Finding a Puppy

Finding a Breeder

Finding a responsible breeder you trust is your first – and most important — step to finding your new best friend. Breeders are invaluable resources: Not only are they a bridge between you and your perfect dog, you can rely on them throughout your dog’s lifetime. Think of a breeder as your own private guide to all things dogs, from choosing the right dog to caring for it forever.

As with any major decision, it is important to do your homework before making a commitment to a breeder. Here are some tips for finding — and working with — a responsible breeder:

Once you’ve found a Breeder

Final thoughts on buying a puppy

Additional Resources

Helpful Documents

Puppy Buying Guide

Breeder’s View of Looking For a Puppy

Understanding the Puppy Contract

20 Questions to Ask a Breeder