Monday, October 3, 2011

How to Find a Reputable Breeder

Finding a reputable dog breeder is imperative when thinking about adding a puppy to your family.  Professional and responsible breeders will take a tremendous amount of time and effort to make sure that they raise happy, healthy puppies. accepts only the best professional dog breeders into their Breeder Network, all their breeders go through an intense screening process. The screening is conducted by their Breeder Department which is headed up by a Champion breeder of Rottweilers with numerous national awards to her credit. Purebred Breeders is committed to only accepting breeders who meet their high standards and follow their stringent policies for breeding, with the health and well-being of the adult dogs and puppies being their primary objective. Their intense screening process coupled with their Breeder Code of Ethics assures anyone looking to add a puppy to their family confidence and peace of mind. --Breeder Protocols

 What to look for in any breeder:
·         Do they maintain a safe, clean and sanitary facility for all their pets?
  • Are they complying with all federal, state or provincial, and local government laws and regulations concerning the keeping of dogs that they breed?
  • Are they only breeding for the purpose to improve the quality of the breed?
  • Do they follow all AAHA standards and protocols for properly vaccinating and deworming all litters?
  • Are the puppies being properly socialize on a daily basis with the breeders family and other pets?
  • Is the breeder knowledgeable about inherited health problems in their breed and are they doing the appropriate health clearances on their puppies?
  • Does the breeder conscientiously plan each litter of puppies by carefully selecting their mother and father for pedigree and temperament?
  • Are both mother and father physically and mentally mature enough to breed?
  • Does the breeder mate beyond the appropriate age for the breed?
  • Be sure the breeder is not misrepresenting any of the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertising, or misleading regarding the performance of any of their puppies for sale.
·         Puppies should not leave their litters until they are at least eight (8) weeks old, regardless of possible lesser requirements in any state or province. In addition, puppies weighing less than 2 pounds should not leave their litter until it is at least 10 weeks old.
  • All breeders should keep accurate records and retain those records for a minimum of 5 years. These records will include: stud services, pedigrees, all litters of dogs for sale, and all dogs sold.
  • All new puppy owners should receive appropriate health certificates, vaccination records, and registration paperwork from your breeder either on delivery or within a week.
Purebred Breeders is the premier option for adding a happy, healthy, well bred puppy to your family. Their nationwide network of professional and experienced dog breeders share in their commitment to place every puppy in a loving home. With trained Puppy Counselors available to answer any and all questions you may have regarding the purchase of your new puppy, they take the guess work out of this important decision. When looking for a new puppy, follow these breeder guidelines to help you make the best possible decision when choosing a happy healthy puppy for your family.

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