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Dogs For Sale Sydney

Dogs For Sale Sydney

Animal Medicines Australia revealed that more than 69% of households in Australia currently own a pet, 50% of which are dogs. But while the nation is known worldwide to be pet-loving, there are still some cities that impose restrictions when it comes to allowing our beloved canine companions to visit certain public places – one of which is Sydney.

Regulations, however, have not stopped many Sydneysiders from adopting dogs over the years. The pandemic has even helped bring about a significant increase in canine acquisition in this city. This is because families and individuals are constantly longing for companionship and love, which dogs can give. It is no surprise, then, that from October 2020 to September 2021, the average monthly search for dogs for sale in Sydney was 3,600.

If you are considering adopting a dog any time soon but have yet to decide on a specific breed, the chart below may help you find the right canine.

Most Searched Dog Breeds In Sydney 2021

1. Cavoodle 7. Border Collie
2. Golden Retriever 8. Chihuahua
3. French Bulldog 9. Corgi
4. Beagle 10. German Shepherd
5. Labrador 11. Pug
6. Pomeranian 12. Dachshund

Common Questions to Ask your Dog Breeder

For many potential buyers, resisting a cute puppy is difficult. This, however, doesn’t mean you should refrain from asking your seller the right questions. An ethical breeder will be more than glad to answer any questions you may have regarding the dog of your choice.

This is because they care more about finding their canine the perfect home than making a profit. You will know that a seller is responsible if they do not have so many dogs in their care and can give each animal individual attention.

Can I meet the parents?

While the pandemic has made it difficult for some potential buyers to meet the parents of their desired dog, it has never been a major issue. Many sellers are still able to arrange a safe and timely visit for their buyers to meet their chosen canine personally.

The reason why you need to meet the parents of your dog is to get an idea of how it will behave later on in life. Seeing both, or at least one, of its parents can help you predict your future canine’s temperament, size, and health. Additionally, meeting its siblings may also give you a chance to evaluate its overall character, future size, energy level, and socialisation skills. Bear in mind that a dog’s character is passed on from parents and siblings.

Since you are already at your desired dog’s residence, it is recommended to check out the surroundings to make sure that the facility where it is bred and raised is neat and organised. See if your chosen canine is well-groomed, free of foul odour, and being treated nicely. If your dog has been accustomed to being kept in a kennel for some time, inspect for cleanliness and good behaviour.

Sometimes, your breeder may give you an invalid excuse not to visit their dog, such as it being too young or being a bit unhealthy at the moment. If they keep giving you excuses time and time again, it is suggested to find another breeder – preferably one who has been recommended by a licensed veterinarian.

How do you go about socialising your puppies?

Early socialisation is crucial for dogs, which is why is it important that you ask your breeder if your chosen canine has been exposed to people, places, sounds, situations, and other animals as early as six to 16 weeks. This is because most canines are sent to new homes when they are at least nine weeks old. When they are not properly socialised by the time they reach this age, they are more likely to find it harder to interact with the rest of the world.

Have the parents been examined for genetic conditions?

If you want to own a dog, you must ask your breeder for health certifications concerning both its parents. A good breeder should know every single one of the parents’ genetic diseases, including the offspring’s.

Request your breeder for your chosen dog’s health tests, family history, pedigree, breed line, and certificates. Should you need to write the information down, go ahead. After all, your dog’s health is what’s most important.

Bear in mind that some dog breeds are prone to genetic conditions like eye, hip, and heart issues, whether they have been treated previously. This is because most of these diseases are inherited. To ensure otherwise, make sure that both the sire and dam have been tested before breeding.

What kind of food can I feed the puppy?

Most breeders will encourage you to keep feeding your dog the same food it has been used to eating once you bring it home. Sometimes, your seller will even give you at least four days’ worth of food so that the risk of gastrointestinal distress is minimised.

When you finally decide to change your pet’s diet, it is recommended to do it gradually. Furthermore, keep your dog’s feeding schedule the same. Finally, do not hesitate to ask your seller to provide you with nutritional advice, such as if your dog requires supplements.

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

Dogs require vaccinations, routine deworming, and regular visits to the vet. Reputable breeders know these and should have complete records of each. This way, they will be able to tell you when your desired dog is due for its next round of shot, treatment, or diagnosis.

It is recommended that you ask your seller if the dog you choose to adopt has been declared healthy. If it has issues, even if minor, know the answers to these questions:

  • What health problems have the dog had ever since it was born?
  • Is it currently on prescription medications? If yes, what are they?
  • How often does the dog get checked by a vet?
  • Have the parents experienced any health issues lately? If yes, what were the findings and how were they treated?

Do you offer a health guarantee and contract?

A good breeder should be able to supply you with a vet-issued health certificate regarding your breed of choice. Typically, the health guarantee will include a copy of your canine’s medical records and certifications, pedigree and breed club information, treatment instructions, contact details, and receipt of payment.

Your seller should also be able to provide you with a contract that enumerates the terms of the sale and defines both parties’ expectations. It may also include a return clause, which means you may give your dog back to your breeder in any case you are no longer able to care for it. Bear in mind, however, that some take-back policies may mean rehoming the dog.

If you’re still not completely certain about your breeder, do not think twice about asking them for references. Make it your responsibility to call some of their previous clients to learn more about them.

Part of any negotiation is keeping in touch with your seller. Ask your breeder to give you their contact details so that you can easily reach them when you have questions or concerns regarding your dog.

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