The Facts About Puppy Farming
Things you need to know
Puppy farming is the mass commercial production of puppies purely for profit and without a thought for the welfare or happiness of the pup, breeding bitch or stud dogs.
On a puppy farm breeding dogs and pups are usually kept in horrific dark conditions, totally unsocialised and riddled with both infectious and inbred often incurable diseases. These poorly pups are then sold en-masse to pet shops, online or from free newspaper ads and usually die soon after reaching their new home.
The Assured Breeder Scheme
For a pedigree puppy always go to a reliable and reputable Kennel Club Assured Breeders. If you want to find breeders currently with puppies visit the Kennel Club’s Find a Puppy website for more details
The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme promotes good breeding practice and aims to work together with breeders and buyers to force irresponsible breeders, or puppy farmers out of business.
Rescue a Puppy
Dedicated staff & volunteers in rescue & re-homing centres pick up the pieces & provide puppies with socialization, training and care until loving new homes can be found.
Most puppy farmers will transport their puppies to dealers, who sell them online, at pet shops, & newspapers making it a lot more difficult to identify where the puppy came from.
The Do’s & Dont’s
We can help you understand what to look out for and how you can safely adopt a puupy. There are some simple steps that you can follow to ensure you do not help fuel this cruel trade.
Only buy a puppy if:
You can see puppy
interacting with mum
by the Kennel Club
(preferably Assured Breeder)
It’s a rescue centre that’s a
Be suspicious of a puppy farmed pup if:
Mum isn't there
(she's most likely miles away on cruel puppy farm)
You're told mum's
at the vet,
been run over, sick,
basically anywhere else
Price is either
or very expensive
Pup is being
sold in a pet shop
or garden centre
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