Hey guys I'm looking for some advice.
My girlfriend and I are thinking of getting a pug puppy, the pup will live with me for the first few months, I have a large house and backyard and family are always home to help look after it and train it, then when we find a suitable place my girlfriend and I will be moving so I have a few questions.
From about 6 months onwards the pup will be home alone from 9-5, is this going to be a problem? we will have a place with a 4x4 courtyard and the dog will be free to roam between the courtyard and house. My girlfriend is a morning person (up at 5am every day) so the dog will be walked in the mornings and then probably again in the afternoons.
I've been looking around at where to buy them and it seems there are official breeders who sell with papers etc and then there are trading post litters. I'd like to have a pure bred dog because the family already has a pug, we know and love the breed. Do people on trading post often say pure bred pug and then it turns out to have 1/4 or 1/8th something else in it? What are the main concerns with buying off trading post breeders. If there are no problems with picking one up off the trading post I'd love to save a bit of money.
Any other general advice will be appreciated cheers