While anyone can put on a smiling face and tell you everything you want to hear you want to be certain that you look past the smiling face when you are talking to prospective Chihuahua breeders. You should do a lot of research before you decide to do business with any particular breeder. And any good and reputable breeder will insist that you do your research as well so that everyone is comfortable with the whole transaction. Reputable breeders have nothing to hide.
Begin your search by asking what national breeder registry the breeder belongs to. Check it out for yourself and see what you think of that registry’s breeding standards. The one registry that everyone knows is the American Kennel Club but there are other registries out there and they can all be accessed on the Internet. If a breeder does not belong to a registry this should set off a warning in your head.
You will never get better advice about any aspect of your dog’s life than from your vet. If you do not have a vet yet then the time to strike up a relationship with a vet is when you are looking for a Chihuahua breeder. Your vet may have opinions on the breeders you are considering and may also have breeders to recommend to you that they have done a great deal of business with in the past. Always consult with your vet prior to dealing with any Chihuahua breeder.
Next you should probably talk to the local law enforcement officials and ask them if they are familiar with any of the breeders you are considering. Needless to say that if the law is familiar with a breeder, but in a bad way, then you probably want to steer very clear of that breeder and move on to someone that is not on a first name basis with the police in your town. This is serious business and doing that business with a criminal is a very bad idea.
Probably the most important person you can talk to when you are considering Chihuahua breeders are the breeders themselves. Find out what their policies are and see if they offer you any detailed care and feeding instructions with your new pup. Ask if they will be available for consultation after the sale is over and just see if this is a person that you would be comfortable getting a pet from.
Ask them if they intend to offer you detailed information and advice about the proper care and feeding of your Chihuahua before you take it home and if they will be giving you a food sample so you know what to feed your dog.
A good breeder is in your life for years offering advice and helping to make sure your pet stays healthy.
You need to do the right thing and make sure that you are choosing the right breeder for you and your family because in the end that relationship between you and your breeder is what is most important.
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