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Dogs For Sale NSW

Dogs For Sale NSW

According to a report released by the Australian Veterinary Association last October, Australia continues to top the list as one of the countries that have the highest pet ownership rates in the world. About 69% of Australian households have at least one pet, most of which is a dog. It is, therefore, no surprise that New South Wales (NSW), a state located in the southeastern part of the island continent, is also a wonderful place to care for a canine.

What makes NSW an enticing place to raise a dog is that it has plenty of pet-friendly destinations, such as parks, beaches, and hotels, where animals of any shape and size can freely romp. Additionally, the state’s Supreme Court Appeal Division has recently reversed its previous decision to impose a ban on animals in strata. Today, dogs and other animals are finally allowed back in apartment complexes but with a couple of exceptions to ensure their welfare and that of the residents.

If you live in an apartment (or even a house!) and have always been longing for a furry companion, there is no better time than now to consider bringing one home. The search for dog breeds is continuous. From October 2020 to September 2021, the average monthly search for dogs for sale in NSW was 3,600.

Most Searched Dog Breeds In NSW 2021

1. Cavoodle 7. Jack Russell
2. Labrador 8. Boxer
3. Golden Retriever 9. Kelpie
4. Border Collie 10. Labradoodle
5. Dachshund 11. Toy Cavoodle
6. Spoodle 12. Chihuahua

Common Questions to Ask your Dog Breeder

Chances are, you won’t have a hard time finding a breeder out there because they are everywhere. What won’t be easy is finding one that will be able to answer most of the questions you may have about your breed of choice. This is because only a responsible breeder is knowledgeable enough to provide you with the information you need to allow you to raise your dog properly.

Just like you, verified breeders also care for the welfare of their dogs. The last thing they want is to sell their canine to a buyer who may end up rehoming their pet or returning it for no significant reason. To ensure you are adopting from an ethical breeder, do not hesitate to ask them the following questions:

Can I meet the parents?

Meeting at least one of the parents is crucial if you want to know how your dog will behave as an adult. Most breeders may not be able to introduce to you the sire as they do not usually own it. Often, they will have you meet the dam.

It is recommended to check if the parent is in good health and has an excellent temperament. See if it is clean and observe how well it treats and pays attention to its dog. Take note of any negative behaviours, such as aggressiveness, shyness, or anxiousness, as these could be signs of the offspring inheriting the same traits.

Aside from the parents, do not hesitate to request your breeder to see the whole litter, if there is any. This way, you will get to learn more about your dog’s character and have an idea of how big it will likely grow.

How do you go about socialising your puppies?

Between a breeder and a pet owner, the former has more knowledge when it comes to socialisation and housetraining. So if you are a first-time dog buyer, it is recommended to get as many useful tips as you can from a more experienced individual.

Your breeder should have started breeding its dog as early as six to 16 weeks of age. This is because early socialisation helps a dog adjust better to the outside world. It is the seller’s responsibility to introduce their canine to new people, places, sounds, objects, and even animals at a young age so that it is ready and calm the moment it is brought home by its new parent.

Have the parents been examined for genetic conditions?

Your dog may seem healthy now, but if its parents have not had undergone any health tests, genetic diseases may come out later on. A reputable breeder should be knowledgeable about its dog’s health conditions. They should be able to provide you with a veterinarian examination, a report on specific treatments its canine has received in the past, and a medical history of both parents. Furthermore, an ethical breeder should be able to disclose to its buyer if its dog is involved in any organisation, breed clubs, or canine sports.

What kind of food can I feed the puppy?

A good breeder knows that a dog three to eight weeks old is too young to move out. This is because it still needs time to interact with its mother and litter. It is suggested to adopt a canine that is at least nine weeks old. This way, it is already starting to get used to eating solid foods.

Once you are ready to bring your dog home, your breeder will most likely recommend that you feed it the same food it has been used to eating for another few days. This is to prevent stomach pain. When your canine seems ready to change its diet, do it gradually. Your breeder should be able to provide you with a well-balanced and high-quality diet plan that is not only delicious but safe.

Is the puppy up-to-date on its vaccinations?

Almost all dogs receive their first shots of deworming at six to nine weeks old. This is because they are all born with worms during birth. By the time they are 10 to 12 weeks old, it is recommended that another set of shots be given for sufficient immunity.

If you are clueless about dog vaccinations, ask your breeder about vaccination schedules. A responsible breeder should be able to provide you with medical records such as deworming, treatments, and other health examinations. You may also get a second opinion from a licensed veterinarian.

Do you offer a health guarantee and contract?

When you are finally ready to bring home your dog, your breeder will likely provide you with a guarantee or contract that typically includes the following:

  • Veterinarian-issued health certificate
  • Breed club information
  • Pedigree information
  • Care and treatment instructions
  • Medication list
  • Contact information
  • List of references
  • Receipt of payment

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