Where do I find a dog breeder?
I want to get a puppy, but from a responsible breeder or certified dog breeders. It is hard to tell, isn’t it? I would hate to get a puppy from a puppy mill or something.MaxKeymasterTopics: 2
Good for you. Puppy mills are terrible. They just want to make a profit and pay as little overheads as possible. They don’t always look after the puppies properly. I heard that some are inhumane and live in awful conditions.
Besides, you could end up with a puppy with all kinds of medical issues, especially later on. Some of these people knowingly sell such puppies.
What you need to do is contact a professional, certified dog breeder in Ontario, someone like Kybra Kennels. Talk to them and see how they can help you.happydaysMemberTopics: 1
You need to recognize a responsible and caring operation. I would suggest taking your time. If not, you could end up with a dog with many serious medical problems.
This is going to be very costly. Apart from the cost factor, you may unknowingly be supporting the puppy mill industry. The less of them the better. Some of them are pretty unscrupulous.PentagonMemberTopics: 0
Don’t bother looking at Internet classifieds (I had a particularly horrible experience on Kijij, but that’s a story for another time), especially if you are looking for a purebred puppy. It is next to impossible to tell a genuine breeder from a puppy mill. The only way you can tell something like this is if you go in person.heyjudeMemberTopics: 1
Yeah, I heard that some classifieds are used by many puppy mills or backyard breeders to get customers and promote their business.PentagonMemberTopics: 0
A reputable breeder tends to rely on word of mouth or their own website. They also tend to be members of national or regional breeders clubs. This is one way they get referrals.KarateKidMemberTopics: 2
If you want to get a puppy from a trusted source, contact your local kennel club, or maybe even one of these breed clubs. Breeding dogs is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. The money, affection, time, energy and space should be available. It must also be of a high standard.teejayMemberTopics: 0
The reason many other people do it is because there is good money to be made. I don’t really think it is regulated as properly as it should be. That’s why many of these backyard breeders do it and get away with it. They are not ethical and don’t care if they sell you an unwell dog. As long as you give them the big bucks.baristagalMemberTopics: 0
Normally, responsible breeders breed a couple of breeds at the most. A good breeder will also ask that you visit them. They normally have clean facilities with ample space. Puppies are kept with the mother until they are weaned.
They also won’t allow a puppy to go to a new home unless it is at least 8 weeks old. If they raise the puppies in the home, that is a plus. They will get used to sounds and people.
Make sure that they are a member of a certified kennel club. They must also ask you questions to see if you are a good fit. This shows they care about the puppies.
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