can you return a dog to a breeder

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If a breeder doesn’t want your dog back because he or she is neutered or spayed, don’t press the issue, and find another home. If the breeder is not responsible, but is an irresponsible backyard breeder or puppy mill,they might only take back dogs that can still be bred to make money off the puppies.

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  • Can a puppy be returned to the breeder?

  • Unfortunately, sometimes a puppy is not appropriate for a household, not in great health or the family was not ready for the commitment. In this scenario, we as owners and breeders need to know what our options are and if a puppy can and should be returned to their breeder. And if so, what is the formal protocol?

  • Will a breeder take my dog back if he is neutered?

  • If a breeder doesn’t want your dog back because he or she is neutered or spayed, don’t press the issue, and find another home. If the breeder is not responsible, but is an irresponsible backyard breeder or puppy mill, they might only take back dogs that can still be bred to make money off the puppies.

  • Can you return a dog that has been adopted?

  • Sometimes a dog will be adopted and the owner will then discover that the dog has some kind of illness. The illness may be a result of improper care by the breeders, a lack of screening, unfortunate circumstance or poor care by the new owner. All these factors affect whether the dog should be allowed to be returned.

  • Would you take the puppy back?

  • I would take the puppy back 100% but no re-imbursements would be made until I was safisfied that it was still the emotionaly stable puppy that had left me! And to any potential new owner the pup has become ‘the one that was left’

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