Puppy selection (part 3)
I won’t discover America if I say that children from champions and import manufacturers are expensive.
Famous foreign kennels will not sell a puppy to a novice at all without recommendations. A good breeder carefully selects owners for his puppies. Puppies for him are like children, this is his work, his knowledge, his contribution to the development of the breed. And the fate of the dogs of his breeding is far from indifferent to him.I will take the liberty of giving some advice to those who are looking for a “dog for the soul” or, more simply, “on the sofa”, and most of them are. Those who are looking for a dog for exhibitions, first of all pay attention to the exterior, blood, and only then to the price and not the other way around.
Very often I hear in a telephone receiver:
– And we do not need a puppy for exhibitions, but “for ourselves.” We would be cheaper, anyway what, without documents, but only a pug …
One would like to ask: “I wonder, for whom do I have dogs?”
First of all, “for yourself” beloved! And then everything else. Exhibitions are a personal matter for everyone. And not the fact that tomorrow you will not want to attend this event. Moreover, the exhibition is not so often.
But who is next to you every day – I think it is important.
Will it be a mops-like creature with a bad character ?! Or is it a pug that is admired by others.
Pug, with whom you will be every day comfortable and cozy.
Honestly, I did not want to write all this at first. Just pent.
– Do not pursue cheapness. After all, as in the well-known Ukrainian proverb: “A cheap ribka is a trash yushka” It is unlikely that from a purchased “cheaper” puppy (miracles do not happen), a true pug described in this article will grow.
Choosing – choose the best.
Price, by the way, is not always an indicator of quality, but it still arises not from scratch. In high-quality litter rearing, it is required to invest a lot of not only effort, but also money.
When I see ads like: “Quality pug puppies are inexpensive …” I get terribly interested: what did you save on? Let them teach how to raise “quality” puppies at minimal cost.
Let it not be the opinion that I urge you to buy insanely expensive puppies. For each breed there are certain price limits. “From” and “to”, (for a bulldog, for example, one, for a pug – others.). So it’s quite possible to buy a good puppy at a reasonable price.
I also want to say:
– Do not buy a puppy in the market.
Remember the story of a man with a bear who walked around the market and was looking for the seller who sold him a hamster last year … ?!
It may be that outwardly the puppy will look like a pug, but here’s what, or rather, who will grow from it ?!
Most likely, you will get a dog with an unstable psyche and serious health problems.
No responsible breeder will sell puppies in the market. The health of his babies is too expensive for him. And he would never give them up for sale at a pet store.
Maybe someone will not agree with me. But that’s my personal opinion. As the saying goes: “Forewarned – means armed.”