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Not All Poodle Breeders Are Alike

Jun 19, 2008
Poodles are victims of their own success. Despite their demanding grooming needs, they are friendly, intelligent and loyal. No matter so many people want one. And, unfortunately, wherever there is a demand, there will be those who will unethically take advantage of this market. If you want a Poodle, you must be aware of fake puppy breeders, which usually advertise on the Internet and sell their puppies to pet stores. There are also some Internet scams you should be aware of.

Puppy mills are the bane of the canine world. Anyone who loves dogs would weep if they ever walked into a puppy mill. There, dogs are treated like merchandise, often forced to spend their entire lives in tiny, wire creates (often stacked on top of each other) without ever seeing a vet or getting to stretch their legs. They are treated only as puppy making machines. Fake Poodle breeders are puppy mills in disguise.

There are middlemen sites that act as middlemen from puppy mills to unsuspecting puppy buyer. This scum is commonly called a puppy broker. They often pretend to be real Poodle breeders (or whatever breed they're flogging). No reputable Poodle breeders will have more than a few puppies for sale per year. No reputable Poodle breeder will ship a puppy to you. All reputable Poodle breeders will want you to visit their place.

Can you trust any Poodle breeder that advertises online? Yes, you can. Just keep your common sense about you and don't be swayed by pictures of cute Poodle puppies. All Poodle puppies are cute. A real Poodle breeder only has a few puppies for sale a year, so you should be put on a waiting list. You also will be allowed to meet the breeder and the mother and sometimes the father of your prospective puppy. Buying a Poodle puppy should take a long time.

Caring, compassionate Poodle breeders will also have web sites, but they rarely have any Poodle puppies available for sale, as they usually only have one or two litters a year. Getting a puppy from a responsible puppy breeder takes time and patience. You will also be able to make an appointment to see members of your prospective Poodle puppy's family. You cannot do that with puppy broker web sites.

Also, there are pay ahead schemes involving pedigreed dogs like Poodle puppies. This is when someone online or on the phone claims to be a Poodle breeder and has puppies to give away if you'll pay for the transportation costs. There are no puppies, of course. Never buy a puppy sight unseen. Here's an even better Poodle information tip - there are Poodle breed rescues in most states and countries. Adopt an abandoned dog rather than risk getting scammed by fake Poodle breeders.

There is absolutely no way to prove that your Poodle's pedigree is accurate. It's all done on faith. It is thought that the new doggy DNA tests can help with this, but those tests won't be widespread for many years to come.

All pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills. And often the puppy mills do not use purebreds to get animals that look like purebred Poodles. The best Poodle information I can give you is never buy a Poodle, go adopt one from a rescue instead.
About the Author
About the author: Lisa A Collins is a passionate lover of the Poodle and owns a popular website that can show you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Poodle . Among other topics there, you will find out more about Poodle Breeders plus a whole lot more.
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