Choosing your new puppy
If you haven't already chosen a puppy, these suggestions will be very helpful:
Always find out about the breed of dog you are going to get. Every dog has generations of traits bred into them that a dog owner needs to be aware of to make sure that dog will be compatible with their environment and lifestyle. Knowing the traits of your dog's breed also will give you incite on how to make your dog very con
tent andhappy because a dog is happiest when it's doing what is was bred to do. For example, a well bred retriever wants to retrieve, a cattle or working dog will take to rounding up animals, water dogs love to swim. Check out this AKC link to learn about all the recognized breeds: Breed info
Get a book Click here for book info or check the internet Breed info to find out everything you can on the breed you are deciding on. To help ensure your dog is well bred: 1. only get an AKC or similar registered dog. 2. purchase directly from a well reputed breeder. 3. go to the breeder's kennels to choose your pup and check: Is the puppies area clean? Are the puppies clean, healthly, bright eyed, active? Do they shy away from humans? How old are they? Ask to see the Sire (father) and Dam (mother). Have they been vacinated? Depending on your breed, check to see if your pup has special needs and that they are already taken care of. i.e. tail docked, dew claws removed, etc.
This first step is a very important one that can be the difference between a happy relationship or disaster for both the owner and puppy.
Nothing says "Cute" like pups in a basket