Looking for Bichon Frise for Sale? Find an Honest Breeder
But there's concern here, and that is, you might be dealing with a dishonest breeder.
You should also be ready to pay a hefty sum of money.
Competent, honest breeders can demand big bucks - that's worth it, since they follow breeding club and Kennel Club standards in breeding.
You can be assured that their dogs are genetically sound.
The Kennel Club's recommendations will have been observed, closely.
You will be provided by the breeder with documentation, the veracity of which you can check.
The registration of the parents of the dog you want to buy is very important to check.
That's to make sure the bloodlines of your dog are pure Bichon Frise.
Once the dog is in your care, you will need to continue the dog's vaccinations and deworming sessions, and these details are in the medical documentation the breeder will also provide Remember that a dishonest breeder will not volunteer these documents, fearing they may be checked - there are online databases you can check the documents against, and you only need a laptop and Internet connection to do that.
A good breeder is essentially walking Wikipedia about dog rearing, so pay attention.
If you can take notes while the breeder talks to you, you should do so.
Raising a pup for the first time? That's all the more reason to pay attention to the breeder's tips.
You're getting tips directly from someone who raises dogs, so they know their stuff! A good breeder may probably be able to tell if you're new to owning Bichon Frise, and you should tell him anyway.
There are specific tips newbies should know, and you might not get those tips if the breeder thinks you're familiar with dog rearing.
Ask for Help if you are not entirely familiar with the problems that may be encountered.
Remember that s reputable breeders can refuse to sell his dogs to you if he gets the impression you do not have the right attitude to rear a Bichon Frise.
A pet is a friend for life - not a Christmas or birthday present.
A dishonest breeder will want to seal the sale right away.
Also, dishonest breeders will probably breed animals regardless of Kennel Club standards just to make money.
That means the pups they sell may be poor specimens, diffusing the characteristics the Bichon breed.
That can also mean the puppies have hereditary problems which will mean trouble.
One way to find a legitimate breeder is to look for breeding clubs.
See if they have contact info of breeders they recommend.
There's another way, and that involves you talking to your vet, asking for recommended honest breeders he personally knows.