We believe that the bond between human and animals is a remarkable gift and The Pet Shop is committed to providing our customers with the healthiest and best cared for puppies available anywhere. After 40 years in providing families with the lifelong friendship and loyalty that dogs bring into our lives we always have and will continue to provide the most comprehensive puppy benefits and warranty coverage that you can find anywhere. Once a Pet Shop puppy has passed our screening he or she is ready to take home with extra confidence that you cannot get anywhere else.
When purchasing a puppy you are not just getting a new pet. You are choosing a loyal companion and I lifelong friend. There is a puppy for almost every lifestyle. We select puppies from more than 60 breeds and varieties from registered Chihuahuas to Saint Bernards as well as cross purebred puppies such as Puggles, Morkies, and Teddy Bears. With the quantity of available breeds, choosing the right one is a fun but important task. We hope that the following questions will help you determine the right one for you.
Do you want a large dog like a Golden Retriever, Lab, or Boxer or a smaller variety like a Yorkshire Terrier or Shih-Tzu. Would you like a family playmate like a Miniature Pinscher or Pug? How about a watchdog like a Rottweiler, German Shepherd, or Doberman Pinscher? Maybe a hunting dog like a Bloodhound?
Dogs have different exercise levels and needs. Working dogs, like Weimeraners and Australian Cattle Dogs (Blue Heelers) need plenty of exercise and room to run. They are best suited to rural and suburban homes with fenced in back yards or nearby dog parks. If you live in the city or an apartment then the toy or small breeds like Poodles or Yorkies are a good fit. These dogs can even be paper trained and do not need a large areas for exercise. However, every dog needs daily exercise for its own health and happiness.
Do you have an active lifestyle and on the “go” a lot? Do you like to run or hike? If so then a working dog like a Boxer or Labrador Retriever would be a good companion for you. Do you like to be at home a lot and read or watch movies and TV? Then a small or toy breed dog like a Maltese or Pekingese would be a good choice to snuggle up with and watch that movie.
All dogs need some form of grooming or brushing. Long coated and double coated dogs, like Pomeranians and Shetland Sheepdogs tend to shed more than other breeds. Dogs with these types of coats need regular brushing to help prevent tufts of fur landing all over the carpet and also help keep the dogs fur from “matting.” Wire-hair dogs, like cairn Terriers, West Highland Terriers, and Brussels Griffons need brushing to remove dead hair. Some breeds, like Bichons and Shih-Tzus require almost no brushing because they are non-shedding breeds.