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Old October 10th, 2013, 02:34 PM
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I love Newf's, congratulations. I am by no means an expert, but a good breeder should be able to provide you with at least five years of lineage on their dogs, along with titles all the way along. Also, they should require a contract be signed. I just purchased a couple of Alaskan Malamutes, and had to sign many papers with my breeders, one being a non-breeding contract. You should be able to get health certificates from the parents for any of the genetic diseases your dog is prone to also. If the breeder is in your area they will generally want to do a home inspection. If it sounds too easy to get a pup I'd be suspicious. We jumped through hoops for these pups, but it was well worth it. And it took us about a year and a half to find a breeder (two actually). Our first breeder in BC didn't have any litters and we ended up finding a litter through a referral in Ontario. Good luck to you, wait for the dog you want.