Choosing the right dog for your family

First and foremost, it never pays to buy a dog from a pet shop. If you buy from a pet shop you will have no idea what temperament your dog is likely to have, because you will have no idea what temperament their parents have. It’s always best to buy from a reputable breeder, that way you can see the puppy’s parents and ask the breeder as many questions as you like before making your decision. A reputable breeder will be able to tell you everything there is to know about the puppy’s parents, the puppies, and the breed in general, a pet shop will not.