To find USDA-licensed dog breeders,search theAnimal Care Public Search Tool for Animal Welfare Act (AWA). On the Search Tool page select 鈥渂reeder鈥?as the customer type,鈥?and then select your state from the pulldown menu under business address.
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How do I find a reputable dog breeder?
The easiest way to find reputable and trustable dog breeders is by checking legitimate kennel registries such as the American Kennel Club, The Kennel Club, the Canadian Kennel Club and the Federation Cynologique Internationale. Alternatively, you can ask on forums, relevant Facebook groups and online communities.
How do you know if a dog breeder is legit?
Legitimate Kennel Registries If a dog breeder is listed at any of the following kennels, then they are legitimate and therefore, a good option. However, you still need to get references, visit them in person, and check testimonials. American Kennel Club (AKC)
What do you need to know about dog breeders?
These breeders will usually offer a dog buyer the option to pay more for their puppy to bypass spaying and neutering. They rarely request their puppies to be returned if the new owner cannot care for them (sometimes even refusing the puppies). 3. The Backyard Breeder The backyard breeder falls somewhere between a reputable breeder and a puppy mill.
What to look for when buying a puppy?
Check the conditions of the breeding facility. The breeder should be willing to show you the areas where the pups and the parents of the pups live. The living areas for the dogs should be clean, spacious and well maintained. The dogs should be kept in roomy spaces that meet the needs of their particular breed.