How to make sure you choose a healthy, happy puppy
A recent article in the Telegraph described how our culture of immediate gratification is fuelling puppy farms, indicating a lack of awareness when it comes to making companion animal decisions. Are you thinking of sharing your life with a puppy or an adult dog? Then there are many things to consider. Perhaps your very first consideration is the breed or the size, or maybe whether you are taking in a rescue dog or a pedigree pup. These are difficult choices to make and there are different answers for everyone of course. Whether you are considering the plunge yourself, or trying to advice someone else, these simple points should help you make a conscious and well-informed decision:
A companion animal is for life
Take your time making that decision
“The government's plans to ban the third-party sale of puppies, through pet shops and the like, is hugely welcome but puppy buyers shouldn't become complacent. Rogue dog breeders selling directly to puppy buyers can still be masking terrible conditions and the yawning gap in puppy buyer awareness about how to identify a good breeder leaves people – and dogs – very vulnerable."
- Read the full study by The Kennel Club here.
Know about the risks involved buying from rogue breeders
Enjoy the process