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post #1 of 46 Old 12-09-2013, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Questions for puppy breeder

I'm looking into getting a corgi puppy for my gf, but have no idea on how to know if I'm buying from a good breeder. I've had one dog since I was 11 and he's about to die so I'm new to this process.

I found a local breeder on fb and messaged her, and she responded with pricing (200 deposit and another 200 at pickup), and offered to provide references and such. She seems to do most of her business on fb but says she uses puppyfind as well.

What all should I be finding out from her to ensure I'm going to be picking up a good healthy puppy?

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post #2 of 46 Old 12-10-2013, 08:51 AM
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One its always better to rescue or adopt. Too many puppy mills out there. Two if you insist in using a breeder, go to the akc website and find reputable breeders. This will ensure a healthy puppy with proper screenings in the puppy and you.

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one its always better to rescue or adopt. Too many puppy mills out there. Two if you insist in using a breeder, go to the akc website and find reputable breeders. This will ensure a healthy puppy with proper screenings in the puppy and you.
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I am not sure why people always assume puppy breeders are bad. Theses dog resuce places are a ripp off. They take in strays that you kmow nothing about clean them, give them a couple shots fix them and adopt them out for 100 bucks ot more, and then beg for more donations. Actual they get free inventory, beg and can get tax exempt status, great businesses. Get a local paper find people with puppies or who are moving. You do need to be seletive and make sure you get the right dog.

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I am not sure why people always assume puppy breeders are bad.
The problem is there are too many good dogs out there that need a home. Too many people buy or acquire a cute little puppy and as soon as the newness wears off they are forgotten about.

Not all breeders are bad, but there are plenty out there with only one care and that is the $.

The small fee you pay to an adoption agency is what allows them to keep doing what they do - and that is taking in the abandoned strays that are no longer cute new toys.
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The problem is there are too many good dogs out there that need a home. Too many people buy or acquire a cute little puppy and as soon as the newness wears off they are forgotten about.

Not all breeders are bad, but there are plenty out there with only one care and that is the $.

The small fee you pay to an adoption agency is what allows them to keep doing what they do - and that is taking in the abandoned strays that are no longer cute new toys.
Small fee? Where I live now it is 100 bucks forva small dog. Whenn I lived in CA it was more than double that. Go straight to a mom and pop breeder and you can get many dogs for that or not much more. If you look you can find people giving pups away.

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None of the above post answer the OP's question.

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None of the above post answer the OP's question.
The akc website I referred to has a list of questions to ask a breeder before buying from them

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Breeder Interview Questions
Once you select a breeder, screen the breeder.
Here are some questions to ask:
How long have you been breeding?
Are you a member of an AKC Parent Club or any other dog-related club?
Describe the breedís characteristics?
What is this breedís temperament like?
How big will the dog get?
How much exercise does the dog need?
Does this breed bark a lot?
Does this breed shed?
How often will the dog need to be groomed?
What are the best training methods for this dog?
How old will he be before he acts like an adult dog?
Does this breed do well with children?
Does this breed do well with other pets?
Do you do health screenings prior to breeding a litter?
Do you show your dogs at AKC events?
Your contact should be willing to answer all of your questions fully. He or she should
also ask questions about you, your lifestyle, and your family. If a contact doesnít respond
to your inquiries, or doesnít show any interest in the life the dog will lead after it leaves
his or her premises, you may want to look elsewhere. A responsible breeder is
committed to making a good match between prospective owners and the dogs in
their care; thatís the kind of person you want on your side as you make the journey
into dog ownership.
If a home visit is scheduled with the breeder ask to see at least one of the parents
(the dam or the sire) of your puppy. See how the dogs in your breederís home interact
with your breeder. Are they friendly and outgoing or do they shy away?

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AKC papers don't ensure a healthy animal. I used to work at a vet and there was a lady who bred several breeds who came in time to time. Her adult dogs were always filthy, disgusting, and full of genetic disease...but AKC registered. She sold the bulk of her pups on the internet and if someone did come to see her place, she'd clean up the parents and the pups just for the visit.

Does AKC require vet records to register a litter, or just the registration papers of the parents?

FYI my cat is purebred and a breeder surrender that I adopted from a shelter. Purebreds end up in shelters too, ya know. Breed-specific rescue groups are usually bursting at the seams and the overflow still ends up at the shelter.

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from the akc site:


Breeder Interview Questions
Once you select a breeder, screen the breeder.
Here are some questions to ask:
How long have you been breeding?
Are you a member of an AKC Parent Club or any other dog-related club?
Describe the breedís characteristics?
What is this breedís temperament like?
How big will the dog get?
How much exercise does the dog need?
Does this breed bark a lot?
Does this breed shed?
How often will the dog need to be groomed?
What are the best training methods for this dog?
How old will he be before he acts like an adult dog?
Does this breed do well with children?
Does this breed do well with other pets?
Do you do health screenings prior to breeding a litter?
Do you show your dogs at AKC events?
Your contact should be willing to answer all of your questions fully. He or she should
also ask questions about you, your lifestyle, and your family. If a contact doesnít respond
to your inquiries, or doesnít show any interest in the life the dog will lead after it leaves
his or her premises, you may want to look elsewhere. A responsible breeder is
committed to making a good match between prospective owners and the dogs in
their care; thatís the kind of person you want on your side as you make the journey
into dog ownership.
If a home visit is scheduled with the breeder ask to see at least one of the parents
(the dam or the sire) of your puppy. See how the dogs in your breederís home interact
with your breeder. Are they friendly and outgoing or do they shy away?
x2 on what AMBUGRL posted....

BUT!

...also do a crap-ton of research and know the answers to those questions before you ask the breeder! There are plenty of resources out there to get basic breed information. This will ensure that they are knowledgeable IF they answer correctly. If they can not answer or start making up answers that don't jive with your research then steer clear! Good luck which ever way you choose to find the new family member.

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I think AmbuGirl listed more questions than I would have before raising a child. Jesus Christ. Just find a reputable breeder if that's what you're looking for. If not, rescuing a dog is always a great option. It's up to you and not as damn complicated as others make it out to be. Good lord. All you need to know is that it doesn't have worms/other diseases and won't eat small children. Just give it a good home. That's all that matters.

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I know we have gotten off track but OP here is my advice. Figure out what you want out of the dog, and then pick the breed.

If you have already done that and have chosen the appropriate breed start looking for an internet forum that deals with that dog. Kind of like what we do here. Then find more local people and see who they recommend.

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post #15 of 46 Old 12-16-2013, 10:14 AM
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I breed basset hounds. I place an ad in our local trading paper, but to be honest with you most of the puppies I sell are to people who know the owners of other pups ive raised and have came to me wanting a puppy. ive had entire litters sold before they were even born because of people coming to me. so ask your friends or get on FB and see if there are any local groups dedicated to the certain breed you're looking for that way you can get a good feel for who the good breeders around you.
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