Find a Good Dog Breeder

Studies have shown that pets from mass-producing animal farms are more likely to have health and behavioral issues as the animals are raised in an overloaded area with low levels of socialization. Buying a puppy from a good breeder ensures that you have a healthy, happy, long lived and possibly purebred pet. There are many ways to tell if you have found a good breeder or an undesirable mass-producing breeder. A good breeder takes care of their pet from the birth and onwards throughout the development of their animals.

Here are some signs that you are dealing with a good dog breeder:

A good dog breeder asks lots of questions:

1. Would you like to check the puppy's current home?

A good dog breeder wants you to see the place where they raise their puppies so that you will be able to provide the same type of appropriate home for the puppy. They want to make sure that their puppies will be staying in a nice place similar to what they have previously provided it with. A good dog breeder will also provide you some tips of how to set up the puppy's new environment.

2. Where do you live?

They want to know where you will keep their dogs and what kind of environment they are likely to have. These dog breeders want to be sure that you plan to put their dogs in a safe and happy place.

3. Are you knowledgeable about the specific breed that they are offering?

The dog breeder wants to know if you understand the behavioral pattern of the particular breed you have chosen. This way, they will be assured that their pet is well taken care of. If you lack knowledge about that breed, often they will suggest another dog breed that is closer to your understanding. They will not sell their puppies to you if you don't know how to deal with them correctly, this could be detrimental to you and your new pet. They will offer you dog that is compatible with your lifestyle so that you and your pet will be comfortable with each other.

A good dog breeder will not sell their puppy just to anyone, they need to know if you are capable of taking care of the new pet. A good breeder will never bargain or haggle on the price as they know that they have provided the best for their puppies and buying at a stable price can save you money and assure them that you can afford the puppy's lifestyle.

Breeders of specific types of dogs can only breed seasonally as they try to maintain the good health of the mother. The health of the puppies starts before they are even born. This health is heavily determined on mother before, during and after pregnancy. If the mother is well taken care of then the puppies will definitely be healthy and well-nourished. A good dog breeder will always show or provide a copy of pedigrees or health certificates of the pets.

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This article was published on 29 Aug 2013 and has been viewed 685 times
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