Topics: Dog, German Shepherd Dog, Hip dysplasia Pages: 2 (453 words) Published: March 21, 2013
Dean Winchester
Comparison Contrast Essay
There are many types of dogs in the world and two of the most common dogs are Chihuahuas and German Shepherds. Each completely the opposite of each other like Chihuahuas barely shed, are low energy and do not eat much and vice versa with German Shepherds.

For people who wouldn’t want a house full of dog hair then low shedding dogs such as the Chihuahuas would be ideal. If you don’t mind cleaning every day and would make the sacrifice to get a good dog then a German shepherd would meet the criteria. Along with pet hair dogs also release pet dander, and while for some it may not bother them others have allergic reactions to it. While it is impossible for dogs no matter how little they shed to not give pet dander, the smaller they shed hair the less pet dander is released, same as high shedding dogs.

How much a dog eats should be taken into consideration if shedding isn’t a criteria into picking a dog. Obviously the bigger the dog the more it’ll eat except for those few special cases such as Siberian Huskies who are frugal eaters. Chihuahuas are the world’s smallest dogs so they won’t gobble their food every time you pour it into their bowl which will make the food supply last longer thus result in buying less dog food.

Another thing to consider between these two dogs would be their exercise requirement. People can say Chihuahua’s are high energy, and while it may have a small truth to that it that, their energy runs out quickly. A 30 minute walk or less can take care of that and it doesn’t have to be every day. On the other hand German Shepherds are definitely high energy – high exercise dogs. Apart from they’re friendly once they get to know you, they are intelligent but also are willing to run and run and run. Great for police departments whom have suspects they are chasing. Dogs like that need daily exercise that will use up that energy or will turn into a problem such as destroying furniture or digging...
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