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Puppy Awareness Week: 1-7 September 2014

We are in Puppy Awareness Week. Do you know how to buy a puppy responsibly? If not then watch this short video!

Kennel Club research has shown a shocking number of people still buying puppies from disreputable sources: one in three revealed their puppies were sourced on internet sites, through social media, in pet shops and newspapers advertisements — all sources popularly used by puppy farmers.

The Kennel Club’s Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Puppy video looks at the perils of the puppy farming trade, and informs them of the benefits of buying a puppy from a Kennel Club Assured Breeder, who agrees to care for their dogs’ health and welfare and how we can all work together to stop the cruel puppy farming trade.

To find out more about Puppy Awareness Week visit http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/paw, or to look for puppies bred by Kennel Club Assured Breeders, visit http://www.findapuppy.org.uk.

What to expect when buying a puppy?

TV Vet Marc Abraham reveals some of the many health and welfare problems that you could be confronted with if buying a puppy from a source often used by puppy farmers. He meets Irish terrier breeder, Candace Bugden, to find out what to expect when buying a puppy from a responsible breeder, and why getting a puppy from a Kennel Club Assured Breeder is always the best option.