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Puppies? Farm or breeder?

Do I get a dog from a reputable breeder or someone who lives on a farm and is selling them?

14 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A reputable breeder!

  • 2 months ago

    It depends on what you want and how much money you are willing to spend. If you don't need a pure breed, just get the puppy from the farm. 

  • TK
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you want a certain breed of puppy, then use the breed parent club's webpage to find ethical breeders.  If any puppy will do, then you will find the same quality of puppy and have the same support net with a puppy from a farm, unethical breeder, or a local shelter or rescue.  

  • 2 months ago

    Farmer/BYBer, one & the same.  Reputable breeder if you can pay the price.  If you are looking for a herding dog the farmer may have the right mix, bred to herd.  These dogs are super energetic.  Not for you if you are a couch potato.

    Consider adopting from a rescue & save a life.  During puppy season there will be more pups than you can shake a stick at.  They will be everywhere.  Lots of people just turn in their litters & the pups are up for adoption.  Same quality you would get from a BYBer.  But for far less $$$$$.

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  • 2 months ago

    Well obviously never buy from a Puppy Farm.   However, that's not to say somebody who happens to live on a farm, can't be a reputable breeder, who lives on a farm!!

    If you are looking for a well bred and reared puppy, start with the Breed Club who have Codes of Ethics which should point you in the right direction.   But always do your homework - which means go visit the breeders and see mum with the litter.   And even then, if you don't get a good feeling from the set up, or people, move on.

  • 2 months ago

    Depends whether you mean a puppy farm or just a farm.   

    A puppy farm absolutely no way and if you do then be prepared for real heartbreak both to your emotions and your pockets.  

    If a farm then highly unlikely but it could be that a good breeder just happens to live on a farm but possible.

    But in general a breeder can be a backyard breeder which isn't a lot better than a puppy farmer.

    So the only two good choices are a good rescue who chooses the right dog for you or a good breeder who does full testing on the sire and dam plus all upline dogs... and who doesn't just sell to anyone.  

  • Deane
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Go to dog shows and meet reputable breeders. Yes the puppies may cost more but that is because they have been tested and are not sick or have any defects. Before you get a puppy make sure to check the papers from the vet they must have them before they sell the puppy.

  • 2 months ago

    You think you'd get a well bred healthy dog from a farm? Do your research and find a breeder. One who won't sell to just anyone. One who tests all the dogs used for breeding for hereditary conditions. Or go to a rescue centre.

  • *****
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you were looking for a working herding dog or livestock guardian dog, you likely would want to purchase from a farm/ranch that's breeding their own proven working stock (and is also a reputable breeder). 

    For other types of dog, nothing about living on a farm makes someone qualified to breed dogs. There are reputable breeders who happen to live on a farm, and reputable breeders who do not. If you're going to obtain a dog from somewhere other than a shelter or rescue, you should seek out a reputable breeder to ensure you're getting a healthy, temperamentally sound puppy. 

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