I would choose based on the temperments of the parent and the pups. But if everyone had excellent temperments, I still wouldn't go for any of them. The pup has to look close to standards, cause that tells me theres some plannings in the litters. They should be registered with the Canadian Kennel club or the American version. I can't say I respect the other clubs, mostly cause I never hear about them. I would also like the breeder to be a member of that perticular club. All this is if I am to buy a puppy for a large amount of money. To adopt a dog from a shelter or a private home, its not important.
***Edited By: sue on 1/29/2006 10:29:00 AM*** Reason: 7676
The first is the only one I would ahve even made it out to look at but never would have come home with it unless I really connected with it. I don;t think ckc and apri are doing everything right so I never would have even looked at them.
I would take a dog who was AKC or APRI, but those are the only registries, and the only reason I would choose an AKC dog is so I could register with APRI and show at their shows. I do not like AKC's support or involvement in the creation of the PAWS bill. The dog of course would have to be a good example of the breed!
I basically did pick #3, except that my puppies weren't $75 less. Their dad is AKC and their mom is APRI and they aren't registered as anything. I chose them because my vet and groomer both recommended this particular "breeder" and when I found out she was basically my neighbor that sealed the deal since I could visit often and get to know both parents.
I do sometimes wish she had taken the time to register the litter, but then again I still have the AKC registration paperwork on my 6 y/o WFT in my file cabinet.
Jeanie I wouldn't take any of them. I'm going with #4, which is none of the above.
Because if I take #1, I'm supporting crappy breeders who happen to have AKC registered dogs.
#2. I refuse to buy a dog from a breeder that doesn't register their purebred dogs with the AKC (assuming the AKC recognizes that breed). If they have a breed that CAN be AKC registered, the pups MUST be AKC registerable before I'd even look at them.
#3. As conformation shows are important to me, a paperless purebred dog is pretty worthless to me, regardless of the quality of the parents.
If all I want is a pet, I'd go option 3. Option 2 is a total no go, I would never ever buy a pup that was not AKC,except if all I wanted was a pet, then it wouldn't matter at all even if it was a mutt. But for a purebred, I have to go AKC and preferably double registered AKC and UKC...CKC is NOT a registry it's a scam for people to breed dogs that have no papers. AND I mean Continental not Canandian. Hope that's sufficient.
I would choose #3........ as long as the dog is healthy, well tempermented and can do the job it was original intended for (besides fighting dogs) If it has a pink nose................. I don't care. It all ready has the important things ;)