Questions to ask the breeder you buy your puppy from
Is the puppy up to date on shots and worming and has been checked
by a liscensed veternarian?
Ask to see the Dam at the very least and pictures of the Sire if he is not on site.
If you can't see what both parents look like don't buy the puppy!
Ask how often the Dam (mother) is bred.
If the answer is every heat or every 6 months, leave! Ask at what age they retire their breeding females. Puppymills
often keep breeding their females until they are very old.
Are the puppies raised in your home?
Home raised puppies that are handled many times daily are best.
USDA and State liscensed or not Kennel raised and checked a couple times a day are not socalized as well as puppies that live
in homes.They know what the normal sounds of living are and are not scared by them. uppies that are not handled often
may experience a wide variety of behavioral problems.
Does the breeder provide you with health records and material to help you with feeding, training and
These are signs of a caring breeder
Do the puppies seem healthy, with no discharge from eyes or nose, no loose stools, no foul smelling
ears? Are their coats soft, full and clean? Do they have plenty of energy when awake?
If for some unforseen reason(other than what is covered in the health guarantee) I cannot keep
my poodle puppy will you as the breeder take the dog back and either resale the puppy if possible or place it in a compatible
Any responsible breeder will. A breeder is responsible for all the puppies they bring into the world.
Does the breeder have only one or two breeds at a time?
If there are several breeds of dogs chances are the breeder cannot devote the time it takes to become really knowledgeable
about the breed and it is very difficult to give the puppies the attention they need and may indicate that the primary
purpose for breeding is profit, rather than a sincere desire to improve the breed.