The resources in this article provide puppy buyers with sound advice on selecting a breed, a breeder and a puppy.
Get informed - before you bring a new dog or puppy into your family!
Information to help buyers and owners - The UK's Kennel Club research has shown a shocking number of people are still buying puppies from disreputable sources (or at least riskier ones) : puppies were sourced on internet sites, through social media, in pet shops and newspapers advertisements -- working with a reputable breeder who cares for their breed's and dogs' health and welfare increases your chances of getting a pup that will meet your expectation - to spend your time with a healthy, well tempered, properly socialized canine companion.
See The Kennel Club's video: The Kennel Club's Do's and Don'ts of Buying a Puppy video looks at the perils of the puppy farming trade, and provides information on the benefits of buying a puppy from a Kennel Club Assured Breeder, who agrees to care for their dogs' health and welfare and how we can all work together to stop the cruel puppy farming trade.
Thinking about breeding your dog... now or in the future?
In a move animal welfare advocates believe could help reduce animal suffering in commercial breeding operations, the USDA has included the creation of a private accreditor program for professional dog breeders among its goals for the next five years.
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