If you are interested in getting a dog, you should be interested in
The safest place to get a new dog would be from a dog breeder. That
gives you a history or insight of the prospective dog you are
interested in. You can find dog breeders in the newspaper or online.
If you see a great looking dog in public, you could strike up a
conversation with the owner and ask where they got their dog. Try to
verify the breeders reputation. There are several methods you can use
to make sure the breeder is professional, reliable and can be
Ask the Dog Breeder for References.
A good, experienced dog breeder can provide you with references to
some of his or her clients. Most people who have purchased a puppy
from them would be glad to share their experiences with you. Of
course, it would be even better if you locate past clients without
being directed by the breeder. Not that easy, but word gets around,
good or bad. Maybe some of your freinds or family have dealt with this
breeder in the past.
Be Rready to Ask Questions. And, Expect to Answer Many Questions
Good breeders are very interested in screening prospective buyers
themselves. They want the puppies to go to good homes. Questions such
as whether you have small children, size of your home and yard. Is the
yard fenced? Have you ever owned