So you’ve visited local animal shelters and Pomeranian rescues but you still haven’t found the right puppy? Your next step is to research Pomeranian breeders. One thing you should know right away is that not all breeders are created equal. There are breeders out there who only care about money and not the way their dogs are bred. Here you will learn a few tips on how to find Pomeranian breeders and how to distinguish the good breeders from the bad ones.
There are several different ways you can go about locating Pomeranian breeders. One really great resource is your local veterinarian’s office. They will often have resources about reputable breeders and they can refer you to one who specializes with the Pomeranian breed. You can also try to get referrals from friends and family. If you know somebody who has a Pomeranian, ask them where or how they found their dog.
Many Pomeranian breeders are listed in several directories online. This makes it easy to find breeders near your home. If you aren’t able to find a good Pomeranian breeder locally, you can find breeders in other locations who may be willing to ship their Pomeranian directly to you. If you’re okay with driving the distance to meet your pup, that is definitely the better option. Meeting your Pomeranian and the breeder will allow you to determine if the breeder is a good one.
The best way to know if you’re dealing with a good Pomeranian breeder is to ask questions. Here are several questions to consider:
- Why do you breed Pomeranians?
- How many years have you been breeding Pomeranians?
- Why did you breed this litter?
- How old are your pups when you sell them?
- What kind of assistance can you give us after we have brought puppy home?
- What if our situation with the puppy does not work out?
- Can we meet the parents?
A good breeder will never hide anything from you. Also, if you ask to take a peek at where the puppies are raises, they should have no problem showing you. You have the right to see for yourself where your puppy has spent the beginning weeks of their life and also what kind of environment their parents live in. If a breeder is unwilling to answer a question or it seems like they’re hiding information from you, don’t hesitate to walk away.
Now that you know where to find great Pomeranian breeders and you know what kinds of questions to ask, it’s time to begin your search for a pup to bring into your home. Remember to take your time during your search because this new companion will be with you for the next 10 to 15 years. Choose a Pomeranian that you feel would be a great fit for you and your family and a good Pomeranian breeder will help you do just that.