Yellow Lab Mother with Puppies

Choosing a Good Dog Breeder

Have you ever purchased a car that was a lemon? Facing problem after problem robs you of the pleasure of enjoying your new car. Unfortunately, there are dogs that are lemons, too. A dog with health problems can lead to heartache and empty checkbooks. A good dog breeder will stand behind health guarantees and do…

Mother Labrator Retriever with Puppies

Dog Breeding – Things to Think About

Breeding dogs is a serious responsibility and entails risks and surprises for even experienced breeders. But, even in a world too crowded with unwanted dogs, there are positive aspects. Here are a few things to consider… Breeding dogs starts with selection of high-quality parents. There are already many unwanted dogs of unknown parentage. Though some…

Chocolate Lab Puppy with Duck

Tips for Selecting Game Dogs

Proper training begins even before the pup is born. While it’s not always possible to buy a pup from champions, selecting the proper breed and temperament is essential. Choosing a pup starts with choosing the dam and sire, whenever possible. The pup’s parents should be active, alert and amenable to training and preferably gaming dogs…

Border Collie Parents with Puppies

Purebred Puppies Are Worth Every Penny!

What you pay for your new dog depends to a large extent on the particular breed you want, how popular it is when you want it, what part of the country you live in, and the time of year you decide to buy the dog. And if you are shopping for a new dog during…

Collie Puppies in Yard

The Backyard Breeder

The third type of breeder that offers puppies for sale is known as the “backyard breeder”. These people should never be confused with the “small professional breeder”. The backyard breeder can be considered the “bad apple” in the barrel. “Low-Priced Puppies, Only $50.00” This type of headline can be found all across every newspaper and…

Newborn Labrador Retriever Puppies

The Small Professional Breeder – Part 2

Shopping for a new puppy through a small professional breeder is one of the best choices you could make. These breeders offer much more personal help with questions and interests than larger breeder organizations do, and with more respected care for their puppies than you could possibly imagine. However, as mentioned previously, small breeders are…

Newborn Golden Retriever Puppies

The Small Professional Breeder – Part 1

If your new puppy hasn’t eaten as much as you think he should, if he sneezes once too often for your liking, if he howls all night when you think he should be adjusted to his new surroundings – then you can thank your lucky stars that you purchased the little guy from a small…

Shetland Sheep Dog Mother and Puppies

The Large Professional Breeder – Part 2

Large professional breeders are able to supply you with an amazing amount of detailed information on the dog that interests you. In addition to pedigree information, an exercise and diet program specific to that breed, and records of behavior through the bloodline, you will also receive a health record showing the dates that the puppy…

German Shorthaired Pointer Mother and Puppies

The Large Professional Breeder – Part 1

Generally speaking, there are three different types of breeders: the large professional breeder, the small professional breeder, and what is usually referred to as the “backyard breeder”.   Today we will discuss the advantages of buying your puppy from a large professional breeder. When, and if, you find yourself dealing with a large kennel, you can…