From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Hi and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with another Bichon Frise newsletter.
I believe that Bichon Frise training is an important part of raising a dog.
But for the sake of those who are still thinking of adopting or buying a Bichon Frise dog for the first time let’s talk about some guidelines on buying their Bichon Frise puppy.
Remember that Bichon Frises are intelligent and endearing dogs, which are not only results of their breed characteristics, but are also influenced by good Bichon Frise breeders.
Let’s begin shall we?
So, how is a good Bichon Frise breeder defined?
First and foremost, a fine breeder is not merely knowledgeable about the history of the Bichon Frise dog breed, but is also an expert on Bichon Frise characteristics such as Bichon Frise temperament, height and weight, and the likes.
Potential Bichon Frise buyers should also observe the following characteristics that describe reputable Bichon Frise breeders:
- Bichon Frises in a particular breeder’s kennel or home should not only appear healthy, but should also show signs of being happy such as being thrilled to see other people, being energetic and playful, among others.
- A reputable breeder should also show potential buyers that the area where the dogs stay is well maintained.
- A person who may be considered a good Bichon Frise breeder should also show you the dogs’ veterinary records and discusses with you in detail about the medical history of the specific Bichon Frise puppy you may be interested in. Bichon Frise breeders whom you can trust also have to inform you of the kind of vaccinations or medications that the puppy lacks.
- A Bichon Frise breeder is also considered reputable if he or she is educated on the different health conditions common to the Bichon Frise dog breed and explains those issues to you. Aside from any test results done on the dog that you want to purchase or adopt, a fine Bichon Frise breeder should also have the test records of the dog’s parents and those results should show the absence of any defects or genetic problems.
- Good Bichon Frise breeders should also give you tips on how to properly care for your Bichon Frise. The said breeders should also be people whom you can contact in the event that you need some assistance even after you have brought your Bichon Frise home.
Prior to selecting your breeder, it is also your responsibility as a buyer to do your research about the Bichon Frise dog breed.
Information such as the breed’s history as well as its characteristics is something valuable that can give you a general idea of what to expect from Bichon Frises.
Knowing basic information about Bichon Frises will also help you come up with the right questions to ask the dog breeder.
It is important that you steer clear of bad Bichon Frise breeders who either sell Bichon Frises that are ‘fake’, or offer you Bichon Frises that have a lot of health problems just to be able to gain profit.
Bear in mind that most Bichon Frises sold in pet stores may not be as healthy as the ones sold by a trusted Bichon Frise breeder. Legitimate breeders have well cared for, healthy, and satisfied Bichon Frises.
So, if you want to have your own Bichon Frise, go only to reputable breeders who give importance to both the Bichon Frises and the buyers.
I hope this Bichon Frise newsletter proves to be useful for those who are thinking of buying a Bichon Frise puppy.
I hope you learned something useful in this newsletter
All the best and take care.