Do you want to buy a purebred dog? The first step is to choose the best breeder. A healthy puppy will always be beautiful.
Your heart desires a dog. You’ve wanted a dog since you were 10 years old, when your cruel stepmother denied you a pup. After years of therapy you have suddenly realized that the best cure is to get a dog.
You want to get a dog, even if that’s not the main reason. You should choose a reputable, ethical breeder if you have decided not to adopt a puppy. Make a list with breeders that deal in your preferred breed. Research their reputation. Information can be obtained from dog societies, vets, or friends who have dogs. You can easily eliminate breeders who have bad reviews from your list.
Do the reviews include pictures of adult dogs and their stories? Websites that don’t cater to breeders, but rather offer a wide range of unbiased information on animals for pet owners are another source of valuable knowledge. Many people will post both positive and negative experiences on such websites.
Prepare questions to ask a breeder. Do they have a registration number? Are they guaranteed against any genetic defects? What are their methods for minimizing defects in breeding? Do they keep any documentation to support their pedigrees? Do your homework and make sure you ask about the most important things to you.
Do they have a registration number?
You are much more likely to receive a puppy that is healthy and well-conditioned, with pure lines of blood, if the breeder has been registered. While most dog breeders are passionate about their animals, some breeders only want to make money and will breed and maintain their dogs under inhumane and squalid conditions. It is therefore highly recommended that you visit each breeder. It is also important to ensure that the puppies and dogs are in a clean and comfortable environment. You may have to pay more in unexpected vet costs if you don’t.
You can often get an impression of a breeder by visiting their home, office, or talking to them. You should avoid a breeder who is hesitant to show you around or seems reticent. A breeder who has nothing to hide is happy to talk with you and show you the place. Breeders who interview you in order to ensure that you are a suitable home for the animal is a sign that they have a high level of expertise.
Purebreds can have congenital problems. Use breedopedia to research your breed of choice and familiarize yourself with the breed before interviewing. You can ask about their methods for avoiding or minimizing defects. Good breeders will be honest and tell you the faults or defects of a particular breed.
Pick out your dog once you’ve found someone that you can trust and who meets all of your needs. Please, just for laughs, give him the name Dogzilla. You’re going to do it.