Are you planning to adopt or buy a puppy?

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So you decided to buy a puppy!

Here is some really important information about taking a puppy into your home, and all about raising and caring for that puppy, and what you should consider before purchasing one.

So you are you planning to adopt-a-puppy or buy one?

Which breed and from where? This is no simple decision to make, and far too many people go out and buy puppies and dogs on impulse. Or they go and buy a puppy without fully considering the ramifications it will have on both the family and the dog. Getting a dog involves a lot of responsibility. Whilst most puppies look lovely, cute and cuddly that soon changes as they grow up.

Do you know there are some 701 types of pure breed dogs in the world?

The different breeds are segregated into different functional groups, and these are as follows!

1. Working Dogs: These are large dogs and include the Alaskan Malamute, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Saint Bernard, Great Dane.

2. Sporting Dogs: These are the Golden Retriever (I used to have of these lovely dogs), Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and others.

Are you planning to adopt or buy a puppy?

3. Herding Dogs: These include the super intelligent sheep herding Border Collie, German Shepherd, Australian Cattle Dog (great dogs!), Sheepdog.

4. Hound Dog: The loveable Basset Hound, Beagle (Snoopy), the Bloodhound and the Whippet.

5. Toy Dogs: The Chihuahua, Maltese, Pomeranian and Pug are in this grouping.

6. Non-Sporting Dogs. These include the: Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Dalmatian (all 101 of them), the Chow Chow and the Poodle.

Go and adopt-a-puppy

It will take time to adopt-a-puppy, and more so if you are planning to get a specific breed. I have successfully managed this is in the past, with a lovely Golden Labrador (named Sacha) then my Golden Retriever (named Wover, after Elmer Fudds dog, i.e “here Wover boy!”) and lastly my recently departed Rottweiler (named Sybil after the wife of Basil Fawlty in the UK TV comedy Fawlty Towers, a dog with attitude!). You can always have problems with dogs that you adopt, that’s a given, however the challenge is well worth it.