1. Does the
breeder do any health clearances on adults in the breeding program?
2. Will Breeder
give a reference from others that have bought a dog from them or from
3. View pedigrees.
Are the "many champions" alleged to be in puppy's ancestry
within the first two generations or now 4 or 5 generations back in
the puppy's family tree?
breeder own the sire and dam? Ask to see sire and dam or their photos.
5. Has the
breeder a Litter Application? If so, can you see it to ascertain
from which dog registry, the birthdate of the litter, and the sire and dam of the
4. Can breeder
give a written Bill of Sale, Purchase Agreement, or AKC application to
transfer registration to new owner at time of transfer of the puppy?
5. Will Breeder
share a copy of written agreements and explain in detail the terms?
6. Ask how you may
contact breeder if you have future concerns about your puppy.
IN MY OPINION :
Although it is fair to
charge a penalty if a potential buyer changes their minds about a
purchase, I cannot recommend giving a large sum as a
non-refundable deposit on a puppy. There are too many
"scams" reported in regard to unrefunded deposits, particularly if made by
credit card use. If a buyer's
circumstances change so that their home and best care is not
available at a particular time,then a responsible breeder
would be eager to place the puppy in another home. If a Fancibul puppy does not pass its final exam to
be "average or better" for this breed, then I give a full refund of
deposit. Both parties SHOULD keep the best interests of the
puppy foremost in the transaction.
Down the road, as a breeder and guardian
of my Fancibuls French Bulldogs and their Frenchie puppies, I do not want someone to feel "stuck" with my
puppy if their life circumstances should change. I don't want my
puppies to end up in rescue organizations, shelters, pet stores, or the
hands of commercial or backyard breeders. My contracts with the buyer have
specific responsibilities stipulated so a Fancibul French Bulldog can come back to me during
its lifetime. This is called a breeder's "First Right of
Buyback". It's sad that pets go from home to home to home(or even
worse). I do what I can to avoid this in my puppy's
As a reputable breeder,
I would NEVER list my dogs in classified ads of newspapers or online
classifieds. Those are the most often the resources of BACKYARD BREEDERS trying to
make a little extra income. I would not list my site among some of the high
volume commercial or " puppymiller" type websites
available on the net. Would you think as proud as I am of my Fancibuls and breeding program that I would want my dogs shown among
poorly bred dogs and bought by the "shopping cart"/Visa purchase method? I consider information on the application, check out
references, get acquainted with potential buyers, and try to develop a relationship with
prospective buyers so we can "be here" in the future..
My FAQS & OPINIONS are
an aide for doing your own research. Also consider information
provided through The American Kennel Club and French Bulldog Club of