Puppies can be a delightful addition to your family, but finding a good breeder can be difficult, if not impossible. Many of the large national breeders advertise frequently, but it is hard to find any kind of record about their reputation. The three most popular places you can find when looking for where to buy Puppies for sale are pet stores, commercial dog breeders, and private dog owners. Each of these options has advantages and disadvantages, but none of them is better than the other. The decision is really up to you.
Pet stores are convenient, but the majority of pet stores only sell Puppies that were bred at the facility. Because breeding is such an important part of the process, most facilities will not allow visitors to buy Puppies that have not been tested for genetic problems, nor will they sell healthy Puppies to customers who may be adopting pets for the first time. This makes buying from a pet store almost impossible, but smaller, independent shops can be a great alternative. Just be sure that you are dealing with a reputable company by making sure they are a recognized and trusted breeder or vet.
Commercial dog breeders are the most commonly known place to buy Puppies, but many also raise companion, show, and therapeutic dogs. They often have Puppies for sale that have already been socialized, tested, and certified by their trainer, making them almost guaranteed to pass the breed-related tests required for sale. Because they are not allowed to sell healthy purebreds to clients, however, these Puppies will not be as well-behaved as purebred dogs in the general population, so you will need to do your own research to determine if they will suit your purposes. Be sure to check out the breeder’s references and consider whether or not they are responsible enough to be taking care of a puppy.
Private owner owners can be a great place to buy Puppies too, but they can be expensive depending on where they are purchased from. There are private owner pet stores, which often carry puppy breeds that are not usually found in regular stores. There are also many people who advertise the sale of “pet-quality” Puppies through classified ads or websites. These types of private owner pet stores will usually charge more for the Puppies because the breeding methods they use are not typical, making them an exception to the usual rules. The downside to these types of pet stores is that you may not truly know the quality of the puppy, as much as you might hope.
If neither of the above options is financially viable, you may want to consider purchasing from a reputable breeder, or a “boarder dog breeder.” These breeders carefully select dogs each year and carefully train them for both their physical and temperament characteristics, before selling them to dog fanciers. As opposed to private owner pet stores, these breeders are required to submit to an evaluation test on each dog they sell, which will further specify the qualities of good Canine breeding. Because they are required by law to do these tests, it is likely that the dogs they sell are purebred and won’t have been mixed-bred.