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Discussion in 'Dogs - all breeds / types' started by dancinlion44, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. dancinlion44

    dancinlion44 New Member

    Recently, I visited puppies for sale at a place entitled, "The Puppy Barn II," located in South Jersey. I expected something worse than what I experienced when I entered the building, and to my surprise it seemed that the puppies were pretty well taken care of. The place was immaculate and friendly. All of the purebreds were AKC registered (or ACA registered), and had been checked by a veterinarian. I am considering purchasing a mixed breed Shih-tzu/poodle from here after doing some more research. I am not sure I understand exactly where these puppies come from, and how I can be sure/confident that this is a safe place to buy from. Can anyone help me!??!?!?!?! :? :? [/b]
  2. nern

    nern New Member

    I would ask lots of questions before buying from a place like this. Ask the owner where the puppies come from. If they are bred there I would ask if the parents are health checked (they can probably show you proof that they were), ect. and if you could see the parents. I'd also inquire about socialization...do they attempt to socialize the puppies well or are they just mostly kept in cages. Maybe some of the other posters will have more suggestions/advice. Best of luck.
  3. Jas

    Jas New Member

    Anything with a title like that would send me running in the opposite direction.

    Some of the things I expect from a breeder:
    *Vet checked AND Health tested and certified parents OFA or other known registry (ask to view the certificate)
    *ONE litter raised at a time (one litter or less a year raise by the breeder)
    *Detailed history of the dogs in pedigree, photos and background health on the parents and grandparents
    *Dogs raised by someone educated about the proper puppy developments stages and is instrumental in use proper handling techniques from birth to 8+ weeks
    *To be able to meet and judge the temperament and stability of the parents
    *References from past puppy families
    *Belonging to breed club/involved with dog events ie performance, working, conformation

    warnings about puppy mills:

    How to find a Responsible breeder:
    http://members.tripod.com/GWDalmatianCl ... reeder.htm

    Like Nern, I would have a lot of questions. Good breeders can sell their own puppies with out needing a pet store or puppy broker etc. Remember puppy mills do not have to be dirty dingy places even immaculately CLEAN operations can still be a puppy mill!!!!!!
  4. Samsintentions

    Samsintentions New Member

    no matter how emaculate this place was. It sounds like a puppy mill to me. Just a lucky one that actually takes care of their dogs......
  5. dancinlion44

    dancinlion44 New Member

    Puppy barn continuation

    Hello everyone....

    thanks for your information on the puppy mills. Even though it was very sad, I decided not to take a chance with the Puppy Barn shih-poo, even though it was the most adorable creature I have ever seen. I had to think of it as me feeding the dirty business by giving them money, and that made me sad. Thanks for all the help though!
  6. lil96

    lil96 New Member

    good decision dancinlion! I am sure you can find a cute mixed dog at the pound(humane society) too, if you want a mix, but if you want something registered with papers and you want a certain character trait do your research and figure out what you want and then try to find a good breeder of that type. All the people here all very helpful and can assit you, with looking that stuff up.
  7. kindness_001

    kindness_001 New Member

    Well My hubby named ours. * M & M Puppy Ranch* but not because we have 100 different dogs. We live on a ranch. I told him he was only buying trouble. I wanted to call it M & M Puppy Place. Oh well it's only a name.
  8. Rene

    Rene New Member

    Kindness where do you live just curious because i know someone who is looking for a Yorkie baby and has been for a very long time. I posted in the small dog board about her and we were going to give her a puppy baby shower well i dont really know the details but somehow her puppy didint make it so she is still looking for a baby she wants a little girl and she wants to name her Lucy. So i'm thinking you just had babies so where do you live??? also i like the name of your place i think it's cute.

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