As read in the Vet Record for September 14th 2019, there seems to be a dangerous trend developing regarding the purchase of a new puppy: Generally, potential new dog owners do not seem to be prepared to spend a lot of time researching about the breed, or a breeder in particular. Two of five buyers decided on a puppy simple because it looked “cute” and did not inform themselves about certain needs or health risks of the chosen breed. It seems less and less common to demand to see the puppies together with the mother or ask for health certificates for the puppies parents. Breeders on the other side, do not necessarily check the suitability of the prospective owners.
We are obviously trending towards the wish for the quick money from the breeders point of view and likewise more and more people would prefer to choose a puppy on the internet from the comfort of their own home and have it delivered!
These facts are alarming and the Kennel Club has released a video in order to help puppy buyers by providing useful guidelines (#PAWs4thought campaign).
Source: The Vet Record 14. September 2019
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