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Many people face the choice of buying a dog or adopting one. Though adopting is more affordable and has way more benefits, many opt for buying a dog. Thought, as it has been stated here before, always do your research. By researching you’ll find if the dog you want is a good match for you and your lifestyle.

Buying a dog is expensive, especially if they’re puppies. Puppies, depending on the breed, can range from the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. If you’re buying a dog make sure the breeders is a reputable breeder. You can ensure this by asking for references and by asking previous buyers of their overall satisfaction of the breeder. Breeders should know of the dog’s DNA and of their history and background. When buying a dog from a reputable breeder you are being ensured that the dog is healthy and pure breed. You also know the exact dates and history of the dog. (Health issues, champion blood, etc.)

Dogs for sale in pet stores are usually dogs from puppy mills or irresponsible backyard breeders. Yes, the puppy might look cute and cuddly, but the truth is many puppy mills are cruel to their dogs and breed very unhealthy dogs. You are only contributing to the continuous operation of the facility and animal cruelty when purchasing via this method.

Remember, buying a dog is a lifetime commitment; don’t buy a dog just because he or she is cute.