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A good breeder ask's questions to the puppy buyer also.
A good breeder will deworm, give first or second shots, depending on when they allow the puppies to leave their new home.
A good breeder won't allow the puppies to leave for their new home until they are at a minimum, and I mean a mimimum of 8 weeks old.
A good breeder will either replace or give money back, depending on the situation within the first year as a minimum.
A good breeder should be doing some kind of dog activity, like showing their dogs in conformation, agility, or field if appropriate for the breed. Not just producing puppies because....
A good breeder has a contract that is not only good for the breeder, but also good for the buyer. READ IT THOUROUGHLY!!
A good breeder should be a member of a dog club, as that shows to me anyway, they are trying to better the breed by participating and supporting a club. This isn't always true, but it does help to weed out the BYB and puppy millers SOMETIMES.
A good breeder will do health testing.
A good breeder won't breed a dog or a bitch until they are old enough to be bred, in my opinion, that would be 12 months or older for a dog and 18 months or older for a bitch. JMO
A good breeder will have the dam on site, if not, then run like he_ _!
A good breeder can provide you with health testing papers, AKC papers, pedigree's, etc.
A good breeder will be there to answer your questions anytime day or night.
A good breeder sells pets on a spay/neuter contract.
A good breeder knows the standard of the breed inside and out.
These are a few of what comes to mind. <grin>