Puppy farms are not somewhere that puppies are romping around in the field - they are disgusting, cruel living conditions for mother and pups - infections, illness and disease are rife and so many people have heartbreak after buying a puppy that comes from a puppy farm. They are often 'shipped out' to a sellers home to look like a home bred pup - do not be fooled.
Never buy from Puppy Farm (ie via Pet Shops, Ads in the Paper & Websites showing several different breeds being available etc)
Remember - All puppies bought from April 2016 must be microchipped by the breeder before being sold - always obtain the paperwork so the microchip can be transferred to you after purchase
Buying a puppy is a serious commitment and should not be taken lightly. Before making that decision consider whether you have the time and money to care for a dog properly and the commitment to do so for the rest of its life, which could be 15 years.
If you decide to get a dog why not consider giving a home to a rescue dog? Animal shelters up and down the country are full of dogs needing a home. Rescue dogs make wonderful companions and desperately need our help since thousands are abandoned every year, in many cases through no fault of the dog. Many thousands are put to sleep simply because they don't have a home; so when you give a shelter dog a home, you're literally giving them a second chance at life.
If you have a particular breed in mind you could also consider adopting from one of the many breed rescues but always do your homework and checkout the people who run the rescue are reputable.
If you do decide to get a puppy from a breeder, you should first research which breed of dog will best suit your lifestyle.
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