Hypoallergenic Dogs: Busting the Allergy-Free Fantasy

Explore the myth of hypoallergenic dogs. While some breeds may produce fewer allergens than others, no dog breed is completely allergen-free. We delve into the research and provide insights into why allergic reactions can vary depending on the individual, and why it is essential to consult with a doctor before choosing a dog breed if you have allergies.

Health testing in dogs

Health Testing in Dogs – What tests do I need?

Testing before breeding is the standard of care. Health testing is the crucial factor that separates responsible breeders from unethical breeders. These tests are tools to prevent problems; there is absolutely no excuse not to utilize these tools. Every breed and mix of dog is predisposed to their own set of diseases. Therefore, the tests your dog needs prior to breeding depends upon their breed(s).

How to Locate a Responsible Breeder

Responsible breeders create the next generation of sound, health-tested, well-socialized puppies in the breeds you love. Learn how to locate a breeder that prioritizes the health, temperament, and structure of their puppies.

Responsible Breeders – Creating the Next Generation of Sound and Healthy Dogs

Responsible dog breeders and, consequently, responsibly-bred dogs, are in short supply. Breeders come in several categories, each having a very different approach to breeding and raising dogs. Without a solid understanding of what constitutes ethical breeding practices, it can be challenging to identify a reputable breeder from one who may be cutting corners or exploiting their animals for profit.

Backyard Breeder (BYB): Buyer Beware

In a dangerous virtual puppy buying world, rogue breeders and scammers can more easily hide behind a screen of a slick website, marketing themselves better than they used to – and better than they are – to the public. Some breeders are highly ethical, while others’ morality and values are very questionable. Backyard breeders are savvy when it comes to misrepresentation. Dog owners are very diverse in their education levels, experience, and their goals for their dog. Learn how to recognize a BYB.

Puppy Mills: The Cruelty Behind Cute Puppies

Puppy mills are readily available, extremely accessible, and have a prevalent presence in the dog breeding world. Dishonest breeders are adept at deceiving buyers; slick websites and persuasive marketing techniques make it crucial to educate yourself on prioritizing the health and well-being of the dog and support reputable breeders that practice ethically.

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