Choosing Your Puppy
At Puppies Today, we have the best puppies that are ready to be placed in a loving home. Our Happy Puppy Package is unbeatable, and we have a Puppy Learning Center to help you decide what breed (and therefore personality and temperament!) works for you.
Choosing the right puppy is a big decision! At Puppies Today, we want to make sure that our puppies and their owners are set up for success. We are with you every step of the way when making a decision! We have Puppy Ambassadors that can help you choose the right puppy for your home. Here are a few things to consider as you decide what puppy is right for you:
What Size Dog Should I Get?
A large breed dog is defined as typically weighing around 70 pounds, with a height of around 24 inches. Medium dog breeds weigh between 20 and 60 pounds, with heights that range from 8-20 inches. Small dogs clock in at 20 pounds or less.
You might have heard of “teacup” or “micro” puppies, but this is false advertising! These puppies are actually typically runts of litter, meaning they are generally unhealthy and have more health risks. Beware of anyone that states they have teacup puppies-especially those from overseas! We have heard numerous complaints of folks being deceived into thinking they were purchasing a teacup puppy and paying thousands of dollars for a standard size puppy. At Puppies Today, we are transparent about your puppy purchase. We give you the complete health history of the puppy and know all about the puppy’s lineage through our reputable breeder relationships.
When considering the size of a dog, there are a lot of long-term things to think about. In order to tell the size of dog breeds, breeders actually have a whole sizing system! Our breeders closely follow breed standards and so your puppy should grow to an adult breed standard weight. Animal shelters are filled with puppies that were not purebred and outgrew what the breed expectancy for the dog was. One of the benefits of buying your newest family member from Puppies Today is knowing what to expect when it comes to growth! We want your dog to be with you for life, and the benefits of buying from us outweigh (no pun intended!) other options.
What Is the Best Dog for a Household with Kids?
There is nothing sweeter than watching your puppy and your children grow up together. If you have smaller children, as long as you take the time to teach your children how to handle a puppy with care, any puppy can be a great fit for your family. For small breed dogs, it’s a big world out there! Small breed puppies are fragile and will require more rest than large breed dogs for their first 20 weeks of life. If your kids are able to handle a puppy with care, small breed dogs will do just fine. For more playful children, larger breed puppies are able to play and more active.
When you buy your new puppy from Puppies Today, you are given expert guidance from our Puppy Ambassadors to help you decide which puppy is best for your family.
Also, you can rest assured knowing that buying your puppy from a Puppies Today breeder means you will know what to expect as far as size, temperament, personality, and needs.
What Are the Best Hypoallergenic Dogs for People with Allergies?
One of the many benefits of buying from Puppies Today is knowing that you are buying a dog from one of our reputable breeders. In the same way that Teacup scams exist, some breeders take advantage of potential buyers by engaging in unethical breeding practices. These unscrupulous breeders will sometimes lie about the lineage, and have non-allergy friendly dogs bred with hypoallergenic dogs. We make sure that the lineage of the dog you are buying is clearly established, which better enables you to make a dog that aligns with your health needs.
Another scam that exists is convincing potential puppy owners that dogs can be 100% hypoallergenic. This simply is not true! At Puppies Today, we want your puppy to be with you for a lifetime, and we hold transparency over profit. No dog can be labeled 100% allergy-free- All dogs can carry outside allergens inside on their coats! Additionally, individuals can all react differently to different breeds. Any seller that claims that a dog is professionally bred to be 100% allergy-free is just trying to get extra money.
With that being said, allergic people show more tolerance towards some breeds as compared to others. These dogs, which are termed hypoallergenic, typically are smaller in size and shed less hair. At Puppies Today, we can help point you to dogs that have been shown to be extremely suitable for individuals with allergies. We want our dogs to be a great fit for you, and this transparency is what sets Puppies Today apart from the competition.
What Is a Designer Dog?
A designer dog is an intentionally bred puppy of two distinct breeds. One of our most popular dogs, a Morkie, is a designer cross that is a purebred Yorkshire Terrier “Yorkie” with a purebred Maltese. This combination makes for a cute, button nose, beady-eyed, doll face, fluffy puppy that no one can resist!
Designer breeds represent the best of both worlds: they optimize the best characteristics of each parent. Designed dogs are different from mutts or mixed breeds in that they are born from two purebred dogs, whereas mutts tend to have dozens of different breeds in them. One of the benefits of buying a designed dog over a mutt from Puppies Today is knowing what to expect from two breeds, as opposed to dozens! Knowing the lineage of your puppy can help you set them up for a lifetime of success in understanding their temperament, health needs, and lifestyle needs.
What Is a Purebred Dog?
When you buy a purebred dog from Puppies Today, you are buying a dog that has a known lineage. With purebreds, their ancestors are all members of the same breed and conform to that breed standard. That means no surprises when it comes to temperament, personality, size, or attitude! Their predictable temperament can save you time and stress, you can predict the health of purebred dogs, and you know that your dog got great care from a responsible breeder from the moment they were born!
The Bottom Line?
Big or small, purebred or designer- no matter what you choose, we are with you every step of the way!
Our puppies have received the best care and attention from the moment they were born, and we continue that lifetime of loving with our amazing resources, our Happy Puppy Package, and our relationship with you.
We can’t wait for you to find your dream puppy today! Check out our Puppy Learning Center, read about the Puppies Today Process, and let us know what we can do to help you bring your puppy home!