7 Ways to Identify a Responsible Breeder

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting and lovely experience, but before you arrive at that point where all the bonding and puppy love is,

you must make sure that what you bring home is a happy and healthy puppy from a responsible breeder.

You can find dog breeders by the hundreds in every city, but not all are licensed, responsible, or even fond of anything else apart from making big bucks.

There are a few signs you can look out for when you want to find a reputable breeder, and today, we’re going to help you identify them.

Here are the 7 best ways to identify a responsible breeder. 

Health guarantee


A breeder that doesn’t produce healthy puppies will shy away quite obviously from questions about health guarantees or exams performed on the puppies.

If this happens, it is best to move on and search for a different breeder.  

Waiting Lists or Available Puppies


If your chosen breeder doesn’t have any available puppies, only offers waiting lists and asks for deposits before the puppy is born, chances are you may be scammed.

Some breeders work this way and may be legitimate, but most are likely scammers waiting for an opportunity. 

Customer Support


Customer support is a big deal and a good sign of a reputable breeder. 

If your chosen breeder has knowledgeable Puppy Agents available 24/7 to answer all your puppy-related questions, you’ve hit the jackpot.  

Honest Reviews


If you are unsure about your chosen breeder, look for customer reviews on their site. 

Instead of buying or adopting from a breeder that has no reviews from customers, look for a breeder that has good reviews of customer adoption experience with pictures of the adopted puppies. 

Research and Insights


Having a section of their site dedicated to information about the breeds they offer is another sign you found reputable breeders.  

A good breeder should give you all the information you need about the breed you are deciding to buy/adopt. 

Pick-up and Delivery Options


A respectable breeder/business will offer you options to pick up your puppy locally or have it delivered to you by car or plane. 

Social Media Counts


Another way to identify a respected breeder is to look for them on social media. 

If their pages get thousands or more followers, chances are they are not only legit, but quite popular and loved as well.