Ramapo Kennel Club

So.....you want a puppy.

This section of our website is dedicated to those of you who are interested in purchasing a puppy.  There is a great deal more involved in having a puppy than just going to the pet store and purchasing a puppy.  If you are reading this section of our website, you obviously are aware of that.  Good for you. 

Something to consider, as families have evolved over the last 20 years, and more and more, all the adults of a family work outside the house, the prospect of an older dog has grown in popularity and effectiveness.   Older dogs are less start-up work for the family and settle into family routines faster than puppies, especially very young puppies in breeds that are placed at 8 weeks, where the little guys can't always sleep through the night.
For working families a puppy of 12 weeks or an older dog is easier.  This is a win-win scenario for breeders and families.  It is not uncommon for a breeder to grow out more than one puppy from a litter before choosing the one that will be kept in the kennel's program.  These grow-outs have been very carefully raised, vetted, and are nice specimens of their breeds--great buy as a pet dog.  Other adults which a breeder will have available are show dogs who have completed their show careers and individuals who have already contributed to a kennel's breeding program are also great. 
Many people, for example, believe that older dogs can't bond with new families, where quite the opposite is true.  Kennel dogs love being the center of attention when they go to new families as compared to the more generalized love they get from their breeders as part of the crowd.

If you are set on owning a new dog, continue doing as much research as possible and hopefully the attached material will be of assistance to you.  Please do not hesitate to email us at rkc@ramapokennelclub.com and we will assist you in anyway possible.

Before Buying a Puppy

Tips on Buying a Puppy

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