|Barked: Wed Dec 19, '12 4:21pm PST |
|The best way to determine what type of breeder you are dealing with is to ASK QUESTIONS. Responsible, reputable breeders will show you proof of pre-breeding health tests and results, they will offer information about what veterinary care the pup has received such as vaccinations, worming, etc. and, most importantly, I think, THEY will ask YOU a million questions, many times before they even invite you to visit with them and their dogs.
You will be grilled about how you are going to care for the puppy, what your expectations for the puppy are, what type of previous pet owning experience you have had, what type of confinement you are going to provide, if you own or rent, how long the puppy will be alone each day, and on and on and on. In most cases, you will NOT take the puppy home the first time you visit, there will be a waiting period while the breeder is checking YOU out.
Generally, with a responsible breeder, there will be a contract/guarantee which you will be required to sign, and usually neutering is required.
Millers generally will not ask many, if any questions, they will only be telling YOU how wonderful and healthy the pup is and how good it is and that sort of thing. They may suggest you can get your "investment" back by breeding your new puppy, and otherwise try to make it sound like you cannot afford to NOT buy the pup.
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