What to Look For In a Dog Breeder
So you and your family have finally decided to buy a dog for the family. You’re looking for a nice hunting companion for dad, a lazy weekend friend for mom, and a loveable pet for the kids. The only problem is, you have no idea where to look. You do know you don’t want to visit a pet store for your new pet and have decided that you would like to go with a reputable dog breeder for the new addition to the family.
But with literally hundreds to thousands of choices out there, how do you decide on the right dog breeder? Luckily, we can help steer you in the right direction when looking for a dog breeder. Use the below criteria when selecting the proper breeder:
- How long has the breeder been involved in a particular breed? This can have a significant impact on the knowledge the breeder has in terms of that particular breed and breeding that breed. Remember to secure this knowledge before making your decision.
- What kind of animals does the breeder produce? It’s always good to see some sort of finished product that the breeder is able to produce from his/her kennel. Most reputable breeders will have images of their puppies on their website so you can be sure that you’re making the right decision.
- How knowledgeable is the breeder of the particular breed? Breeders who know their breeds inside and out are more trusted than those who don’t. Make sure to find a breeder that can speak to genetic advantages and disadvantages of a certain breed.
- How many breeds in the person breeding? An expert will typically stick to one, maybe two, breeds. Don’t be fooled by a breeder that boasts that they are an expert in all breeds.
Although there are many more criteria that distinguishes breeder from breeder, theses are a few important factors to consider when purchasing a new pet. Contact is today to learn more!