Buying puppies on impulse from pet shops often have disastrous results. Many dogs have been abandoned or turned over to animal shelters because their owners realized they are unable to meet even the basic needs of their pets.
Buying a puppy is a very important decision that entails serious consideration of issues concerning the commitment and responsibility of potential pet owners. If you are ready to commit to providing quality care for a pet’s entire lifetime, your next step is to find a reputable breeder where you can get a healthy puppy.
Before dealing with a particular breeder, make sure to do your research so you will get what you what you are paying for. There are lists of breeders online but it is not a guarantee that all of them are reputable. You should take time to visit the facility as well as meet the parents and puppies. Observing the dogs in their home environment will give you a better idea of their temperament and behavior.
A reputable breeder has no qualms about showing your around the premises and meeting the animals. The cleanliness of the premises and the housing conditions of the dogs say a good deal about the type of breeder you are dealing with.
If you want to know more about what breed of dog will best suit your lifestyle, ask a veterinarian about your possible choices.