PLEASE BE AWARE:-
As the Dogue De Bordeaux carries a High Price Tag, it is a favourite
amongst Puppy Mills & Back Yard
BACKYARD/PUPPY MILL BREEDER –
V- REPUTABLE BREEDER
Motive for breeding: "fun", "good for kids", "to make money". Does not screen buyers and seldom refuses to sell, even if buyer
to producing quality dogs is serious avocation. Has so much invested in dogs that he/she struggles to break even, not make
a profit. Will sell pups only to approved buyers.
Breeds the family pet to any convenient pet of the same breed just to have purebred pups. Has no concern for genetics, bloodlines,
or breed improvement.
explain how planned breedings are used to emphasize specific qualities through linebreeding, outcrossing, or more rarely,
Though pet may be well loved, it was not x-rayed for hip dysplasia or checked for other problems.
breeding stock x-rayed to check for hip dysplasia and tests for other genetic faults. Can produce certification to prove claims.
Offers no health guarantee beyond proof of shots, if that. Unqualified to give help if problems develop.
4. Lifetime commitment
to replace a dog with genetic faults or to help owner deal with problem.
Seller has little knowledge of breed history or of the AKC/CKC breed standard. May claim this does not matter for "just pets".
the breed and can talk at length about its background, uses, and ideal type.
Pups raised in makeshift accommodations, indicating lack of long-term investment in breeding.
a serious investment in dog equipment and facilities.
Even when selling "just pets", may produce AKC papers or "championship pedigrees" as proof of quality. Yet seller does not
increase his own knowledge through participation in national, regional, or local breed clubs. Does not show own dogs to "prove"
7. Belongs to national,
regional, and local dog clubs, indicating a love for the sport of purebred dogs. Exhibits own dogs as an objective test of
how his stock measures up.
8. May be unwilling to
show a buyer the entire litter or to introduce the dam of the litter. Cannot or will not compare/critique pups or pup’s
8. Shows litter and dam
in a sanitary environment. Helps buyer evaluate and choose a pup. Explains criteria for "show prospects" versus "pet picks".
9. Prices are at the low
end of local range, since must move pups quickly.
9. Prices will be at the
high end of local range, not cut-rate. Price will not reflect all that is invested in the pups.
10. No concern for the
future of individual pups or the breed as a whole. Does not use CKC’s or AKC’s limited registration option or
ask for spay/neuter contract to guard against the breeding of sub-standard pups. If you cannot keep pup, tells you to take
it to a dog pound or to sell it.
10. After purchase, will
help you with grooming or training problems. Will take back a pup you cannot keep rather than see it disposed of inappropriately.
Sells pets with spay/neuter agreement and on CKC or AKC limited registration.