If you have recently been thinking of getting a new dog, have you considered all the options available? The obvious choice people make, when considering a new dog, is to go to a specialised breeder. A good dog breeder will be able to sell you a puppy which has been checked for genetic problems, and diseases etc. and will very often provide you with a high-quality pedigree dog that should be free from any issues that can plague some animals. This is ideal for a lot of people, but of course, will come at a price. There is an alternative; adopting a puppy or an adult dog. Now you need to know what to ask when adopting a dog.