Finding a responsible breeder

If you’ve decided to buy from a dog breeder, you’ll want to ensure that the puppy you’re buying is healthy and happy and that you’re not unwittingly funding the cruel puppy trade.

If you are looking to buy a pedigree puppy, have a look on the Kennel Club website for Kennel Club Assured Breeders of the breed you’re interested in.  A good breeder will probably have a waiting list for puppies - a happy, healthy dog is worth the wait.

Here are some great tips on spotting a responsible breeder, or identifying a breeder who’s only interest is profit: