The A.C.T Canine Association Inc.(Dogs A.C.T) asks that you buy your pure bred pup from an ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council) recognised breeder.
If you can not find or do not know what breed of
dog you want or if you do not want a pedigree dog - before
buying a pup from a non ANKC member or from a pet shop
please consider visiting a dog rescue service and take
home one of their dogs.
Each pedigree dog breed has its own characteristics
and with over 200 different breeds there is an ideal breed of dog for everyone.
You should consider all their characteristics and match them with your
personality and lifestyle and then you are more likely to have a happy and
fulfilling relationship with your dog.
Currently cross bred dogs are being sold with such promises
of being non allergic, non shedding, non odorous, vibrant and energetic. These
are specific traits bred from the pure bred breeds behind those dogs and should
be a consideration for buying a pure bred pedigree dog in the first instance.