Buying a dog for Christmas ?

Is Christmas a good time to Introduce a Puppy to your House ?

I was asked recently to give an opinion on whether Christmas is a good or bad time to introduce a dog to the family.

It’s a question that raises it’s head about this time every year.

Rather than just give my own views on the matter, I asked followers of the pedigree dogs Facebook page to give their views on it.

We got a great response, and answers covered the full spectrum, from “never,never,never” to “I got my first dog as a Christmas present & it was the best one I ever received”

A Puppy to the right home

After reading all the comment’s I posted the following – “Would it be safe to say that a puppy to the right home at Christmas is far better than a puppy to the wrong home any other time of the year ?” which met with a general acceptance.

As the picture above proves, different dogs are suited to different lifestyles / households, so whatever time of the year you are introducing a new puppy or dog to your household, please make sure that you have carried out in depth research into the breed, and ascertained what the breed of dog requires by way of exercise,feeding,grooming and housing.

Kennel Club events like Discover Dogs being held recently in Earls court London, are a great opportunity to see over 200 pedigree dog breeds on display, and a chance to see your chosen breed/s in the flesh, with all the coat and slobber that may go with ownership of this breed of dog. Here in Ireland we have the Dog Breed Village held every year at Pet Expo.

Life long owner of a Pedigree Dog

We all agree that Education is the key to success, and annual events like the above, as well inviting members of the public along to breed seminars etc, will help get the message out there that there is a correct way if you really are interested in becoming a life long owner of a Pedigree Dog.