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Buyer Etiquette

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When looking for a puppy stop looking for a puppy and find a reputable breeder.  Find the right breeder and they will have the right pup for you, you might have to wait and be patient but that is ok. Now when you contact the breeder give them a call and send them an email, introduce yourself thoroughly. Do not just send them a message asking how much or when your litter is due next.  I just look at these and do not even want to bother replying but I do. I have been doing this for 15 years and I can tell who is serious and who isn’t, and it is really nice to get an email from someone who has thought about it and introduced them self to me.   This will let me know you are serious about getting and waiting for a puppy.    I know a lot of people will go on multiple lists with different breeders.  We do know other breeders and we do talk to each other, so we know what goes on around us. So, try and be on one list or be honest with us and let us know you are on another wait list, if you get a puppy from another breeder please let us know.  Most importantly pick up the phone and give us a call if we are you chosen breeder, I will remember someone better if I have spoken to them. 

Questions to ask

Are you a registered breeder? If yes you ask the next question

What association are you with? Ideally you want ANKC, in some states they will have 2 numbers their ANKC number and a BIN, just remember someone with only a government issued BIN is not a registered breeder.  But it comes down to your personal preference

Do your dog’s come with pedigree papers?

The reason I say this as a lot of people do not understand about pedigree papers and they say I only want a pet I do not need the papers.  They will ask how much without papers?  My answer is all my dogs come with pedigree papers as they show the parentage of your puppy, the price is no different and it is one of the rules with Dogs QLD that all living pups are to be registered. 

If the answer is NO, they could say but the parents have pedigree papers, but they do not come with papers. Does that mean they are pedigree NO.

Do you get your dog DNA tested for genetic diseases?  With ANKC breeder the answer would be YES.

Do you worm your puppies from 2 weeks of age?  If the answer is NO this can be a big problem down the track.

Do you get your puppies vaccinated and micro chipped?  With ANKC breeders the answer will be YES, and I have been doing this since I started breeding in 2008.  But the government brought these regulations in a few years ago.  The answer should be yes with anyone trying to sell a puppy

If your looking at other breeders apart from Ozziedust and you have any questions about another breeder please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Always happy to help as I understand I cannot always meet everyone’s requirements when it comes to looking for your new family member.

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