How do I find a breeder near me?
16 Tips to Find Local Dog Breeders (and how to pick the right one)
- Ask Your Veterinarian.
- Ask Another Dog Owner.
- Contact Local Dog Clubs.
- Visit Local Dog Shows.
- Check Out American Kennel Club.
- Look at Pup Quest Website.
- Search Online for Referrals.
- Keep a List of Questions.
What are ethical breeders?
An ethical breeder is someone whose number one goal is to better the breed. Before we further discuss the general protocol of ethical breeding, let’s first look at the phrase “to better the breed”.
Why buying from breeders is bad?
Inbreeding causes painful and life-threatening genetic defects in “purebred” dogs and cats, including crippling hip dysplasia, blindness, deafness, heart defects, skin problems, and epilepsy. Distorting animals for specific physical features also causes severe health problems.
How can you tell if a breeder is a puppy mill?
10 Signs That A Puppy Is From a Puppy Mill
- #2 – No Parents. If the breeder cannot let you meet the parents, you should walk away.
- #3 – Let’s Meet. If you call a breeder and they say “let’s meet somewhere” when you ask to visit their kennel, it’s a puppy mill.
- #5 – Multiple Litters.
- #6 – Vaccinations.
- #8 – Cleanliness.
- #9 – Contract.
Where can I find puppies for sale?
10 Puppy Finding Services To Find Your Next Best Friend
- PuppyFind.com (International)
- Adopt-a-Pet.com (United States)
- American Kennel Club (AKC) (United States)
- NextDayPets (International)
- Petfinder (United States & Canada)
- eBay Classifieds – Dogs & Puppies (United States)
- ASPCA (United States)
- RescueMe.Org (International)
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.