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Old October 12th, 2013, 03:00 AM
Mina Mina is offline
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Though talking with friends I'm being warned to make sure they're not a puppy mill simply for the amount of dogs they have.
Doing your due diligence is always wise.
IMO, most breeders are less than wonderful.
Finding a good one is well worth the effort.



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... however they're ckc registered //.
That, in and of itself, means very little!


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We have been having a hard time finding a breeder that replies to emails.
Have you contacted the national, provincial,
or any of the many regional Newfoundland clubs
(not to mention the many clubs south of the border)?



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It could be that they're not breeding right now or we might looking to get on a waiting list too early. 6-8 months is when we are hoping to find us a dog.
There is no such thing as contacting (a good) breeder too early.
Often, with the best breeders,
entire litters are spoken for,
long before they're even conceived.

Good breeders are always on the lookout for good owners;
both are often hard to find.



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But we want to find a reputable breeder now and if we have to wait so be it.
It's gr8 that you're doing your research.
Do be careful; being "reputable" does
not necessarily equate to being "good".

Some of the very worst of breeders have excellent web sites and,
having bred so very many puppies,
have a list of references of "happy customers".
They know the right things to say.
They know how to sell puppies.

Best of luck in your search!
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