Many dog owners make the mistake of waiting until their puppy “look” like they need a groom, which is often six months of age or older, before taking them to a professional. Learn what you need to know to prevent the development of predictable adolescent problems and help your dog enjoy the grooming process by being confident and well-adjusted.
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).
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 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.
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