There is a lot to be said about bypassing the puppy when looking for a new man's best friend, a mature dog. Sure puppies are cute but you need to train them, there is the chewing, the destruction, here are eight reasons why a mature dog could be the dog for you.
Well-mannered - Mature dogs generally are trained.
You know how they are with kids - you can ascertain before you take your new friend home if he or she will get on with your kids.
Mature dogs sleep better- Mature dogs will sleep through most things, allowing you to get the rest you need.
Enjoy those blissful moments together - A mature dog has no problem sitting with you or going for a walk, while taking in the surroundings; watching the action, sniffing the breeze and just enjoying being alive.
Loyal - As a dog matures, loyalty increases. Mature dogs will stay with you no matter what.
Personality - less energy and a bit slower allows a mature dogs personality shine.
Ageing gracefully - we all know how distinguished a little grey can look.
Cuddling - mature dogs know where it is at when it comes to cuddles.