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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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HOW TO FIND A GOOD BREEDER.....

This link was posted on the big Havanese yahoo list. I thought it was very good as to what makes a breeder a good one.

http://www.epets.ca/pawspets/articles/goodbreeder.html
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Exclamation Good breeders do..

Here is another good checklist on how to spot a good breeder Vs. puppy mills & bad breeders...

http://www.havanesefanciers.com/GoodBreeder-Bad.htm
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I know I said this before on a similar thread, but I'm going to say it again. If we are reading the info on finding a good breeder, so are the "breeders". I know that when I was looking for my first Hav, some questionable breeders asked me all the right questions and even had me fill out lengthy questionnaires.

I agree that we need all the knowledge we can get, but be warned that other people are also reading this same info. Just my 2 cents.


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MIchele,
I agree, they too are and should be reading this info, but I don't believe they are following it. The "bad" breeders I have learned about, don't show their dogs typically nor do most of the health testing on their breeding dogs. Typically, they are not a member of any dog clubs, whether it be an all breed club or a local/national breed club.

I understand what you are saying, but at the same time educating the buying public is a good thing too. <grin>
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Yes, Kathy. That was my point exactly. These "breeders" are reading the info to learn just what we need to hear. They are not breeding for the betterment of the breed, but for greed. But I agree that we need to keep educating people so they will be able to, hopefully, spot the bad breeders.


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...but, if those bad breeders read this and change their ways, they would then become "good" breeders, so it would be good for them to read it too!
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Good thought, Kimberly. You are truly an optimist
I would hope the same thing would happen. Even if it changed a small percentage, it would matter a great deal for our breed, as well as other breeds. Keep the faith!


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Besides the list kay emails....

is there a list to check a breeder to make sure it's 'good' or at least not a puppy mill, etc.? Thanks.

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Trish,
No there isn't unfortunately. You need to be sure you ask a lot of questions, go see the mom and if available the dad, see where the dogs live, talk to the breeder, and ask about what health testing they do on the parents before they breed them. We can show how to look up the results of the health testing, but I will tell you if no health testing was done, then I wouldn't say they are a good breeder.
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OK so the puppy I'm considering now ....

the breeder bought the whole litter from a breeder in Ohio...is this typical? or what shoudl I look for here?
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