Labradoodles are categorized among the world’s cutest, well-behaved, friendly, obedient, and loving dog breeds. So, you have definitely made the right choice if you are thinking of getting a labradoodle pup. Choosing a responsible breeder is the first step that you’ll have to take to get a high-quality puppy. Determining which breeder is responsible and which one isn’t is a daunting task because people do, unfortunately, pretend to be what they aren’t to get what they want. Knowing the attributes of a good breeder will go a long way in helping you to tell the difference. Here are some of the qualities to look out for.
Every entrepreneur must be well-versed with their commodities. This also applies to labradoodle breeders. They ought to be knowledgeable about these puppies. For instance, they have to know the type of medical conditions these dog breeds are susceptible to, the measures to take to promote their health and development, and the best environment to raise them in, to mention but a few. You can’t just adopt a labradoodle without asking questions. Do you receive informative answers to the inquiries you make? Does the breeder seem to know what they are talking about? Avoid breeders who give shallow responses and those that have to browse through the internet to find answers. Also, avoid those that seem clueless. All these tendencies only go to show that the breeder isn’t knowledgeable.
A responsible breeder will be more than happy to show around the puppies’ breeding areas. Take it as a warning sign if your prospective breeders aren’t ready to show you around, even when you ask. Breeders that do this often have something to hide. For instance, they might be breeding pups in unfavorable environments, which aren’t suitable for their development and health. Labradoodle puppies are sensitive, and they are highly susceptible to different types of infections, especially if they aren’t brought up in favorable conditions. Don’t take it lightly when a breeder denies you access to the breeding areas, without giving a reasonable explanation and providing evidence to back it up.
Does your soon-to-be breeder interview you or do they go straight to commencing the adoption process? Ideally, all breeders have some attachment and affection toward their puppies. They should, in this case, make a point of ensuring that their puppies will be in safe hands. Interviewing prospective clients is the only sure way of finding out if they have what it takes to take good care of the puppies, after adoption. Don’t trust any breeder that skips interviews and goes straight to the adoption. These types of breeders are often money-minded. They aren’t after the puppies’ well-being and would be less concerned if they found a good caretaker or not.
Reliable and professional breeders always want to establish lasting relationships with their clients. They do this by entering into legally binding contracts, which permit them to keep tabs on puppies after adoption to ensure that they are well-taken care of. Plus, contractual agreements also give them permission to take possession of your puppy if you fail to render optimal care.