Every year in the UK over 100,000 dogs are placed in animal shelters. In more than 70% of the cases, dogs are placed there because the welfare of the animal no longer suits the owner’s lifestyle or they simply can’t cope with the dog’s disobedient behaviour.
Choosing the right dog to suit your personality is as important as choosing a life partner.
All too often dog owners choose their new pet because of its physical appearance, regardless of whether that dog’s personality will harmonise with their own.
Serious time and thought must be put into choosing the right dog for you.
Canine welfare organisations and rescue societies always have dogs and puppies available that need good homes, but with a rescue dog or puppy be prepared for even more commitment because in some cases you may be inheriting someone else’s problems.
A pedigree dog can be more predictable to its future character and size, but make sure to always purchase your pedigree puppy from an accredited reputable breeder.