Getting a puppy is a lifelong commitment and not one that should be entered into lightly. Using online based platforms, it is easy to find purebred puppies for sale. While the process being relatively easy, it is important to know why you should get purebred puppies. Below we look at some of the benefits of these puppies.
Why you should get purebred puppies
It has been a long debated point – Are purebreds more susceptible to disease than their mix-breed cousins? The answer is unclear, but what is undisputed is by choosing a k-9 with a pure heritage in a breed known for its robust immune system, low incidents of genetic diseases and high tolerance against skin or coat allergies will ensure your pooch has a long happy life, and you have low veterinarian bills. Working dogs’ that have been bred specifically to endure long hours of physical labor and harsh weather conditions have higher natural resistance against health problems, like the Australian Cattle Dog or Foxhounds.
Knowledge is power, and being able to predict weight, height, intellect and temperament will allow you to evaluate how appropriate each breed is for your lifestyle. A vivacious, energetic Kelpie may not suit the needs of an elderly owner looking for a lapdog. With mutts, it is unclear what attributes of which breed will be predominant in that dog’s personality, but with a purebred dog, you have much more ability to predict the appropriateness of the animal.
Purebred puppies come from a long line of devoted breeders, who have specifically chosen each parent for their healthiness, personality, and intelligence. Being able to meet the lineage of each puppy ensures your ability to access it’s family’s behavior. You will never have such assurance with a mutt.
After purchasing your new puppy from a local pet store, you are on your own. With only vague information about how to care for the animal and even more ambiguous information about where the dog came from. When you invest in a purebred, you have access to an instant community of dog experts who know your animal like their children. They know their medical history for generations, their temperament and have already established sustainable training and feeding routines.
The reality of purchasing an animal with tendencies and behavioral issues that you are unaware of, either via bad genes or mistreatment can be deadly. Dog attacks from 2005-2015 resulted in deaths for 360 Americans. If you have chosen an animal that has, unbeknownst to you, genes that are predisposed to violence, you have a lethal weapon in your backyard without even knowing it.