Saturday, July 7, 2018

How To Pick The Best AKC Lab Breeders

By Diane Snyder

If you want a good dog, then you must ensure that you buy the puppy from a reputable seller. So, the main question remains how to identify a good breeding facility. If you do not have adequate information about the breed, then you'll have to rely much on the information provided to you by the seller. Below are some tips to help you choose the best AKC Lab Breeders for the best dogs.

You should get as much information about the breed as possible. Labradors are some of the most common dog species around. Therefore, it should be easy to find tips on how to raise them. This should help you prepare even before you bring the pup home. The information will also be beneficial in your selection process.

Ensure that the facility specializes only on a specific breed. Some breeders keep all types of dogs which is not wrong but may compromise the quality of their breeding. Chances of crossbreeding are high and therefore the level of management must be exemplary. Again, they may not be well informed about the particular breeds they are keeping.

Ensure that the facility has a certificate for kennel club membership. Regardless of how organized the facility is, you should not assume that they offer pedigree dogs. Therefore, you should check that they are indeed certified by the local kennel club. This ensures that they have stringent rules to follow for the breeding and therefore they are trustworthy.

Check the deworming documentation. You want to ensure that by the time you bring the puppies home, they are already dewormed. Most of the deworming to take place within the first few weeks. Therefore, they should have evidence that indicates what has or has not been done. Puppies develop worms at a very young age, hence, the need for deworming.

Check the vaccination papers. You need to know the type of vaccination that the dog has been given before you take it home. This is because you might have to vaccinate it against some diseases to ensure its chances of survival. If it is not vaccinated against diseases such as distemper, Corona, Parvo, hepatitis, lept o, influenza, and Bordetella then you should not take it home with you.

Inquire about the weaning process. Some breeders are known to force weaning on puppies. This is to allow them to become independent early so that the mother can breed again. A good seller should allow the puppies to suckle naturally until their mother weans them off. This should take about 2 months.

Check when it is the right time to book. You should not wait until the litter is born for you to book. If you do this, chances are that you'll find the weakest puppies in the litter. You should book in advance so that you get the chance to pick your pup before anyone else.

Ensure that the seller has a buyback policy. You might wonder what to do with a dog once you bought it and you realize that you do not like it. Well, the good news is that some sellers actually give you a grace period within which you can keep the pup and if you don't like it then you can return and get your money back.

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