Buying Your Puppy

Buying a puppy is an exciting time for all the family.  Being prepared before your puppy comes home will help the transition for all.  Here are a few things to consider.


What We Provide When You Buy A Puppy

  • Kennel Club Registration Documents
  • A contract stating any endorsements that are in placed on the registration i.e breeding
  • A lifetime cover for the puppy i.e. if for any reason the puppy or dog needs to be rehomed at any time and advice on health if I can but some issues should be dealt with by the vet or help with behavioural training.
  • 1st Vaccination, a further one will be required at a later date.
  • The puppy will also be Micro-Chipped
  • 2kg Bag of Puppy Food
  • 5 weeks FREE insurance, this will need to be renewed.
  • A Good Beagle Book.
  • Dietary requirements and worming programme.
  • Puppy Information Pack, full of details regarding first night, feeding, health, training etc.

puppy-pack

Things To Consider Buying For Your New Arrial

  • Non slip food bowl and water bowl
  • You should receive some puppy food from the breeder but if not find out what you puppy is being fed.
  • Puppy Treats, don’t go mad on these. Some Puppy Biscuit bones to keep the puppy busy if he/she is left and overnight.
  • A Suitable collar with lead (one that can be altered is a good buy) or an extendable lead.
  • Identification tag with your surname, address or tel. no on reverse to say Vets with their number (no dog name on it)
  • Comfortable washable bed x 2
  • Cage Metal not fabric
  • Toys – Nylon Bone or something to chew for when they are teething. When older avoid stuffed toys as they will rip them and could choke on stuffing, rope toys etc are good to.
  • Puppy brush & come and flea comb
  • Puppy Shampoo
  • Air tight container for food
  • Find a good vets
  • Good training class, these can be found via contacting the Kennel Club as they should be registered.

THE DO's & DON’Ts WHEN BUYING A PUPPY

DO


  • Always go to a reliable and reputable Kennel Club Registered Breeder.
  • Ask to see the puppy’s mother and if possible the father, if that’s not possible then at least further details.
  • See the puppy in its breeding environment and ask to look at the kennelling conditions if they were not raised within the breeder’s house. If you suspect the conditions are not right, then do not buy the puppy.
  • Ask to see the relevant health test certificates for the puppy’s parents
  • Be prepared to be put on a waiting list – a healthy puppy is well-worth waiting for.
  • Ask if you can return the puppy if things don’t work out. Responsible and reputable breeders will always say yes.
  • Be suspicious of a breeder selling several different breeds, unless you are sure of their credentials.
  • Report your concerns to the relevant authority if you suspect the breeder is a puppy farmer

DON’T


  • Buy a puppy from a pet shop.
  • Pick your puppy up from a ‘neutral location’ such as a car park or motorway service station.
  • Buy a puppy because you feel like you’re rescuing it. You’ll only be making space available for another poorly pup to fill and condemning further puppies to a miserable life.
  • Be fooled by a Kennel Club pedigree certificate. These are often faked by puppy farmers who are already operating illegally and have no qualms about forging paperwork. The majority of puppy farmers will not register their litters with the Kennel Club. If in doubt check with the Kennel Club.
  • Tell the relevant authorities
  • Local Councils, animal health officers and the police have the power to enforce the law. If you suspect somebody is a puppy farmer report them to the RSPCA, the police, or your Local Authority.

If somebody who you also suspect of being a puppy farmer, is registering their dogs with the Kennel Club, then ensure that you tell the Kennel Club about your suspicions. The Kennel Club would never knowingly register puppies from a puppy farmer and will tell the relevant authorities to try and ensure that the person is brought to book.

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