It is your sole responsibility to fully investigate any breeders that you may adopt a puppy from. The Dog Breed Info Center® does not endorse, guarantee or recommend any particular breeders or their dogs and we are not responsible for any of the breeders listed. Breeders listed are not examined by independent authorities or by the Dog Breed Info Center®. We STRONGLY recommend that you do your homework before adopting a puppy. Fully check out the breeder you are dealing with. Ask if they require spaying or neutering of their pups. Ask if they do DNA testing before breeding and how much in-breed, line-breed or cross-breeding they do. Find a breeder that seems to care about the welfare of the puppy they are adopting out. If the breeder does not ask you any questions about your home life and the conditions the puppy will be living in, our advice is to steer clear of that breeder. A good breeder cares where their puppies end up. Look for a breeder that is willing to take a puppy back in a case of bad health or homes that do not work out. A good breeder will care about their puppies and will not want them to end up in the pound. Ask the breeder about the health of the puppy’s parents and grandparents; this will tell you a lot about the health of the puppy. Ask the breeder if they do rescue work. A good breeder will do some sort of rescue in the breed they are breeding and sometimes in other purebreds and mixed breeds as well. Whether it be taking in unwanted pets or offering verbal advice to people who need help in their breed, any breeder who is willing to bring more puppies into an already overpopulated world should also be involved in helping the unwanted dogs in at least the breed they are breeding. A good breeder should never get annoyed at your questions even if they appear to be petty. There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers. You should feel comfortable asking the breeder any questions that are on your mind. If the breeder makes you feel uncomfortable asking any questions related to the puppy, steer clear.
When you are looking to adopt your new puppy, BE SMART. Do your homework. Investigate the breeder and the breed you are looking to adopt. All breeds are different and require different types of homes and owners. We recommend you go to sites such as the Better Business Bureau to see if there are any complaints filed against any breeder you are thinking about adopting a puppy from.
Dog Breed Info Center® will not knowingly list puppy mills or breeders that engage in dog fighting practices. If, in our opinion, it is proven a breeder is a puppy mill or engages in dog fighting the ad will be promptly removed. Complaints about breeders will be investigated. Complaints must be accompanied by proof of abuse or neglect, i.e. police report, humane society investigation and conviction. However, it is still your sole responsibility to make sure for yourself that the breeder you are dealing with is a good legitimate breeder practicing responsible breeding. Please, do your homework before adopting a puppy! Dog Breed Info Center® cannot personally visit with every breeder listed on the site.
Our website acts solely as a venue for advertisers to list animals or items (or, as appropriate, solicit offers to buy). We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers and are not responsible for anything that a seller or buyer may do. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the items or animals advertised the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items or anything else relating to the foregoing. We cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. At no time does the Dog Breed Info Center® control or take title to any item animal or inventory advertised on the website.
Because we are not involved in or responsible for the actual transaction between buyers and sellers, in the event that you have a dispute with a buyer or seller, as a condition of the use of our web site, Dog Breed Info Center® (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and employees) are not responsible for and shall be held harmless from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
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