The decision of buying a puppy has to be entirely yours and pay attention to the fact that is a decision as important as any major decision in your life. Being a decision that is all yours you must think at the steps toy have to make before having an animal friend .
Decide if you want a a small or a big pet, male or female, pedigreed or not and try to find out as much as possible about the desired breed and the special needs of the breed. Take care of the fact that any breed has its own particularities and for every breed is suitable a special “master”. Take care of the fact that there are some breeds that do not like kids or some breeds who do not agree any other pet around them.
Find an authorized breeder, preferably in your living area because it is possible for you to go for a few times to see the puppies in a familiar place for them and try to identify the desired puppy. A good breeder, a well known of the breed, has , most often, maximum two breeds in the kennel.
Go and visit the puppies in their “nest” area. This phase must not be ignored because you can observe some irregularities. It is a must that the mother of the puppies be with them and try to observe its behaviour. If the mother has an aggressive temperament it is not indicated to buy its puppy, the same in the case of mistreatment or underfeed. Although, do not forget that in lactation period, females are not in the best shape. If the environment is dirty it is possible that the puppies have some bacteria or some vermins which can affect their future health and you need a healty dog.
Try to observe the puppies in their environment and try to identify the nature of the puppy you want. It is easy to say that a puppy has a dominant nature or a gentle one. If you hug the puppy it is easy to realize his condition. Hugging is a key element in the final decision it it is suitable for you and you family.
It is said that a puppy choose its own master, so let the puppies come to you and snuffle you and all you can do is to hope that the one will come is your future partner.
Observe their behaviour when the mother dog is not around. A shy dog will not play anymore and a dominant one will not even realize the absence of the mother. Anyway, any behaviour problem is solved with the training.
Try to observe if the owner of the kennel is trying to interfere in your relation with the puppies. And you have to know from the beginning if some puppies from the kennel belong to anyone else.
Finally, try not to give someone a puppy as a gift or try not to buy it from a pet-shop. The animal you gifted has many chances to be abandoned in a shelter and a puppy bought in a hurry or under an impact of an emotion can prove that is not that you wanted. Every person knows what he want and in the situation that you don’t have a budget , there are many other possibilities for having such a friend in your life. You can save a life by going to a shelter or you can take care of a dog by distance.