are you taking a dog into your home? Then get ready for countless dog hugs and always cheerfulness in the house. And did you know that a dog reflects the behavior of humans? A dog senses flawlessly how we are doing. And if you now have a knack for trotting continuously, your faithful friend will ensure that you regularly come to a standstill, because a dog always lives in the here and now. And in the here and now, life is really the most beautiful.