Buying A Dog From A Breeder

Whilst we would love you all to go and rescue a dog, we appreciate that some of you will choose to buy a puppy, and we hope that this will help you in your choice. Below are the minimum questions you should be asking:

  • Can I see the parents?

  • How many litters has mum had and when?

  • Have all the relevant health checks been done?

  • Where are the puppies, inside or outside?

  • How much socialisation/handling are they getting?

  • How often can we visit?

  • Can we view/contact previous litters?

  • Are there children/other pets in the house?

  • What food are they being given?

  • What vaccinations and worming treatment will they have?

  • Parents temperament and behaviour?

  • Will they be chipped before leaving?

  • How much do they cost?

  • Can you take home any bedding?

  • What the back up support and return policy, will there be a contract?

  • Can you choose the puppy?

A good breeder will also ask you lots of questions about your lifestyle.

If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't, so walk away and report your fears to the RSPCA or local authority.

If you have any more questions, please give us a call.