If you think
you’ve found the breed that suits you, to your living circumstances
.... Hobbies, etc., then you should make the search for the right
breeder - the one you can trust and who gives you his trust.
And if you
have found the breeder whose dogs, dog keeping ..... rearing and
also "philosophy" coincides with your ideas, remember:
beauty is not everything .... Health should always come first!
there is never a guarantee, but the more attention is paid to
*breed-specific diseases in breeding, the greater the likelihood
of a healthy, long dog life is given.
a few tips to keep in mind:
not visit the puppies and mothers (the sire usually seldom
is in the breeder's household) only once .... or, for longer
distances, plan a longer stay. A good breeder would not
intrust you the puppy after only one (short) visit anyway.
Visits before the 5th/6th week are not only meaningless,
but also stressful and a risk for bitch & puppy.
with the breeder. Make a note of your questions before you
visit, so that you do not forget anything in the "puppy
hurly-burly". Do not be afraid to ask questions, even
the breeder will surely have many questions to you, if the
welfare of his dogs is important to him. And just as you should
decide against a breeder you do not fully trust, even a reliable
breeder will not give any of his dogs to you if he feels that
the dog or breed doesn't suit to you... or to your living
|A responsible breeder
knows his dogs & the breed very well ... he knows their
background, their natural abilities and also possible "hiccups"
...... and how to handle with them. Each breed has a lot
of positives and the one or another "difficult"
side ..... nevertheless - or at best because of that - you
decided on this breed.
Let show you the
documents of the parents' health tests in advance, unless
the results are not already registered in the pedigree.
A good breeder will provide you with pedigree, inoculation
certificate, feeding instructions, etc. as well as copies
of all health tests (puppy parents and possibly ancestors)
in the puppy folder…. or names you the link to the
databases of the Kennel clubs (more on this below) at
least, where you can inform yourself.
the pedigree (even if the names do not tell you anything).
Watch for incest matings and registered HD / ED results,
laboratory findings of the ancestors. Not everywhere is
the breeding with HD / ED diseased dogs prohibited or it
is tolerated in exceptional cases, the same applies to incest
combinations. Similarly, eye examinations are not generally
prescribed, or not all findings are observed.
there should be a copy of the litter inspection record in
the puppy folder.
for insight into the kennel book (there you will find information
on previous litters, how often the bitch was mated, etc.)
A responsible breeder stipulated contractually a pre-emption
or prohibition on resale of the puppy, ie: If the dog can
not stay with you, it moves back to its breeder, who then
- depending on the circumstances - either looking for a
new suitable family or the dog stays in the breeder family.
buy a puppy out of compassion .... from dodgy sources or
breeders and also dog owners should equally act responsibly
for the benefit of the dogs / race!
you should principally make the effort to learn as much as possible
about the background of the puppy - because, only if there is
transparency about the circumstances, you can decide freely and
consciously for it or against it!
- in addition to the attention to a welfare and loving rearing
- also increasingly active interest in the health of dogs ......
on a health-oriented breeding, .... this just can be a benefit
for the breed and our four-legged friends!
like to inform you about the health test results of the ancestors
of the puppy of your choice? ... ..and you should, too!
In the pedigree
of the puppy are HD-, ED-, eye test results, etc. of the ancestors
usually registered, if they comply with the official requirements
...... If this is not the case, for example, if the ancestors
are from abroad, you possibly may find it in the databases of
All you need
is the full name of the dog, kennel name or studbook number. And
with just a few clicks, you can also get access to the results
of the health tests of its parents, siblings and their offspring.
Very helpful to get an idea about the health status in the line,
about diseases that are more common ..... about a possible family
disposition for certain diseases and of course also IF? and WHICH?
Tests were ever made. Because not in all breeding clubs all breed
specific health tests are also obligatory .... resp. there are
exceptions to this duty.
can find the databases:
Diseases that currently pose a problem in the breed.