The Cocker Spaniel is a wonderful breed, but it is important to make sure that you are getting a healthy dog from a reputable breeder.
There are many reasons why it’s important to choose a registered Cockapoo breeder. It’s not just about having that piece of paper stating that your dog is a purebred, but rather the health and temperament of your new puppy. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose registered Cocker Spaniel breeders:
The dogs are healthy. It’s important that your dog comes from a reputable breeder who will screen their breeding dogs for genetic health issues. A good breeder will also make sure that their puppies have all of their shots before they go to their new homes.
They come with a lifetime guarantee. A good breeder will stand behind their puppies and take care of any issues that may arise in the future. They want to make sure that the puppy goes to a good home and is treated well by its new family!
They provide a lot of information about the breed and answer questions about training, grooming and care for your puppy. Breeders know everything there is to know about cocker spaniels and can help you learn how to train your new puppy as well as what supplies you will need for him or her!
A responsible breeder will have answers to your questions, and be willing to spend time with you. They will want to know about your home environment and what type of life you can offer their puppies. If a breeder is unwilling to do this, don’t buy from them.
Reputable breeders will also give you references for other people who have bought from them and are happy with their dog. If the breeder does not have these references, walk away.
You can ask for names, addresses and phone numbers of previous customers who live in close proximity to you so that you can call them directly.
A good breeder won’t let you take a puppy home until it has been fully vaccinated (most reputable breeders will require proof that you’ve had your puppy vaccinated by a veterinarian). This helps protect both the puppies and any other animals in your household.
The best way to find out if a breeder is reputable is to ask around – ask your vet or local obedience trainer if they know someone who breeds Cocker Spaniels (or any other purebred dog) responsibly and ethically.
If you are looking for local Cocker Spaniel breeders,