Reasons for Breeding




Breed Club Member



Mentor/teach others




Breeds to the Standard



Activity in dog related
activities (shows, trials,
rescues)




Knowledge
of the Breed




Sells pets with
spay/neuter contract
and tries to stay in
touch with new owners


Keeps up with health
and  temperament
issues affecting the
breeding and provides
in depth guarantees



Performs health testing
for all breeding stock  
for  genetic diseases
affecting the particular
breed.




Maintains  records on
all dogs in gene pool
including progeny.




Clean environment
always maintained





Expected longevity
with any particular
breed


Health Guarantee
provided.





Ability to meet the
parents of the litter





What you can expect
after purchase.







Prices
Puppy Miller



To make a  Money




Hardly ever



Not interested in
breed improvement



Uses any available
dog.


No interest in
anything but sales.  
sells to
brokers--pet
shops, etc.


Often pretends to
know some things
but doesnt.




Often issues false
papers.




No need to, mostly
supplies brokers
and pet shops




No interest  may
offer papers as
proof of quality.





brokers and pet
shops, records
unavailable.



Minimum  
standards vary
greatly in
cleanliness.



Will continue as
long as the sales
are coming.



No cuts into profits






If available, may be
in poor physical
condition.




Nothing, may not
be able to contact
at all.






Lowest End of
Range
Breeder

To supply the
demand while
making  money



Has a network of
business contacts
instead.

Does not
specialize in
specific breed


Focuses on
general
appearance.

Does not need to
promote
establishment, sells to
brokers, pet shops
etc.



Claims that it's not
important.




All pups sold have
full breeding rights.




Meets minimum
standards as
required by state
law.



No interest May provide
undocumented
paperwork for
appearances sake.





Dogs and puppies
are often
auctioned off in
lots, records
unavailable

Minimum standards
maintained for  state
inspections.



Depends on
popularity of
specific breeds.



7 day guarantee
mandated by state






If available, dogs are
not used to contact
with people.




No concern for
dog afterwards.
The  sale is final.






Priced according to
market, but is marked
up from original
source for profit.  
Breeder

To produce puppies
for profit, often for the
kids, or to have
another dog just like
one they had or have..


May be a club
member for its look

Works independently,
lacks guidance
May not even know
what it is.  Breeds to
any convenient dog.

Often does
rescues only to
attain more stock.

Rarely if ever  
attends shows or
other events
except to get
buyers or try buy
dogs.


false/incomplete
info



May charge more
for "breeding"
papers.



May refuse to
acknowledge most
problems. Considers
shows and trials as too
"political".


Is unfamiliar with
health testing
usually statements
of good health are
stated to impress
consumers.




Focuses mostly on
current dogs with
no records or
knowledge of
genes.

Conditions may vary
greatly depending on
available income, usually
makeshift
accommodations.

Unrealistic expectations
- easily disillusioned.



No health guarantee
beyond proof of 1st set
of shots, if that.  Not
qualified to give advice
if problem arises.



often unwilling to
show entire litter or
parents to buyer.




Tells you if you can't
keep it to take it to the
pound or shelter.





Mid Range to move
puppies quickly
Hobbiest   Breeder


To strive to improve the
breed &  with long term
goals. Often  breeding is
only done for
themselves.


Yes & Extremely
dedicated


Invites knowledge




Strives towards the
ideal


Shows / works  to prove
closeness . / objectively
test breeding stock.





Studies continuously





Yes, and diligently
follows up on progeny



Goes above and
beyond standard
requirement





Intensive testing
always a priority.







Attempts to
continuously track
every puppy bred
and placed.



Usually "home raised
with love" and well cared
for.




On a mission-plans to
stay for the long haul.




Offers written guarantee
and is available to
answer questions to
new owners.  Good
knowledge of history in
dogs
.



Shows friendly mother
and entire litter in clean
environment, stud dog
too if in residence.  
Helps buyer choose
appropriate puppy
.

Available for questions,
and wants to keep in
touch.  Will take back
dog or puppy at any time.





High end of mid
range.
Reputable
Experienced Breeder

To perfect a specific sound
themselves primarily  to
leave a legacy.

Yes & very active,
generally an officer


will be  a mentor, writes
books/articles, conducts
seminars


Often helps to define it.



Often judges, provides
seminars, writes articles,
and willingly mentors
serious Hobby Breeders.


Impacts the breed for
many decades with
knowledge of dogs over
many generations.


Always differentiates
breed/pet quality and
insists on frequent
updates from
buyers/new friends.


Maintains a solid
support system
-accepts  full
responsibility for  every
puppy produced




Often initiates club
sponsored seminars
and clinics.






Bases entire breeding
program on extensive
gene pool data.



Often Cluttered but
always healthy and
mentally stimulating




Involved with the breed/  
breeding for
decades-makes a lifetime
commitment


Extensive knowledge of
health history, offers
replacements to owners of
genetically affected dogs.




Can explain how breeding
was planned to emphasize
specific qualities & can
speak at length about how
puppies compare.


After purchase will help with
training and grooming,
available for all questions
and knows the answers.
Will offer life time of support
and want pup back if at any
time it cant be kept.




High end of Mid range to top
prices. Price will not reflect
all what is invested.....its all
about a good/correct home!
Types of Breeders and what to Expect!
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