Why do you want a dog?

• Companionship
• Assistance
• Exhibition or show ring
• Protection or security
• Working or trialling
• Sport and recreation
• Or a pet for a family with children?

Often the answer to this question will determine the breed of the dog, especially if it is a Working or assistance dog, as some breeds are more suited to certain occupations and environments than others.

Do your research on the attributes and temperament of any chosen breeds and, most importantly, speak to different DOGS NSW breed clubs for information.

If you are a busy person and rarely at home, is a dog really for you? A puppy needs constant attention, love and training as they can become bored and destructive as they grow if they are neglected.

Consider your lifestyle, commitment and availability of time on a daily basis.