How to Find a Perfect Puppy Breeder
If you’re looking for a new dog and you’re not sure where to start, there are many things to keep in mind when choosing a breeder. For example, if you’re looking for a certain breed of dog, make sure the breeder is reputable and has some type of certification or licensing. Many dogs come from rescue organizations that provide shelter or education services in addition to finding homes for dogs with new families. Some organizations are better than others, and some even may not be working to the best of their ability.
Be sure to ask about the history of the breeder, for example, what types of dogs have come from his or her kennel in the past. You should also ask about the health status of each dog. Remember that a dog’s health is paramount. The right dog for you may not be right for your family member if he or she is not in good health. If a breeder is unwilling to discuss this with you in detail, this should be an immediate red flag that should provide many reasons why you should not consider buying a puppy from him or her.
The breeder should also be willing and able to provide references for other people you can call to discuss the breeder’s reputation. Make sure you ask about any concerns about the breeder or the kennel before finalizing a sale. Last, make sure the breeder is willing to guarantee his or her puppies against illness or genetic problems for at least a year. A well-known and reputable kennel will have no problem providing this information to you when you ask them.
Additionally, research breeders before you commit. look at their website or call them. Ask for references firsthand or talk to friends who have recently bought from them. Look up the breeder on Petfinder, as well as other quality sites like Marni Pup or Kennel Club UK. More so, check out the whole dog. You want to see if they care for their dogs, watch their dogs while they are puppies and see if they are happy with their relationships with buyers. The more outgoings you can cover, the better, but try to get a sense of the breeder’s management style. How involved do they get? Do they spend time with all of his/her dogs?
In today’s online world, it only makes sense that you would want to confirm as much information as possible before buying a puppy from anyone. A good breeder will have no problem with this and should be willing to answer some of your questions. It is much better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to finding a reputable puppy breeder. Before you buy, ask as much as you can, and if you feel uncomfortable with anything that the breeder has told you or anything he or she cannot tell you, then it is probably in your best interest to look elsewhere. You’ll thank yourself in the long run.