For thousands of years, man has bred strains of dogs with desired characteristics and/or ability and instincts to perpetuate and enhance these characteristics. Purebred dogs are true to type when mated. Offspring are predictable in appearance and instinct, and are more reliable in temperament.
There are definite benefits to owning a purebred dog:
- The various types of purebred dogs are the result of many years of selective breeding. All breeds were developed for a specific purpose and documentation is available on their history and heritage. When you buy a purebred puppy you will know what to expect in the adult dog, as the size, temperament, appearance and characteristics are predictable.
- When considering a purebred dog, it is possible to narrow down the choices to those with attributes which most clearly fit into your personal lifestyle and interests. For example, whether the dog will be good with your children or whether you will have time to groom and exercise the dog properly.
- Responsible breeders will answer your questions and share their experiences and knowledge with you. They can provide background on the breed and discuss the characteristics of the adult dog. When you buy from a reputable breeder, you will receive a documented history of the puppy and you will be able to see one or both parents or other family members.
- Breeders have the experience to give puppies the care and nurturing they need at critical early stages. This not only ensures you’ll have a healthy puppy, but that the puppy is much less likely to develop into a difficult adult. Breeders will guide you in proper care and feeding, health issues and training. Breeders are there to help you and will continue to provide information and support as your puppy grows. The breeds pictured here are the result of years of dedication to each of these purebred specimens. As the generations continue, these dogs will continue to breed true to type, size, coat and colour, functionality and temperament.