When you breed purebred dogs, they’re true to type and offspring have predictable instincts and appearance and are milder in their temperament. There are lots of great benefits when you own a purebred dog.
Purebred dogs are the result of many years of highly selective breeding. All breeds of dogs have a particular purpose and you can ask for the paperwork that clearly explains their heritage and history. When purchasing a purebred dog, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting in terms of characteristics, size, temperament and appearance.
When you think about buying a purebred dog, you need think about what you want in a dog. Then you reduce your options to those that obviously match your interests and lifestyle. For example, is the dog good with children? Will you have enough time to exercise him regularly, groom him and keep him clean?
Reliable breeders can offer you answers to your questions and also share their knowledge and experiences. This gives you background on the dog and further information about his characteristics. It’s wise to make your purchase from a registered, reputable breeder. You’ll be given his history and you should be able to see one or both parents and/or other members of his family.
Breeders have the experience needed to look after puppies and provide sufficient nurturing and care in the early stages of his life. Do it all properly and your puppy will remain healthy and it reduces the possibility of him becoming a nuisance as an adult.
Breeders will teach you how to train your dog, how to feed him and how to care for his overall good health. As your puppy grows, you can ring the breeder if you need more advice. The more support you have, the easier it makes life for you and your new little bundle of furry joy to have a good life together.
If you own a registered dog who’s a purebred, you can get involved in various organised activities and events. This gives you and your dog some social interaction with other people who obviously share similar interests. Your dog may make new friends as well.
Registered dog breeders are strictly bound by a Code of Practice and Ethics that covers everything to do with ownership of dogs and the responsibilities of breeders.
Before you buy your next dog, you should be aware of these common myths.
Breeders of purebred dogs invest loads of time and money to guarantee the dog is healthy. Meticulous records are kept that contain relevant information regarding each dog’s pedigree. Lots of breeders use artificial insemination from dogs that are purebred to guarantee that blood lines remain varied and strong.
Are purebreds more even-tempered?
Purebreds are predictable in many ways including having a quieter temperament.
A crossbred dog is unpredictable in many ways so you never know what you’ll get.
Reputable breeders have their dogs regularly checked by the vet to ensure no health problems are present. Breeders only use dogs with a mellow temperament when breeding dogs. Purebreds are as playful and loving as crossbreeds but it’s easier to find a purebred with a more predictable energy level that you can fit into your existing lifestyle without too many modifications.
Do purebred dogs have a healthier life?
Crossbreds can have a rollercoaster ride of medical problems and are more prone to inherited diseases. They cause a genetic lottery of unknown results. This means they can’t be screened for all health issues.
Vets carry out rigorous tests on purebred dogs and ensure that all dogs to be mated as purebreds have perfect health.
Are purebreds great pets?
Purebred dogs are selected to become the newest addition to your family. Breeders choose purebred dogs with the right characteristics to ensure the dogs are suited to a home-based lifestyle.
What sort of dog do you think of when hearing the word – “purebred?”
Is it a poodle with a big clip? Perhaps it’s a Hairless Chinese Crested Dog? These cute dogs are wonderful pets BUT are also show dogs. Other purebreds include: German Shepherds, Border Collies, Jack Russell Terriers, Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers.
Are any purebred dogs non-allergenic?
No dogs are classified as “non-allergenic.” Dogs that don’t shed hair much rarely affect allergies as the dog is much less likely to leave his hair and/or saliva all around the house. Anyone can be allergic to one or more different things.
Cross bred puppies may or may not become low-shedding adult dogs but you can’t guarantee it because cross bred dogs don’t breed true. A litter of puppies that are crossbreds can consist of some shedders and other non-shedders. A litter from a recognised breed will have the exact same coat.
List of dogs that don’t shed often.
Below is a list, a beginning point, to use when studying breeds that won’t affect a person with allergies. However, the side effects of allergies can vary greatly so it’s best if you can spend some of your time with a breed that you’re thinking of buying BEFORE making the purchase. Then you’ll see if you can handle being around him. Do this as often as is necessary to eventually find the ideal dog for you.
Some of the low shedder breeds:
• Afghan Hound.
• Miniature Schnauzer.
• Irish Water Spaniel.
• Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodles.
• West Highland White Terrier.
• Yorkshire Terrier.
• Australian Silky Terrier.
• Irish Water Spaniel Bedlington Terrier.
• Bichon Frise.
• Cairn Terrier.
• Portuguese Water Dog.
• Chinese Crested Dog.
• Giant Schnauzer.
• Airedale Terrier.
• Dandie Dinmont Terrier.
• Kerry Blue Terrier.
• Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Even though these breeds don’t shed often, you must still groom them regularly. And brush out the knots. The continuously growing coats need to be clipped a couple of times each year.
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