One of the most important questions about getting a dog is the purchase. Today, the demand for puppies of elite dog breeds has caused many very dishonest offers. Therefore, we will try to explain to you where it is best to buy your “fluffy ball”. And so, you decided on the type of breed, leafed through booklets with photographs and read literature – and finally, you decided to get a puppy. As passionate dog lovers, we cannot but support such a decision. Where to buy a dog so that the long-awaited friend will please you for many years, and not torment you with sores and uncontrollable behavior?
One thing we will advise you for sure, we do not recommend buying puppies in such places as the Bird Market in Moscow, as well as other similar markets in other cities. There are many reasons why serious breeders will never in their lives sell dogs in such places. For starters, a normal breeder is quite attached to the animal that he literally gave birth to and raised. No force in the world will force such people to freeze dogs on wet icy pavement or stand in the heat under the scorching sun with small puppies. Secondly, the list of diseases that can be caught at the Market is endless – and we, like all responsible owners, are very afraid of infection and do not want our puppies to be touched by all visitors (who have touched all the puppies of the market before).
Another factor is that self-respecting breeders or kennels prefer to invite potential owners to their home or kennel, where you can not only see our adult dogs and the conditions of detention, but also see photos of relatives, interesting videos and, most importantly, talk calmly and answer in detail all the questions that beginners especially have a lot of.
It is precisely for these reasons that we are not at all clear about the position of those people who want to get a dog and go to the market for it as if to buy a bag of sugar or potatoes. After all, you just need to think about what are the reasons that the breeder came to the market, and did not invite you to his house. Perhaps the conditions of his detention are such that he is ashamed to let you on the threshold? Or maybe the mother of these “pedigreed puppies” has nothing to do with this breed? Or is it just a dealer, and there are two dozen more puppies of all breeds and ages in his “transshipment” apartment? Or maybe this person just wants to get away with a puppy with a defect and not listen to your complaints on the phone? We always follow the fate of our puppies, and we consider it unacceptable to change a puppy for a certain amount of money and forget about it.
Acquiring a French Bulldog as a Pet
Prices for French Bulldogs may vary widely from one breeder to the next in both Canada and the United States of America. The price also depends on what you intend to use the dog for and what the breeder guarantees you will receive in a puppy, for example, whether it will be a show dog or a pet. You’ll discover that most respectable breeders require purchasers to sign contracts obligating them to spay or neuter the animals they sell. You’ll discover that the majority cost at least $900 or more, but we can’t really give you an accurate estimate of what the “average” price is. Take into consideration that the following factors should be reflected in the greater price:
- Thorough medical examinations of BOTH the mother and the father
- Showing of either one or both parents to a successful conformation championship, in most situations. -Showing of either one or both parents to a successful show. Please do not let yourself be influenced by the claims that there have been “Champions” in the history of the dog’s family; this implies very little, if anything at all, about the parents themselves.
- Caring for the breeding dogs in a conscientious manner, including providing them with a clean living place and food of high quality.
- Vaccinations and immunizations, deworming, and your choice of a permanent identifying method: a tattoo or a microchip.
Ask yourself the following question: if a breeder cannot lay claim to any of these things, then what are they charging you for?
The page that follows offers many different lists of “Good Breeding Practices,” which should be considered in light of all that has been discussed. They are organized as checklists that you may use to assist you in evaluating any breeder that you contact, regardless of whether they specialize in French Bulldogs or another breed of dog. You can use them to assess any breeder that you call. One of the most helpful things to do is to print out these lists and have them close at hand while you speak with breeders. This will allow you to compare their replies to the lists after you have spoken with them. When looking for a suitable breeder, “THEY” will be interviewing you just as much as “YOU” are questioning them. This is another important fact to keep in mind since the majority of French Bulldog breeders are EXTREMELY protective of their puppies. You should be prepared to respond to a lot of questions about why you want the dog, where it will reside, and other such topics.
If you need any further information, please get in touch with any of the breed clubs mentioned on our club page, and we wish you the best of success!
Finding The Right Breeder For You – A Checklist For Puppy Purchasers
HOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT A BREEDER IS KNOWLEDGEABLE as a Breeder
- Try to find someone who has been involved with the breed for a longer period of time than three years.
- Decide on a resource that discusses the challenges faced by the breed in addition to the positive characteristics it possesses.
- Go with a breeder that has you answer a lot of questions about yourself, your family, your schedule, the reason you want a dog, and the kind of puppy personality you think would be the best fit for your house. You shouldn’t be shocked if you’re asked to fill out a questionnaire, so keep that in mind.
- Choose someone who is familiar with the pedigrees of the puppies and who can provide you with information on the great-grandparents and grandparents of the dogs.
- Inquire as to whether or if they are members of any breed or training groups who are in good standing. It seems that “yes” is the appropriate response.
Tips For Attempting To Avoid Genetic Problems:
- Read the advertisements and make a note of any health concerns that are brought up in them.
- Make some phone calls to breeders who really test their stock and ask them some questions.
- Inquire about obtaining copies of the test results from the breeders that you are considering.
- Only take into consideration pups whose parents have both passed the health examinations. Your chances of avoiding a problem increase in proportion to the number of generations that have had negative test results.
- Do not let yourself be misled by accolades such as medals, ribbons, major victories, or statements such as “this breed doesn’t have any difficulties.” No exams, no pups. Simple as that.
Tips For Recognising Profit-focused Breeders:
- They make their living from selling dogs. They usually have a number of breeds, sometimes as many as 10-20 that they are breeding.
- They don’t ask you many questions, and they don’t want to answer many, either.
- They do not test their dogs for genetic problems.
- Price comes up early in the conversation, usually first.
- They will sell to anyone, for any reason.
Selecting A Breeder Knowledgeable About Behaviour:
- Look for someone who brings up socialization and early training themselves.
- Choose a breeder who raises the puppies in his or her home, and whenever possible go visit them in person. If you do, keep your eyes and ears open. If something seems not quite right to you, trust your judgment.
- Ask if there is a list of references this person is willing to give you.
- Select someone who actively assists you in choosing the right puppy.
- Accept no excuse for shyness or aggression in either puppies or parents. Temperament is as inherited as disease, in many cases.
- Accept the fact that most good breeders don’t always have puppies available, and that you may have to wait.
How To Choose A Good French Bulldog Breeder?
A reputable French Bulldog breeder will always ask you several questions before they will let you buy a puppy, and of course, you should have several questions of your own for the breeder. It is important that you choose a good breeder from which to purchase your puppy, regardless of the breed of dog that you are interested in purchasing.
When considering the purchase of a puppy, it is important to first decide what purpose the French Bulldog will serve in your life, such as if you want a puppy as a companion and pet or whether you will want to exhibit the dog.
Puppies bred specifically for showing are of course more expensive than ones who are to be just pets, the only difference being a show dog will have to meet strict requirements set out for the breed while the pet may have colour miss-markings or some such trait that it doesn’t meet up to the high standards required for showing. Points you should look for when choosing a breeder are:
- A breeder who keeps the dogs in the house rather than in pens or running outside.
- The puppies look happy and healthy and don’t shy away from strangers but are adventurous when meeting new people.
- The area where the dogs are kept is clean and hygiene is maintained.
- The breeder shows you the puppies parents or at the very least their mother.
- Choose a breeder who only breeds one type of dog and who knows the breed well.
- The breeder can show you vet’s records and has a medical history of the dogs and puppies.
- The breeder can offer you advice on the breed and is willing to provide aftercare once you have bought a puppy.
- A breeder who is willing to provide references to other people who have bought puppies in the past.
- A breeder who asks you why you are getting a puppy.
- A breeder who feeds a premium brand of dog food.
- A breeder who encourages multiple visits before you buy the puppy and who encourages all the family to visit before buying.
- A breeder who can give you a written contract regarding the health of the puppy.
- The breeder should never just sell puppies to anyone without first asking questions about the buyer, common questions the breeder should ask of you are:
- Ask about which vet you would be considering using after buying the puppy.
- Ask about your accommodation, making sure you have adequate space for a dog.
- Ask if you are home to take care of the dog during the day.
- Ask about what you know about the breed of the dog.
- Make sure you understand any health problems relating to the particular breed of the dog.
Should you buy Pet Shop puppies?
This is frequently a blatant lie, which reasons enough for you to steer clear of purchasing a puppy from a pet store. Every pet shop that sells puppies will assure you that their puppies do not come from puppy mills but only from the finest breeders who have surplus stock. This is reasoning enough for you to avoid purchasing a puppy from a pet store.
Because a pet store is required by law to sell a puppy to anyone who walks in and can pay for the puppy, regardless of whether or not that person is able to take care of a puppy, a responsible and reputable breeder would never sell their litters to a pet store in the first place. The simple reason for this is that a pet store must sell a puppy to anyone who walks in and can pay for the puppy. It is against the law for a pet store to conduct background checks on potential customers before selling them a puppy, but a reputable breeder always does so in order to ensure that their offspring are adopted by caring families.
The proprietors and employees of pet shops receive training on the most effective ways to sell their wares, which unfortunately includes live animals. Since the goal is to make a profit, selling is the only thing that matters, and it doesn’t matter if the person buying the puppy is able to properly care for a young puppy or not. The following are two of the lies that you need to be aware of:
Only Buy From Local Breeders
If a breeder is willing to sell their puppies to a pet store for the purpose of reselling them, then they are engaging in irresponsible behavior. This holds true regardless of whether the pet shop buys from local breeders or from breeders located elsewhere in the world.
The Puppy’s Health Is Guaranteed
There are certain pet stores that will provide a guarantee that the puppy is healthy. What this guarantee often entails is that the pet store will provide a replacement for the puppy in the event that the unfortunate puppy develops a fault or becomes unwell. This, however, is of no assistance to the poor tiny puppy, and, in many cases, it will also be of no assistance to the buyer if they have grown attached to the new puppy.
The warranty does not imply that the puppy is healthy and free from defects or diseases; all it says is that it will be replaced in the event that it is found to have a problem, just like faulty electrical equipment or any other item that you purchased and later discovered to have a problem.
Even though we all feel terrible for the puppies that are kept in pet shops and stores, and even though many of us want to save them or rescue them from the little cages in which they are kept, we shouldn’t give in to the desire to save them. Although it is possible that we may save one, it is much more likely that many more would swiftly take their place, and by purchasing from these businesses, we are merely helping to fuel the industry.
When you buy a puppy from a pet store, you are contributing to the suffering of female dogs that are repeatedly bred in order to meet the demand for puppies at pet stores.
- Make the lives of people who buy puppies from pet stores even more miserable by making it more likely that the dog will become unwell or have some other major flaw.
- Compound the suffering of animal shelters, which are already overrun with pups from pet shops because their former owners have given up on caring for them because of the challenges they confront.
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