Choosing a hunting dog as a puppy is a very important decision in the life of a hunter. Adopting a puppy means committing to a relationship that will last for many years. Choosing the breed, picking the puppy, and welcoming the dog into your home, we will try to guide you in the choice of your future hunting companion.
You shouldn't just decide on a puppy on a whim. There are several things to consider before making a commitment:
- choose the gender: in general, females are smaller and thinner than males when fully grown. Take into consideration that females have periods of heat that can occur during the hunting season.
- check the puppy's way of moving: get down on your knees and make the puppies come towards you. They should move smoothly without any problems. Take the opportunity to make sure they are not limping.
- notice which puppy responds best to your prompting. Try to see which one is the most dynamic, which one seems to fit your wishes, your character. Take this opportunity to play with the puppies to check whether they can hear and see well.
- observe the health of the puppies: check the puppies' nose, it should be wet and cold. Take the opportunity to inspect the condition of the eyes, which should be free of redness and tears. The puppies' skin should be clean and free of scabs.
In conclusion, choosing a hunting dog as a puppy is an important moment in the life of a hunter and their family. Choosing the breed, the litter, the puppy, preparing for its arrival, and welcoming it home are all important steps in creating the best possible relationship.
And you, have you welcomed a puppy into your home lately?What additional advice would you give to our readers?