Buying a Puppy

Are you ready for a dog?
A new dog will have a big impact on your life. Answer our questions to find out if you're ready for the responsibilities and realities of dog ownership.
Getting a dog
Tips and advice to make the best decision before you buy a dog to see if you’re ready: how to find the right dog, the right breeder and get general dog caring advice
Finding the right dog?
A new dog will have a big impact on your life. Answer our questions to find out if you're ready for the responsibilities and realities of dog ownership.
People More Likely to Buy a Puppy on Impulse than a New Pair of Shoes
A dog may be for life, but many people spend more time choosing a pair of shoes or their weekly supermarket shop than they do a puppy and with devastating consequences, as pups are more likely to get ill and their owners suffer financial and emotional hardship if chosen hastily, as people fall victim to puppy scams.
Visit the breeder
Your experience of visiting the breeder of your puppy should be a happy and positive one. Here is some information to help guide you through what to expect from your visit, and what warning signs you should walk away from.
Puppy Welfare Crisis: One in three pups bought online gets sick or dies in first year
Instant gratification culture is putting puppy welfare at risk as more than one million pups are bought before they’ve even been seen by the buyer and half a million are ‘online deliveries’
Warning as scammers cash in on impulsive pandemic puppy buying
According to research from the Kennel Club, one in four puppy buyers spend less than two hours to decide on their puppy, with thousands then being duped by rogue breeders and online scams.
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