The Search for Experienced Dog Breeders
Let's discuss the search for experienced dog breeders. Thanks to the internet, finding dog breeders doesn't have to be totally difficult. However, it is still quite time consuming if you really care about the quality of dog you will be getting. This article will explain how to search for experienced dog breeders and what you should be concerned about.
If you want a purebred dog or a special breed like a designer/ hybrid breed then you probably want to get it from a breeder. Designer/hybrid breeds include Puggle (Pug/Poodle,) Papichon (Papillon/Bichon,) and many other mix breeds. There are websites dedicated to connecting dog lovers with breeders. Simply type "beagle breeder" in a search engine and you will get a lot of results. You can also search for breeders in a certain area or state for example Labrador Retriever breeders in California." Make a list of all the breeders you find. Next, try to find reviews on them. Many people are happy to publish their opinions online. Using the internet, people often review clothing, companies, breeders, etc. Cross breeders off your list if they have bad reviews.
When it comes time to start contacting breeders it's best to create a list of questions. What type of questions? When getting a dog from a breeder there are things that you should be concerned about such as is the breeder licensed? Do they have proof of breed pedigree? For purebreds you should be concerned about genetic defects which are fairly common in purebreds because of inbreeding. Some breeders test for genetic defects. You may also want to ask about their policy on taking dogs back if there are any problems. You should also be concerned about the environment the breeder keeps their dogs in and if the puppies have been to the vet. Any questions or concerns that you have about your possible future pet.
Going to a breeders home or calling them is the best thing to do. If they seem sketchy or don't know what they are talking about then you can cross them off your list. If you e-mail a breeder they have time to come up with their answers. A breeder should be able to quickly and easily answer any questions that you have.
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