I get asked a lot about how we found Sassy and how we made sure someone wasn’t trying to rip us off. So today I’m going to share my top tips on how to ensure you find a legit dog breeder!!
Your puppy should come with a vaccination record.
You should receive a record that your puppy has had proper vaccinations ahead of you taking her home. You should demand that you receive these the day you bring the puppy home. We didn’t have to, our breeder just gave them to us.
The breeder should encourage you to contact them.
Sassy’s breeder actually asked that we send her photos and updates periodically so that she knows she’s doing well and can stay updated on her. We are actually now even Facebook friends! 🙂
You get to meet the puppy’s mom and dad.
This is when you can see how clean their environment is, that they have plenty of room and adequate food and water. Sassy’s parent’s were in their own separate kennels and they were very clean and tidy, with plenty of room to run around.
A legit breeder will answer any questions you have during and after the adoption.
I asked if Sassy was good with kids and other dogs and I also asked how long they’d been breeding Huskies before we adopted her. After we brought her home, I asked many questions about her parents to know more about them. Her breeder was more than happy to answer my questions any time and be fully transparent.
The puppy comes with AKC paperwork if they are actually an AKC dog.
Make sure you get the papers for your dog the same day you pick up the dog. If a dog is actually AKC registered, he or she will come with forms. AKC paperwork must be sent in by you, for your puppy, naming him or her, and transfering him to you.
So there you have it! My top 6 tips! Tell me your tips on how you find a legit dog breeder below!!