NO matter how much you research, or how many books you read, in the end BUYING A PUPPY is an act of faith. You are trusting that the breeder has done her level best to produce a healthy, well-adjusted puppy, and the breeder is trusting that you will take care of your new family member to the best of your ability, and to be committed to taking care of that puppy until you see gray in its muzzle. Ideally, the breeder will be available to you every step of the way for questions, concerns and, at the very end, a should to cry on. By Denise Flaim
Are you ready for the Huge Commitment? Falling in love with a dog is easy. Sharing your home with a canine friend can bring you much joy. ... Owning a dog takes a lot of time, money, and commitment – over 15 years worth, in many instances. Dog ownership can be extremely gratifying, but it's also a big responsibility.