Once you have found a few dog breeders it is important to properly evaluate them. It is also important to fully evaluate the type of breed that you want. There are several questions that you should ask before choosing a breed or a dog breeder.
One of the most important things to ask dog breeders is what the proper weight and height are for a specific breed of dog. You may not want a dog that gets too big or stays too small. You also want to make sure that the dog is growing as it should. Some breeds will need constant grooming and some will also need to be groomed by a professional. This can get costly and time consuming so make sure that you are seeking a breed that you can properly attend to. Some dog breeds will also need more exercise than others. Some may need to be walked several times a day and some can take a short walk just once a day. If you are a busy person, you may want to go with a less energetic breed of dog. Another very important questions to ask dog breeders is whether or not your chosen breed is predisposed to any genetic diseases. If it is you will want to ask whether or not they have been properly tested for these diseases.
You will also want to check out the credentials of the dog breeders to make sure that they are reputable and produce healthy dogs. Reputable dog breeders will not have their puppies shipped in. They will breed them on the premises. A good breeder will only sell their puppies and dogs to good homes. They will not sell them to places like pet stores, dealers/brokers or wholesalers. Make sure that you tour the place where the dogs are bred to make sure that it is clean and up to par. All parent dogs should be tested for any genetic disorders before being allowed to breed.
Reputable dog breeders will answer all of your questions completely and honestly. They will be able to provide you with information and advice on the breed of your choice. Reputable dog breeders will offer to take the dog back if you are unable to continue caring for it. They should only specialize in a few types of dog breeds. It is almost impossible for a breeder to be able to work with several different breeds competently.
There are thousands of dog breeders, but not all of them are reputable. It is important to fully evaluate any dog breeders that you wish to do business with. You should also learn as much as you can about the breed of your choice to make sure that it is the right breed for you and your lifestyle.
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