While there are so many dogs around up for adoption, some people still prefer to buy from a breeder. This topic has been a hot topic in Australia for the past couple years. I personally am of the opinion that one should buy their dogs from breeders for the reasons listed below:
- You get to know your puppy’s condition since birth
One of the things breeders can provide to you is information about your pup from day one. The breeder can tell you how the pup is raised, together with any health issues it has acquired at birth, and more. With this information at hand, you will now be able to pick up on the important things to consider in raising your puppy.
- You can acquaint yourself with the puppy’s parents
Another good thing a breeder can provide you is the opportunity to meet the puppy’s parents. Through this, you can get an idea of how your puppy will turn out in the future, including health, appearance, and temperament.
- You know your puppy’s history
It hurts to think your puppy has lived a troubled life. For those in the shelter, puppies usually are placed in this sad position, causing them to have behavioral issues. On the other hand, with a breeder, you can be assured that your puppy has not been abused or neglected.
- You promote responsible ownership
Pet owners who have mixed-breed puppies are often those who were not responsible enough to look out for their dogs. As a result, they try to brush this away by making money off of this by selling the puppies. But with breeders, you know that the dogs are cared for responsibly. They have equipped themselves with the knowledge and proper idea on how to keep their puppies on top shape.
- You will have access to references
The puppies are just as good as their breeders. That is why a good breeder can give you references from other dog owners they with favorable views of them and their puppies. This way, you can also ask for some future advice.
- You can get a similar dog
When your dog is particularly good, then you may consider having another one that is similar. With breeders, you know where your dog came from. Therefore, you have the access to get the same.
- You have all the information you need about your puppy’s breed
A breeder can give you all of the things you need to know about your dog’s breed, most especially if the breeder particularly breeds a type of dog. They are undeniably the ones who can offer you resources about your dog.
- You can get recommended to a good veterinarian
If your dog is of a particular breed, then the breeder definitely knows the best veterinarian for it. You can easily get good recommendations with proven history and skills.
- You are assured of no new health issues
Finding out your dog has a surprising health issue arising could leave you devastated and shock. This is especially true to mixed-breeds where you have no idea what to expect. Through a breeder, you have all there is to know about your pup, making you more prepared for anything that might arise.
- You can always get in touch with breeders
With a breeder, you know that you are not alone in your dog’s journey. They are the ones who keep in touch with you throughout your dog’s life. So if you have concerns, then you have someone you can immediately turn to.