Characteristics of a Responsible Breeder

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Everyone hates puppy mills. They’re inhumane and awful on all levels. Unfortunately, the term purebred puppy has become synonymous with puppy mill, which is unfair to reputable breeders. There are many responsible, ethical and caring breeders out there and we want to help you find them.

7th Sign of a Responsible Breeder: Gets Involved

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A responsible breeder is so much more than just a puppy factory. They put an immense time, effort and money into each and every breeding and puppy. They do it for the right reasons and they always put the animal’s welfare above all else. They are working to continue the line of quality dogs. In addition, they get involved in the dog community.

Banning Retail Sale of Puppies

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The ASPCA’s definition of a responsible dog breeder is one who deals directly with the buyer. By that standard, pet shops are unacceptable middle-men.

New Bills Seeks Transparency on Puppy Sales

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A lawmaker of York County, Pennsylvania, has introduced legislation that would require pet store owners that sell puppies to provide information about the dog’s background such as medical records.

6th Sign of a Responsible Breeder: Provides a Guarantee

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So, you are looking for a purebred puppy? If you are going to purchase a purebred puppy, you want to find a reputable breeder. There are many indicators that will tell you if the breeder is responsible and ethical. One of the last things you will probably ask for, but perhaps one of the most important is a guarantee.

4th Sign of a Responsible Breeder - Nurtures Puppies

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Puppies are a lot of work. Responsible breeders can tell you they are very busy every day caring for their dogs and puppies.

3rd Sign of a Responsible Breeder: Socializes Puppies

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Interview your selected breeders about their socialization process and make sure they can talk to you in depth about their practices and training methods.

1st Sign of a Responsible Breeder: Loves the Breed

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A responsible breeder loves the breed and is not afraid to show it. These three factors exemplify a love of the breed and will help you in choosing the right breeder.