WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE A PURE BRED
Making the decision to buy a
purebred dog has a number of benefits. From the appearance of the dog to its
personality and health, purebreds can be a great choice for a pet due to their
assurance in physical and behavioural traits.
One of the biggest reasons for
buying a purebred dog is the desire to have a specific type of dog. With
purebreds, you can easily do your research on a specific type of breed and get a
good understanding of what physical traits are specific to it. Even when it's a
puppy, you will be able to tell a lot about it based on its parents and breed.
Because of this, the owner is able to estimate the dog's maximum weight, size,
colouring, and hair length. Overall, the biggest advantage of a purebred dog
lies in their predictability. If you research a breed enough you can expect to
know what they will look like, from their coat, to their size, to their build.
You can even get a good understanding for how they will act.
The various types of pure-bred
dogs are the result of many years of selective breeding. All breeds were
developed for a specific purpose and documentation is available on their history
and heritage. When considering a pure-bred dog, it is possible to narrow down
the choices to those with attributes which most clearly fit into your personal
lifestyle and interests. For example, whether the dog will be good with your
children or whether you will have time to groom and exercise the dog properly.
A dog's behaviour and personality
is typically a product of its breed. Obviously, different breeds have different
purposes and their personalities will relate to this. When buying a purebred,
this temperament can be predicted based on the traits of their breed.
Responsible breeders will answer
your questions and share their experiences and knowledge with you. They can
provide background on the breed and discuss the characteristics of the adult
dog. You will receive a documented history of the puppy and you will be able to
see one or both parents or other family members.
Breeders have experience to give
puppies the care and nurturing they need at critical early stages. This not only
ensures you’ll have a healthy puppy, but that the puppy is much less likely to
develop into a difficult adult. Breeders will guide you in proper care and
feeding, health issues and training. Breeders are there to help you and will
continue to provide information and support as your puppy grows.
Owners of registered pure-bred
dogs can join their local breed club and the New Zealand Kennel Club to be able
to participate in a variety of activities and events with their dogs. These
provide an opportunity for social interactions with others common or similar
interests. Information is available on all pure-bred dogs and breeders can
provide invaluable advice and ongoing support.
It is always best to know what you
are getting when it comes to buying a dog, and depending on your lifestyle,
purebreds allow you to get a dog that best suits your needs.