Consideration for the acquisition:
- A dog can become up to 15 years old. You are responsible for the dog so long.
- Dogs need a lot of time. Since the dog is a group-living animal, he always wants to be with his human. A dog takes daily 2-3 hours of your time.
- A dog owner should be loving and reliable, but also show consequence and patience. These properties are important for dog training.
- A dog owner may not be sensitive when it comes to cleanliness of housing and clothes. Dirty paws after a walk or dog hair everywhere in the apartment cannot be avoided.
- Dog ownership costs a lot of money year after year.
- All family members should agree with the keeping of a dog.
Only when all these things are aware to you, you should buy a dog. Impulse purchases should not be made.
Where do you buy a dog?
- Breed dogs from breeders (with pedigree) - there you can select specifically one dog. Breed dogs have certain particularly pronounced dispositions and skills.
- Breed dogs from private hobby breeders (without pedigree)
- Hybrids from private or animal shelter
- At the animal shelter - please look in the animal shelters. There are many stray dogs that wait for a good home
Female or male?
This decision must always be made by oneself. It both sexes have their advantages and disadvantages.
- Females are in heat twice a year and can receive puppies during this time.
- Females usually remain smaller than males
- Males become active and independent when they smell a female dog in heat. They lift on a walk often the leg to put their scent marks while urinating.
Before you choose a dog, make sure you have read appropriate specialized books.
For each animal husbandry the following applies: children must be taught, supervised and controlled by the parents. Children need to learn that an animal has its own needs and lifestyles and has to respect this. Parents should be aware that they are the ones who have the responsibility for the animal.
For questions and problems, please contact our trained team at the Zoo Roco store. It can offer professional advice on all issues.