However, there are a few things that retirees should consider before bringing a dog into their home.
Perhaps most crucial is how your way of life compares to the characteristics of the breeds that pique your attention.
Many dogs need quite a bit of exercise and typically a lot of outdoor time.
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Some dogs can do this on their own in a gated yard, but most will need daily walks and games of fetch to meet their needs.
Size and space also matter. Do you have enough room for a huge dog, or should you get a toy one instead?
In the eyes of a Bichon, you can never underestimate the might of a small dog.
Bichons are the most lovable of all dogs because they are so soft and cuddly, much like a marshmallow or a puffy jacket.
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