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Rufnit Kennels Braque du Bourbonnais - What is a Reputable Breeder
What is a "Reputable Breeder"?

You will find a Reputable Breeder and Rufnit Kennels...

has done testing on the breeding stock used and is willing and able to discuss whatever faults his/her dogs have (and all dogs have them.  No dog is perfect).
does not breed dogs "to make money" or so "our children can experience the miracle of birth" or "we want to have another dog just like Jane" or "we want a litter before we spay/neuter our dog."  A reputable breeder breeds to advance their breeding program and for the love and devotion to purebred dogs.
will tell you the good points as well as the bad points of the breed.  They want to make sure you are fully aware of what to expect before you buy the puppy.  Cute little puppies grow into adult dogs.
breeds a litter if they intend on keeping something out of the litter. They are breeding to further improve their breeding program, not just to produce puppies for pet buyers.
can explain the reasoning behind breeding a particular dog to a particular bitch. They should be attempting to reach perfection as defined by the breed's standard. In the attempt to reach this goal with the resulting puppies, they should be able to explain the good points of each dog and what things they are trying to improve.
will provide you with a pedigree of the puppies. A pedigree usually has at least three generations of the puppies' ancestors listed.
does not breed a volume of puppies. A breeder with 7 adult bitches is not going to breed all 7 in a single year. Bitches are veterinarian checked prior to breeding.
has a waiting list for future progeny.  They do not breed unless they have sufficient homes awaiting.
request a deposit from future buyers to ensure their commitment and sincerity.
provides a sanitary environment for the puppies.
provides proper medical care and nutrition to all of his/her dogs/puppies and will provide medical records.
has so much invested in their dogs and equipment that they struggle to break even, not make a profit (better known as "hobby" breeders).
can discuss the socialization and exposure of the puppies and can make recommendations for continued socialization/exposure and training.
participates in some sort of dog related events and has statistics/records to confirm their participation.  They do something with their dogs!
usually belongs to some sort of dog club or organization and is positively recognized for their breeding efforts.
is licensed/certified in their state.  Complies with all the rules and regulations set for operating a breeding kennel.
is willing to give you references from previous puppy buyers. Those new to breeding should be able to give you references from other breeders of their breed. They aren't offended if you ask them for references. Talking to references will help you to judge the character of the breeder.
may ask you for references.  The breeder wants to be sure that the housing or yard is suitable for the dog. A large dog wouldn't necessarily do well in a small apartment. Some breeds need to have a fenced yard with secure fencing for their own protection. The breeder is looking for the ideal situation for the puppy. They want the owner to be happy and not return the puppy because it was ill suited for the environment or life-style of the buyer.  Will only sell pups to approved buyers.
believes in service after the sale. If a puppy buyer has grooming questions, feeding questions, or training questions, the breeder will be there for you long after the puppy is no longer a puppy.
will take back any of their progeny at any age. Reputable breeders do not want to find out a dog they bred has been left in a pound or dumped by the roadside. They assume a lifetime responsibility for the canine lives they have put on this earth.  They require the pup be returned to them should a situation arise and a puppy/dog need to be relocated.
would NEVER sell pups through a retail outlet, animal broker or laboratory.


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There are many reputable breeders of fine upland hunting dogs throughout North America.  Unfortunately in this business like so many others, the buyer needs to be aware. Make sure that the puppy comes from a line of dogs that have good health credentials.  There should be a good history in the pedigree of dogs that perform in the field (field trials, hunt tests, etc.).  As a rule, avoid "backyard breeders."  Leave the art and science of breeding to the breeders experienced with the breed and have produced proven progeny.  Take the time to make contacts and see if there are any consistent problems reported about the particular breeder you have selected.  NAVHDA (North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association) is the foundation registry and testing organization for the Braque du Bourbonnais in North America.

Remember that the least expensive part of the cost of a dog is its initial price. Veterinarian bills, feeding, kenneling, training, etc. are what really cost the most. Our advice: Do your research, you and your companion will benefit in the long run.

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