You might quibble with some of the specifics, but overal
this is an excellent article:
So how do you know whether a puppys had a good start in
life? Plan on doing some footwork. Purchasing a purebred
puppy should entail at least the same amount of thought
and research youd put into buying a new appliance or
car, if not more. After all, youll likely spend anywhere
from $500 to $3,000 for a companion that will spend the
next 10 or more years with you.
Your best bet is a breeder who belongs to national and
local breed clubs and has signed the clubs code of
ethics. But even thats not foolproof, says French
Bulldog breeder James Dalton in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - shore.TakeThisOut@panix.com
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