Before you buy a dog
Click on an Item below either to View or Download a Document or be taken to a Website:
Document: Pure Bred vs Designer Dog
Document: Breeding for Beginners
Document: All About Purebred Dogs by Dogs Victoria
Please note, this document was written by Dogs Victoria and has some specific references to Dogs Victoria as an organisation and Dogs Victoria Rules which do not apply or are not relevant to Queensland. Please ensure this document is read in conjunction with Dogs Queensland Rules.
Acknowledgement: We would like to specifically thank Dogs Victoria for permission to link to this document.
Website: Selectapet from "Petnet"
This website assists you in selecting a pet that is right for your family's lifestyle by asking a few simple questions and suggesting breeds that may be right for you.
Website: Free Books on Puppy Training:
We encourage everyone who is thinking of getting a puppy, or who has recently acquired one, to Download and read Dr. Ian Dunbar's two free books, titled "BEFORE You Get Your Puppy" and "AFTER You Get Your Puppy". Simply click on the link above to Download each book direct to your computer. These books are essential reading for all owners of dogs under 12 months of age and will show you how to prevent problems like house-soiling and destructive chewing, plus how to socialise your puppy or prevent aggression and adolescent problems from Day One.
Acknowledgements: Dr. Ian Dunbar as author of the books; Dog Star Daily (click here for website); The Siberian Husky Club of NSW Inc. (click here for website).