A good breeder will be extremely choosy in accepting prospective puppy buyers. A prospective owner should be equally choosy when selecting a breeder. A prospective owner can begin to evaluate a breeder's expertise by noting whether she ranks the puppies' mental well-being and physical health above their good looks. Assess several factors:
· whether your prospective puppy's parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and other relations live to a ripe old age
· whether the breeder's adult dogs are all people-friendly and well-trained
· whether your prospective pup is already well-socialized and well-trained, i.e., evaluate the breeder’s socialization and training program.
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