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How do I buy a dog?
This tip is about these questions that I got few times. If you decided to
get a dog, should it be a mix dog or a pure breed? Or should you buy the dog from a person
that you heard that have a bitch that had puppies, should you buy the dog from the
F.C.Is kennels clubs? Should the puppy be with or without papers? Are the papers that
important? What are the risks by buying a dog?
Well, if you decided to have a dog, you have two
choices, to take a mix dog, or a pure breed. If you decided to have a mix breed dog, you
can go to any shelter near your house and adopt your self a sweet puppy that looks
for a home. If you feel like having a pure breed dog, then you have to make some choices.
You can always look for a person, that has a bitch
that just had puppies, most of these people that dont have a license from the F.C.I,
and they just bred their bitch/dog. These people will tell you that the puppies do have
papers, but you can buy the puppy WITH or WITHOUT the papers. They will say that if you
want to buy the puppy WITH papers, it will cost you more. Most of the people want to have
a pure breed dog, but not for shows, so they will decide that a puppy WITHOUT its
papers is good enough for them. The truth is, that a puppy WITHOUT papers, is NOT a pure
breed dog. One of the parents might have had a genetic problem that did not approved
the papers for that dog, it does not even have to be one of the parents, it might
even be one of the parents' parents.
However, this puppy, that you bot WITHOUT papers,
is NOT a pure breed dog, and he is NOT allowed for breeding or shows as well. Let me give
you a sample:
This family came to buy a Dalmatian puppy. This
family did not want the papers because it cost TOO much. The puppy had grown to a
dog now, and hes ready to go out side off- leash. The dog had run to the rode, and
by mistake, got hit by a car. The family took the dog to the vet, and then the vet tells
the family that their dog is deaf! A lot of Dalmatians are deaf or blind. They bot a
perfectly healthy puppy, and now they hear that their dog is deaf
how can that be?
Well, they bot a dog WITHOUT papers, what means
that the F.C.I did not want this litter to be. Might had been because there was a
genetic problem Or that the parents did not have the papers. DO NOT buy a puppy that
does not have papers, or if it does not have the confirmation for that litter.
The easy thing to do will be to call the F.C.I, and ask them about the litters of the
breed that you want, and they will contact you with the breeders. Make sure that you
get the puppy's pedigree!!!
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