Please ReadWe have put this information here for you - if you are looking for a puppy please bear in mind the information on this page!!!!
Please don't be tempted to buy from a 'Puppy Farm' or a pet 'Supermarket'. This link will take you to a short video made by the Kennel Club which explains the Assured Breeder Scheme and what you should expect from your breeder. The KC Assured Breeder Video
How to Recognize an unethical breeder
When you talk to people about their puppies, there are a few warning signs that you may be dealing with a disreputable, unethical, or irresponsible breeder:
1. The "breeder" lacks knowledge about the breed
2. The "breeder" shows ignorance or denial of genetic defects in the breed
3. The "breeder" has no involvement in dog sports
4. The "breeder" doesn't let you observe the puppies or adults, or let you see the kennels
5. The "breeder" has no documentation and cannot provide a pedigree
6. The puppies are not socialized
Rules of Ethical Breeding
1. The only reason to be breeding pure bred dogs is to preserve the best qualities of the breed. Breeding to supply any market is not a justification.
2. You need to do all of your breeding with the best interests of the breed in mind. Never your wallet.
3. For this you need to be a serious student of the breed and devote years of your life to it. No "in one day, out the other".
4. As a beginner you need to engross yourself in the breed as much as possible and ideally find a suitable mentor.
5. In order to be a serious breeder, you must show and compete.
6. You need to keep track of all puppies you produce, whether pet or show, to know how your breeding program is working.
7. All show puppies need to go on a contract that will not allow breeding unless the dog lives up to the quality intended and passes all health checks and certification necessary for that breed. If a prospective breeder does not want to do this, then I am sorry but they will have to mess with someone else's dogs not mine!!
8. Every breeder owes to the breed and to themselves to be involved with rescue.
9. Every breeder should be prepared to take any dog back for whatever reason. If they do not have the space, then they need to be prepared to make other arrangements. But take back they must!
Questions to ask a breeder