Finding right breed essential |

Finding right breed essential

I am writing this because many of us who own, train, show and breed purebred dogs feel very strongly about educating the public as to how to find a breed that is suitable for a pet home. We also feel a need to share our knowledge as to how a person can find a reputable breeder who is honest and ethical. I am also writing this out of concern for the misconception that many people have about breeders of AKC purebred dogs.

We spend many many hours researching lines in order to produce healthy dogs with the best temperaments. We don’t just breed one “cute dog” to another. Our goal is to better our kennels by producing the best show-quality dogs. Our dogs are our pets first, and show dogs second. The puppies that we feel are not meant for the show ring are spayed or neutered and sold to good pet homes.

We spend almost every waking hour with our dogs, whether doing training, socializing or just loving them. They are the object of our commitment.

Responsible breeders are always open to showing our home and dogs within a reasonable time upon request. All records are readily available. Many of us are members of a rescue organization and take in dogs that are abandoned or in a shelter. We work with these dogs and take them to our veterinarian for neutering, treatment and health checks. Some dogs are so abused that it takes months of training and socialization to prepare them for the right home. We are dedicated to working with our cities and counties to help them become no-kill areas.We also thoroughly screen potential homes so that we know the dog is going to a good place.

Jill Riley

Grass Valley

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