The Kennel Club is launching a new free puppy buying guide app for the Android platform this weekend.

The Kennel Club is launching a new free puppy buying guide app for the Android platform this weekend.

The app is designed to  help prospective owners decide if they are ready to own a puppy, providing guidance on choosing the right pedigree, crossbreed or rescue dog that is right for them.
 
Puppy Buying GuideOnce this decision has been made it progresses to how to buy a puppy, including a helpful checklist to ask the breeder, and it then takes the prospective new owner through two more stages, which provide tips on taking a new dog home, and training and health tips for those important first few weeks of owning a dog.
 
It is hoped the app will go some way to prevent people unwittingly buying dogs from puppy farmers. Research conducted by The Kennel Club has shown that 29 per cent of dog owners may have bought a puppy-farmed dog, many of which end up with health and behavioural issues. 
 
Caroline Kisko, The Kennel Club communications director, said: “The Kennel Club believes this app will become a vital accessory for anybody interested in buying a puppy. Our research has revealed that three in five people admit that they did not see their puppy with its mother, and more than half did not see it in its breeding environment, before they brought it home – steps that a responsible breeder will insist upon.
 
“This has prompted fears that more and more people are buying from puppy farmers who are hiding behind the internet and delivering unhealthy puppies directly to people’s doors.
 
“To help ensure prospective puppy owners buy not only the right dog for them, but in the right way, we hope this new app will hold their hand, leading them through the process until they are the proud owners of a dog that best suits them and will give their puppy the best start in life.”
 
The app is available to download from the Android Market.

For more information, go to www.thekennelclub.org.uk/puppybuyingguide

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar

wpDiscuz