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Bringing home a puppy Owner Factsheet

All puppies are cute and it is very tempting to acquire one almost by accident. Taking on a puppy is a big responsibility - remember it will not stay a puppy for long. Within a year you will have an adult dog which may be expected to live for 10 years or more. Before getting a puppy think about whether you are able to make a long-term commitment and, if you are, what kind of dog will best suit your lifestyle.

Where should I get a puppy from?

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How can I tell if a puppy is healthy?

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What are the signs of a good nature?

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What questions do I need to ask the breeder?

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What equipment do I need?

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What if I have other pets?

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What else do I need to do?

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Do I need to get my puppy vaccinated?

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When can I get my puppy neutered?

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