Good day and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with another Pugs newsletter.
Here we go!
Finding the best Pug breeders: To find a good quality breeder, first attend a dog show in your area since most good breeders participate in them.
This will also give you a chance to see the dogs all around looking their best and to mingle with the crowd and speak to a clutch of breeders.
They will be only too glad to talk to you and answer your questions.
You might also be able to get yourself a dream dog although more expensive than at the breeder’s farm.
But on the brighter side, you end up spending less on vet bills, plus you jump ahead of the long waiting lists breeders usually have.
How to find a breeder: There are a few reliable methods of finding a breeder. Here are some of the better ones:
Breeder referral list: Ask the Pug Dog Club of America’s (PDC of A) Breeder Referral List contact person for a list of good and reliable breeders in your locality.
Being listed with the PDC of A, this is usually thought to be a comfortable point to begin your search. If the breeders you call do not have a Pug pup, they will put you on to others who might.
Referenced pug breeders: Ask your friends and family whom they got their pets from and whether they have had good experiences with those particular breeders. If they have, you can tap them for a pet. Limit your going by references to those you trust, as word of mouth advertising may not be reliable.
Newspaper ads: This is not a recommended way of finding a reliable breeder. If you tie up with a good and reputed breeder, you will find that he has repeat customers and is registered with organizations such as the PDC of A and therefore does not need to advertise in the newspaper.
On the contrary, they have just a few litters per year, but due to their reputation, have little difficulty selling their pups. This is why they can “promise” their pups months in advance.
Meeting a breeder: With your research on breeders complete and in hand, you now have to get on to that difficult part of this procedure and ask for the paperwork associated with your prospective Pug pup before you fork out big money for him.
Health certificate: This is the most important of those that follow here—something the breeder must be able to provide you with. A vet should certify it, and attest that the pup you’re considering buying now is healthy and free of illness, fault or disease.
You could ask for this on the phone, if you like, in your initial tale-talk, but if you finding him hedging or fobbing you off, dump him and move on to the next breeder on your list.
De-worming and vaccination records: These records are also necessary to have, as they are proof that the pet you’re considering has been de-wormed and vaccinated. If the breeder doesn’t have these or won’t give them to you, move on to the next breeder.
Sales contract: This is one more document you must keep handy and take with you when buying a puppy. If you find the breeder reluctant to sign it, you’ve contacted the wrong person.
Parent on premises: The breeder should make available either parent if not the mother for you to meet. By meeting her, you will be able to get a better idea of the pup’s possible temperament and health, and you will be able to see how the breeder looks after his dogs.
Free look around his premises: He should also allow you to inspect his premises or the breeding facility or just where the pups and parent(s) live, sleep, and feed and are cared for. If the breeder is reputable and scrupulous, he will let you look around his grounds willingly.
Spend time with the pug puppies: You might wonder why this needs to be told, but there are many people who buy pups without interacting with them or even seeing, touching or holding them since they have them shipped from somewhere far off and from a breeder who’s a complete stranger to them.
Your breeder should allow you to spend as much time as you like with all his pups that are on sale. He should not rush you, prevent you from being with the pups or limit you while you’re with them.
If he does any or all of these three things, he is hiding something from you, so it would be wise for you to move on to the next one.
I hope that you learned a lot from today’s Pugs newsletter
All the best and take care