Getting a dog

There are many important factors to consider before getting a dog. Discover if you're ready for the commitment. Find out which breed best suits your lifestyle. Should you buy a pedigree puppy or get a dog from a breed rescue? Let's help you find your new best friend.
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Are you ready to own a dog?

10% of people told us that they bought their puppy on an impulse! It's essential to consider how this new member of your family will impact on your life.

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Learn more about buying a dog

More information about buying a dog, including what to ask your breeder, what equipment you'll need to purchase and the importance of pet insurance.

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Caring for your new puppy

There's a lot to consider before you bring your puppy home, including feeding, walking, training, vaccination, socialisation and child safety.

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Useful resources

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Find a Puppy

Ready to buy a dog? Why not use our Find a Puppy service to discover the ideal four-legged friend for you.

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Find a Rescue

If you're prepared to invest the time and effort, rehoming a rescue dog can be immensely rewarding.

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Change of ownership

Learn more about how to change The Kennel Club's registered ownership of your new dog.

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