If you are on this website, chances are good that you already know why you want a pure bred puppy. If you are still on the fence though, you may need some convincing. Here are some reasons why you should think about getting a pure bred puppy for your next pet.
Because you want certain traits.
When looking for a mutt or mixed breed dog, you never know what you are going to get. Certain breeds have certain characteristics. Some of these you may want and some of them you might not want.
One example is the Chow breed. A Chow has a lot of characteristics but one of them is aggressiveness. You might end up with a mixed breed dog who has a bit of Chow in them, this resulting in a dog that has a tendency to be aggressive. If you have small kids, this can be a problem. The issue is that with a mixed breed dog, you might not know if they have some of the Chow bloodline in them.
With a pure bred dog, you know what you are getting and you generally know what you can expect from your dog personality wise. That is a big advantage.
Because you want a healthy dog.
A good breeder does a number of things and one of them is ruling out genetic problems. They breed responsibly and test their Dams and Sires for genetic issues like hip dysplasia.
While generally mutt dogs are healthy, you never really know. That means that you are rolling the dice. You are going to get attached to your dog and you want them to live a happy and healthy life. Wouldn’t you rather choose a dog that has a better chance of being a healthy dog?
Because you want to know what to expect.
With a mixed breed, you never really know what you are going to get. That cute 5 pound puppy could end up being a 100 pound drooling mess.
With a pure bred dog, you generally know what you are going to get. Sure, every dog is a little different, but you know that if you buy a pure bred French Bulldog, you are going to get a small dog of less than 30 pounds.
Likewise, if you get a pure bred Great Dane, you know that you are going to get a gentle giant of well over 100 pounds. No surprises.
Because you demand a dog that has been cared for.
With a pure bred dog, you can be sure that your animal has been cared for well from the beginning. This is of course if you use a qualified breeder.
A good breeder has the expertise and the desire to do the best by that puppy. This means proper vet care, proper nutrition and a suitable living environment. All of these thing increase the chance of you getting a pet that is healthy both mentally and physically.
Because you want the benefit of experience.
When you get a new puppy, one of the first things that you are going to have to deal with is training your new pet. Every pet is different and every breed responds to training in a different way.
By obtaining a pure bred dog, you can benefit from decades, if not centuries of experience. You can lean on the experience of those who have trained the breed in the past for tips. This will allow you to use time tested methods and techniques to train your new family pet. Do not discount the benefit of experience.
Because you want to be part of a community.
As an owner of a pure breed dog, you appreciate the characteristics of the dog that you choose. That makes you part of a community, an often tight nit community.
Yorkshire Terrier owners, for example are tight nit. Own one and you can find yourself invited to dog meets and club activities. The owners of certain dog breeds love to show their enthusiasms with other owners.