After you have exhausted all your research regarding the breed of dog you will adopt the next thing is finding a reliable dog breeder. Please don’t visit your neighborhood mall to adopt! It is very difficult to manage to have the steps needed in selecting your companion from a puppy store. They very rarely will have the required information available for you to be able to make the correct decision on your new cherished pet.
One the best ways to discover a breeder involves a bit of research. Having narrowed down the breed, now turn to the breed club. Most, if not totally all, dog breeds have a corresponding club that deals only with the specific breed of dog you have chosen to adopt. Examples: German Shepherd Dog Club of America, Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America etc etc. A straightforward Google search will show up your dog breed clubs. On the clubs website there is a list of reputable breeds which were researched to some degree for quality of breeder. Although this isn’t an entire recommendation, most clubs will post a disclaimer saying they are not responsible for the reputation of the breeder.
Another great place to research dog breeders is at your dog show. The AKC (American Kennel Club) will post dates and times of sanctioned shows. You can check the local papers for dog shows, although a far more thorough listing is provided online through the American Kennel Club (AKC). At the show communicate with individuals with the breed you have selected that have entries into the show. Most people are more than happy to generally share experiences and knowledge about their dog and its breed. You can surely get breeder references here and people a part of showing their dogs are generally proud of these and easily available to exchange information about the breed, showing, breeders and local dog clubs they belong to puppies for sale. These local clubs are another excellent venue for breeder information. You may also most likely get information about breeders to remain away from.
When you have a breeder or set of breeders, now it’s time to get down to business. Call them, let them know you’re looking to adopt and the manner in which you came up with their name. Arrange a visit. This really is an extremely important section of adopting. You must visit the breeder’s site whenever possible. Sometimes it’s not physically possible to do this in which case other research must be performed. In your visit you should be worried about the cleanliness of the breeders facilities. Dirty breeders breed dirty dogs. It’s always better to ask a breeder if they have both puppy’s parents on hand. Although this isn’t always the case, lots of times both sire (dad) and dame (mother) will soon be at the breeder’s location. The breeder should give a well kept, clean and healthy environment for both puppies and parents. Ask to start to see the dogs AKC registration and jot down the registration numbers in order to talk with the AKC to be sure they are fully registered. The breeder should offer the puppy its first shots.
Puppies should not leave their mother before six weeks. At six weeks all puppies must be checked with a veterinarian for overall health, excrement sample for worms and parasites and the initial of its shots for distemper, parvo virus, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvo carona. This really is usually one shot for all the vaccinations. In addition, at the puppies first vet visit they should be checked for fleas, ticks and heartworms and positioned on necessary preventative medicines.