I was looking on http://www.puppyfind.com mainly for JRT pictures. I found some I liked (even though I wont be getting one for a couple of months).. and then it occured to me that I could get one off of there at a later time.
Has anyone gotten or found a breeder from off the website? Is it reputable?
I have listed my puppies on a few internet website. This is the first litter I have had as an adult, my parnets breed cockers when I was little. You just need to make sure you ask a lot of questions, and make sure they answer no matter how nit picky the question is. I am also asking all people interested to fill out an applications to help match, or see if they are ready to be a dog owner. So ecpect to fill out some form of application.
It isn't a bad site at all, but the key is to grill the breeder like crazy-with any website. I am a Christian and proud to admit it, but when people put that in their advertising-WARNING! Recently I placed a puppy with a wonderful woman. She also was purchasing a puppy for her fiance from a breeder that proclaimed over and over that they were Christian. Well after all is said and done, she's lucky she got the puppy and I don't know if she was very pleased with the process or the condition of the paperwork and puppy. I will not name the type of people that are Christians and using it in their advertising, as some truly are and wonderful people, but the people she bought from were a puppymill and I don't use that word frequently. Personally, I'd ask for a licensed vet referrence. It's always easy to have your friends and family act as false referrences, but maybe a wriiten referrence or converstation with their vet maybe good. Be sure you can get ahold of them on a regular basis, they answer or return all calls, and are willing to send photos on a regular basis. If that is too much work for them to do, they either cannot balance the clients and dogs or they have too many dogs. Good luck-what breed did you finally decide? PS talk to them on the phone. See how confident they feel giving you the answers. If you can't have at least 2 good conversations with answers, then look elsewhere. If they can't help you with a problem-they should be able to tell you who can and they'll help you get in touch with them. If they don't have puppies available in the time frame you need, a good breeder will have a network of fellow breeders and should be able to give you a referal. Also consider how often they have puppies available to someone outside their waiting lists.
***Edited By: myshadow on 3/8/2005 6:42:00 PM*** Reason: add
Something you need to remember, just like this site they are just a classified add service. They do not screen the people who put adds on that site. You will be in charge of screening them yourself. It is stricktly through the breeders. The site makes its money bye you paying a monthly fee to access the breeder information. I think it is a great site to help you find a breeder and puppies that you find attractive. Just make a list of questions to ask the breeder once you contact one. But that is the same with any breeder. Just know what to ask. Good Luck Merico
***Edited By: XjessicaXburgiX on 3/8/2005 7:07:27 PM*** Reason: adf