I am about to purchase a puppy, and it is in Missouri. I want to use and account through Escrow.com but the breeder has just informed me that the puppy is ACA registered. I have not heard about this registry, can anyone tell me more about it? I live in Florida and have not been able to find that "right" one.....I am interested in a pekingese.
Not a good registry at all. Depending on your purposes for the puppy is more important here as well. Are you planning to breed? show? If either answer is yes, go elsewhere for your puppy.
Does this breeder offer you a health guarantee along with being able to return it for health issues if it comes sick? Is this person giving you a guarantee against any future genetic issues? If either answer is no, go elsewhere for your puppy.
If the puppy is only going to be a family pet and never bred, than registry really doesnt mean anything to you.
A guarantee that you will get a healthy pup and them standing behind what they sell is most important.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain.
I would personally try to find a more reputable breeder. Most who do ACA, ConnKC, NKC(non-rare breeds), and other unknown clubs I cant think of at that momment are usually crap breeders.
You really have to make sure you are getting a guarantee that covers, any genetic health problems Pekes, may have. Anything else is not worth the paper. Get a contract that is signed before purchasing, or handing over anything but a deposit.
Lastly, when looking for any breed of dog, going through a Breed club is usually better then looking on your own. A breeder listing under a breed club, is bound by a code of ethics set forth by the breed club. It is usually worth its weight in gold. Although nothing is ever set in stone, and unhealthy dogs to come up from time to time. Going with a reputable breeder though a reputable club is always the best anwser.
and research a breeder from their breeder referral list. Look up the breed clubs breeding code of ethics. Use the tools available to you to research out a proper breeder and "that one" you are looking for will be healthy and with you for a long time.