CKC Puppy List — Choosing The Right Dog
If you are in the beginning stages of wanting a dog, it’s easy to fall in love with every furry, slobbery, or snoring face you meet, but giving a belly rub to a pup in the park is miles away from the reality of taking care of them every day. So, where do you start?
The first thing to ask yourself is, “Why do I want a dog?” Are you looking for a running partner? A pal to binge-watch Netflix with? Whatever your answer, it will help you weed out breeds that don’t share your energy level, and compatibility is key!
When it comes to dogs, size does matter! Consider the size of your puppy once it’s full-grown as well as the size of your home. Some breeds are better suited for life in a condo, while others thrive with space.
Most importantly, when getting a puppy, consider the time and finances involved. While it is one of the best clubs around, becoming a dog owner means dedicating much of your time and hard-earned dollars to helping your puppy succeed. Beyond the necessary basics of food, toys, a leash and collar, being a responsible owner includes attending puppy classes, abiding by your local bylaws, regular veterinary care and a lifetime commitment.
With so many distinct breeds to choose from, the search for the right dog can feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) can help you to narrow down your options using their online search tool. At thepuppylist.ca you will find a comprehensive list of responsible, CKC-member breeders in your area, as well as even more advice on how to choose the right dog and the right breeder.
Now; what are you waiting for? Go out and find your new best friend!