Tips For Choosing A Puppy From A Litter

Posted on: 18 December 2019

A dog is a wonderful companion for a family, and many families choose to buy a puppy from a breeder so they can know more about the genetics of their new family member, as well as temperament, and health. However, even after doing your research and putting down a deposit with a breeder, you will have to make a big decision when choosing a puppy from a litter. Puppies are naturally adorable, so it can be hard to select the right one to become a member of your family. But, if you are prepared and know what you're doing, you have a much better chance of selecting the right pup. Use the following tip to help you choose the right puppy for you from a litter.

Observe the Litter Together

Before you choose a puppy to make a new member of your family, one of the best things that you can do is take the time to observe the litter and learn more about how the puppies act. It is natural to be taken by how cute a puppy is, but observing his behavior with his litter mates will give you a much better idea of his personality. The more you observe a litter and get to know how the puppies act, the more likely you will choose the right puppy for your family.

Play With Each Puppy By Themselves

Observing a litter can tell you a lot about puppies, but if you want to get to know each puppy in the litter, spending time one on one is highly recommended. When puppies are separated from their littermates, they can act completely different. Before you purchase a new puppy, it is always a good time to spend some one on one time to see how he behaves when he is not around other puppies. 

Consider the Breed

Some people are open to purchasing a puppy of any breed, while others what to raise a puppy of a specific breed. If you're buying a purebred pup, such as English bulldog puppies, it is a good idea to learn as much as you can about the parents, their lineage, and their health. After you know as much as possible about the parents, don't be afraid to ask the breeder for health reports from the vet before you make decision about what puppy to choose. Selecting a puppy that is in good health, without any genetic issues or health problems, will help ensure that you can spend many years with your new pup.


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I'm Karen Sanders and I want to welcome you to my pet care blog. I've always been very fond of animals and I've enjoyed having pets as a part of my family for many years. Owning a pet can bring an enormous amount of joy into a person's life and the pets are also rewarded by having someone love and care for them. If you've just recently got a pet or if you're a new pet owner, I think you'll find my blog very informative. Since I have a lot of experience caring for pets, I wanted to share advice and tips for pet owners. In this blog, you'll learn all about pets including health, nutrition, and general care. I hope that my blog helps to keep you and your pet happy for many years.

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