How can I make my puppy happy and healthy?
- Proper nutrition.
- Regular checkups.
- Preventative medications.
Which puppy should I pick from the litter? Selecting (or having the breeder select) the puppy who is neither first or last when called, is neither shy nor a bully with littermates, and is neither outstanding or underwhelming in the litter will often be the best match for a happy family: easy to train, travel with, manage, and adapt to your daily life.
How do I know if my puppy is healthy?
- Eyes: Should be bright and clear.
- Ears: Should be clean and free of discharge, odor and redness.
- Nose: Should be clean, without discharge or sores.
- Mouth: Should smell fresh.
- Coat: Should be shiny and clean.
- Weight: Active, playful puppies are rarely overweight.
When should you pick a puppy from a litter?
- Try and see the litter from four weeks of age.
- Stand back and watch the puppies when you go in.
- Watch the puppies interact with any toys they have.
- Watch the puppies feed.
- Which puppies approach you?