A few Questions to Ask Yourself When Evaluating a Breeder

Why did the breeder do the breeding?

Have the dam & sire been screened for genetic problems that affect their breed?

Does the breeder have a written health guarantee?

How much does the breeder seem to know about behavior, obedience? Local trainers?

Have the puppies been wormed?

How many shots have the puppies rec'd?

Will the breeder take the dog back or help me place the dog if I cannot keep it?

How many litters have they bred?

Do they have references?

Is the Breeders home/facility clean?

A few Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for a Puppy

Can I afford a dog/puppy right now?

Does my landlord allow dogs?

Do I have adequate space for a Dal?

Am I willing to walk a Dal several times a day, in lieu of a fenced yard?

Do I have adequate time to train and care for a Dal?

Do I have references, if the breeder asks?

Am I getting a Dal for the wrong reasons?


Additional Questions

What is a wholesale breeder?



Say No to Puppy Mills

Remember a good breeder is breeding because they know and love the breed. They are not breeding to finance college educations, etc. They are generally hobby breeders who put the money they make from their puppies right back into their breeding programs (maybe they show and obtain various titles or test their breeding stock,etc.). A well socialized, healthy puppy is rarely found for $75.00 or less. However, you should not pay an outrageous price for a pet either.


A List of Prices that BROKERS pay for puppy mill puppies.
These are the same puppies that are sold at pet shops for $450 and up.