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Puppies For Sale WA

Puppies For Sale WA

Australia is a nation where pet ownership is a way of life. It is, therefore, no surprise that there is now an estimated 6.3 million pet dogs in the entire country, according to Animal Medicines Australia. Yet despite the already high percentage of dog ownership in the continent, people continue to bring home canines to their households.

In Western Australia, particularly, the number of people who want to acquire dogs is not declining. According to Google Australia KW Planner, the average monthly search for puppies for sale in WA from October 2020 to September 2021 was 3,600.

The largest state in Australia, WA is known for its rock formations, vineyards, beaches, and outbacks. As a land of exploration, it is only natural that the breed you choose to bring home will be able to adapt well to such an adventure-filled place. If you are searching for puppies for sale in WA but don’t have a specific breed in mind just yet, this chart might help you decide.

Most Searched Puppy Breeds In WA 2021

1. German Shepherd 7. Labrador
2. Golden Retriever 8. Kelpie
3. Cavoodle 9. Doberman
4. Rottweiler 10. Husky
5. Border Collie 11. Cocker Spaniel
6. Australian Shepherd 12. Jack Russell

Data source: Google Australia KW Planner

Common Questions to Ask your Dog Breeder

Adopting a puppy is a big decision that requires research and assessment. To make sure you get the right breed for you, it is important to find a reputable breeder. An ethical seller is knowledgeable about their dog and will be willing to answer any questions you may have. Here is one simple rule: do not be afraid to ask a lot of questions.

Can I meet the parents?

The first thing to ask your breeder is to meet their dog’s parents. Seeing both the sire and dam will give you a better idea of what their offspring will be like. Observe their temperament, assess their overall appearance, and check if they appear to be in good health. Spend a few minutes with both to see if they are shy, aggressive, hyperactive, or docile.

Some potential buyers will not always get to meet the sire because most breeders do not own it. Nevertheless, meeting the dam is enough for you to gauge how your future puppy will turn out.

If you get lucky enough to meet the entire litter, interact with it. An average litter is around five to six puppies, so having a handful of furry animals to hold and play with will allow you to further evaluate your desired puppy. It is recommended to check the litter’s size, energy level, character, and health.

How do you go about socialising your puppies?

Most breeders will not allow you to bring home their puppy until it is at least eight weeks of age. This is because a puppy needs ample time to mature. It also needs more time to socialise with its mother and litter so it becomes a well-adjusted adult.

Given that socialisation is critical in a puppy’s development, it is important to ask your breeder if your desired dog has already been exposed to different people, animals, and environments. Find out how well or poorly the puppy adjusts to new surroundings. Finally, ask if the dog has been housetrained or taught simple commands. This way, your canine of choice won’t have a tough time settling into a new life once you bring it home.

Have the parents been examined for genetic conditions?

Once you have decided on a specific breed, make it your responsibility to research the genetic problems it may be susceptible to. Additionally, find out more about the health of its parents by asking your breeder. Find out if your seller has tested both the sire and dam for diseases like eye, hip, and heart problems.

What kind of food can I feed the puppy?

It is important to ask your breeder what they have been feeding their puppy so that you can keep it on the same diet once you bring it home. Your seller will most likely recommend that you continue feeding your dog the same food for a few days to avoid stomachache. They may even give you at least three days’ worth of the same dog food. Some will even have you take home a diet sheet so that you know how much and when to feed your new furry friend.

When you’re ready to change your puppy’s diet, it is recommended to do it gradually.

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

Before bringing a new puppy home, it is crucial to know what vaccinations have been administered to it and how many shots it has received. Ask your breeder if the dog has been dewormed and treated for fleas. Know when the next round of shots is due.

Additionally, find out how many veterinarian visits your desired puppy has had and when its next schedule is. Have your breeder disclose if the puppy has been sick. If yes, ask what the professional diagnosis was and what medications were given.

Do you offer a health guarantee and contract?

Now that you are ready to bring a new puppy into your home, it is time to find out what your breeder will provide you along with the sale. Typically, they will provide with the following:

  • A copy of your puppy’s health records
  • A copy of the parents’ health certificates
  • Other certifications (pedigree, breed clubs, etc…), if applicable
  • Guarantee information
  • List of medications, if applicable

Additionally, your breeder should be able to provide you with a sales contract that states both your responsibilities as buyer and seller. They should also give you their contact information should you have any questions or concerns about your desired dog in the future. Often, they will even offer a return policy if you can no longer care for your puppy because of an unfortunate case. This policy sometimes also includes refunding you willingly if you discover an undisclosed serious health problem in your puppy’s first few weeks.

Finally, feel free to ask your breeder for references from their previous buyers. This way, you can get to know more about your breeder, get a second opinion, and have some peace of mind.

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