A Few Tips About Breeders
An above-board breeder will also explain the quality and cost differences between show and pet-quality puppies. (Breeders should insist that you spay or neuter “non-show” puppies.)
The bottom line: reputable breeders put the welfare of their dogs first. Consequently, they don’t breed more animals than they can place and their main concern is that the animal be able to lead a long, happy and healthy life. So if a breeder doesn’t grill you with a lot of tough questions about your expectations and ability to care for a dog, you’re probably in the wrong place.
To read more on the subject please look at this from the Golden Retriever Club of America.
Reputable breeder links:
- The Golden Retriever Club of America has this very useful page on choosing a reputable breeder.