Havanese Puppy Buying Tip#1
Havanese Puppy Buying Tip#1: Ask the Right Questions
Buying a puppy is more than picking a compatible breed and finding the right breeder. You and your canine pal will be together for a long time, so you need to make sure you can take care of his or her needs. Before writing the check and taking your dog home, here are few questions you should ask about the puppy you are about to buy.
What are the positive and negative traits of the parents? Like humans, a dog’s parentage influences his or her personality. Knowing this information is also important for competing effectively in dog shows.
What type of environment was the dog raised in? Is the puppy socialized? It is best if the puppy was raised in a home, so that he or she is familiar with common sounds like a dishwasher or vacuum cleaner. Socialization is also important because the dog will be in contact with people and other animals and needs to be comfortable around both.
Lastly, you should ask the breeder about any guarantees. How will the breeder handle a situation where the dog develops an illness after you purchase him or her? To protect yourself, make sure any agreements are written in a formal contract and signed by both parties.
Does the breed have any congenital defects? If so, what are they and when will they become a problem? Some defects cause health problems that won’t become a problem until the dog reaches a certain age.