Owning a puppy is a dream for many. If adoption isn't your choice, choosing an ethical, reputable breeder becomes important.
Make a list of breeders dealing with your desired breed. Research their reputations using sources like dog societies and vets.
Look for reviews of the breeders. Good reviews often come with pictures and stories of the dogs as adults.
When talking to a breeder, ask about their registration, guarantees against genetic defects, and pedigree documentation.
Registered breeders are more likely to provide healthy, well-conditioned puppies with pure bloodlines.
Visit each breeder to check the conditions in which the dogs and puppies are kept. A good breeder will gladly show you around.
Purebreds may have congenital defects. Research your chosen breed and ask the breeder about how they minimize these defects.