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Ask Your Potential Breeder These Questions 

 

Ethical Breeding Practices
 If the kennel has a website, what is the URL? 
 Does the breeder post  a copy of their purchase contract on their website?
 Does the breeder post  a copy of their buyer questionnaire on their website?
 Does the breeder post  a list of the required health tests for the breed you are purchasing on their website?
 Does the breeder post  their "Return Dogs That Fail Tests" policy on their website?
 Does the breeder post  their "First Right of Refusal" policy on their website?
 Does the breeder post  their "Show Stock Health Test" policy on their website?
 Does the breeder have a "Kennel Visitation" policy on their website?
 Does the breeder have an "Ethical Breeder" page on their website?
 Does the breeder have a record keeping system and will they show a buyer how their system works?
 Does the breeder have a "Puppy Buyer" database and stay in touch with their puppy buyers or use RBC online database?
 Does the breeder have an Ethical Breeder Oath on File?
 Does the breeder microchip all of their puppies prior to selling them? 
 Will the breeder give you the registration numbers of the sire and dam of the litter?
 Is the Breeder certified by ResearchBreeder.com?

 

Unethical Breeding Practices  

Un-Ethical Breeding Practices
 Has the breeder ever bred a dog without having completed the required tests for the breed?
 More than once?
 Has the breeder ever bred or allowed a dog (female) they sold to another breeder to be bred more than three times? 
 Same as above but more than one dog (female)
 Same as above a third time?