Be S M A R T !
Wherever you find your puppy, be sure to make an "informed" decision.
Always buy from a breeder you can speak with directly
and not have any middle-man or broker as part of your relationship with
Health -- Good Genetics -- Socialization -- Temperament -- Warranty
buy from a breeder that has verifiable references from professional
trainers, previous adoptive families, or vets. Do a search on the
Better Business Bureau website to confirm that the business has no
complaints or has settled all complaints.
the breeder's reputation by speaking with other families that have
adopted puppies from them to make sure the puppies come from quality
adult breeding dogs and that the breeder is honest and ethical. Ask to
see the buyer's contract and health warranty documents BEFORE you buy.
Go by contract and not just conversation.
When considering any business, BE SURE to do a GOOGLE search for the
business or the website name followed by the words
"complaints" or "reviews". If there have been problems, various
websites for rip-off reporting and consumer complaints will come up.
DEAL DIRECTLY WITH YOUR BREEDER. GET REFERENCES. YOU DON'T NEED ANYONE BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR BREEDER!
Single out a few good breeders
Make inquiries and do Google searches
Always talk directly to the breeders, no middle man
References - get them from previous buyers
Take the time to read written contracts & health warranties