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Did you know that Australia boasts one of the highest pet ownership rates globally? While pet ownership has been on the rise, Australia stands out for its percent increase over the past five years.


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Did you know that Australia has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world? While pet ownership rates have grown across the board, Australia is near the top of the pack in terms of percent increase over the the past five years.

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  1. Are you are registered breeder?
  2. Can we meet in person?
  3. Have they been socialised?

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Australia is a nation of pet lovers, with dogs being a part of daily life for millions of families throughout the country. Whether they're working dogs in the countryside to spoiled lap dogs in urban environments, these pets are often considered part of the family. Recent statistics show that approximately 40% of Australian homes have a dog—a figure higher than that of the United States at 38%.

Owning a dog has been demonstrated to significantly improve owners' mental and physical wellbeing. Dogs provide their owners with love, companionship, and comfort, helping to stave off the effects of stress and anxiety. The physical aspect of caring for a pet can also help owners to stay active, as they'll need to be able to keep up with their pet on walks and during playtime.

It's good to remember, however, that owning a pet means being responsible for their health and happiness. Dogs need training, adequate nutrition, mental stimulation, and exercise to be the best dogs they can be. Embracing this responsibility and becoming the guardian of a dog's life is the duty of every responsible pet owner.

Australia's Most Popular Dog Breeds

In Australia, certain dog breeds fit particularly well with the lifestyles and environments common across the country. Each breed comes with its unique set of characteristics, which means potential dog owners need to think carefully about what fits best with their lifestyle. For example, a highly active individual might find a perfect companion in a Border Collie, while someone looking for a more laid-back companion might prefer the gentle nature of a Cavoodle.

Common Questions To Ask Your Dog Breeder

Choosing the right breeder is a crucial step in finding a healthy and well-adjusted puppy. Potential dog owners should be aware of the signs of an ethical breeder. These include transparency in showing where the dogs and puppies live, cleanliness of the environment, and the breeder's evident knowledge and care about the breed. A good breeder will also show genuine interest in where and how their puppies will be living.

Here are some essential questions prospective dog owners should consider asking breeders:

A responsible breeder should be able to show you at least one of your desired dog’s parents. Often, you won’t get to meet the father, as most sellers do not own it. What’s important is that you get to meet the mother so that you can assess her temperament and general health.

Although most potential buyers overlook this step, it is a crucial part of the dog-selection process. Meeting the parents and interacting with them will give you a better idea as to what your canine will look like and how it will behave when it becomes an adult.

If the litter is around, do not hesitate to ask your seller to meet it as well. Get to know each puppy by playing with it and holding it. If it shows fear, aggression, or other behavioural issues, take it as a sign to walk away and find another breeder.

Most dogs are socialised as early as six weeks of age to prepare them to live in a new home. When they are not properly socialised by the time they reach the age of adoption, which is between eight and 12 weeks old, chances are, they will become difficult to handle.

It is, therefore, important that you ask your breeder if they socialise their canines before selling them. Find out if your desired dog has already been exposed to different people, animals, sights, scents, and sounds. This way, it won’t have difficulty adjusting to a new living environment.

Some canines, whether purebred or crossbreed, are predisposed to genetic defects. This is why you should ask your breeder if the parents of the dog you wish to adopt have been tested for all health issues common to their breed.

Additionally, find out from your seller if they provide the parent dogs with any preventative care such as annual vet examinations, vaccinations and boosters, and routine prevention for fleas and ticks.

Finally, question your breeder if any of the parent dogs have experienced a health issue in the previous weeks. If the answer is yes, ask what the vet’s evaluation was and how the problem was treated. This way, you know what preventative measures to take for your canine.

Once you have taken your new dog home, do not introduce it to an entirely different diet right away. This can take a toll on its health. It is recommended that you continue feeding it what it has been used to eating for at least a couple more days.

When introducing new foods to your canine, do it slowly. You can start by mixing a few of the new kibbles with the old ones.

Before you adopt a dog for sale, you will want to confirm that it has been taken to a vet for screening and vaccination. A good breeder should be aware of how far their dog has come on its shots and be able to tell you when the next schedule is.

Ideally, all dogs should have received their first series of vaccinations between six and nine weeks of age. The second series should have been administered at 10 to 12 weeks old. If your breeder has failed to have their canine vaccinated, make it your responsibility.

Although not mandatory, a health guarantee is customary in dog breeding and buying. Do not worry if your seller does not offer one, as this doesn’t mean they are untrustworthy or that their canine is not well-bred.

What you can do is ask your breeder the following questions:

  • Can I give the dog back if I can no longer care for it due to health reasons, old age, or any other unfortunate circumstance? If not, can you help me find another suitable home for it?
  • Can I return the dog if it is found to have a severe illness a few weeks after I bring it home?
  • If I cannot return the dog even if it is found to be sick, will you fully refund me?
  • If you do not offer a refund, what will you do to compensate for the inconvenience?






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