The Puppy and the Dog They have been man’s companion through the ages and adapted to their owners, but they have their own behavioural and nutritional demands. Knowing and respectingthem will guarantee their health and well-being.

The cat’s feline nature is always a matter of fascination.He adapts with apparent ease to daily life, and yet he has behavioural and nutritional requirements of his own. Knowing them and respecting them will guarantee his well-being and his health.

Because of its composition, a Royal Canin Health Nutrition food provides all essential nutrients measured out with utmost precision in order to contribute every day and on a long-term basis to the well-being and health of every animal, according to his age, his size, his physiological condition and his breed.

Innovation for the sake of dogs and cats’ health. For over 40 years, Royal Canin has worked with breeder partners and veterinary nutritionists to go ever further into innovation and precision to enable us to formulate nutritional solutions which perfectly meet dogs and cats’ real needs.

Living with your puppy

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A symbol of devotion and loyalty, the dog embodies the pet par excellence. So much more than a pet whose appeasing and securing presence is coupled with a completely unselfish attachment, the dog assists man in a great variety of circumstances. With nearly 400 breeds, no other domestic animal shows such diversity.

The diversity of canine breeds   A symbol of devotion and loyalty, the dog embodies the pet par excellence. So much more than a pet whose appeasing and securing presence is coupled with a completely unselfish attachment, the dog assists man in a great variety of circumstances. With nearly 400 breeds, no other domestic animal shows such diversity. var/royalcanin/storage/images/media/multimedia/master-videos-provided-by-campus/ez-corporate-video/puppies-videos-for-ez-corporate-website/the-diversity-of-canine-breeds/3190-10-eng-GB/the-diversity-of-canine-breeds.jpg Choosing your puppy   Before acquiring a puppy, it is desirable that you ask yourself the right questions to be certain that your lifestyle is compatible with the presence of a dog. This deep desire to share your life with a puppy must be based on a precise personal analysis, as this choice commits you for long years. var/royalcanin/storage/images/media/multimedia/master-videos-provided-by-campus/ez-corporate-video/puppies-videos-for-ez-corporate-website/choosing-your-puppy/3198-8-eng-GB/choosing-your-puppy.jpg Living with your puppy   To support your puppy in his new life as well as possible, you are given a few essential rules and pieces of advice on the best way for you to support his learning and his integration into the family circle and to provide the care he should be given for healthy growth. var/royalcanin/storage/images/media/multimedia/master-videos-provided-by-campus/ez-corporate-video/puppies-videos-for-ez-corporate-website/living-with-your-puppy/3206-6-eng-GB/living-with-your-puppy.jpg

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Choosing him

How to choose your puppy

Living with a dog is a decision that requires a long-term commitment. Dogs live, on average, for longer than 10 years. You should adopt a dog with nutritional and behavioural demands that suit your lifestyle.

Which breed do I choose?

German Shepherds are obedient, Labradors love children and Greyhounds are independent, but no dog can be classified so categorically. Consider what you want from your dog, taking into account breed, size and weight before adopting. Yorkshire Terriers are not guard dogs while German Mastiffs and Great Pyrenees are not suited to apartment living.

Generally  small-sized dogs adapt better to smaller spaces than medium-sized dogs, and large breed dogs always need large, outdoor areas. Whatever
breed you adopt, remember that all dogs need constant love and attention. Approach breed clubs and breeders to help you make an informed decision. Dog shows are ideal to discover the full diversity of canine breeds and you can also consult breed professionals and veterinarians.

Male or Female?

Females are generally smaller and this may be one of the criteria for your decision. A critical factor to consider is that female heat seasons occur in Spring and Autumn attracting tenacious and determined males. Being a responsible pet owner, you should consider spaying or neutering, no matter which you choose.

Where can I adopt a dog?

We recommend puppies be adopted from registered breeders. The litters are born of purebred adults with confirmed bloodlines. Your puppy will meet the morphological criteria set in the standard for the breed. The same applies for major traits in his disposition.

We advise that you visit the breeding kennels to see the puppy’s mother and the rest of the litter. You also have the opportunity to talk with the breeder. Being professionals, breeders will want to make sure that all puppies fit in with their owners’ lifestyles.

A list of breeding kennels is available from canine associations, veterinarians and breed clubs.

Symbols of devotion and loyalty, dogs are the epitome of pet par excellence. So much more than an appeasing and securing presence, coupled with an unselfish attachment, dogs assist man in a variety of ways. With nearly 400 breeds, no other domestic pet shows such diversity.