What Are You Paying For?
It may seem that finding a reputable breeder is a simple task, but we live in a world where the owners of all these operations can and do call themselves “breeders”.
Many provide AKC registration papers. These papers are a MINIMUM standard for eligible breeds but they in NO WAY indicate good breeding, good care or good health.
This Dog Could Have AKC Papers
So Could These
Did You Know
83% of people who bought from breeders researched dog ownership before getting their dog. But NONE of them thought USDA licensing was a red flag.
- Signs of a Reputable Breeder
- Tip-Offs A Seller Should Be Avoided
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THE GOOD NEWS
PupQuest is here to help you distinguish between reputable breeders whose intention is to sell healthy, socialized family pets and disreputable ones. Knowing how to tell the difference will maximize your chances of finding a happy, healthy puppy!
THE BAD NEWS
MOST “breeders” are careless. Their standards for raising pups are very low, and they often sell sick and under-socialized puppies. More often than not, well-meaning families unknowingly buy puppies from them. Chances are you may be fooled.