Why should you buy a puppy from a reputable breeder and not from the newspaper or pet store?
breeder starts out with healthy stock.
Both the Stud and the Dam are
checked out regularly by their veterinarian.
They receive their yearly boosters and are taken to the veterinarian at
the first sign of illness.
These dogs are fed a good quality dog food, containing all the vitamin
and minerals required.
They are exercised daily and interact with other dogs, as well as people.
Most of all they are loved and cared for as if they were a member of the
breeders family, mainly because most breeders feel that their dogs are a part of
are groomed regularly, brushed, bathed, hair trimmed, ears cleaned, nails
clipped, teeth cleaned.
You are sure of the size of the dog that you are getting and you know
what the dogs temperament will be like.
Puppies learn how to re-act to situations from their Dam.
that this puppy is as healthy and well adjusted as possible.
The breeder has taken every possible precaution before breeding to
produce a litter.
They have tried very hard to produce a healthy, happy, well adjusted
puppy that will be a joy to have as a member of your family. All puppies are
sold with CKC registration papers, at no additional cost to you.
someone who happens to have a female that is in heat and they decide that the
can make some easy money, by breeding her to the neighborhood stud.
He does not even have to be the same breed of dog.
As long as the pups look like a certain breed (e.g., Lhasa Apso) they
will be sold as that breed.
not know for sure, what your puppy will grow up to look like, or even how big it
will get. You will also have no idea as to how healthy the parents of the pup
are, or if there are any serious health problems that have been passed on from
one generation to the other.
puppies look healthy, it is only as they grow that you find out that there are
serious problems that are going to require many visits to your local
the time you find out that your new puppy is not healthy, you have already
bonded with it.
It can be a heart wrenching situation.
Many puppy mills
sell their puppies through pet stores, that way the purchaser (you) does not see
the conditions that the pup was raised in.
They do not have to deal with the public, they do not have to advertise,
and they do not make any promise that the pup is healthy and well bred.
these puppies are mixed breeds, meaning that you are not sure of exactly what
you are getting.
Many people have bought a cute little puppy that they were assured would
be a good house dog, only to have a 100 lb. full grown dog on their hands at 1
year of age.
breeders do not have to produce papers to say who/what breed the Dam or Sire
are. Often they are listed as Lhasa like, or Poodle mix, mixed with what?
They are often sold as pure bred (Lhasa/poo).
A puppy produced from a pure bred Lhasa Apso and a pure bred Poodle is
NOT a pure bred dog.
Pure bred means of one breed, and only one breed.
stores often run ads in the local paper stating that they will purchase or take
puppies on consignment.
are kept in atrocious conditions.
They live in their cage, eat in their cage, defecate in their cage, and
deliver their puppies in their cage.
These dogs have no quality of life whatsoever.
The only reason for them to exist, is to produce puppies, and make money
for the people who own them.
are not walked or exercised in any way.
They are only kept alive on the bare necessities (cheap dog food and
need to feel love, they need to play with people and other dogs.
They need to be exercised daily. They need to be bathed on a regular
basis, their nails clipped, ears cleaned, teeth cleaned and checked regularly,
and they need their yearly needles, all of which cost money.
Money that the puppy mill owner is not willing to spend, because it will
cut into their profits.