Choosing a Puppy for Puppies
If you have decided to buy a puppy, now you have to choose the breeder and you will finally have to select a member of the litter of puppies. Always look for well known breeders, the ones that can offer you guarantee and try not to buy dogs from newspaper advertisements, especially when they offer puppies from more than one breed at the same time. Also avoid pet shops. Unfortunately, the puppies that are obtained in that way could have gone through very traumatic experiences or gotten contagious diseases and they are not good as pets with too much frequency.
Kennel Clubs for different breeds always have a list of breeders that are offering puppies, but these are not a guarantee of health or quality of the offered puppies.
What to ask for in a puppy.
Always demand to see the mother and if it is possible, meet the father as well. The character and the attitude of the mother have a great influence in the puppies. A female dog with a good personality, will be happy with visitors and children, it will feel sure in its environment and will trust its owner enough to let you touch the puppies, play with them or carry them. If the mother backs up, growls or seems nervous, aggressive or depressive, it is possible that the puppies have inherited or learnt this attitude already, buying one of these puppies would mean taking the risk that the puppy will begin to show some conduct problems at any time. leather dog collar
The father is naturally responsible of the 50% of the genes and therefore, of the characteristics of the puppies, but the breeders usually sends the female dogs to some other place for the stud to get them pregnant and for this reason it is almost never possible to see the father also. Never buy a puppy without thinking about it or accept one that the seller has offered himself to take to your own house: you will never know where the animal comes from and this practice is very common in pirate breeders where they have too many females' dogs at the same time and in unacceptable conditions. Think that, for better or worst, that puppy will possible be with you during more than a decade, so it is better to prevent it than to spend ten years in regret.
Do not fall into the temptation of taking two puppies at the same time, even when the idea of leaving the another puppy alone is heart breaking. Having two or more puppies of the same age, especially when they belong to the same litter almost never has a good ending. If you really want to have two dogs, it will be better for you to wait until you establish an affective relation with the first one, socialize it and train it and when the first puppy is already an adolescent, then you can manage to get a new puppy. Two puppies together do not duplicates the pleasure of breeding a little puppy, but it will bring alone all the problems that come with it. dog fleece jacket
Finally, do not accept a puppy that is still not familiar with the domestic environment. Puppies should already know what a house is like, how adults and children are like and be familiarized with the noise of the vacuum cleaner, the television and the normal bustle of the everyday life in any family. They should have also seen some of the outside world (depending on their age), such as very crowded streets, cars and other animals. Good breeders make their puppies know all these things. If you buy the dog from anyone that is not its actual owner, you will have no way to know what kind of contact it has had with the outside world.
Which one of puppies will you keep ?
The ideal dog is usually the one that represents the middle term in the litter. Many dog owners refer that it was their puppies that chose them by running to them, finding their way through their brothers and making everything possible to call the owner's attention. If you have already had a dog, or if you don't mind to continue educating it for a long time, a puppy like that would be the dog of your life. However, animals like that, with owners that can't handle them, take a few months to become the masters of the owner's house.
It is not acceptable either, a dog that doesn't approach visitors, one that remains siting on their back side or that tries to hide itself behind its mother or brothers. Which is the best one, then? The puppy that is happy to see you, the one that happily plays with you, the one that doesn't mind you carrying it, the one that is not scared when hearing a sudden noise, as a clap for example, and is having a great time with its bothers, is more likely to have a more balanced character and is the ideal company dog.