The Kennel Club has an excellent section giving advice on buying a puppy.

Follow the link to access the Kennel Club website:

Thinking about buying a puppy or buying a dog?

There are many important things to consider when purchasing a pedigree puppy or pedigree dog and our Find a Puppy Service will give you the right information to help you find your new best friend.

Download and listen to informative podcasts presented by the Kennel Club's Secretary, Caroline Kisko.

Read the following articles and information pages:

Finding the right puppy /dog:

Step 1 - Are you ready for a dog? - this section offers advice on deciding whether you are ready to get a puppy or a dog.

Step 2 - Finding the right pedigree dog breed - every pedigree dog breed has its own characteristics and if you match these with your personality and lifestyle, it is much more likely that you will have a happy and fulfilling relationship with your dog.

Step 3 - Finding the right breeder - including the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme

Step 4 - Find a Puppy - this section includes the Kennel Club's Find a Puppy search and information about puppy dealers.