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Tips for Picking Out a New Family Dog
Dog Pictures
Dog Pictures

Which breed will you choose?

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There's no better way to round out the family unit than bringing a canine member aboard. Dogs are great for companionship, home security and can help teach your kids how to be responsible for another living thing.

When it comes time to pick out your family dog, there are many factors to consider. It's easy to get carried away in the presence of a litter of puppies and wind up with a dog that isn't the right fit for your family. That's why it's important to do your research beforehand so that you can make an informed decision with both your head and your heart. We've compiled a list of 10 things you should think about when shopping around for the perfect canine family member.

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