How to Choose A Dog | Help Me

Dogs are one of God’s most magnificent creatures, yet it is a big decision to purchase a dog. My advice is to take your time and do some research. I have had 6 breeds of dogs. (listed below). It can be hard to find the right dog breed that suits your needs and personality. Below are I have included really helpful information and links so you can compare dog breeds and find the perfect puppy for you. 

I have owned 3 Labrador Retrievers, a Golden Retriever (ranks #3 of all dog breeds), a Russian Wolfhound aka Borzoi, named Kika whom I adored, a Collie named Chelsea, a Sheltie/Shetland Sheepdog (ranks 24 of all dog breeds) and a Cocker Spaniel Labs always seem to be great pets 

Our new sweet little Labrador Retriever Puppy is asleep. We named her SKY.

Sky our new Labrador Retriever Puppy sound asleep on her 2nd day with us. 

Did you know?

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.  That was news to me!  It does make sense. Labs are wonderful, friendly easy going dogs. The Labrador Retriever breed ranks #1 out of 192 total dog breeds. To learn more, here is information on the Labrador Retriever Dog Breed.  The top 10 most popular dog breeds are Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Bulldogs, Beagles, Poodles, Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers, and German Shorthaired Pointers

Currently, we have a wonderful Labrador Retriever, named SKY. She is a gorgeous yellow lab. Her eyes are incredibly expressive. She is the most loving dog you can imagine. She literally “HUGS You”. Her personality is a joy. Just for FUN, I have featured Sky in a little photo essay below. I have tried to capture her playful spirit and beauty.  

You can follow Sky on her Instagram account @skyourlab  Yes it is kind of silly, but oh so FUN!  

Our new Labrador Retriever Puppy, so small, laying on our red oriental rug

SKY our little Labrador Retriever Puppy looking so adorable and sleepy

Wonderful Dog Breeds 

There are 194 Dog Breeds according to the American Kennel Club. There is no shortage of choices. 

Top 3 Best Tools to Research Dog Breeds

My picks for the top 3 most useful tools to help you select your next puppy or dog. Some are more fun than helpful than others, but the questions make you think about what traits you desire in a dog.

1- AKC Dog Breed Selector Tool 

2- Dog Breed Selector Quiz  

3- Purina Dog Breed Selector Quiz

Which Dogs Make the Best Pets for Families?

Here is an interesting Kid Friendly Dog List

Dog Adoption Finder

Perhaps you want to adopt a dog.  Here are 2 wonderful resources to learn about dog adoption and help you find your perfect pet.  1- Adoption Works | Extensive Dog Adoption Guide 2- Dog Adoption Tool to help you find your perfect dog to adopt.

Where to Get a Puppy – Advice from the Humane Society click here

Sky Our Labrador Retriever

If you are a Dog Lover, you will enjoy these precious photos. She is quite photogenic. This first set of photographs let you meet Sky as a puppy. I thought these photos were sweet. I also included a few current photos of her. Let me know what you think! I am a “wanna be” photographer. 

If you are not a dog lover perhaps Sky will convince you. 

And feel free to share the cuteness on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter etc. 

Sweet SKY our new Labrador puppy so adorable as she sleeps

Sweet SKY our new Labrador Retriever puppy so Adorable and sound asleep

Maybe I will have Photo Contest and feature your dog on my blog. Add a comment below if you like that idea

Sky our fun Labrador Retriever Puppy looking right at me with the cutest expression

Mommy? Seems to be the expression on Sky our fun and sometimes silly Labrador Retriever Puppy’s face

Our beautiful <strong>Labrador Retriever puppy</strong>, named SKY is talking to me with her Eyes

Hi Mom – SKY is talking to me with her Eyes

Follow SKY @skyourlab | Our beautiful Labrador Retriever is on Instagram

Follow SKY on Instagram @skyourlab

Selecting a Yellow Lab Puppy at the Kennel

Here are a few photos at the Kennel when we chose SKY to be our Labrador Retriever puppy. 

Selecting a Labrador Retriever Puppy. Three hands petting the same puppy.

Selecting a Labrador Retriever PUPPY. Liking this beautiful cute one to be named SKY

At the breeders Dylan checks out this cute Retriever puppy (we choose her)

Dylan is smitten with this yellow lab puppy – the future SKY Beiersdorf

Labrador Retriever Puppy will be going home with us to be named SKY

Cuteness Labrador Retriever Puppy and Russell

Alexander holding Sky Our beautiful yellow Lab puppy

Alexander Holding SKY Our Lab puppy

Sky – Fully Grown

Beautiful Sky our blonde Lab happily lounging in her doggie bed

Selfie of Sky our Labrador with Dylan and Payton. All Smiles!

Lots of Happiness! Selfie of Sky our Labrador with Dylan and Payton.

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Sky and a Llama on the 4th of July! Never a dull moment

Sky our Labrador and a Llama after the 4th of July Parade.

Possible Dog Photo Contest: 

I may decide to have a Cutest Dog Photo Contest. I would love your opinion and suggestions on this harebrained idea of mine.

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And here is a little bit about me – Meet Julie

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The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States. SKY our Lab is gorgeous and has the most expressive eyes. She is full of personality. Featured this first Photo Essay of a new series, meet Sky as a puppy and adult | @skyourlab

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Julie Brice Beiersdorf -a native Texan, Christian & adventurous spirit, former entrepreneur. I love to try new things & explore. I seek/desire to be Useful & Fruitful for God (not so easy). I am at a crossroad in life, which way will I turn? Passions: Family | Food | Flowers | Photography | and God’s Beautiful Creation, which gives me Peace & can take my breath away! | Unusual fact- I survived a plane crash & drowning. Thank you, LORD, for Saving Me then and for All Eternity!

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