While there are reputable and responsible ones out there…
…it’s important to know how to find them. I sure didn’t. #notthefirsttime
I call Harley my expensive rescue because while I thought I was working with a authentic, trustworthy, honest breeder, it was in fact a well disguised puppy mill.
A breeder has told you that the pups parents are AKC registered and they come from a line of champions. If you assume that this ensures they are healthy – you’d be wrong.
I assumed and I was wrong!
Harley came to us gravely ill and four months later his breeder was carted off in handcuffs on NBC nightly news. #truestories
A clean bill of health took months not to mention the additional dollars for vet visits.
At the time I thought I had done my due diligence. I now know I didn’t know what I was looking for. And this happens all too often.
A RESPONSIBLE BREEDER IS –
- concerned about the parents well being
- testing their parent dogs and puppies for genetic diseases
- honest, knowledgeable, and candid
- willing to provide a health warranty
THINGS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER –
- what are the parents like?
- what is the breeders home like?
- how are the puppies raised?
- what is their spay/neuter policy?
- return policy?
When we were ready to bring a second Doodle into our lives, I was better prepared. I knew the questions and I paid attention to the answers.
It made the world of difference.
*I am not a breeder nor a veterinarian. I am a Doodle Mom searching and sharing a better understanding about everything Goldendoodle.
This year over 500 bloggers from across the world will participate in the A-Z blogging challenge.
We will attempt to blog everyday during the month of April (minus Sundays) completing the entire alphabet in one month.
Our Theme? – “Everything Goldendoodle” ❤️