Buying a purebred dog represents a considerable investment for a family. People who are doing research on the Internet while searching for a good dog breeder from whom to purchase a purebred dog are often subjected to a lot of conflicting and confusing information.
They will likely run repeatedly into several terms that are frequently used to describe different types of dog breeders. Some of these terms will be used as warnings. And there are indeed pitfalls to watch out for as you search for a healthy and happy puppy for your family.
Understanding these terms will give you a general understanding of the dog breeding ‘business’. Some elements of this ‘business’ are downright unsavory, to the point of severely, many would say criminally, mistreating their dogs. Other elements can be merely careless and casually irresponsible in their breeding practices.
Anyone who is shopping for a purebred puppy wants to find a responsible and conscientious breeder with whom they feel a sense of trust and comfortable rapport. Most breeders care a great deal about their dogs, and after doing some research and ‘homework’, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a good breeder from whom you can feel confident in buying a healthy purebred puppy.