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24 Aug 2000
How do you choose a breeder?
Choosing a breeder is the basic of buying and
raising a puppy. Many breeders who might call them selves breeders, will tell
you that the dog or puppy is pure bred, healthy, with papers and in the end you
might find out that most or all of those were lies. First, you must make sure
that you know HOW to buy a dog, after you know this,
most of the work is over.
After you have decided what dog breed you want, if it will be a male or a female
and if it should be a puppy or a mature dog, if it is a female would you want
puppies in the future, and if you will go to dog shows with the dog. These are
the first questions you must ask your self before talking to a breeder, if you
want to have a show dog or a breeding dog it will cost you more then a companion
pet. When you have chosen all the above, most surly, you will ask friends,
family or people you see that hold a dog from the breed that you want. Best
thing to do is to buy a dog from a breeder well known with a kennel name. A
breeder without a kennel name is not known to the kennel club and all puppies
will not be registered as pure bred, or even as born puppies. You can talk to as
many breeders as you want, and it is better to talk and see more then 3-4
litters before you choose the one that you want. If you are about to buy a show
or breeding dog, try not to go and pick a puppy from a litter with children so
they love puppies so much and they might convince you to buy a puppy that will
not be the quality you meant it to be, or not the mount of money you meant to
spend on a puppy. After you have chosen your breeder, you must make sure to sign
a contract with the breeder about the cost, health and commitments that the
breeder promise you to keep. Most breeder will sell you the puppy in age of 7-9
weeks old and will give you a bag of puppy food that the puppy is used to.
A breeder that dose not do that likely is not a good breeder and dose that only
for the money! Those kind of breeders will not ask too many questions, as a real
breeder will ask you so may questions so you'll think you are having a
"puppy adoption" test, and it is. A good breeder will call you from
time to time and will make sure that the puppy is ok and in good health, it is
very important to find a good breeder, because when ever you have a question or
want to ask a breeder a question that cannot ask your vet, its good that you
have that person there, ready to help at any time.
If you want to buy a dog and need help in finding a good breeder anywhere, you
can Email us and will be happy to help you find the right breeder close to where
you live. Good luck!
Puppies at play time