(Closed) How to select a Samoyed Breeder or Breeder in general

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You’ve got a pretty good list going.  Typically a really good breeder will also want to pick the puppy for you- they know the litters personalities best.  If the dog doesn’t work out with you, most good breeders want the dog returned to them.  
For question 8) A puppy should never be removed from its mother before 8 weeks old.  If a breeder is adopting to a first time owner, they may want to keep the dog longer to work with it on basic obediance and house training.  This helps to ensure a successful transition into the new puppies home.  Typically an older puppy will settle better into your home.  THere are a lot of behaviors they learn from mom/litter that they miss if you remove them too soon.

9)Breeding is a big thing for a female dog.  It uses a lot of their resources.  For the dogs sake, they really should get time off between litters.  The other issue with this question is how much time the puppies get with the breeder.  I really good breeder is going to spend time with each litter and socialize them to people, get them used to household noises like vacuums, dishwashers etc, work on potty training, etc.  If they are breeding a whole bunch of litters in a year, chances are they aren’t taking the time to work with the puppies and you are more likely to have a hard time with puppy.

Being a member of the AKC is good. It means instead of just breeeding dogs to sell and make money they are breeding with a purpose.  The AKC sets a standard for the breed, so an AKC breeder is making educated choices about what dogs to put together to get a healthy, good tempered dog that meets breed standards.  

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Read the sticky on the top of this forum.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If they belong to the club that is a good sign but it’s not necessarily a deal breaker if they’re not. And a lot of breeders have really terrible websites lol, I feel your pain on that one.

All the dogs should be AKC registered, do not accept any other registry unless they’re located in Canada or something. However, just being AKC registered doesn’t mean they’re reputable. Puppy mills sell AKC registered dogs too.

The code of ethics for samoyed says they need to be 7 weeks to go to a new home, but I personally prefer 8 for any breed really. And usually more than 2-3 litters a year is a huge red flag.

 

Other things I would ask:

• Where will the puppies will be kept while they’re growing up? What are they exposed to? (children, other dogs, cats? etc)

• Are the puppies sold on full or limited registration (all pets should be limited)

• What do they do with the dogs for activities? Conformation, agility, obedience, rally, etc.? Ideally the parents would be conformation champions or at least pointed.

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