JaderBug Posted December 7, 2009 Report Share Posted December 7, 2009 Recently, I've been sending out e-mails to a number of breeders looking for our next puppy (a German Shepherd, consequently... wish it was going to be another BC!!) and thought I would share some questions I came up with to ask the breeders: What breed or dog-related clubs or registries do you belong to? How long have you been involved with your breed? How many years have you been breeding and how many litters have you produced? What activities do you participate in with your dogs? What are your breeding goals for your dogs? Did you have any specific goals in mind for your current or next litter? What age do your pups go to their new homes? How do you determine their level of drive? Would you be able to help select what amount of drive would be appropriate for us? What do you expect from your puppy buyers? What kind of homes/jobs do your pups typically go to? What kind of socialization do you do with your puppies? Where do they live? What lines do your dogs come from? Do you have any health guarantees for your pups? What kind of health certifications do you have on the parents? Can you send me references to previous puppy buyers? What is the price you charge for your puppies? What questions can I answer for you? And also, when do you expect your next litter? I've gotten many responses so far, most of the breeders make a point to say how happy they are that I have so many questions, that they wish all their potential puppy buyers cared that much. I don't think I will have any problems finding the right breeder for what we're looking for. I posted these questions for other people to use but also looking for some input. First of all, are there any other questions that I should ask? And my other question: I've gotten several contacts for previous puppy buyers to use as references... what kind of questions should I ask them about their dogs, about the breeder? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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