These are the signs to look out for when getting a new puppy from a breeder. If you come across the following, do not purchase the dog:

  1. Breeder doesn’t encourage you to visit puppies before selection one of two.
  2. The dogs don’t appear to be cared for or look sick
  3. The parents or mother in particular is aggressive, shy or anxious
  4. Puppies are kept in dirty environment, scared to ply and shy away from touch.
  5. Breeder doesn’t ask you about your living conditions and doesn’t have knowledge of dogs. Seems eager to sell.
  6. Breeder refuses to show you parent dog i.e. a mother, and refuses to show you their environment.
  7. Breeder doesn’t provide any medical records or history of a puppy.
  8. You are not given a certificate of vaccinations, deworming or micro chipping.
  9. Breeder raises a few different breeds of dogs and doesn’t seem competent.
  10. The price is extremely low, compared to other breeders.
  11. The dogs have lived without intensive human contact, and are scared when held.