meeting with as many breeders as possible, decide which one will
provide you with the best possible puppy.
2. If that
breeder does not currently have any puppies available, ask to be
placed on the breeder's waiting list for the next available puppy.
the time comes to get your new puppy, you should request as many
of the following items as possible:
A diet sheet detailing what food, when, and how much the puppy eats
A health record detailing all vacations, worming, and the puppy's
Hints on grooming for this breed
Other notes on the specific care of this breed
The puppies papers
A signed agreement that guarantees the health of the puppy.
The agreement should require the breeder to give a refund or replace
the puppy if any serious problems arise.
It should also require the breeder to take back the original puppy
or to find it a new home.
4. To make
your puppy feel more secure away from its mother and littermates,
you may also wish to ask to take with you some article such as a
piece of cloth or a toy that has been in the whelping box with your
breeder may also request a contract stating that the puppy will
be spayed or neutered when it reaches the appropriate age.
REMEMBER, the responsible breeder only wants the best possible
specimens of the breed to contribute to future generations, so you
should be willing to accept this agreement if it applies to your
Spaying or neutering your dog also decreases the risk of some future
By following this process, you should be
able to locate a responsible breeder from which to buy your new
Through careful planning and patience, you should end up with a
puppy that will live a long and healthy life as a member of your