Acquiring a dog is the only way to buy sincere love, loyalty and loyalty for money.
If you are ready to take responsibility for a fluffy and cute karapuza, which after a while will grow into an adult dog, you can attend to choosing a puppy.
Buying a puppy does not tolerate rash decisions. The first step is to determine the purpose for which you start the animal. Some people take him as a guard for the house, others - a companion for hunting, still others - as a creature able to fill the tightening emptiness in the soul and brighten up the loneliness.
Determine the place of purchase. Do not buy a puppy on the bird market. Most often there are selling mongrel dogs or half-breeds under the guise of thoroughbreds. But this is not the worst thing. In the market it is impossible to objectively assess the animal's health status, make assumptions about its nature and habits.
If you are not important breed, and character,Go to the nearest animal shelter. Volunteers will gladly show you all the dogs, let them get acquainted, tell about the fate and customs of each of them. Those people who basically want to take a thoroughbred puppy, should focus only on the breeders.
Find and carefully study all availableInformation on the Internet about the desired breed. For example, Pekingese love peace and order, Labradors need constant physical activity and training, poodles are easy to train, they amazingly copy the behavior and many actions of their owners.
If you are planning to ever knit a dog withTo get offspring, read about the characteristic features of the breed. Even an inconspicuous deviation from the exhibition standards will significantly reduce the price of a thoroughbred puppy.
When you came to choose a puppy, tryKeep your emotions in check. Every puppy, regardless of the breed, is touching, cute, defenseless and very funny. But a dog is not a toy, it will demand from you daily attention and care. Observe the puppies in the shelter or the breeder.
Look closely at the mother of the puppies. If she pinches her tail and tries to hide herself at your appearance, there are many chances that her offspring will grow cowardly. But the manifestation of too stormy joy is also bad. Chances are great that puppies, even when they become adult dogs, will rejoice at every passer in the street, literally rushing to their feet. The normal reaction of an adult dog to the appearance of an unfamiliar person next to her cubs is ears alertly raised, a straight stance, an interested look.
With puppies, you can perform a simple test toMake assumptions about their future relationship with the owner. Put the dog on his back, holding his hand on his chest for about 30 seconds. If the puppy tries to free himself in all ways, without neglecting his teeth, then he has the makings of a leader. Strong and persistent dogs usually wriggle, fingering, but then recognize the leadership of a person. Robust and obedient puppies will not resist at all and will look at you expectantly.
It is also important to assess the health of the puppy.
- Do not take a dog younger than 7-8 weeks.
- The nose should be cool and moist, mucous bright pink, teeth clean, without visible defects.
- Fluffy, shiny, clean coat is a good sign.
- The puppy's eyes should be clean, clear. Look, if the third eyelid did not turn red, if there is inflammation.
- The ears should be clean, odorless. If the puppy constantly scratches his ears with his paw or shakes his head, then he has an infection or a tick.
- Do not take too fat or too thin a puppy.
- The belly of a small puppy should not be excessively swollen (these are the first signs of the presence of worms and malnutrition).
After you choose a puppy, take him toVeterinarian. Let the specialist perform an examination, and also make a schedule of vaccination. If suddenly you have an unhealthy dog or dog with some kind of mental or physical abnormalities, the veterinarian is obliged to report it. A pedigreed puppy in this case it is better to return the breeder, however, the possibility and criteria for return must be stipulated in advance.