A free-spirit studying psychology at the University of Sydney.
Published April 24th 2019
6 Benefits of registered vs non-registered breeders
Puppies make for one incredible addition to the family. Here are just a few ways a relationship with a cute furry pal can benefit children and adults alike…
1. A friend - There's nothing like the companionship of man's best friend, that goes for both the kids and big kids out there! No matter what, a loyal affectionate puppy will always be there when you come home, and no matter what's happened that day, they'll be more than happy to share some cuddles. Growing up alongside this puppy, kids will develop an unrivalled bond.
2. Health - having a dog and better healthier is correlated. These cuddly companions help people have lower stress levels, blood pressure, asthma, risk of heart attacks, and more. Plus they keep you active, and help with anxiety and depression.
3. Fulfilment - On top of these great pluses, having a puppy adds special meaning and purpose to one's life. Taking care of your furry friend and having their unconditional love and enthusiasm in return is heartwarming and will always brighten your day. We all love that furry friend like another member of the family, with whom you will form some very fond memories.
If you've made the decision to get a dog, you're in for many more joys in your life. The click-clock of little puppy claws on your wooden floors. Watching eyes at meals times, ready to catch anything edible that falls off your plate, with unparalleled reflexes. And cuddles. Lots of cuddles! In addition to all of these great things to look forward to, what are the bonuses of seeking out your new fuzzy family member from a registered dog breeder?
Side note before we jump into these great pluses. There is talk about adoption/shelter pups vs store/breeder pooches. There are some valid points on both sides, and I have both experienced and seen others receiving loving companions from both origins. Most of all it's important for anyone involved in such businesses to ensure all animals are treated with care, respect, and in accordance with ethical guidelines.
Benefits of puppies from a registered breeder vs non registered
1. Get professional breeder guidance - Especially for first-time dog owners, or first-time owners of a particular breed of pooch. There are so many different kinds out there, of different sizes, all with specific needs and varying temperaments. Plus, you'll be able to stay in contact with your breeder for any advice needed. An expert who will always be a touch of a button away if you need any kind of advice regarding your pup.
2. Specific breed care tips - A border collie for example, is one of the more energetic breed (traditionally making them excellent herding dogs). They hence need to get outdoors and exercise for at least 2 hours a day, making them more suited to a family with an active lifestyle…
3. Find the right companion for your family - You can gain more insight from the breeder themselves about whether this breed really is a good fit for your family, or whether there is one that's more suited to your pace and style. They want to make sure their beloved animal is going to the right home so there will never be pressure to buy. Also, you can ask for any adoption dogs that need to find a new home.
4. Meet the parents - if you're adopting a young puppy, chances are you'll also get to meet his or her parents, which is a whole new level of heartwarming.
5. Healthy puppies - Responsible and ethical breeders will be putting the health, safety and wellbeing of their puppies as priority number 1. Specialised health, DNA tests on the dog for the breed are done, and most breeders' care means a health guarantee.
6. Your puppy will always have a home - If for whatever reason, having this puppy is not working, you can be rest assured that your reputable breeder will have a lifetime rehoming policy. They would hate for their beloved pooch to end up in a shelter, on the streets, or worse. They will take them back in open arms and you can sleep easier on. this one.
Dog breeders, registered or unregistered don't conduct ethical business. They exploit dogs and bread them until they are completely exhausted and then dispose of them. Small puppies are taken away from their mothers too
soon, so they cannot suck mother's milk and don't receive the first important love, so they stay traumatised There are too many abandoned, neglected and abused dogs in our shelters (RSPCA, Animal Welfare League etc) who are regularly euthanized because the facilities cannot cope. Please adopt a grateful animal from the shelter (there are so many to choose from) and you will save an innocent, lovely dog and get a devoted friend for life.