For the Public to report Breeders who are Unethical,No Integrity,Not Responsible,Dishonest. This will take some time,but it will be a fun project! We will use our Best to report actual and existing problems. I want to keep it as real as can be,and I think very worthwhile.
Yes... Slander and Libel is a serious crime so make sure that what you post are facts and not opinions. If you state something about anyone on the internet it has to be in fact the truth. You will need documents that are notarized for this to be truth. Just trying to help! People get on the internet to bash others is not always the best option.
I agree Pen2. When we were looking for a dog I had no idea how to tell if it was a puppy mill until I got to there! That is not the place to find out. BYB are also prevelant in this area and we ran into a few. We adopted our dog, so a breeder was not involved, but we visited a few and they were puppy mills and really made my heart ache. Any suggestions on how to spot before you make the trip?
Signs of a Disreputable Breeder (found on another forum)
When looking for a breeder, you can find lists of questions to ask to ask breeders in your search to find your new best friend, but I figured I'd toss down a few warning signs to help you avoid making the wrong decision:
Warning Signs of a Dispreputable Breeder:
1) the Hard Sell technique -- any breeder who makes you feel pressured to buy a dog from them and doesn't care about your questions or the pup's future home.
2) "clearence puppies" -- dogs sold for substantially less than their litter mates or dogs marketted as being "reduced in price."
3) the old "rare color" ploy -- most of these colors are outside the breed standard, and thus are not worth more. Same thing with the "exclusive bloodlines" scheme.
4) any breeder who will not let you visit their kennel upon request
5) breeders who are unwilling to discuss their breeding goals, or states goals that don't include temperament, health, working abililty/conformation to breed standard.
6) any breeder who cannot provide vet records, health certification (OFA, etc) or verification of the dogs' pedigrees upon request.
7) not being able to meet the mother of the pups -- sometimes the father isn't on premise, due to away breedings, but you should always be able to meet Momma-dog.
8) reluctance to talk about their dogs -- most breeders can talk the ears off a brass monkey when it comes the their beloved canines
9) repeatedly mentioning price if you haven't asked.
10) bait-and-switch techniques: you chose a pup, later the breeder says that pup was accidentally sold and offers you a different dog than the one you'd agreed on.
1) an unhealthy mother; look at her eyes, ears, etc. If the breeder isn't taking care of mom, what guarentee do you have of the pups' health?
2) puppies that look sickly, lethargic, underweight, or generally unwell.
3) not providing proof of puppy shots at time of sale.
4) skittish, aggressive, or otherwise unsuitable dispositions in the parents or the breeders other dogs.
5) puppies displaying similar issues as mentioned above
6) puppies / adults that seem skittish or improperly socialized.
7) if the breeder doesn't know the ages of his/her own dogs!
1) multiple breeds listed to one phone number or address
2) adds that run for long periods of time for the same litter, with repeated reductions in price -- ie: $1,500 eventually down to $700. (why can't the breeder place these dogs?)
3) anything that makes it seem as if the breeder is trying to get rid of the pups as quick as possible
1) Any website that mispells their own dogs names!
(if the breeder can't even proof-read their website, how careful do you think they really are with their dogs?) There are many other indicators,but this is a good start!