The Kennel Club's national Puppy Awareness Week (PAW): 7 - 14th September
PAW aims to make sure that puppies live healthy, happy lives with suitable owners. Make sure that you get the right dog for your lifestyle and that you buy from a reputable breeder.
STOP puppy farming
Puppies from puppy farms are bred with no regard for their health and well-being and are kept in appalling, unsanitary conditions. Kennel Club research from 2013 shows that as many as one in three may have unknowingly bought from a puppy farm, after sourcing their puppy online, on social media, in pet shops or through free newspaper ads - outlets often used by puppy farmers. One in five pups bought online or in pet shops need long-term veterinary care or die before six months old*.
*Research conducted in August 2013 by Atomik, on behalf of the Kennel Club, and is based on 2,026 responses.
Make sure that you don't buy from a puppy farmer, or from an ill-informed and unknowledgeable breeder, who has not taken all of the steps to give your puppy the best chance in life.
- See more at: http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/our-resources/kennel-club-campaigns/puppy-farming/puppy-awareness-week/#sthash.aVxOGTIc.dpuf