Last modified Feb. 01, 2016, at 8:21 p.m.
Americans love their pets. We spent an estimated $60 billion on them last year alone.
So why, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, do 3.9 million dogs end up in American shelters each year?
Part of the problem is that the large, high-energy working dogs we immortalize in slow-motion dog food commercials and heartwarming kids’ movies are becoming more popular, even as our own lifestyles are becoming less suited to caring for them.
One recent kid’s movie, “Max,” had a lot of dog trainers bracing themselves for a flood of Belgian Malinois – which is similar to a German Shepherd and famous for its natural talent for military and personal protection work.
Choosing a dog that fits your lifestyle can save you a lot of trouble down the road. Here are some questions that should factor into your decision (click here to continue reading at BangorDailyNews)
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