If you’ve decided that you want to get a pom puppy, then you want to make sure you research any potential pups thoroughly any time you visit a potential puppy seller.
If you need help figuring out where to find a pom puppy, see our article about where to buy a pom.
Here’s a checklist of things to pay attention to when you do a puppy visit.
Your ideal puppy should be between 8 and 12 weeks old. This is a good age because the puppy will typically be finished weaning, is eating a lot, and is full of energy. At this point they are ready to belong to a new home and become attached to people.
2. Condition of Premises
Having a clean, safe environment for puppies to roam around in speaks volumes about how much care your breeder, shelter, or rescue organization takes in its dogs. Chances are that if the place seems well maintained then your puppy will also have been well cared for, and the converse.
Things to keep an eye out for include:
- Is the location fenced in?
- Do all the dogs look healthy and cared for?
- Is the place neat and clean?
3. Puppy’s Medical History
Your puppy should be immunized and be dewormed. If you’re buying from a breeder, the breeder should be able to tell you what, if any, injuries and health problems the puppy you’re interested in has had.
4. Who are the Puppy’s Parents?
If the parents of the puppy are available, you should look at them and even try to learn their medical history. This can give you a good indication of how your puppy will be as an adult as well as what health conditions he may experience in the future.
Make sure the puppy’s temperament suits your needs. Do you care if the puppy is shy? Do you not want the energizer pommy as your puppy? These are all important things to consider!
6. Is the Puppy Socialized?
If you’re getting your puppy from a good breeder, the breeder should have made sure that it is comfortable being around people.
7. If purchasing from a breeder, does he seem genuinely helpful?
A responsible breeder will gladly answer any questions you have during the purchase decision and after you’ve bought the puppy.
8. If purchasing from a breeder, what is his contingency plan?
A responsible breeder will be willing to take your puppy back in order to ensure he has a good home.
9. If purchasing from a breeder, can he or she provide references?
You should be able to cross check the breeder’s reputation with a list of previous buyers that he is willing to provide.
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