A person far from the cynological world often does not attach due importance to the choice of a kennel and breeder, because, as a rule, many are guided by the desire to find a friend for the soul, and not a “show sample” with a centuries-old pedigree. In fact, in this matter, you still need to be aware of the place of purchase of the dog and carefully approach his choice.
There are no bad dogs and breeds, but there are dishonest people. Breeders who sell dogs just for money are one of the main reasons why stray dogs scare us on the street, and animal rights activists tirelessly fight against the mass killing of refuseniks in shelters. If you are going to buy a dog from a seller from mass Internet sites (where they also sell clothes, equipment, etc.), you are at great risk of getting not a faithful cheerful friend, but a physically and mentally unhealthy animal. Such breeders-businessmen, as a rule, do not care about the health of parents and puppies, they save as much as possible on food, care, and medicines. Such “entrepreneurs” will not be afraid to deceive you by talking about the age and breed of the dog. As a result, you will save neither time nor money, because the further treatment of the pet will fall entirely on your shoulders. And the dog in the future may not only not meet your expectations, but turn out to be dangerous and not corresponding to the dimensions originally declared by the seller.
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When choosing, give preference to large nurseries with a long history. People who professionally breed dogs have a number of advantages over amateurs whose litter came out “accidentally”. Professionals know which dogs to cross so that the offspring do not have genetic diseases. They know how to maintain the diet of a pregnant dog, and subsequently her puppies, and also take birth correctly so that not a single animal is harmed and everyone remains healthy. Professionals socialize puppies, make sure that they have all the necessary vaccinations, so that future owners can be sure of the health of their dog.
Communicate with the breeder where he breeds dogs. You must personally make sure that the dogs are kept clean, that they do not spend day and night in aviaries, that everyone is fed and happy. Think about it – you don’t want to sponsor cruelty, do you? Trust your eyes and impressions, not advertisements and reviews on the Internet.
Find a breeder whose views on the breed match yours. Each breeder, when breeding a breed, prefers certain traits of it. Someone focuses on appearance, someone – on activity, and someone – on sociability. Carefully study the pedigrees of dogs from the nursery you like, view photos, videos. It is important to understand that your future pet will have the characteristics of its ancestors.
Avoid breeders who are ready to give you a dog right away, especially if they offer it much cheaper than others. A person who has invested his soul, strength and considerable funds in each puppy will not sell him to the first comer.
In order for the appearance of a pet in the house to grow into a strong friendship and not bring unpleasant surprises, you need to know how to choose a dog breeder:
A good breeder will ask questions, take an interest in your status, condition, worldview, because only in this way will he be able to understand that the buyer is ready for responsibility, that he is not a flayer and will be able to take good care of the dog.
Where to find a conscientious breeder?
If you don’t have friends who can recommend a conscientious breeder, your best bet is to look for one at dog shows or major dog shows. There you will be able to communicate with members of the breed clubs – people who love their job and know the characteristics of each breed, who are responsible for breeding and can guarantee the health of the dog and compliance with the standard.
Subsequently, you will have to communicate with your dog’s breeder, so it is important that you establish contact. It is the breeder that you can turn to for advice if the dog is sick, hard to train, if you need to find a groomer or if you decide to participate in the exhibition. The breeder must be an erudite professional who makes contact and loves dogs.