Rottweiler Breeder : Locating a reputable breeder
The worlds a big place so here are some tips and links which may help you..
Locating a reputable breeder can be a feat in itself, anyone can easily say they are reputable, knowbody wants to think of themselves as being disreputable!
Over 25 years ago we had problems trying to find a reputable breeder, we would suggest you do your homework, and do not rush into things. My wife (Sue) and I spent 2 years looking and learning all we could about the rottweiler prior to buying our first dog. Below is a photo taken of my wife as a teenager with our first dog, he was well bred coming from respected Uk champion producing kennels Abukadra and Rottsann lines. Max was not the best of show dogs, but we learnt a lot from him.
Locating a reputable breeder
Don't just accept buying a pup from an advert, do your homework!
If you care about the breed then Don't buy from Trade Me,
Dont accept everything you read on the web.
You should consider visiting a breeder, and make up your own mind, recommendations and breed club secretaries can also be helpful
This can be very effective way of finding a good breeder, because only those that are happy with a breeder will recommend them to someone else! This person will have been tried and tested, and found to provide a good quality pup and service.
Breed Club Secretaries
They are a good source of obtaining information of quality reputable breeders, these breeders would be expected to follow the breed club guidlines when breeding a litter.
Central Rottweiler Club - Maria Noanoa firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rottweiler Club - Ana du Pont (09) 298 1772 email@example.com
Updated 02.02. 2012
A reputable breeder should always have:
Breeding stock which have excellent temperaments
Breeders dogs should be available for viewing
A puppies parents should be sound and healthy, with potential owners being made aware of any health problems
All breeding stock should be hip scored, some breeders will have had other health checks completed
Pups should not be sold until they are at least 8 weeks of age.
Full diet instruction, and food should be supplied when the pup is sold
Ideally an advice sheet and reading list should also be provided
Help and advice should be freely available from the breeder
A written contract of sale should also be given to a new owner
A breeder should assist in rescueing any unwanted dogs which they breed
Old friends who gave 100% unconditional love
For help or advice about the breed, contact Sue & Ian, no sales required for this service!!
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