Questions A Buyer Asks of a Breeder:



Can I see one or both of the puppy's parents and other relatives?
Will I be given a pedigree as per the
Breeder's Code of Ethics?
Is there a return policy if the puppy does not work out?

Does the breeder talk about hereditary defects prevalent in the breed?

Is the breeder doing anything to minimize passing these on to your puppy?

Does the breeder provide a written guarantee against hereditary defects?

Does the breeder x-ray ALL breeding stock to screen for dysplasia?

Does the breeder offer a general health on the puppy; for what period of time?

Does the breeder provide a record of inoculations, worming etc.?

Does the breeder provide AKC registration papers and other certifications?

Is the breeder willing to take the time to talk to you and provide information you need?

If a breeder answers NO to ANY of these questions without providing a reasonable explanation, then LOOK ELSEWHERE!


The Responsible Breeder should:

Answer your questions and help you select the best puppy for you

Keep puppies they cannot place. Breed  because they want something.

Take back puppies that do not work out or find a home for them

Try to contribute to the improvement of their breed by breeding according to standard and not intentionally breeding major faults or disqualifying faults.

Consider puppies they produce to be a lifetime responsibility

Provide you with vaccination and worming records and a vets certificate of health

Be active in local and national breed clubs

Be active in dog activities such as conformation, obedience, agility, schutzhund, herding etc.

Buying a Pet Quality puppy does not mean there is something wrong with the puppy - he or she may not meet the breed standard for color, size, coat type, gait or other factors. This puppy should be every bit as healthy as a show puppy. A pet can and should be worked in obedience, agility, flyball, scent hurdles, tracking or herding events.



Questions We Ask of Our Buyers

Do you have a fenced yard?
Have you ever owned a dog before?  If yes, what breed?
Do you have children?
What is your lifestyle? Do you work?
What are your expectations of a puppy?  dog?
Can you afford proper food and medical care for this animal?
Do you have other animals at home? Numbers and breeds/species