Useful Things To Know When Buying A Pug Puppy
Hi everyone. Here are a few tips for anyone buying a pug puppy.
If your pug you buy is genetically unhealthy from the start there isn’t all much that you can do to improve its health condition. If you really want to make sure that you are getting healthy pug, this could be the most important article you’ve ever read…
You want to avoid buying a pug puppy from an unscrupulous breeder, who has neither knowledge nor concern about your little pal once she leaves his yard.
Four Likely Sources For Your New Pet
1. Pugs From Reputable Pug Breeders
There are a lot of favorable aspects to buying a Pug puppy from a good breeder. You will pay more, but a quality, reputable dog breeder breeds with a dog’s health, temperament, and breed characteristics in mind.
This means they watch out for common genetic diseases and health problems while simultaneously keeping good breeding records.
A good breeder will also give a lot of good tips for anyone buying a pug puppy. Quality breeders love their animals and want them to go to good homes.This means they want to see them go to good homes and are sincerely interested in their long-term well-being.
Any good breeder will be able to give a list of references of clients that they have had in the past. These are people will be willing to discuss the experiences that they had with him/ her. There is really nothing more honest and reassuring than first-hand opinions from people.
The process of finding good Pug breeders really does not have to be all that difficult. You just have to be willing to put in the necessary time. Finding a dog breeder is easy; it’s finding a great breeder that’s the hard part.
The first thing you can do is hit the Internet and see if the Pug breeders you are considering are listed with any of the breeding registries throughout the United States. A breeding registry is an agency that sets breeding standards that its members follow. If you have a Pug breeder that does not belong to any breeding registry then that can call their legitimacy into question.
2. Visiting Dog Shows
The good place to find a reputable breeder in your area is to visit a local dog show. They will often not have Pug puppies for sale at the show itself, but you get to meet and talk to Pug breeders who will have puppies for sale in the future.
The look and temperament of their Pugs will tell you a lot about the qualities of the breeder.
You can also go to MeetUp.com and find a Pug meet-up group in your area to get some recommendations. The nations’ biggest Pug Meet-up is in Philadelphia.
3. Pugs From Rescue Centers
This is a good source for you to adopt a Pug puppy at a lower cost. You’ll probably have to compromise in terms of the quality of the pug’s genes from this source.
You will probably want to ask why the pugs had to be rescued, and where they came from.
Pugs from rescue centers will normally be neutered and vaccinated. They are usually quite willing to let you know all the necessary information to the best of their abilities.
4. Pugs From Home-Breeders
Home-breeders are basically pug owners who breed pugs from home. This could still be an acceptable option for you especially if you happen to know the pugs owners.
Most home-breeders do not have any knowledge of pugs’ genetics. They are not able to produce truly nice pugs generation after generation.
In addition, you won’t expect home-breeders to spend money on health tests to check for any hereditary defects.
“I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.” Cesar Millan
5. Pugs From Pet Stores
Pugs from pet stores are usually pug puppies from puppy mills or home-breeders. Even when they buy from a puppy broker, the puppy broker still usually gets the puppies from inhumane puppy mills.
A puppy mill is a slang term that refers to large-scale businesses that produce a lot of dogs – like a dog factory. Disease can spread rapidly in these generally poor conditions. Poor dog health and serious emotional problems are often overlooked. The focus is “breeding for profit. ” Puppy millers will do all they can to cut cost resulting in poor breeding standards.
You can’t expect much if you get your dog from a place where the live in a small, suffocating cage, under extreme temperature being fed the lowest grade food available.
“When you buy a pet-store puppy, you know nothing about the health or temperament of the parents. You have no connection to the breeder of the dog, no resource to go to if you have questions or problems a few months or years from now. But perhaps most important, when you buy a pet-store puppy, you contribute to the demand for puppy-mill-bred puppies, and add to the cycle of misery of mill-owned breeding dogs.” Denise Flaim, Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck,and a Few Turtles
8 Questions To Ask A Dog Breeder Before Buying A Pug Puppy
1. How long have you been breeding pugs?
2. Where were the pugs bred. What kind of conditions were they brought up? ( Stores)
3. What is the history of your chosen pug (specifically on the origin of the chosen pug’s parents)
4. Can you give me a vet reference?
4. Can I visit your kennels and if so, when?
6. Do you sell your litters to pet stores?
7. What is the cost of the pup?
8. Is there any return policy. Does the breeder guarantee the pugs are free from hereditary defects?
Of all the tips for anyone buying a pug puppy choosing the right source is the most important.
Take your time and don’t rush. Finding a quality, reputable breeder could mean a longer, healthier and happier life for your dog. Choose wisely and choose a breeder who stands behind his product, is really invested in the animal, and really cares about each dog’s long-term health and well-being.
“My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.” Jennifer Skiff, The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend