October 28, 2008
Anyone can throw on a big fake smile, tell you the things they think you want to hear, and try to sell you a Boston Terrier you may not want. A reputable Boston Terrier breeder is someone that you can ask a lot of questions of and they will not be offended and a reputable breeder is going to insist that you do your homework before buying. You will find that an honest breeder will hide nothing from you because an honest breeder has nothing to hide.
The first thing you can do to weed out the shady breeder is to check and see what national breeder registry they are listed with. The gold standard is the American Kennel Club but there are other registries so find out which one your breeder is associated with so you can see what kind of breeding standards they use when doing their business. Also check to make sure they are really listed with the registry, do not take their word on it. Remember you are checking someone out so do your own work.
You will never get better advice about any aspect of your dog’s life than from your vet. If you do not have a vet yet then the time to start a relationship with a vet is when you are looking for a Boston Terrier breeder. Your vet may have opinions on the breeders you are considering and may also have breeders to recommend to you. Always consult with your vet prior to dealing with any Boston Terrier breeder or any dog breeder of any kind.
It is not a common route to take, but you should also probably have a talk with your local law enforcement officials about the breeders you are considering. If the local law enforcement officials in your area are very familiar with a particular breeder then it would probably be a very good idea for you to avoid dealing with that breeder for your good and also to protect your family from any future problems with your new pet.
After you have gone through asking everyone else what they think of your prospective Boston Terrier breeders it is now time to talk to the breeders themselves. See what their attitude is about breeding and determine by their actions and attitudes whether or not this is someone you want to do this very important business with and stay in touch with for many years to come.
Make sure that they will be available for consultation after the sale is over and just see if this is a person that you would be comfortable getting a pet from. We all know that a pet is part of the family so make sure you are making the right choice and ask your prospective Boston Terrier breeders a lot of questions.
The relationship between breeder and owner goes on for many years and if you make the wrong breeder choice then that is something you may wind up regretting for a very long time.
You need to do the right thing and make sure that you are choosing the right breeder for you and your family because in the end that relationship between you and your breeder is what is most important for the health of your dog and the happiness of your family.