How to determine if a breeder is reputable? (If your against breeders & not going to answer the question I asked please don’t comment)?
- 6 months ago
Health testing, contracts, and typically registered with your country's kennel club.
- Anonymous6 months ago
really the only way to find out if the specific breeders you are looking at are reputable you have to do it yourself
Check and make sure they do not breed their females too many times, mother dogs have to eventually retire. Check and make sure they don't breed more than like 2-3 different breeds of dog (if more then they are only out for the money). Make sure their screening process (the process of choosing homes for the puppies they have) is not super easy. And if they always have puppies available then they are breeding too much, they should only breed like 3-4X a year max.
- VeschengroLv 66 months ago
i do not go anywhere near showbreeders my working dogs generally come from knowledgeable farmer breeders that test; and breed dogs that can work: Unlike many of their show ring counterparts that are bred for looks rather than working abilitySource(s): My present working sheepdog a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is the exception he was bred for military work: And i obtained him from military sources after the program he was bred for was binned due to the allied withdrawal from general operations in Sandland.... . Former Armed forces member and present day Shepherd
- J CLv 76 months ago
The AKC web site does have a link dealing with this. Step one is to read that. Step two is to do a search on breed clubs near you (Google "breed clubs for put-in-your-breed" near "put in your city and state"). The people in there will be able to tell you good breeders, as well as those to stay away from. Good breeders do not sell pups online. They may have a web site, but it's not a place to buy from. Good breeders focus on one breed at a time. They do not have multiple unrelated breeds. Good breeders have a waiting list. They do all health testing and are proud and happy to share the results with you. They either show in conformation, or compete in field trials This is how they prove that the dog is worthy of being bred. They offer a health guarantee. They are very concerned about YOU as you will be taking one of the pups that they have put a great deal of effort into breeding and raising. They sell with a spay/neuter contract - you will not get any papers until that is done. And you will get limited registration - meaning any pups cannot be registered as you have knowingly agreed that you will not breed. They will want to see your lease, if you rent, and will also need to see pictures of your living situation. That's just for starters :)
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- LorraineLv 76 months ago
In my book I would only ever buy from someone who ...
1. Breeds for standard and temperament.
2. Does all the necessary genetic testing on the dogs and uses only fully tested lines.
3. Has one litter at a time in order to give each the best socialisation and care and indoors at that.
4. Knows what they are doing enough to balance conformational looks.
5. ALWAYS sends pups out with breeding restrictions on (these can be lifted later at breeders discretion).
6. ALWAYS puts on contract that they will take back and be responsible for rehoming or help in rehoming should it be necessary. (lifetime backup).
- VerulamLv 76 months ago
Again, contact the relevant Breed Club. Most have Codes of Ethics which should rule out BYBs.