Lifestyle, priorities, resources and reasons for keeping dogs have a bearing on compatibility of dogs with people.
Conditions included in this listing may impact a dog's health and welfare as well as influence the quality of the relationship owners have with their dogs.
Educational Resources are available from Kennel & Breed Clubs and Dog welfare organizations - resources to aid owners and puppy buyers in choosing a breed and tips for management of dog's health, along with considerations for exercise, training, potential financial matters, the dog's physical and mental requirements. Knowledge of and expectations for what it's potentially like to live with a breed of dog can enhance the human – canine bond.
Swedish Kennel Club
Swedish Kennel Club
Links to how to buy a puppy, dog owner advice and links to breed clubs among other resources are available.
The sources from which a puppy can be obtained vary. Be CAREFUL!
Please see: https://www.skk.se/sv/om-skk/kampanjer/stoppa-hundsmugglingen/
Go to: https://www.skk.se/sv/kopahund/ where you can find the presentations of some of the nearly 300 different dog breeds puppies for sale and contact information for the breed club affiliated breeders. Also are a ton of tips and advice for you as a new owner of the dog.
Country - Sweden
The French Kennel Club
The French Kennel Club
The French Kennel Club offers numerous articles and tools that relate to keeping and breeding pedigree dogs in France. From general information on husbandry to Breed-specific health and welfare management tips and resources, the French KC is France's premier source for information on dog breeds.
See The Ten Commandments of a Good Master:
See the Guide to Good Practices in dog breeding: https://www.centrale-canine.fr/actualites/guide-des-bonnes-pratiques-pour-le-bien-etre.
Find a Club is a search engine allows you to find the breed clubs (s) affiliated to the Société Centrale Canine. They manage one or more races and have as a main mission to ensure the selection and promotion.
If you are looking for a club of breed, type the breed you're interested in, and you will be redirected to the breed club that manages it.
The responsibility of a dog owner:
Country - France
The Kennel Club UK
The Kennel Club
Are you ready to own a dog?
10% of people told us that they bought their puppy on an impulse! It's essential to consider how this new member of your family will impact on your life.
Are you ready?
Learn more about buying a dog
More information about buying a dog, including what to ask your breeder, what equipment you'll need to purchase and the importance of pet insurance.
Buying a dog
Caring for your new puppy
There's a lot to consider before you bring your puppy home, including feeding, walking, training, vaccination, socialisation and child safety.
Puppy care tips
There's a lot to consider if you're thinking about getting a dog, including finding out if you’re ready for a puppy, choosing the right breed to suit your lifestyle and then, researching a responsible breeder. New owners also need to make sure they can provide the best care for their puppy, which is why we’re encouraging people to #BePuppywise.
Country - UK
Finnish Kennel Club
Finnish Kennel Club
PUPPY BUYERS and OWNERS NEED TO KNOW
Pick a breed with care.
Different breeds are developed for different use purposes. That is why you should consider which breed will suit your lifestyle the best. It is a good idea to find out about things like the typical temperament, exercise needs, natural instincts, coat care requirements and trainability of different breeds before picking a dog. Possible interest in a dog-related activity should be taken into account when considering breed options.
Help for selecting a breed is available through the breed test and breed presentations included in the Finnish Kennel Club's website Hankikoira.fi (in Finnish).
You can start looking for a puppy in the Finnish Kennel Club’s Puppy List. The websites of breed clubs are likewise good places to look up lists of breeders. Further information about breeds can be obtained from, for example, the puppy advisor of the respective breed club.
Examine information about a pup's dam and sire also via the Finnish Kennel Club's Breeding Database, which will give you access to, among other things, health results, pedigrees and show and trial results.
Country - Finland
The Dutch Kennel Club
Raad van Beheer - Hounden von Honden
Information on Pedigree dogs for puppy buyers
Start your search on our website for information about all breeds of dog. Check out the Breed pages for basic descriptions and links to breed clubs.
The reasons for choosing a well-bred pedigree dog are many... check out the short videos and posters for an overview of pedigree dogs
Invest in learning whether a breed fits with your lifestyle and the dog's breeder is committed to a ensuring a healthier future for the dogs - IMPORTANT: Know what you choose
Country - The Netherlands
The Canadian Kennel Club
The Canadian Kennel Club (EN)
Deciding to Get a Dog
Be prepared to make a commitment to the care and well-being of your dog from puppyhood to old age - considerations
Choosing a Breed
Excerpts ...consider the following from the point of view of a mature dog when developing your short list:
Size... Determines space requirement
Coat Type... Determines grooming time needed
Energy Level... Determines space requirement and exercise needs
Original Purpose...Indicates instinctive activity (i.e., barking, protecting, retrieving, etc.)
Temperament... Determines obedience needs, level of independence or attachment, aggressive or passive nature, etc
Allergies... Some breeds cause less suffering for allergy patients
Recognized Clubs are great places to gather key information on breeds.
Visit CKC's Puppy List
Country - Canada
Norwegian Kennel Club
Norsk Kennel Klub
The choice of dog breed
The advantage of selecting a purebred dog is that you will, almost without exception, find a breed that fits perfectly with you and your everyday life. You just need to spend some time select the breed that fits your life best. Topics here include:
The dog's function and your expectations
Why choose a purebred dog?
The more knowledge you have about dog breeds the more competent you are to choose a dog breed you going to thrive with.
Smugglers and Phishing - How to avoid traps when purchasing a puppy
The choice of the breeder and Raseklubben - are resources for puppy buyers.
Country - Norway