Select your new dog with your lifestyle and living situation in mind. In addition to your new family member's personality, consider its temperament, size, and coat as well. Some breeds have traits that may be objectionable in certain circumstances, such as hyper excitability or a tendency to bark. Your veterinarian is a valuable resource and should be consulted before you acquire a pet of any kind.

Breed Selection

There are two types of dogs--purebred and mixed breed. The 124 recognized breeds are grouped into seven categories: hound, working, terrier, toy, sporting, non-sporting, and herding. There are thousands of mixed-breed combinations. Each purebred or mixed-breed dog has a unique personality. Dogs originally bred for a specific purpose tend to retain these characteristics. These dogs may require additional training and patience. Selecting a specific breed does not guarantee a particular behavior, but choosing offspring from animals with desirable temperaments does increase one's chances of getting the best pet. Mixed breeds can be as beautiful, intelligent, loving, and companionable as purebreds.Veterinarians, breed-specific books (usually available at libraries and pet stores), and dog shows are excellent sources of information about individual breed characteristics and needs.

Friend or Protector?

Most dogs, even tiny ones, bark when strangers approach their home or yard. This bark is usually enough to deter intruders. A pet should not be trained as an attack dog. Attack-trained dogs require special handling and knowledge to prevent accidental injury to people, including members of your own family.

  • Selecting a Puppy or Older Dog

    Selecting A Puppy A new puppy can be a terrific addition to a family, but with the fun comes responsibility for its care and well-being. Consider and prepare for your puppy's needs before you adopt! Pick a puppy that is active, friendly, and inquisitive. Avoid the one that appears to be afraid of everything

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  • Dr Cohen and his staff are great with our pets and we are glad we switched vets.  Their follow up is attentive and quick. Costs are in line if not better than other options in the area.  Dr Cohen is caring and a genuinely nice doctor.

    - Lauren S.
  • Caring vet who takes his time with the animals, makes sure all questions and concerns are addressed, doesn't suggest unnecessary testing and follows up when it is indicated. A kind and competent staff who have solved any number of issues for me. I definitely recommend.

    - Kirsten D.
  • Wonderful staff! Knowledgeable doctors that spend a great deal of time explaining their knowledge while giving friendly eye contact. They really care here.Loved our visit for our cat

    - Patrick W.
  • What a wonderful vet and staff!!  I highly recommend these kind, caring and competent professionals!   Dr. Cohen is gentle, knowledgeable, offers alternatives and is not pushy or judgmental in any regard. Both of my cats are comfortable with him, which is critical to my happiness!   Bueno!

    - Sally C.

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