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It's Puppy Awareness Week 4-10 September 2017

According to the Kennel Club: One in five people admit that they spent no time researching where to buy their puppy at all, compared to less than one in ten (8 percent) who are prepared to spontaneously decide what shoes to buy. More than one third people admit they are clueless about how to find a reputable breeder for their puppy and are therefore vulnerable to the scams that should ring alarm bells People are more likely to fall victim to scams and puppy farmers if they don’t do their research, with almost a quarter (22 percent) saying they think they went to a puppy farm, if they had chosen their pup in 20 minutes or less For pups purchased in twenty minutes or less by their owners, almo

Puppy-farmed dogs show worse behaviour, suffer ill-health and die young

Research from Newcastle University using surveys of dog owners, suggests that less responsibly bred dogs – including puppy-farmed dogs and those from pet shops – are more likely to be aggressive towards their owners and strangers. Watch the video... Read more. Advice for Dachshund puppy buyers is here. #PuppyFarming

Emerging diseases in dogs in the UK

We are grateful to Minna Hagan (ECDA Secretary) who recently attended a veterinary presentation on emerging diseases in dogs, for this repor

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