What to do with your new dog? Are you going to become a breeder? Take it from experience, yes we are dog lovers and have always been part of our lives. But dog breeding is a very big commitment and very time consuming. Then it also takes a few litters sold to get your name out there and how your puppies are treated and how your own dogs are treated when people come to you when looking for a puppy.
When you find a breeder that you are thinking about because you like pictures or prices of puppies, ask the breeder for previous buyers contact information. The breeder should not have a problem in giving you this information. Call some previous buyers for references on the
breeder that you are thinking about doing business with.
If not breeding or showing, you should always be a responsible owner of a dog or puppy and get it spayed or neutered. There are too many animals in shelters that are in need of a home and by spaying or neutering it cuts down the population of unwanted animals in the shelters and
the possibility of them being put to sleep permanently.
Does anyone in your household have allergies? If so, the best thing is to look at a dog or puppy that does not shed such as a Poodle or even a Golden Doodle (which is mixed with Golden Retriever and Standard Poodle in general). But, on the Golden Doodle I have been told to look into the genealogy of this breed to make sure it has more Poodle bloodline in it for the shedding aspect.
And always keep your animal vaccinated through your veterinarian and have them taken to your vet every year from an annual exam to check for any issues that you might need to be aware of.