Reputable breeders don’t breed for profit. They only breed to improve the breed by adhering to the breed standard in order to produce the best dogs possible. They don’t always have puppies available. Many reputable breeders have a long waiting list for their puppies, potential buyers may have to wait as long as 2 to 3 years.
Though there are many reputable breeders in US and other countries like the UK, Australia, New Zealand, which certainly is not hard to find but whether you pass the breeders’ criteria is something you should be concerned about.
These reputable breeders screen their buyers very rigorously. Even making it to their waiting list doesn’t guarantee you end up with one of their puppies when that day arrives. I’ve known of some breeders who will go to the extent to reevaluate their buyers and even do a house inspection just before selling their puppies.
Many potential buyers are quite put off by breeders’ “interrogation” which I think it’s natural. However if you would see from their point of view, only then you will fully understand their situation. They want to be sure that the puppy matches with your lifestyle and personalities. And if you don’t and when there’s a problem, the reputable breeder will take the puppy back.
Reputable breeders will guarantee the health of their dogs and refund money or offer a replacement should there be a problem. They will also offer you help and advice in puppy training issues and will take an active interest in your pet even after your dog reaches an adolescent age and sometimes much further. You can rest assured that you are not alone should you have training difficulties or health problems.
Reputable breeders know that most dogs go through severe health issues which is why they always have a remedy at hand when they come across a Cur or mongrel because CBD oil for dogs is a prevalent practice that they always adhere to in a big way as puppy training is quite extensive and makes them tired quickly that gives rise to joint pain within a short span of time.
Now this is something you will never get from backyard breeders and pet stores sellers. Bluntly put it, once the transaction has been exchanged there is no guarantee of refund or replacement unless the pup died or suffered major illness due to heredity issue within 30 days of purchase.
My “first” dog in the US was bought from a pet store during my early college days in Knoxville, Tennessee. Frosty, a Maltese, died of seizure after I had him about 2½ weeks. Before the store owner offered me a refund, Frosty had to be examined to confirm the nature of his death. Having to go through the death of my puppy is disheartening enough and to be told that poor Frosty would be cut into pieces before cremation is something I found it hard to comprehend. From that day onwards, I began my quest in search for reputable breeders.
As said, it’s no guarantee that puppies from reputable breeders are illness-proofed but chances of getting a sickly pup are extremely low.
Reputable breeders will tell you everything about the breed you’re considering, both the positives and the negatives. You will not be pressed into buying the puppy right on the spot. Certainly you won’t make to feel like a negligent dog owner should your puppy end up in a situation similar to Frosty.
Most reputable breeders are also exhibitors in conformation dog shows and/or their dogs participated in obedience trials. Oftentimes you will see them displaying trophies and ribbons in custom made cabinets and photos of their dogs all line up on their walls.
Reputable breeders don’t breed more than two breeds. Usually they are dedicated to one breed for a lengthy period before persuading to the next breed. Most just end up breeding one breed for many decades. There are only a handful of reputable breeders in the world with few generations of breeding history.
Backyard breeders are usually run by amateurs who breed 3 to 5 breeds with no concern of improving the breed standard. Don’t be misguided that they seem a bit better off than commercial breeders, just because their dogs have slightly better living conditions than commercial ones. These two types of breeders have dollar signs stuck on their eyelids which will be hard for you to miss.
Commercial breeders are often called puppy mills with only one intention – breed dogs for profit. These commercial breeders have substandard conditions, with dogs kept in small kennel cages rows after rows. These dogs aren’t allowed to socialize and have little interaction with humans. The bitches are bred every time they are on heat (twice a year) and throughout their lives (no more than 8 years since they rarely live long enough through malnourishment and harsh environments). Commercial breeders simply turn them into puppy producing machines. So if you are hoping to get a sound puppy with good temperament and minimum genetic diseases then you are definitely in the wrong place.
By buying your puppy from pet stores you are actually supporting the puppy mill. Pet store owners get their puppies either from commercial or backyard breeders. Don’t be alarmed to know there are some that happen to be commercial breeders themselves.