Oftentimes, the process of finding a reputable breeder that you can trust requires a lot of time and research. So, here are a few things that every prospective dog owner should keep in mind when selecting a dog breeder:
Find a breeder that genuinely cares about their dogs
This should be a requirement with any dog breeder you select, and it won’t take you long to realize where your potential breeder stands. You will quickly see if the breeder takes the time for both their girls and each puppy in the litter. The demeaner of your breeder and how they interact with the puppies will provide you with a solid impression of who they are as breeders, but another tell-tale sign is what the puppies are fed.
At Hidden Pond Labradors, we look for only natural and wholesome foods that we can trust, and encourage the new owners of our pups to continue that effort with TLC Whole Life Dog Food. Use the coupon code 60090-1025 to save five dollars on your order.
Your breeder should remain transparent about their litters
An exceptional and trustworthy breeder will allow you to explore your potential pup’s bloodline and be willing to answer any questions you may have. As with any lineage, the pedigree of the mother and father, as well as their overall health and characteristics will give you a good look into the development of your puppy from that litter. A championship bloodline, a strong personality, and good health in the parents give your puppy a higher chance of carrying on those traits.
Your breeder should be organized and knowledgeable about the Labrador breed
As we mentioned, your breeder should be able to show you all of the documentation necessary for the parents and litter as well as their license and proof of inspection. They should also have a contract set in place. This will vary among breeders so make sure you ask questions.
At Hidden Pond Labradors, we are knowledgeable breeders that care for our pups as well as their moms on our 87-acre kennel. Our goal is to find only the best homes with loving families for our pups. That’s why we offer a one-year written health warranty for all of our puppies, who are also micro-chipped and will have already received their first shots and veterinarian health certificates before going home with you. Call us at 607-857-1461 today to learn more about our chocolate, black and yellow Labrador puppies!