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What ??? Should Be Asked When Buying A Pup?

Discussion in 'Breeder Discussion' started by EDOGZ818, May 10, 2008.

  1. EDOGZ818

    EDOGZ818 Big Dog

    What questions should be asked when buying a pup?

    Here are a few of mine , please ad a few of yours:

    1) What is the purpose of this breeding?

    2) What have the parents done to show you that they are worthy to be bred?

    3) Have the parents { Sire / Damn } produced any dogs that are worthy of being bred ?

    4) If so , what have those dogs done to show you that they are worthy of being bred?

    5) Have any other dogs in the Sire's / Dam's litter proved to be worthy of being bred?

    6) How did the parents' of the Sire / Dam prove they were dogs that were worthy of being bred?

    7) Have the parents' of the Sire / Dam produced any dogs that proved they were worthy to bred?
    8) If so , what did those dogs do to prove they were worthy of being bred?

    9) What do you feel makes a "QUALITY" APBT?

    10) What are you trying to re-create with this breeding?

    11) Why do you think this breeding will create that?

    12) How will this breeding produce better "QUALITY" APBT's than ehe one's being bred?

    13) Has this breeding been done before?

    14) Is this an experimental breeding?

    15) What health testing have you done on the Sire and Dam?

    16) If the Sire and Dam have been bred before, did their previous pups pass their health tests?

    17) Are the Sire and Dam's parents health tested?

    18) Are the pups being sold on contract?

    19) Do you offer any kind of health guarantee on the pups you produce?

    20) Do you screen all buyers before placing pups with them?

    21) What are the traits of this line?

    22) Do these dogs produce true to thier line?

    23) What do you breed for?
  2. CLMR

    CLMR Little Dog

    I follow a few rules when getting new stock for the yard.
    1. I take my time and properly research the breeder/kennel of the strain I'm interested in.
    2. I contact the breeder/kennel and discuss the pup/hound. For example, parentage, traits, health, conformation/structure, brand of feed, pick-up date/time/location and lastly price. I don't like it if the breeder/kennel brings up price before I do.
    3. I will only get a pup/hound if I'm allowed to pick it up. I want to see the pup/hound in an environment they're use to. Most will stress and act differently when put in a new environment, so it's best to see them in their familiar surroundings.
    4. I usually walk the yard to see the other dogs on the yard and I inform the breeder/kennel that I want to pet all the dogs on the yard. I want to see if the hounds on the yard are stable or not, healthy, defects in structure or soundness, overall cleanliness of the yard, etc.
    5. I'll get a health certificate and any other paperwork from the breeder/kennel and then I'll pay for the pup/hound.
    6. Make sure you bring the proper kennel for the pup/hound, a properly fitted collar (loose enough to allow two fingers to slide under the collar when buckled), leash, food/water bowls, towels/throw away rugs (I put the towel/throw away rug on the bottom of the kennel for the pup/hound. Most will stress during the first couple of transports, resulting in some sort of discharge. I immediately find the next exit and throw away the towel/rug with discharge and put a fresh replacement towel/rug. Most pups will require you to stop about every 50 miles and a bigger hound, about every 100 miles.) Try to bring the same exact feed that the breeder is feeding, or as a last resort tell the breeder that you need enough feed for a week for the pup/hound. Water, I only use bottled water and I have never had any problems with water.
    This works for me and to tell you the truth some of the best hounds I own I got really cheap or free. Be honest and fair with the breeder/kennel and they'll trust and respect you. clmr

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  3. NGK

    NGK Little Dog

    I don't ask questions at all, I trust good friends.
  4. Susie Q

    Susie Q Little Dog

    -What about attitude to people? Any aggression to people (Sir/Dam or their grand-dad/grandmorher)
    -What the parents & puppies are eating- RAW or dry pet nutrition?
    -There are so many dogs with demodex in our countries (Ukraine, Russia, Belarus). So, I must know about this

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