How to find a good dog breeder…. selecting the right breeder for your chosen breed is also going to be an important decision. A good breeder will help you throughout your dogs life and be there as a line of support. You should look for the following qualities in a breeder:
Good Breed Knowledge
Somebody who has taken the decision to breed dogs and then sell the puppies should have a very good knowledge of their chosen breed. If you have chosen a cross breed, the breeder should be knowledgeable in both parents breeds. An important requirement in a good breeder is that any health tests relevant to the breed are taken with good results. This takes research on your behalf as to what is required.
A Good Breeding environment
How the puppies are reared and raised until you take them home is very important to future development. They should have experienced as many things as possible at their young age and done so in a clean and hygienic area. Breeders with many litters, especially from different breeds should be approached with caution.
Interest in New Owners
Any responsible breeder should take a great deal of care as to who buys their puppies and the future life they are to lead. You should expect some questions regarding home and working life, past experience with dogs and other general questions as to your suitability before a good breeder allows you to purchase one of their puppies.