What should a
Responsible English Springer Spaniel Breeder Do:
1.Strive in each and
every breeding to achieve the highest quality possible relative to the breed
standard for conformation, excellence in hunting, trainability for obedience,
tracking, and temperament, while still maintaining the breed's characteristics.
physically sound, mature dogs of stable temperament for breeding. These
characteristics are rarely, if ever, determined before the age of two for
either males or females.
educate themselves regarding genetic diseases pertinent to the breed.
4.Apply the same
high standards to outside females sent to their stud dogs as they apply to their
own breeding stock.
5.Match each puppy's
personality as carefully as possible with a compatible buyer/family.
steps to have each puppy examined by a veterinarian for general health and
examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist for congenital eye disease prior to
of pet puppies to spay/neuter. Methods may include written spay/neuter
contracts, limited registration, and/or spay/neuter rebates.
8.Endeavor to gain
personal knowledge of the temperament and health of every dog they breed, or to
which they breed in order to gather information on which to base future
prospects to knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced persons or are willing to
help educate and guide novices. They should at any time accept the return of
any male or female their breeding program produces and they should always help
when relocation is needed.
10.Does not sell,
supply, donate or surrender any dog for which they are responsible to a pet
shop, catalogue house, wholesale dealer in dogs, Humane Society, or
non-diseased dogs to a laboratory.
buyers to go to puppy and obedience classes to help their puppies to become
better canine good citizens.
How can you tell the difference from a puppy mill,
commercial breeder, backyard breeder, reputable hobby breeder, and the
reputable experienced English Springer Spaniel breeder?Some things to look for: