Hi and Welcome to my website, Dog Breeds Expert. I am the face and voice of this site and I am so glad you dropped by.
If you are here, you probably love dogs as much as I do and perhaps want to learn more about all the purebred dogs of the world, and maybe even the many hybrids that are available. Did you know that there were over 400 + breeds listed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale!
That's probably more dogs than anyone one person could ever see in a lifetime. But if you are interested in a new canine companion, knowing what to expect from a dog breed is paramount.
Sadly many dogs end up in shelters not because they are bad, but because their owners did not understand them. Often these owners just didn't do their "homework" before adopting or purchasing their dog.
I hope to help everyone who visits this site understand how important it is to research a breed first to be sure they are compatible.
All puppies are adorable, wouldn't you agree. Many people see a cuddly puppy and forget that the puppy will grow into an unruly adolescent and then an adult who may be hard to manage if proper socialization and training have not occurred.
Here is where I come in. You see, I've been a dog lover for my whole life and have owned dogs continuously for the majority of my years. Big ones, little ones, fluffy ones, wiry ones--there is some irresistible about every dog.
As a veterinary technician in my younger days, I learned a great deal about breeds--their personalities, their health needs, and yes, their good and bad qualities. After all, no one is perfect. What is important is that the dog you pick is right for you.
I took a "vacation" from dogs for about 25 years to raise three children. While I was away from my professional canine role, I still managed to keep at least 3 dogs at any one time. Having a background in biology, I finished up a degree in Psychology and then masters after that.
I devoted those 25 years to teaching, counseling, and caring for children. What a surprise it was when I began training dogs to realize that everything I had learned in undergraduate and graduate school would be useful for dogs. AND, whether we like to admit it or not, there are some definite similarities between teaching children and teaching dogs.
Now, I'm at home most of the time with my 15 dogs, husband, and two children who still live at home.
No, I'm not a hoarder, but a breeder and responsibly breed several litters per year. Breeding now for the last five years has taught me so much.
Most important, it has shown me that it is so important to be sure a new pet owner knows what they are getting into when the adopt a new dog. I would love to share that knowledge with you.