How to Choose a German Shepherd Puppy from a Breeder?
When you decide to buy a dog you must keep in mind that you are not acquiring a toy but a living being and you will have to be responsible for it for many years. Choosing a German Shepherd is a decision that will likely last around twelve or more years and requires many things to think about before.
Bringing home a new German Shepherd puppy takes lots of planning ahead of time and plenty of puppy proofing. Depending on how well you socialize your dog and train your new puppy, you can enjoy the time spent with your German Shepherd or dislike it. Read these lines to find out more crucial information when choosing a German Shepherd puppy.
First of all, if you are not willing to adopt a shelter dog for whatever reason and prefer to buy a German Shepherd puppy, you should expect to pay about £300 to £800. Although in the beginning it might seem a lot of money, remember that you might save it in vet or other bills when your puppy gets older. Acquiring a quality puppy ensures the support of a reputable breeder.
Perform a good search for a German Shepherd puppy from a reputable professional instead of choosing any breeder you come across. In order to do so you can search through internet, check dog clubs, etc. This is a great way to get several names as well as reviews from customers.
Once you have chosen the German Shepherd breeder, do not hesitate to ask - a good dog breeder will expect you to ask indeed. Not only that but he will ask you too in order to make sure that you are a good fit for the puppy. Remember to ask for referrals from vets, dog groomers, etc. Additionally, you can ask the German Shepherds breeder about shots, dewormings and exams the puppy may have already undergone.
Don’t be afraid to require seeing certification of both parents, checking their weight and the area they live in: is it clean? odor-free?. Check whether the puppy has clear eyes and not runny or red, clean ears, full hair coat (no balding spots), no excessive scratching, and appear well-socialized, playful and friendly.
Last but not least, take the German Shepherd puppy to your vet for a complete exam with 48 hours of purchase.
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