Many of the problems and pitfalls of dog ownership can be avoided by selecting a dog to suit your needs. Unfortunately most people are far more likely to go on appearance alone. Here are some things to consider when getting a dog or puppy.
When you are tempted by the cuddly little puppy sitting at your feet, in twelve months time, it may look and act quite differently.
Council libraries have a selection of books that provide excellent information to guide you with your choice. Breed clubs offer information on specific breeds you may be interested in.
Breed shows offer an excellent chance to see all the various breeds at one time for comparison and the opportunity to talk to the different breeders. Local breeders can be approached for information.
The Council often has dogs available for rehoming at the Animal Shelter at 10 Metro Place in Bromley. The Council encourages prospective dog owners to adopt rather than to shop to give a good home to current dogs rather than add to the population.
Remember, choose well, you could have your dog for up to 12 years.