Reputable puppy breeders, how to find and locate them
You should consider a visit to a reputable breeder, should you decide to raise a purebred dog. You can opt to buy pedigree pups at pet shops or kennels, however, a breeder tends to have pups with good lineage and certificates.
Finding the right breeder depends on the breed that you select. Professional breeders do not breed their dogs frequently. Only when a mating pair of dogs is certified as fit and possess good temperaments that guarantee the future offspring to be as healthy will breeders do so. Breeders will also breed their dogs only when a sufficient number of homes have been evaluated and deemed appropriate for the new puppies.
Given that there is no fixed guideline as to what a standard breeder is, you should do research by asking people and interviewing as many breeders as possible before making a decision. There are many types of dog breeder in the market. Having more information about the breeders will help you to understand and have a better idea of what you are getting.
A good breeder will have the dogs checked for diseases and have all relevant information regarding the pair’s lineage and health documentation. Should a breeder find no problem in the history of the pair, you must still confirm the details to be sure. You can ask the breeders for contacts of dog owners who have bought from them in the past, after which you can check with them if their dogs have any problems. This should not be difficult as responsible breeders always maintain a close relationship with their customers.
Reputable breeders have certain requirements that you must have before qualifying as a potential dog owner. These usually come as written contracts with a neuter requirement as a clause. This set a limit to the breeding registration on the specific breed. This is to ensure the breeder is protected and to control the dog population.
The person who wants his dogs must have a secured backyard and be prepared to attend certain classes such a puppy kindergarten. This is for you to be familiar with the challenges you will face when you bring the puppy home. This is very important especially for new dog owners.
Reputable breeders tend to enforce more stringent selling policies than that of your local pet shop. They are very careful and would do whatever it takes to make sure that their puppies can find good homes. Breeders who have integrity are different from those who are not. This additional requirements are meant to be obstacles to the ownership of the dog, but to ascertain that owners are fully aware of the responsibilities involved. As expected, such irresponsible breeders would not care less about the well-being of the dogs as they are merely concerned about the bottom line.
One of the most critical factors in identifying a good breeder aside from the health and food given to the pets is to check on the condition of the mother after birth and the way the puppies are being taken care of. A good way would be to pay a visit to the breeder occasionally to check on the puppies’ condition.
Another advantage of buying from a reputable breeder is that you will be able to get help from them without any extra cost. Should the placement of the puppy be less than satisfactory with the new owner, the breeder will ask that the owner return the puppy and the breeder will source for suitable homes for the pup, as the puppy’s life is of utmost concern to the breeder.