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Puppies For Sale Brisbane

Puppies For Sale Brisbane

Australia has long been known as one of the most dog-loving countries in the world, which is why it is no surprise that Brisbane is home to a surprisingly huge number of canines. Located in the southeast corner of Queensland, this diverse city has plenty of puppy-friendly destinations.

From local cafés to farmer markets, and from state forests to beaches, Brisbane has many alfresco places where dog lovers can give their canines a one-of-a-kind experience away from home once in a while.

This is why dog adoption rates continue to increase in this city annually. According to Google Australia KW Planner, the average monthly search for puppies for sale in Brisbane was 8,100 from October 2020 to September 2021.

If you are one of the Brisbanites who long for a new puppy in their home but have yet to decide on a specific breed, below is a helpful guide. The following chart may help you get an idea of what breed will be best suited for you or your family:

Most Searched Puppy Breeds In Brisbane 2021

1. Golden Retriever 7. German Shepherd
2. Cocker Spaniel 8. Staffy
3. Dachshund 9. Groodle
4. French Bulldog 10. Labrador
5. Cavoodle 11. Chihuahua
6. Corgi 12. Border Collie

Data source: Google Australia KW Planner

 

Common Questions to Ask your Dog Breeder

There are many ways for you to adopt a puppy, but it is always recommended to buy from a responsible breeder to make sure you get a happy and healthy dog.

Here is an important thing to remember: not all purebreds are guaranteed to be in great shape. This is why it is imperative that you ask your prospective breeder a lot of questions. This way, you get to weed out a bad seller.

Can I meet the parents?

A great way to get an idea of how your desired puppy will likely turn out as an adult dog is by meeting the parents. Often, you won’t get to see the stud dog as it is usually not owned by the breeder. In such a case, ask your seller what the sire is like.

Meeting the dam is enough to know more about your puppy of choice. Interact with her to see if she is calm and well-mannered. Your breeder should be able to tell you about the mother’s temperament and overall health without hesitation.

How do you go about socialising your puppies?

A puppy’s window for socialisation closes as quickly as eight weeks, which is why you should ask your breeder how exposed your desired canine is. Find out if it is comfortable around other people and animals. Learn how it reacts to new and different sounds, sights, and odours.

Have the parents been examined for genetic conditions?

Once you have decided on a particular breed, it is suggested that you research the common genetic defects associated with it. If there are health issues about its bloodline that need clarifying, write them down so that you can ask your breeder.

A good breeder should be able to tell you every possible disease your chosen puppy may acquire from its parents later on. They should also not be hesitant to disclose if the sire or dam has had any health problems of late.

It is recommended that you request your breeder for the puppy’s family health history and its parents’ health certificates. If your seller has nothing to show or seems ignorant about their breed, take it as a sign to walk away.

What kind of food can I feed the puppy?

It is important that you ask your breeder what food your chosen puppy is used to being fed. This is because you need to keep your dog on the same diet for the next few days once you bring it home. The reason for this is to minimise the risk of your canine experiencing tummy upset.

Some breeders will be kind enough to provide you with a few more days’ worth of dog food to take home with you. They may even give you a diet sheet that lets you know when to feed your puppy and how much.

When changing your puppy’s diet, your breeder will likely advise you to do it gradually. This means, combining the old food with bits of the new one.

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

Puppies must be vaccinated and examined before being sold. When meeting with your breeder, ask them what shots your chosen puppy has already received. Find out what other shots need to be administered and when.

Additionally, request from your breeder for all of the puppy’s available health records such as treatments, veterinary tests, and medical clearances. Ask them for their vet’s contact details so that you can verify the information provided to you.

Most puppies are born with worms, which is why they should be dewormed from the time they are two weeks old. Find out from your breeder if your desired puppy has already been dewormed, and if the process is being done religiously every two weeks.

Any good breeder will tell you to follow up with your own vet once you have brought your puppy home. This way, the dog receives its shots at appropriate intervals and reduces its risk of acquiring a life-threatening disease.

Do you offer a health guarantee and contract?

Ethical breeders offer a health guarantee on their puppies as protection for both them and the buyer. A good contract explains the responsibility of the seller should the dog develop a congenital disease. It also states the terms carefully and in a way that is easy to understand.

It is recommended that you get a copy of the contract in advance. Read it thoroughly so that you do not miss anything important.

Before signing the contract and picking up your new dog, do not hesitate to ask your breeder to provide you with references from other purchasers. Should your seller ask you for references as well, do not be surprised. It is only because they also have their puppy’s best interest in mind.

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