How To Learn All The Dog Breeds
Can you recognise the breed of a dog walking down the street? If you are a dog lover and want to get to know all the breeds don't despair, there are plenty of ways to learn them. There are over 200 registered dog breeds in total, so remembering them all isn't an easy task.
You won't be able to learn them all straight away, unless you have a photographic memory. Start to familiarise yourself with all the different breeds and if you are patient you will eventually be able to identify them all.
Some breeds of dog are very similar and quite difficult to tell apart, you have to see them several times in real life to get to know their differences. If you want to be a dog breed expert and tell Shih Tzu's apart from Lhasa Apsos then here how you can expand your knowledge.
Spend time with dogs
The best thing you can do if you want to learn all the breeds is spend time with dogs. Volunteer at your local dog rescue centre and you will come across a huge variety of different dogs. Not only will you be able to see them but you will get to know each breed's characteristics. If you haven't got much time to give up simply head to your local dog park where you will see lots of dogs.
Buy a dog breed book
There are plenty of books that list all the different dog breeds. A good one to get is the Kennel Club dog breeds book as it has a full profile and picture of every dog. It's a great reference tool when you see a dog and you need to look up what breed they are.
Stop and ask owners
Dog owners often love nothing more than to talk about their dog. Don't afraid to ask people what type of breed their dog is.
Download a dog breed app
There are numerous dog breed apps you can download that will help you to learn the different dog breeds. Use the apps to test your knowledge and learn information about dogs.
Get friends and family to test you
Ask your friends and family to test you on your dog breed knowledge on a daily basis. This should help you to learn all the breeds in no time.
Attend canine events
Attending canine events can also help boost your knowledge. For example, at Discover Dogs you can meet all the different dog breeds and ask their owners questions. Crufts is another good event to attend as you will see so many different dogs there. Watching the show will help reinforce your knowledge and enable you to see how each breed should look.