|So You Think You Want a Puppy?
"Aren't those puppies gorgeous? Ooh, I do want one!"
Do you really? Have you given it a lot of thought? Why choose a Samoyed?
PLEASE DO NOT buy puppies from pet shops or puppy farms, only buy from a reputable breeder.
All members of the Executive Council are available to help steer you in the right direction.
|Legal responsibilities as a dog owner
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 states that everyone must take "reasonable care" to ensure their dogs do not cause a Statutory Nuisance due to their barking.
All dogs should wear a collar bearing the name and address of their owners. If your dogs escapes, runs into the road and causes a traffic accident, you are legally responsible. It is strongly recommended that third party liability insurance cover is obtained.
Local bye-laws set the fines for dog fouling. You should be prepared always to clear up after your dog.
At all times observe the Country Code and do not allow your dogs to run free where there is livestock.
In short, nowadays, buying a puppy does entail taking responsibility for it for life, in sickness and in health, and also ensuring that it causes no one to lodge a complaint against you.
Please try to ensure you keep up to date with the latest legislation.