TELL ME WHERE YOU COME FROM, I’LL TELL YOU WHO YOU ARE
To find out what type of dog will join your family, find out about the environment in which it grew up or aged:
- Has the puppy been weaned long enough?
- Has he been abused?
- What are the risks of genetic defects?
Try to get as much information as possible. Not all teachers are model educators. For some, dogs are only a financial interest. Others may have at one time failed to meet their physiological, social or emotional needs. Ultimately, this neglect may have triggered behavioural problems.
INDIVIDUALS OR ONLINE CLASSIFIED ADS
This is the most common form of adoption. The price is often attractive, usually you only pay the veterinary and identification costs. You also have the advantage of meeting the owner and discovering your future dog’s living environment, perhaps even knowing his parents. Unfortunately, the Internet is never a guarantee of legality. If the owner does not give you an official identification number, be careful.
By adopting in a shelter, you give pleasure twice. You offer a new life to an abandoned dog and the possibility for another to take his place. There is something for everyone (age, height, race, gender). You pay your dog up to the reimbursement of expenses, and they are often sterilized. Here, you are sure that he is in good standing with vaccines and identification.
The people in charge are at your disposal. Without any commitment, you will be allowed to walk the dog and you will be able to observe it in the presence of its congeners or with your children. However, you will have little information about his past. You yourself will have to fill out an aptitude form. On the basis of this, the adoption is granted or not.
BREEDING BREEDING OF PUREBRED PUPPIES
Often, breeders have turned their passion into a profession. In general, a good breeder reproduces only one brood per year. The most scrupulous put you on a waiting list, ensure follow-up and, as a result, screening tests for genetic diseases. They guarantee you the purebred origin of the litter, but sell their young at a high price. Prices can range from 500 to 5000 euros.
Dog farms are often scams: exorbitant prices, industrial breeding, uncertain foreign origins, clandestinity, inbreeding, diseases, etc.
What about the equipment?
Why don’t you buy some used equipment? Many generalist sites offer classified ads from private individual to private individual for second-hand dog equipment! Leave, brush, toy…. Save on all the accessories and spoil your new resident!