things to think about

Collie Puppies - June 2012
Bringing a puppy into your home should never be an act of impulse!  You must be sure that you can give enough of your time to provide a puppy with:-

 

  •             Love, Care, Attention
  •             Training
  •             Stimulation
  •             Regular exercise.

 

You also need to consider the costs of keeping a puppy well fed and fully protected from disease.
Once you have satisfied yourself that you are prepared to meet the challenges that a puppy will bring into your life, the next question is which dog?

 

Selecting  the breed that best suits your situation is important. Here are a few factors you should consider:-

Size
  •             How big will the dog grow?  And how much will he eat?

 

Intelligence
  •             Some breeds are naturally more inclined to bark than others.  Some breeds are more sensitive to noise.  If a high intelligent dog (e.g. collie) does not get the mental stimulation as well as the physical stimulation this will lead to problems!

 

Activity Level
  •             How much exercise does the dog require?  Working breeds, bred to herd sheep, need serious workouts.

 

Temperament
  •             Terriers are naturally bossy and tenacious.  Spaniels, Labs and Retrievers  normally have friendly, affectionate natures.

 

Coat
  •             How much time (or money) will you need to devote to grooming?

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