Don’t send out a “shotgun” email to every breeder on your list. Don’t begin the conversation with “Do you have any puppies for sale?” Instead, introduce yourself and where you live, explain how you found them (breeder referral, etc.), and ask if they have a few moments to talk to you about berners.
What’s the best way to contact a dog breeder?
- Get ahold of them via phone or email. Once you’ve got a breeder’s contact information, reach out to them as soon as you can. It may take a few attempts to finally establish contact as breeders are known for being extraordinarily busy and they spend a great deal of time outdoors.
- 1 How do you message a breeder about a puppy?
- 2 How do you introduce yourself to a breeder?
- 3 How far in advance should I contact a breeder?
- 4 How do I buy a dog online without getting scammed?
- 5 How long before puppy can breeder?
- 6 What questions should you ask when buying a dog?
- 7 What do you say when applying for a puppy?
- 8 How do you pass a puppy application?
- 9 Should puppies be vet checked before buying?
- 10 How do you approach a dog breeder?
- 11 Do you tip a dog breeder?
- 12 What should I look for in a puppy contract?
- 13 How do you spot a pet scammer?
- 14 How do you tell if a breeder is scamming you?
- 15 How do I report a pet scammer?
How do you message a breeder about a puppy?
Here my list of a few points that you might say to a breeder, just by way of introduction:
- Your name, where you live, your circumstances – do you work full time?
- Your current and previous dog ownership.
- What you are looking for in a dog?
- When you want to have a dog – this year or next, not too specific.
How do you introduce yourself to a breeder?
Introduce yourself to the breeder first, let them get to know you. Ask some questions about the breeder’s dogs and how their puppies are raised. Once you have talked to the breeder a few times, then ask about the price of their puppies.
How far in advance should I contact a breeder?
Finding a breeder you like and then keeping in contact with them is your best bet. Contacting them a year in advance and then expecting them to keep in touch with you (or remembering you) is iffy at best. Sometimes you will get lucky and find an available puppy.
How do I buy a dog online without getting scammed?
How to avoid pet scams
- Contact rescue groups for the breed you want. They may have a pet for you or be able to recommend a breeder.
- Know typical prices and avoid deeply discounted or “free” pets, which can suggest fraud or a puppy mill.
- Visit the breeder.
- Expect the breeder to ask you questions.
How long before puppy can breeder?
Nine to Ten Week Old Pups are Typically The Best Age Since some puppies tend to go through a fear period at eight weeks of age (an awareness of the world around them that can cause anxiety), many breeders and new owners would prefer to wait one or two more weeks.
What questions should you ask when buying a dog?
Try AKC Marketplace and have this list of questions handy to get to know your breeder, your breed, and your potential puppy better.
- Ask to meet the parents.
- Have health tests been performed on the parents?
- How long have you been breeding?
- How do you socialize your puppies?
- Are the puppies up-to-date on vaccinations?
What do you say when applying for a puppy?
Some sample questions might include:
- Why this breed?
- Where do you live? In what conditions will the dog live? Do you have a fenced yard?
- What other pets do you own now? Breed? How many?
- Who will be the primary caretaker of the dog?
- How many hours a day will the dog be left alone?
How do you pass a puppy application?
Provide Detailed Information. When filling out an adoption application, be thorough. Provide as many details as possible about your living situation, family experience and how you plan to care for the animal. Explain your previous experience with raising an animal, including training and exercise regiments.
Should puppies be vet checked before buying?
A vet should have checked the puppies within their first few weeks to identify any health issues. Puppies should be being weighed regularly to ensure they are putting on weight at the expected rate.
How do you approach a dog breeder?
These are broad and general, but hopefully will help anyone who is searching for a puppy.
- Don’t treat puppy buying as a financial transaction.
- Politely ask any questions.
- Show off your knowledge on the breed.
- Express your willingness to take guidance.
- Go visit.
- Be prepared to answer questions.
- Don’t hassle.
Do you tip a dog breeder?
Tipping someone who provides a service for your dog is not required, but it’s a way to show appreciation for a job well done. For those who did receive tips, 10 to 15 percent was the average.
What should I look for in a puppy contract?
Here, the seller will need to list the following information, so it is clear exactly what type of puppy the buyer is getting. All puppy/dog contracts will include the canine’s date of birth, breed, gender, registered and call name, color, and coat, as well as any markings or necessary description.
How do you spot a pet scammer?
10 Signs of Puppy Scams
- The Price is Fantastic!
- Discounted or Negotiable Prices.
- The Dog is Free (But You Pay for Shipping)
- No Refunds, Return or Warranties Against Health Issues.
- You Cannot Contact the Seller by Phone.
- Price Increases After Deposit.
- Refund Upon Receipt.
- Sad, Sad, Sad Story.
How do you tell if a breeder is scamming you?
What are the Red Flags?
- No phone calls. The seller prefers to handle communication by email and not the phone.
- Copycat or stock photos. Photos of the dog or ad text can be found on multiple websites.
- Sketchy payment. The seller asks for wiring of money or payment by gift cards.
- Price is too good to be true.
How do I report a pet scammer?
If you suspect, or have been victimized by, a pet scam, report it to: the Federal Trade Commission (online or at 877-382-4357). the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), if the scam occurred online. the BBB Scam Tracker.