It’s such a fun and rewarding journey when adding a puppy to your family, and the pup you
choose will be part of your family for over a decade in most cases. Bringing home your puppy is a
moment your family will cherish for years, and what better time to announce their coming than at
While it’s easy to get carried away in the excitement and bring home the first puppy that steals your
heart, there are several details that are extremely important to consider when choosing the right puppy
for your family.
But how can you choose the right dog, really? It comes down to several key factors to research. Choosing based on breed is a great way to start. If you don’t have a specific breed in mind yet, then just three criteria will get you started in the right direction!
The Three Keys to Choosing a Puppy
- Temperament and Energy Level. The perfect puppy for your family will have a similar energy
level as your family. Are you always out for long walks or runs by the river, or do you have kids
who spend hours outside exploring? Is your family out the door by 8 am, home at 5 pm, and
generally low-key in the evenings? These factors are hugely important when considering a
puppy. A cuddly couch potato pup will likely struggle with constant activity, while a very
energetic dog will be bored and lonely with hours alone and a quiet family dynamic. But if you choose the dog that matches your family, you will all thrive! Watch the puppies in a litter and really pay attention to their individual personalities.
- Size. Puppies start small, but they all grow! Consider your space – indoors and out – and let that
influence your decision on size. Dogs come in all sizes, from teacup dogs who may weigh only 5-
7 pounds at adulthood to giants who can easily tip the scales at 125 pounds! Keep the adult size
of the puppy in mind before you fall in love completely. Every size of dog has incredible benefits,
but your family’s individual needs and interests will help you find the perfect pup for you.
- Maintenance. Every dog has some level of grooming requirements. While some only need a
bath a few times a year and should be brushed as needed, others require trips to the groomer
every 6 weeks and must also be thoroughly brushed daily. What level of TLC can you and your
family manage? Take the time to realistically assess what you can truly manage, and you will be
setting you and your puppy up for a lifetime of grooming success!
Let’s Get Started!
If you’ve been considering adding a puppy to your family this Christmas, you’ve come to the right place! At Sugar Sweet Georgia Puppies, we prioritize finding the right puppy for each family. We will walk you through each step, from assessing your own needs to recommending breeds and individual puppies that will best suit your family. If you ever have questions about your puppy as they grow, we are delighted to help!
Christmas is an amazing time to announce that a puppy will be joining your family! We will work with
you to ensure that you are able to bring the puppy into your home once the busyness of the holidays is
over, which will allow you to prepare your home and ensure that you have the time to properly
welcome a new member of the family! Contact us today to find your perfect pup.