Buying a puppy
Buying a puppy is not as easy as you may think. There are lots of rogue puppy traders and scammers who care more about making money than caring for the puppies they sell. Read our guides to help you find your perfect puppy.
How to get a puppy
There are a number of ways to get a puppy. Read our advice on buying a puppy from a breeder and buying a puppy from a private seller. Find out how to protect yourself when looking for puppies for sale online and what your legal rights as a consumer are when buying a puppy.
What to look for when buying a puppy
Wherever you decide to get your puppy from, you’ll want to make sure they have been bred by someone who cares about their puppies and the homes they will go to. Here’s 5 things to look for when buying a puppy:
Buying a puppy from a breeder
Top tips to help you find a good dog breeder
Buying from a private seller
What you need to know if buying a puppy from a private seller.
Which breed of dog to get
How to find the perfect breed or type of dog for you and your family.
How to buy a puppy online
The do’s and don’t of buying a puppy online.
How to buy a puppy safely
How to protect yourself as a puppy buyer.
Questions to ask a breeder
8 questions to ask a breeder when buying a puppy.
Picking a puppy from a litter
Make sure you know how to choose the right puppy from the litter.
Your new puppy’s paperwork
Find out what paperwork you should get with your new puppy
Preparing for your new puppy
What you need to do to prepare for the arrival of your new puppy.