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Finding a good breeder

When shopping for your puppy, finding a reputable breeder is critical. Cool Pet Items is not associated with any breeder in our list and we do not endorse any particular breeder over any other one since we do not have resources to to fully investigate each one but we do have some tips to share with you when evaluating a breeder you may choose to work with.

  1. Always speak directly to the breeder by phone or in person early in the process. Do not rely on email alone If they refuse to give a phone number its best to move on to another breeder.

  2. Insist on meeting both the breeder and the puppy in person. The internet is a great way to make initial contact but there is no substitute for seeing the puppy and the person who raised it in person prior to making a final decision

  3. Avoid paying through cash-transfer apps or wire services. If a breeder insists on these payment forms that is a red flag and its best to walk away.

  4. Once you have determined that the breeder you have chosen has the puppy you want, ensure that you have a clearly defined contract prior to completing the purchase. The contract should specifically state which dog you are going to receive, what registration, if any, you will receive, and the timeframe to receive the registration papers, what type of health guarantee comes with the dog, and what is the process of reimbursement and/or return if the dog is sick, etc. Most contracts will state that you need to have the pup seen by a vet within a specific timeframe. A clearly defined and signed contract will protect both the buyer and the breeder and will avoid any problems that could arise from miscommunication. A reputable breeder should have a contract defining these terms.

  5. Save a copy of the contract for your records.

Questions to ask when choosing a puppy:

  1. What kind of lifestyle does this breed require?

  2. What personality does this puppy have?

  3. What grooming requirements are there with this breed?

  4. What type of exercise is needed?

  5. Can I meet the puppy's parents?

  6. May I see where the puppies are raised?

  7. How many litters do you have per year?

  8. What happens to your retired breeding dogs?

  9. How many different breeds do you breed?

  10. What type of food do you feed your dogs?

  11. At what age can the puppy go to its new home?

  12. What immunization protocol do you follow for your breeding dogs and your puppies?

  13. Do the puppies have any type of socialization prior to being sent to their new home?

  14. Do the puppies have any type of training prior to being sent to their new home?

  15. Are you affiliated with any breeder associations? Why or why not?

  16. Do you have references?

  17. What guarantees do you offer with your puppies?

  18. Do you require spay/neuter contracts?

  19. If, for any reason, I am unable to keep the puppy, what is your policy?
     

Most breeders are more than happy to answer questions related to the purchase of one of their puppies and will be just as concerned about the type of person/household they are releasing one of their puppies to. Remember: It is up to both the buyer and the breeder to be comfortable with one another and to ensure that the puppy has been and will be treated properly.