Quick Answer: How Do You Tell A Good Breeder From A Bad Breeder?

10 Telling Signs That The Breeder You’re Buying From Is Bad News

  • They are selling the dogs for less than they are worth.
  • They don’t make you sign a contract.
  • They do not provide you with health and pedigree papers.
  • They breed dogs who are too young or, too old or, they breed a female too many times.

How do you know if a breeder is reputable?

You can also find out if a breeder is in good standing with the AKC by contacting AKC Customer Service at 919-233-9767 or info@akc.org. Don’t rely on the phone. Go in person. The best way to get to know a breeder is to meet in person, which might be at their kennel or in their home.

How do you know if a breeder is a puppy mill?

If local, the seller/breeder refuses to show potential customers the place where animals are being bred and kept. The seller/breeder doesn’t ask lots of questions. If you can click and pay for a puppy without screening, it’s probably a puppy mill. The seller/breeder makes no commitment to you or the puppy.

What should I look for when buying a puppy from a breeder?

Some of the “right” answers are obvious (the vendor should be the person who bred the puppies, you should be able to meet the parents, they should be healthy, she should be microchipped and wormed, she should have been checked by a vet, she should be well socialised and they should be happy to complete the puppy

How do you stop a bad dog breeder?

A few things that should give you pause when dealing with a breeder:

  1. Lack of knowledge about the breed.
  2. Ignorance or denial of genetic defects.
  3. No involvement in dog sports.
  4. Not letting you observe the litter, meet the mother or other dogs, or see where the puppies were raised.
  5. No documentation.

What questions should I ask a breeder?

Here is a list of questions to consider asking the breeder:

  • Are the puppies’ parents “certified”?
  • What are the sizes of the puppy’s parents?
  • Ask to meet the dogs parents.
  • How have they socialized the pups?
  • What vaccines has the puppy had?
  • Have the puppies been dewormed?
  • Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick?

What makes a good breeder?

They care deeply about their animals and will not to sell them to “just anyone.” Good breeders know from experience what kind of homes are likely to be the very best for the dogs they have produced. A quality breeder makes sure you know the breed’s temperament and needs. All breeds have special characteristics.