Taking on a puppy is a huge commitment and we know that whilst it can be very exciting, there are a lot of things to consider.

Do your research.

Find out as much as you can about the breed before you commit. You need to understand how big a time commitment your puppy will be once they've become an adult. Will they be very active and require lots of long walks or will they need short regular bursts of activity? This is just one of the things you'll need to think about.

Your local rehoming centre will be able to give you lots of tips and advice about different breeds and how they would fit with your lifestyle.

The following guide to puppy care will help you give your friend the best start in life: