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Selecting a Pomeranian Breeder

As with any breed, it is important to research both the breed itself and the breeders who are whelping the puppies.  After studying breed characteristics, health concerns, individual needs, and deciding a certain breed is right for you, a thorough search must be conducted to find just the right breeder.  When you’ve decided that the Pomeranian is the perfect pet for you, it’s important to find a great breeder.

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The best Pomeranian breeder should be an expert at all things Pom.  The breeder will know about the health of their mating pair and their puppies, about behavioral and character traits, about socialization and training, about puppy development, about selecting the perfect family, and how to ethically practice breeding.  The mother and father should be of optimal temperament and the breeder should have clean, adequate facilities for whelping puppies.

 A responsible breeder should also be conducting DNA tests, eye and hip tests on dogs before deciding to breed them.  A breeding pair shouldn’t be chosen out of convenience or by accident.  Each dog should be healthy, free of genetic diseases, of good temperament and indicative of a strong breed standard to pass on to any puppies.  Most health problems in dogs of both breeds are as a result of genetic or inherited genes and traits.  This means that most health problems can be prevented.  A good Pomeranian breeder will know what health concerns exist, what can be prevented, and how to produce and maintain beautiful, healthy puppies.
As a general rule, buyers can expect to “get what they pay for.”  Puppies that seem unusually low priced may be the result of an irresponsible or backyard breeder, or may not be coming from a purebred sire and dam.  One does not have to look far to hear or see stories of puppy mills and dogs living their lives in filthy cages with no love and support- just seen as a way to make an owner some money.  These practices may result in various health concerns or temperament problems, and are indicators of a careless breeder.

Breeders should be open to having potential families visit the facilities where the puppies are whelped, be able to answer questions about the parents and puppies, and also want to ask questions of the families who will be caring for their pups.  These are all signs of a breeder who maintains high ethical standards and maintains healthy breed standards.  A good breeder will provide lifetime support, not just conduct a business transaction.

Don’t be afraid to ask breeders about their breeding standards, records of breeding and pedigree, if they have references, what veterinarian they work with, to see puppies and parents on site, and what kind of health guarantee the breeder provides.  Be careful not to buy puppies from puppy mills where breeders keep the dogs in cages and aren’t providing necessary hygiene, care, feeding, and exercise.

Selecting a Pomeranian Breeder

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Overall, a great Pomeranian breeder should be just as concerned with finding their little ones a good home as you are about finding the perfect Pom.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and do plenty of research before deciding to buy.  Pups are easily a ten to fifteen year commitment.  Take advantage of Pomeranian resources online and seek out reviews of breeders that other buyers have done business with.  Using registry sites like the AKC, CKC, ACA or Pomeranian specific registries often list established breeders with longstanding positive track records.  Getting a puppy can be an exciting time and doing work on the front end will ensure a happy experience once your little one finally comes home!


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