I am in search of my very first dog (Pug) and I've been doing lots of research. I read that a reputable breeder would not breed more than one or two breeds at a time. I found a breeder that breeds over 7 different dogs (poodles, yorkies, pugs, dachsunds, etc.) Is this breeder less than reputable because he/she breeds 7 different dogs. On a website that I viewed it said that most reputable breeders will only breed one dog because of the time/ attention required in breeding.
A responsible breeder will not breed seven different breeds but instead will breed one, or maybe two, and will know a great deal about his breed of choice.
A responsible breeder will also be able to provide you with paperwork that shows the results of health tests (such as OFA or CERF) of the dogs in the breeder's breeding program. A responsible breeder will also guarantee the genetic health of his dogs for at least one year and often for two years, and he will agree to replace a pup at his cost if the pup you purchase develops a genetic health problem within this time period.
A responsible breeder will also agree to take back at any time (without a refund) any dog he produced for any reason so that his dogs will never end up in shelters. Furthermore, the breeder will also want to know a great deal about you before agreeing to sell you a pup because he will want to make sure that his pups have the good homes they deserve.
my guess would be that this place is a byb or mill. a good breeder would devote their time to one specific, or two specific breeds, not try and divide their time between 7 different breeds. good luck trying to find a reputable breeder!
***Edited By: Tj on 11/17/2004 1:04:44 AM*** Reason: spelling mistake, and cause i can!
i agree 7 breeds is not a reputable breeder. they should be involved with their breed in showing (for pugs) and take much time researching potential breeding stock. i agree there wouldn't be time for that with 7 breeds.