Choosing your pet
Different dogs are different - some have a more friendly temperament than others, some require a lot of space to move about, and some are harder to train than others. Make sure you know enough about the breed you want to buy before you snap on the leash! A good book on choosing and caring for dogs will be a big help.
Some information that will help you choose wisely:
- It is easier to predict the temperament of a pure bred dog than a cross breed or mongrel
- The bigger the dog, the more expensive it will be to keep
- A puppy will need several feeds throughout the day and needs supervision all the time
- Your dog, whether a pup or fully grown, should be bright eyed, curious and non-aggressive.
- It should have a clean coat, and should not have a runny nose or eyes.
Next: Care and feeding
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