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The tricky thing about puppies is that they all look incredibly cute. Choosing the right puppy for your home is important – and you don’t want to end up taking them all home!
It is important that you get a puppy from a reputable source that can provide full transparency of the puppies’ history, parents and breeding conditions.
When choosing a puppy, check it over thoroughly. You’re looking for:
• a generally robust look – not much fatter or much thinner than the rest of the litter;
• a sleek, shiny coat – with no red patches or sores;
• pink, clean-smelling ears and gums – and no bad breath; and
• a clean and dry bottom – with no signs of diarrhoea, discharge or irritation.
If you have any concerns about the puppy don’t buy it.
Remember: It’s important to make sure that you get a puppy from a reputable breeder or rescue centre.