Choosing A Puppy
THE BREED FOR YOU
Think carefully before purchasing a dog. This is a lifetime decision and dog ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities. Think about your lifestyle...how much time and energy will it take to train and exercise your dog? Puppy buying should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. A lot of thought, consideration and research should be done before a new puppy is brought into your home.
SELECTING A RESPONSIBLE BREEDER
A responsible breeder is the best source for a well-bred healthy dog. Buy your dog from a well-respected breeder who specializes in the breed you plan to purchase. NEVER purchase a dog from a pet store. The breeder you choose should be someone with whom you can communicate and trust. The breeder should willingly be an ongoing source of information and advice about your dog.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
When visiting a breeder, ask to see their other dogs. This will give you an idea of what this cute puppy will look like when grown. Look for well fed, happy, playful, outgoing dogs raised in a clean environment. Your puppy should appear healthy, active and alert. Do not select a puppy that seems bad tempered or unhealthy.
HOW MUCH DOES A PUPPY COST?
This is not the time to hunt for a bargain. Your new puppy will be a member of your family for its lifetime. Make a wise investment in the quality and health of your dog and you will almost guarantee fewer veterinary bills in the long run.
A LIFETIME OF FUN AND COMMITMENT
A dog can bring a lifetime of joy and happiness to your home when care and thought are given to its needs. The time, energy and money invested will be returned many times over in the companionship, love and devotion your dog will give you.