If you think
you’ve found the breed that suits you, to your living
circumstances .... Hobbies, etc., then you should make the search
for the right breeder - the one you can trust and who gives
you his trust.
And if you
have found the breeder whose dogs, dog keeping ..... rearing
and also "philosophy" coincides with your ideas, remember:
beauty is not everything .... Health should always come first!
there is never a guarantee, but the more attention is paid to
*breed-specific diseases in breeding, the greater the
likelihood of a healthy, long dog life is given.
Here are a few tips
to keep in mind:
not visit the puppies and mothers (the sire usually seldom
is in the breeder's household) only once .... or, for
longer distances, plan a longer stay. A good breeder would
not intrust you the puppy after only one (short) visit
Visits before the 5th/6th week are not only meaningless,
but also stressful and a risk for bitch & puppy.
with the breeder. Make a note of your questions before you
visit, so that you do not forget anything in the "puppy
hurly-burly". Do not be afraid to ask questions, even
the breeder will surely have many questions to you, if the
welfare of his dogs is important to him. And just as you
should decide against a breeder you do not fully trust,
even a reliable breeder will not give any of his dogs to
you if he feels that the dog or breed doesn't suit to you...
or to your living circumstances..
A responsible breeder
knows his dogs & the breed very well ... he knows their
background, their natural abilities and also possible "hiccups"
...... and how to handle with them. Each breed has a lot
of positives and the one or another "difficult"
side ..... nevertheless - or at best because of that - you
decided on this breed.
show you the documents of the parents' health tests in
advance, unless the results are not already registered
in the pedigree. A good breeder will provide you with
pedigree, inoculation certificate, feeding instructions,
etc. as well as copies of all health tests (puppy parents
and possibly ancestors) in the puppy folder…. or
names you the link to the databases of the Kennel clubs
(more on this below) at least, where you can inform yourself.
the pedigree (even if the names do not tell you anything).
Watch for incest matings and registered HD / ED results,
laboratory findings of the ancestors. Not everywhere is
the breeding with HD / ED diseased dogs prohibited or
it is tolerated in exceptional cases, the same applies
to incest combinations. Similarly, eye examinations are
not generally prescribed, or not all findings are observed.
there should be a copy of the litter inspection record
in the puppy folder.
for insight into the kennel book (there you will find
information on previous litters, how often the bitch was
A responsible breeder stipulated contractually a pre-emption
or prohibition on resale of the puppy, ie: If the dog
can not stay with you, it moves back to its breeder, who
then - depending on the circumstances - either looking
for a new suitable family or the dog stays in the breeder
buy a puppy out of compassion .... from dodgy sources
or irresponsible breeding!
breeders and also dog owners should equally act responsibly
for the benefit of the dogs / race!
you should principally make the effort to learn as much as possible
about the background of the puppy - because, only if there is
transparency about the circumstances, you can decide freely
and consciously for it or against it!
- in addition to the attention to a welfare and loving rearing
- also increasingly active interest in the health of dogs ......
on a health-oriented breeding, .... this just can be a benefit
for the breed and our four-legged friends!
would like to inform you about the health test results of the
ancestors of the puppy of your choice? ... ..and you should,
pedigree of the puppy are HD-, ED-, eye test results, etc. of
the ancestors usually registered, if they comply with the official
requirements ...... If this is not the case, for example, if
the ancestors are from abroad, you possibly may find it in the
databases of the Kennelclubs.
you need is the full name of the dog, kennel name or studbook
number. And with just a few clicks, you can also get access
to the results of the health tests of its parents, siblings
and their offspring. Very helpful to get an idea about the health
status in the line, about diseases that are more common .....
about a possible family disposition for certain diseases and
of course also IF? and WHICH? Tests were ever made. Because
not in all breeding clubs all breed specific health tests are
also obligatory .... resp. there are exceptions to this duty.