puppies might be dead in two weeks!
is a friend for life - make sure yours has had a healthy start.
The Right Start.
Trading Standards receives numerous complaints from buyers of puppies that
have died or become ill shortly after purchase.
of pedigree puppies on sale to the public from commercial outlets are bred on puppy farms and
supplied by dealers either direct or through retail outlets. Commercially
reared puppies are often deprived of the basic requirements that ensure a
normal canine/human relationship.
reared indiscriminately and carelessly in this way are more likely to
distemper, gastroenteritis, parasitic infection and worms.
nervousness, and biting.
to family life (unused to children or human
learning to be housetrained. bone deformity, skin problems
(mange and eczema)
defects, hip dysplasia.
THOUGH THESE PROBLEMS MAY NOT BE APPARENT NOW, ALL OF THEM CAN CAUSE YOU
HEARTACHE AND GREAT EXPENSE
why you want a puppy; as a family pet? For showing?
Think carefully about where to buy it from. Do not just go for the first ad you
see and read in your local paper.
wary of outlets offering multiple breeds.
advertisements can be misleading - you must do your
homework before making any final decisions...
visiting the seller note the surroundings.
possible visit more then once. A good breeder will let you do
are happy with the breeder but they tell you this litter is all sold
be patient and be prepared to be put on the waiting list.
ask to see the Kennel Club registration papers for the puppy. Make
sure that the breeders name is on the certificate.
about any known health problems with whatever breed you are
considering (most pedigree breeds have some inherited illness's) ask
the breeder if they health screen etc and ask to see any veterinary
breeder (a good breeder) should want to know all about you and
offer you back-up if you should ever need it.
Check ALL paperwork read thoroughly and do not sign anything if
in any doubt.
make sure you see the puppy with its mother. NO excuses as to why
NOT BE PUT OFF
there should be subsequent, unforeseen problems, a conscientious breeder
will be prepared to help you
puppy purchased from a reputable breeder should come from a healthily,
caring, friendly background
PUPPY WILL HAVE BEEN