There is a special time in the life of people where they want a new addition for the family and a dog much of the time seems to be the right answer specially when there are kids around or if you live by yourself and you would like some company at night times. My best advice it is to adopt a pet, not to buy them as there are many dogs and cats in need of a good home and you can have a trustful companion for a fraction of what buying them costs.
If you are going to purchase the new member of the family here are four essential questions you can ask a breeder:
- Meet the breeder in person, don't do it online or through a middle man and ask to see at least one of the puppy's parent to see any possible behavior or congenital defects.
- Check out the dogs were housed.
- Request for copies of the puppy health records.
- Ask for a guarantee of the health of the puppy for the first few weeks after the purchase and a refund if a veterinarian finds a congenital defect.