A person who intends to get a dog for the first time often faces a choice problem. It can be difficult to decide which breed is better to give preference to: there are more than four hundred of them, only officially recognized, in the world. Each looks spectacular in its own way, has an extensive history and deserves all respect. Such a variety plunges future owners who are little familiar with the characteristics of a particular breed into confusion. Before you take a decisive step, it is useful to understand your expectations and wishes. What functions will the new family member have to perform?? A large dog with long hair, resistant to weather changes, is suitable as a chain guard. At the same time, constant stay on the chain, the absence of systematic loads and limited contact with the owner should not adversely affect the psyche of the dog. There is an opinion that thoroughbred dogs are not suitable for this role, but experience shows that Caucasian, Central Asian, in some cases German Shepherds and Rottweilers, with proper education, are quite capable of carrying out chain service. Companions in country houses, outwardly solid, essentially peaceful, can be Newfoundlands, St. Bernards, Malamutes, Irish Wolfhounds, Mountain Dogs. Security functions are rather poorly developed in these breeds, the character is kind and open, but the appearance of dogs inspires deep respect. To protect the site with free movement on it, it is better to opt for a Giant Schnauzer, Cane Corso, Doberman, Black Terrier, Hungarian Kuvasz or Akita. But the disposition of these breeds is difficult, and growing reliable assistants from them is not a task for a novice breeder. For lovers of active lifestyle-running, hunting, fishing, sanarium-who want to see a smart and devoted friend nearby, Scottish shepherds, Husky, Irish and English setters, Koccker-Paneli, Irish Terriers, Podeli and Dalmatians are ideal. Owners who are seriously interested in hunting and living outside the city should think about acquiring likes or greyhounds, for which working qualities are primarily important. With proper education, these dogs grow well and obedient. For reliable protection and protection within the city, dogs, bulldogs, kanya Korso and German shepherds are suitable, easily adapting to urban conditions. Quite often, Staffordshire Terriers and Rottweilers are kept in apartments, but you should be aware that the slightest defects in the upbringing of these powerful dogs make them a source of increased danger even for friends and family members. To decorative, or indoor breeds that perform the function of companions, judging by the reviews of the RKF nursery, usually include dwarf poodles, pugs, lapdogs, Italian greyhounds, papillons, Pekingese, Chinese crested, Maltese, Spitz, Yorkies. In the same capacity, they often see a typical hunting dog — a dachshund. However, even the smallest dogs are able, if not to protect, then to defend the owner, and also in time to report everything that could threaten his health or property. Many breeds in the process of evolution have acquired additional working properties. An increasing number of breeds are included in the category of urban companions with the relocation of humans to megacities. However, for the mutual comfort of the owner and the dog, it is better to take into account the original purpose of a particular breed — and your own capabilities.