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    How To Buy a Dog from a Dog Breeder

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    One of the best places to buy a dog is from a reputable dogbreeder. Good dog breeders know how to match two dogs together to produce thebest offspring that is healthy and has a good temperament. It is a big decisionto buy a dog as they will be with you for a long time and cost a lot of money.Knowing where to buy a dog from is an important part of knowing how to buy adog from a dog breeder. Read on to find out more about how to buy a dog.

     

    How to Buy a Dog

     

    • The first thing to do before you even buy a dog for sale is to decide what sort of dog you want. Consider you family situation and your experience with dogs as some are easier to train and live with than others. Dog breeders will be able to help you decide on what sort of you could buy.

     

    • There are many places you can look to find reputable dog breeders. Your local vet will know some of the best dog breeders in your area. You can also search for dogs for sale from a reputable dog breeder on Clickpets. The UK kennel club will also have lists of reputable dog breeders.

     

    • Once you have found where to buy a dog, get in contact with the dog breeder in question. Many dog breeders will ask you some questions before you buy a dog to determine your suitability for their specific breed. Questions such as family, home and lifestyle will help the dog breeder decide whether or not to proceed with the sale. This is for the benefit of the dog as well as yourself.

     

    • When learning how to buy a dog, make sure that you ask the dog breeder some questions as well such as how long they have been breeding, what breeds they specialise in, and their experience of that specific breed?

     

    • If you are happy, you can proceed with the process to buy a dog. Most dog breeders only own one parent and this will be here when you visit the puppies. Make sure that the puppies are kept in good conditions and appear healthy and happy. Ask to see health certificates for the parent and the puppies, all good dog breeders will be happy to do this.

     

    • Before you buy a dog, ask the dog breeder for references from previous customers, if the dog breeder refuses, walk away. All good dog breeders will be happy to provide you with references.

     

    • When you finally buy a dog, make sure you get a written contract with a health guarantee from the dog breeder, this usually lasts for 12months, during which time the dog breeder will provide you with support after you have taken the puppy home. Most dog breeders will only be too happy to help people who are learning how to buy a dog.
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