It is not enough just to want a dog. You need to be aware that you will have to deal with her and walk, take care of her. If you approached the matter with all responsibility, it remains only to decide on the breed of the dog and choose where to buy it.
First of all, you should decide what the dog is for. For hunting, you should choose a dog of hunting breeds. For the protection - service. If you just want to please the eye, choose a decorative breed.
You can get a dog in different ways, from buying a dog with a pedigree in a kennel, ending with an abandoned dog shelter in an underground passage.
Buying a dog from a random passerby
Walking around the city, you can meet people with puppies in a box or blanket. It is so difficult to resist these cute creatures, you want to take everyone, warm, caress. If the breed of the dog is not important to you, you can choose this option. The advantage of buying from a passer-by is the low price, often symbolic at all.
The risks of such a purchase: there are absolutely no guarantees of the dog's cleanliness. A person can make mistakes with gender, passing off a girl for a boy. A dog's age is often determined by eye.
Buying a dog at the "Bird Market"
On the market you can find both honest breeders and scammers who pass off a mongrel for a purebred dog with a pedigree. A dog listed as a father can also be a cheat.
The advantage of buying on the market is the low price in comparison with the kennel, even for a real purebred dog. Risks: the likelihood of being deceived and overpaying for a mongrel dog, as well as the presence of diseases in the puppy due to poor disinfection on the market.
Buying a dog by ad
Having come for a dog according to an ad, you will have the opportunity to evaluate all the puppies from the litter, get to know their mother and evaluate the conditions in which the animals are kept.
Pros of such a purchase: the authenticity of the documents, if the breeder sells. If you buy a puppy picked up from the street, who was sheltered for a while, most likely, he was checked for diseases, put on basic vaccinations and washed clean.
Buying a dog in a kennel
The most guaranteed way to get a purebred dog with authentic documents. At the same time, this option is the most expensive.
In the kennel you can get acquainted with the pedigree of the dog, see the awards of its parents. You can be sure of the absence of diseases and the presence of vaccinations in the puppy, as well as the quality of feeding and living conditions. Kennel puppies usually know the basic commands and are well mannered.
A big plus is that the kennel helps in the upbringing of its puppies: it gives consultations, helps in training, offers the services of a doctor, overexposure, etc.