Featured breed: Staffordshire-bull-terrier
Don't give pets as gifts, & don't give in to the pressure from kids to buy them a puppy when they are too immature to care for it. It's OK to give yourself a gift of a puppy because you have the wisdom and means to care for it! In actual fact, Christmas is about celebrating Christ's birth.
Below - Alphabetical by breed
Many dog breeds are similar, so look at the pix on the breed pages if you're not sure which breed of dog you want. Ask the breeders about the dogs' temperament, as a dog is not just a pretty face! Puppies need to be supervised, socialised, and trained in their formative years. If a breeder has puppies, do a video call in real time to make sure the dogs look up to standard.
E - I Fox terrier, French bulldog, German shepherd dog, golden retriever, Grand basset griffon, husky, Irish setter, Irish terrier, Irish wolfhound, Italian greyhound
J - M Jack Russell, Kerry Blue, King Charles Spaniel, Labrador, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, miniature poodle, miniature schnauzer
N - R papillon, Pekingese, Pharaoh Hound, Pointer, Pomeranian, poodle, pug, ridgeback, Rottweiler
S schnauzer, Scottish terrier, setter, Siberian husky, spaniel, Spinone, Staffordshire bull terrier (Staffie)
T - Z toypom, toy poodle, vizla, weimaraner, west highland white terrier, whippet, wire haired dachshund, wire haired fox terrier, Yorkshire terrier (Yorkie)
"A live dog is better than a dead lion," observed King Solomon of Israel, Ecclesiastes 9, 4. Some folk expect their dog to fight their battles for them - to kill burglars. It's better to keep the dog in the house where it can't be poisoned, than to risk its life in the garden. A small barking dog can be a good burglar deterrent!
It's not a good idea to give a puppy as a gift. They don't stay cute forever!
Don't be scammed - buy a registered dog from a registered breeder!
In South Africa, KUSA is considered the authority on dogs, so most breeders register their puppies with KUSA. KUSA can also send you a copy of the breed standard. Puppies may not look like the breed standard to start with - some breeds change colour as they mature. But you can compare the parents with the breed standard. Dog breeders should all be familiar with the standard.Testimonial
Thank you so very much for this wonderful website and the oppertunity to advertise through you. You have made it very easy so sell my puppies who have all gone to wonderful homes. Petro Bruwer
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