QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL BREEDER
Here are some great questions
to ask a breeder you are considering. Listen carefully to their answers and make sure you feel comfortable with the answers.
1- How long have you been breeding dogs?
2- How often do you breed a litter?
3- Do you consider this a business
or a hobby?
4 - Why did you breed this litter?
5- What do you like or dislike
about this breed?
6- What breed traits might not
make this breed the right choice for me or my family?
7- What are your requirements
for new owners?
8- Do you pick the puppy or do
I get to choose from all or some of the puppies?
9- What are the health issues
in this breed?
10- Where do you raise your puppies?
11- What do you feed your puppies?
12- What are the parents like?
13- Are the mother and father
on the premises?
14- Are their any other relatives
I could see?
15- Do you offer a contract or
sales agreement? What are the terms?
16- Do you offer a health guarantee
and what does it cover?
17- What Genetic health checks
are done on the parents?
18- Will you supply health clearance
19- What health checks are done on the puppies before leaving you?
20- Are the puppies registered? If so through what registry?
21- Will you supply the pedigree
and registration when we take the puppy home?
22- Have any vaccines been given
and what will be needed once puppy leaves?
23- What wormings have been done
and what was the date of the last worming?
24- What kind of training does
this breed require?
25- Are you available for long
time help with training or behavior questions or problems?
26- What happens if we cannot keep
27- Are you
willing to provide references as well as your vet info?