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How to Recognize a Reputable Breeder

1.  A reputable breeder gives guarantees.

2.  A reputable breeder is available to you without charge.

3.  A reputable breeder will invite you to their house to visit and

  show you the premises.

4.  A reputable breeder follows the CKC code of ethics.

5.  They do not breed their dogs every time they are in season.

6.  They do not charge for C.K.C. papers.

7.  They make efforts to their breed with care while only choosing special dogs to reproduce better offspring than the parents.

8.  They approve and certify dogs for breeding when selling to breeders.

9.  They provide first right to recall of their pups so they do not fall into stressful homes.

10.  They provide booklets to assist you with the care of your pups or dogs.

11.  They are available to give you information and to give you advice with problems/fears you may face with you pup.

12.  They replace puppies who have congenital problems or are not quality pets  according to their contract.

13.  Some provide a six (6) week free limited insurance.

14.  They are looking for the perfect dog to show in the C.K.C approved Shows (Conformation or Obedience) not just breeding for sales.

15.  They do not just sell a puppy for breeding  until it is four months old or more to observe it's qualities.

16.  They will only sell to those who are going to get a Conformation or Obedience title on the dog before allowing breeding.

Standards for Breeding Practices

The Ontario S.P.C.A. Act found on the net clearly outlines the acceptable standards of care for anyone breeding dogs or cats for the purpose of selling.  Anyone who breaks this law could receive  a penalty of $60,000,00 and up to two years in jail or both.  The best way to fight Puppy Mills or Back yard breeders is to NEVER support their business. Encourage everyone you know to do the same and if you have few dollars please send your donations to the Ontario S.P.C.A or your local Humane Society..

 

Problems Which Could Occur with Puppies Purchased from a Back yard Breeder.

hypoglycemia

dental problems

legg perthes

retinal dysplasia

luxating patela

collapased trachia

 liver shunt

pancreatis

Note 

Employees may tell you the puppy is registered but no reputable breeder will sell their pups to a Pet Store under any condition..  Many of these pups are registered with the Continental Kennel Club also with initials C.K.C.

A way to potentially deceive the public who do not know the differences between the two clubs..  If in doubt ask to see the papers.  The Canadian Kennel Club is the only recognized purebred registry in Canada

How to Locate A Reputable Breeder

(After researching the breed which is best for your family, including it's health issues )

 

1.  From your local Dog Club.

2.  Veterinarians.

 If you can't afford a purebred dog, save your money or adopt from the Humane Society or a Rescue Club.   ( see magazines and ads found at your vets office but remember not all of these dogs come from reputable breeders and some are not registered so ask questions. ( Anyone can advertise)

Note

Remember, a puppy is similar to a baby. It has needs other than food and water. Someone needs to be home during the day to train the puppy so that it becomes the best dog it could be.  If everyone works it would be a good idea to get a puppy sitter or take it to a Puppy Day Care..  A puppy needs consistency and especially routines and socialization.  If a prospective owner cannot give these to a new puppy, then maybe getting a new puppy should be re-considered. " To want is not enough! "

Please Obedience Train All Puppies

Obedience classes are available from your local Kennel Clubs and Private Trainers.  When your puppy  leaves it's breeder it should have age appropriate vaccinations. To participate in any puppy class, it's vaccinations must be up to date according to the rules of the Trainers.  

 






A DOG"S PRAYER

 Treat me kindly my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me .

Do not break my spirit with a stick for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me things you would have me learn.

Speak to me often for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the firece wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal no longer accustomed to the bitter elements .  I ask no greater glory than the privilage of sitting at your feet beside the hearth. 

Keep my pan filled with fresh water  ,I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. 

Feed me clean food that I may stay well to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side and stay ready, willing and able to protect you with my life should your life be in danger.

And my friend when I am very old and no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun.  Please see that my trusting life is taken gently.  I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw  my fate is always safest in your hands .




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