If you have been thinking about getting a puppy, there are a lot of things to keep in mind! You want to make sure that you are getting the right puppy for you and that it is going to be healthy and happy! At Midwest K9 we have a few tips for you when it comes to getting your new pup, especially if it’s your first!

Important Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a Puppy

First, start your pup search by trying to find a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder is someone that's can guarantee to you that all of their dogs come with a health guarantee.

This means that the parents are health tested. You definitely want a puppy that's coming from solid backgrounds or a breeder that knows about the backgrounds and can inform you about the predicted health of the puppy.

Stay Away from Vague Claims

Some breeders will over advertise their puppies by saying something like, “champion line.” These types of breeders usually just want to charge you more for the puppy and don’t care about its health.

In the same regards, you’ll want to stay away from puppy mills and backyard breeders too. You never know what you’re getting from those dogs.

How to Tell if a Breeder is Reputable

A breeder that offers training is often a reputable breeder because if they're breeding the breed, but they can't train the breed, then they do not know what they are doing raising that type of dog.

At the same time, it's really good to find a breeder that wants to help you with the training. This kind of breeder really care about the dog and making sure they go to the right kind of family, whether they’ll be more active or more of a protective dog.

There is a Right Puppy for Everyone

There are puppies in each litter that are suitable for every situation with the right guidance and training. So, when you're looking for the right puppy Midwest K9 can help you. We actually have puppies that we sell, help train, and match up to families and owners who are looking for puppies. We have puppies all the way up to fully trained adults.

If you have any questions about which type of puppy is right for you and your family or you want us to help you train your puppy, contact us at Midwest K9 today!