It goes without saying, that loved ones can benefit hugely from owning dogs. Dogs have proven to be loyal companions, help ease pain and loneliness, provide a sense of purpose, and other intangible benefits. There is a common saying that ‘dogs are man’s best friend’, and for good reason, as the friendship between this furry friend and us humans is unmatched. With so many dog breeds out there to choose from, it’s important to find one that’s compatible with your loved ones’ needs and expectations. For example, here at Discovery Village At Tampa Palms, we accept all kinds of dogs, as long as they are sociable and non-aggressive. This is to maintain the peace and serenity in our community. Here is our list of recommended dog breeds for your loved ones.
It’s rather hilarious that Shih Tzu, when translated to Mandarin, means ‘little lion’, as it cannot be further from the truth. The Shih Tzu is, in fact, one of the most peaceful and amiable dog breeds, considering that it is welcoming to strangers and other pets, and does not make much noise. It also enjoys cuddling with its owners and tends to follow them around in the house. What makes Shih Tzu a suitable dog breed for your loved ones is that it does not shed easily, just requiring daily brushing and the occasional trim for its grooming needs. A once-a-day walk is also enough to keep them healthy and active, making it a low maintenance dog to have.
Since poodles can bond with various family members at the same time, we recommend this dog breed for couples. Poodles are great for our loved ones as they are highly intelligent and can be easily trained. The only downside is that they require ample exercises to stay fit and healthy, as well as release any pent-up excitement. This means they are more suited to active owners. Your loved ones will be glad to know that poodles are low-shedding and hypo-allergenic. For grooming, they simply need to be brought to the groomers every once a month for regular brushing. There are three sizes to choose from when it comes to poodles: Toy (smallest), Miniature, and Standard (largest).
If your loved ones are looking for more of an indoor dog, the French Bulldog is the way to go. This dog breed does not take part in laborious outdoor activities, due to its shortened muzzle. For exercises, all your loved ones need to do is bring them along for short walks or when out running errands. To be honest, they’ll be just as happy staying in the home. In addition, the French Bulldog is incredibly easy to groom – with just a daily brushing and cleaning of its wrinkles. Its glossy coat is also low shedding.
There are several good reasons why the Maltese is widely regarded as a therapy dog. The Maltese is particularly sensitive to its owners’ emotions and needs and would try its best to attend to them by providing emotional support. Whether it’s cuddling or performing tricks, this dog breed is always making sure its owners are well-entertained. Your loved ones do not have to pay much attention to their exercise ritual as indoor playtime and short walks are enough to keep the Maltese in good shape. However, do remind your loved ones to keep a lookout on their Maltese’s eyes, which can be prone to tear stains.