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Useful links

Please see below for a list of useful websites for puppy buyers, breeders and sellers. There's information about caring for dogs, advice on buying a puppy and much more!

Animal Welfare Act 2006

For information about pet owners' responsibilities under the law and where to get help if you need it.

Get Puppy Smart

A helpful guide to buying your new puppy.

Dog care information

Expert information on dog biology and behaviour, and advice about how to keep dogs healthy.

The Puppy Plan

A step-by-step, simple but comprehensive, socialisation plan that aims to give every puppy the very best start in life.


Find a vet

To find a veterinary practice accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

BVA/KC Canine Heath Schemes

For information about the BVA Canine Health Schemes.

Mate Select

To search for health results for a dog which is registered on the Kennel Club's Breed Register

AWF leaflet about tail docking

For information and advice on tail docking and animal welfare issues.

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) information about pets

Information and advice for pet owners.

The Animal Behaviour and Training Council:

The newly formed regulatory body that represents animal trainers and animal behaviour therapists to both the public and to legislative bodies.

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors:

An international network of experienced and qualified pet behaviour counsellors who are able to offer the time and expertise necessary to investigate the causes of unwanted behaviour in pets, and outline practical treatment plans that are suitable for their clients' circumstances.

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour:

ASAB accredits Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourists (CCAB), who possess the appropriate skills, knowledge and abilities to treat pets with behaviour problems.

Pet Log

The UK's largest lost and found database for microchipped pets.

Inherited disorders databases:

UFAW Genetic Welfare Problems of Dogs

An information resource for prospective pet owners.

University of Cambridge Inherited Diseases In Dogs Database

A guide to diseases/conditions which dogs can inherit.

Canine Inherited Disorders Database

Information about inherited disorders in dogs for dog owners, breeders and vets.

University of Sydney Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals

For information about inherited disorders in common breeds of dog.

Dog Breed Health

Information for dog and puppy buyers about choosing a dog, health issues, and the responsibilities of dog owners.