What A Breeder Wants To Know & Why???
Many people contact breeders looking for
that perfect pup. In turn, breeders hope and wish for the
perfect buyer for their puppies. There are many traits
that breeders look for in potential puppy homes.
A breeder requires
someone in the family to be the primary caretaker of the new
puppy. Do not buy a puppy to teach kids responsibility.
Parents often must take over due to children not assuming total
care of the dog. Breeders also look for responsible people
who will carry out the contact between him or herself and the
breeder. If the contact says that the puppy should be
spayed or neutered, the breeder must be confident that the said
requirements will be carried out.
want responsible people who will give adequate attention to the
puppy for its lifetime, not pushing it aside when a new baby
comes along or when that cute puppy grows up.
want buyers who are responsible enough to give their dog
excellent daily care, regular vet visits, keep it updated on
vaccinations, and take it to obedience classes so it's a good
A fenced yard and a crate: A crate is also a safety requirement.
Crates provide a safe place for puppies when the owner can't
watch them and also aids in housebreaking. Crates are also
safe places for dogs to ride in a vehicle.
require a fenced yard for the safety of the dog. Dogs who
run free are at great risk of being hit by a car, getting into
fights, eating something dangerous, being stolen, or getting
lost. Also having no fence is an invitation for other dogs
to come onto your property and menace your dog. Having a
dog tied or chained is not an option. There is a great
risk of the dog becoming entangled. This can result in a
hurt dog or one that is strangled to death.
Home stability: Breeders want the home life of their puppy
to be stable and loving, it's important that there is a routine
to the day, dogs like children do well on routine.
Financial stability: Breeders want to be sure that the new
owners will be able to financially afford the necessary items of
owning a dog: proper food, toys, collars, leashes, etc.
Will the new owners be able to provide proper veterinary care
and check-ups whenever needed? Pet insurance is a MUST!
Willingness to listen and learn: Breeders are wary of
people who already know it all and don't ask any questions.
A person who is not willing to listen to feeding schedules,
vaccination schedules, advice and so on are not keeping the
puppy's best interests in mind. Breeders' experience and
expertise are valuable tools for new owners. Rely on their
wisdom to avoid making mistakes and to learn valuable
information on grooming, training, traveling tips, etc.
Willingness to wait for the right pup to come along:
Responsible breeders usually have waiting lists for their
puppies and do not produce a lot of litters. It is rare
for someone to contact a breeder and get a puppy immediately.
Too many times, people who want a puppy immediately have not
done enough research in finding the right pup and breeder.
They are usually wanting a puppy for another emotional reason
such as a birthday in a few days or Christmas coming up.
This kind of hastiness can result in purchasing a puppy from
dubious sources with a dubious background which sometimes may
result in heartache down the road. Remember, it's just as
easy to fall in love with a well bred puppy from a good breeder
as a poorly bred puppy from a backyard breeder!
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