Three Ways To Purchase A Dog
From PET STORES:
A big mistake as doing so supports irresponsible breeders that do not health test their dogs, do not care about their dogs nor offer any owner support. There is no guarantee or support from most pet stores, once you walk out the door it is your problem. Pet stores buy their puppies from the cheapest place they can so that they can profit too. They buy from puppy mills with deplorable conditions for breeding dogs. Puppy mills breed bitches strictly as livestock for money... over and over until their uteruses are completely worn out with no care for the health or well being of that dog. It is horrendous for the bitches and many puppies are sick. People inadvertently support the continuation of puppy mills by buying dogs at pet stores.
From BACKYARD BREEDERS:
Another mistake; backyard breeders are not educated in responsible breeding practices, and they breed for money as well. They sometimes breed Fluffy to Rover because one or the other is cute. They are not interested in supporting you and would not be responsible to their puppies by taking a dog back if it didn't work out. Most likely any AKC registration for your dog will not be provided. They have not spent any time researching genetics in order to breed for improvement of a particular breed. Many of the poodle crosses come from this type of breeder. To spend your money on one of these poodle crosses is the worst thing you could possibly do. Use good sense and think about basic genetics. It takes more than 100 years and generations after generations of dogs to create a new breed with attributes that are consistent. One breeding using two different breeds does not create a specific breed, it creates a mutt. There is no way anyone can guarantee a Labradoodle won't shed, and most have temperament problem and training issues. When you think about it, purebred breeders spend years perfecting and improving their breeds. Cross breeding compromises not one, but two purebred breeds. Buying a pup like this supports the ruination of years and years of work and commitment by responsible breeders. The likelihood of the worst qualities of each breed coming forward are great. Just think about hip health alone. Why would the hips of a poodle mix well with the hips of a Labrador? If you have ever looked at an x-ray you will understand my meaning. Don't get suckered into paying thousands for a mutt.
From the committed, responsible PUREBRED HOBBY BREEDER:
The hobby breeder is not breeding for money, they never come out ahead. The good hobby breeder is a true treasure. They are very committed to the improvement of their breed as well as the health, temperament and quality of their personal dogs and puppies. They care a great deal about their puppies that are raised with the utmost care, and the hobby breeder feels responsible to their puppies for life. The hobby breeder typically dedicates a portion of puppy sales to financially support health research. They spend thousands health testing their dogs, and titling them prior to breeding to continually evaluate the quality of their dogs. They are willing to share health testing documentation of the sire and dam with their potential buyers. They put guarantees into writing for puppies. They are interested in good communication with their owners so that they know what they are producing as your puppy grows and develops. They spend hours and hours of time on the phone with potential owners education them about their breed. They talk with owners from a puppy's birth, throughout its life to crying with owners over the passing of old dogs from their kennels. They will take a dog back that doesn't work out for the owner, and they don't want their dogs to end up in shelters. The hobby breeders are active in the dog world, showing dogs and working in performance training. They are likely a member of their parent club and perhaps other kennel clubs; they are active in training their dogs, knowledgeable about the history of the breed, pedigrees, health issues, temperament issues, grooming techniques, diet, and just about everything that has to do with their dogs. All of that activity exposes them to education, growth, responsibility and valuable knowledge that they will be prepared to share with you. As such, they are dedicated to a breeding program that produces quality dogs, and they are responsible and supportive with their owners. If you are investing in a new family member, doesn't it make sense that you would want the healthiest dog possible from a supportive hobby breeder? Don't be surprised to be interviewed carefully for a puppy from the hobby breeder. The responsible breeder probably has a waiting list for puppies and is very interested in making sure their puppies are placed in the best homes possible.