You not only want a pup you love, but a dog who’ll love your lifestyle. The right size and temperament to suit where and how you live.
The first big decisions you need to make before you find the right puppy for you are:
- What type of dog fits with my family life?
- Do I rescue a puppy from a shelter?
- Do I buy a puppy from a breeder?
- Do I find a puppy elsewhere?
These may seem like simple questions, but each decision has a huge impact on what your responsibilities are as a pet owner.
What type of dog fits with your family?
This is an important first step as dogs come in all shapes and sizes! They also have different personalities, activity levels, instincts and needs. With plenty of research, chatting to the vet and even meeting lots of different dogs and owners, you will be all set to take the next step and nd yourself a new best friend.
Do I rescue a puppy from a shelter?
We at Black Hawk are strong advocates for rescuing your new pet. There are many lovely dogs available from rescue groups and organisations who dedicate their lives to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing animals.
The bonus here is that you get a desexed, microchipped and medically checked pet that will be eternally grateful for their new home.
Do I buy a puppy from a breeder?
A registered breeder will give you a choice of puppies, invite you to meet the parents, and will give you a certificate to authenticate the pup’s bloodline. They will often be available to help you with advice on how to care for your new puppy. While puppies may not be available all year round, if you have found the right breeder and bloodline for you, it pays to be patient.
Do I find a puppy elsewhere?
It is always nice to get a puppy as soon as you decide you want one, however owning a puppy is a huge responsibility and needs thorough planning. There are many “quick” ways to get a puppy, but these may involve backyard breeders or puppy farms. Black Hawk does not condone puppy farms or backyard breeding, so we encourage you to consider finding your new friend through channels which are in the best interests of their welfare.
Drop us a line on our contacts page if you have any questions.
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