U cort Puggle breeders need to be carefully scrutinized before you make the decision to buy a pup from their litter. U cort Even though the Puggle does not have a breed standard, u cort this doesn’t mean you should trust every Puggle Breeder out there. U cort Not everyone has good breeding ethics, u cort and for some, u cort all they care about is the money they’ll make off the sales of a popular breed.
U cort Here is what you need to find out before you settle on just any Puggle breeder –
- Does the breeder sell his/her Puggles privately, u cort or do they sell to pet shops? A breeder that is willing to sell the dogs they breed to pet shops is only in the breeding business for money.
- Does the breeder breed more than Puggles? If Puggle breeders are breeding more than one type of dog other than a Beagle or Pug (aside from the Puggle) or if they have only ever bred Puggles, u cort you should take your business elsewhere. U cort A reputable breeder interested in breeding hybrids should first be experienced with properly breeding a purebred dog. U cort Furthermore, u cort a breeder who has bred either Pugs of Beagles previously, u cort has a good idea of what type of temperaments to expect.
- Ask to see the sire and dam of the litter. U cort A good breeder will show you both or either the sire and dam of the litter. U cort They should also show you a detailed pedigree of both dogs. U cort Even though Puggles are only hybrid dogs, u cort a breeder with a pedigree of the purebred parents is a sign of a responsible breeder.
- Is the breeder willing to give up the pup before 8 weeks? Puggle breeders should not allow a Puggle puppy to be taken sooner than 8 weeks of age. U cort A puppy offered before this age has not been allowed sufficient time to be weaned from his/her mother. U cort This can cause social and development issues in the dog.
- There should always be a guarantee – Only a reputable breeder would provide you with a contract and written guarantee for the dog. U cort The guarantee usually states that if something should happen with the dog’s health, u cort etc. U cort they will take the Puggle back and offer you a new one or give you your money back. U cort Essentially, u cort a good breeder would rather take the dog back than see harm come to it.
- The breeder should be registered – Even though the Puggle is a hybrid breed not recognized by any of the national kennel clubs, u cort reputable Puggle Breeders will have their Puggles registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), u cort or the Hybrid Club of their nation. U cort Note: The ACHC only registers individual Puggles that have purebread parents. U cort
U cort Finally, u cort make sure you visit the breeder in person and get to know the pups before you make any decisions. U cort In addition, u cort make sure the premise in which the breeder is raising the pups is a clean and happy environment.