Picking a breeder

The biggest challenge you face when looking for your new family member is locating a trustworthy breeder. Thorough research is essential, especially when adopting your new friend over the internet.

You will need to find a breeder that stands behind what they produces. There are several issues that might not come up within the first year. Be sure to get any health warranty in writing.

Find a breeder that offers continued support and services after the sale. If you need help with training or just have questions, make sure he/she will be available.

Ask for reference from previous puppy parents. If the breeder is not willing to provide them, walk way.

Most importantly, follow your instinct. all babies are cute, but that does not mean they are bred correctly. Some breeders will tell you what they think you want to hear.

BREEDERS TO STAY AWAY FROM:

  • Breeders that have a buy-now button on their websites.
  • Breeders that don't provide written warranties
  • Breeders that will not answer your questions
  • Breeders that will not give you references
  • Breeders that pressure you to make a impulse decisions
  • Breeders that Don't feed a top quality food
  • Breeders that have a litter from an accidental breeding. Remember not every Shih Tzu and Yorkie should be bred.

QUESTIONS TO ASK BREEDERS

  • Are your puppies home-or kennel bred? (Please note: Home breeders do not necessarily make the best breeders, nor are kennel breeders lesser quality breeders).
  • How are your puppies socialized?
  • What grooming requirements are there with this breed?
  • What type of exercise does this breed require?
  • How many litters do you have per year?
  • How many times a year do you breed your females?
  • What happens to retired breeding females and male?
  • What type of food do you use?( Make sure it is a good, healthy food. If it isn't, ask the breeder why he chose this particular food)
  • At what age is the puppy released to the now owner?
  • What immunizations has the puppy received?
  • Has the puppy been de-wormed?
  • Do you offer a contract in writing?
  • Do you require the puppy to be spayed or neutered?
  • Do the puppies receive any type of training before they are released to their new home?

Here are a few puppy videos, theses babies have been adopted visit our nursery to see the babies we have at this time. We always have a waiting list if you want to be on our waiting list just fill out my adoption form and I will give you a call.

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