Quick Answer: How Can You Tell If Someone Is A Backyard Breeder?

How do I identify my backyard breeder?

10 Signs of a Backyard Breeder

  • The puppies leave mom before 8 weeks of age.
  • The breeder doesn’t ask you questions.
  • The breeder breeds several types of dogs.
  • The breeder breeds several types of dogs.
  • The breeder always has puppies available.
  • The breeder isn’t active in breed specific clubs.
  • The breeder doesn’t encourage you to stay in contact.

How do you know if a breeder is legit?

Ask if the breeder is a member of an AKC-affiliated club and contact that club to verify membership or check recent listings of available AKC Litters from breeders. You can also check with the BBB (www.bbb.org) and the AKC (919-233-9767) to see if there are any complaints about the breeder.

What does backyard breeder mean?

A backyard breeder is an amateur animal breeder whose breeding is considered substandard, with little or misguided effort towards ethical, selective breeding. Larger commercial operations of a similar type that breed dogs are usually termed a puppy mill (especially in North America) or puppy farm.

Are backyard breeders bad?

Inadequate nutrition, fleas and worms are common in these situations, placing the welfare of these animals at risk. Backyard breeding contributes to the unwanted companion animal population in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopulation inevitably leads to the euthanasia of healthy unwanted animals.