Kiraleea Japanese Spitz
Konalae Japanese Spitz
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Questions to ask the Breeder:
Ask to see
certification of health, where possible
i.e. vet certificate certifying
clear patella, clear eyes and general health
of the parents.
- How many litters
do you have a year?
Breeders producing more than 1
or 3 litters a year are probably not paying
enough attention to the genetics and health
of the puppies
How & Where are the dogs kept? Are they part
of the family? How many dogs do you have?
Japanese Spitz are a very affectionate and
intelligent breed and do not thrive in a
kennel situation; they need individual
attention and affection.
- Ask to see the
parents and the facilities where the dogs
are kept. In circumstances where unable to
physically see parents and facilities, ask
to see photographs or possibly send a
relative or friend.
A responsible breeder takes
extremely good care of his or her animals
and grounds, and should not hesitate to show
both to a visitor. The grounds should appear
clean and the animals should look active and
Where were the puppies raised? How have you
What you're looking for here is an
indication of what kind of socialization the
puppies have had. Socialization is so
important to getting a well-adjusted,
well-mannered dog. Puppies should have been
exposed to people, other dogs, new
situations, normal household sounds and
activities in order to learn. A puppy raised
without this important social interaction
can be shy, fearful, aggressive, or have
other problems as they get older. Dogs need
to know how to play, how to handle new
situations, how to relate to people.
- Ask if mother's
been bred every season.
A breeder who cares about their dogs will
breed every other season. Some breeders will
breed back-to-back once. This occurs when
the breeder wants puppies in a specific
season, if there was a small litter, or the
female comes into heat once per year. All
puppies should be "expected" and well
- Ask for references
from previous puppy buyers.
This can be an excellent way to get an idea
of how the puppy will be raised and
Expect an Ethical breeder to be
concerned about, and ask you questions
the environment you will be providing for your
Warning signs when selecting a
When you talk to potential breeders
about their puppies, your goal should be to make
certain your new puppy has had a great start in
life, and in this way eliminate any unnecessary
problems when your new addition to your family
comes to your home.
Areas that should cause you concern about
a potential breeder include:
The "breeder" lacks knowledge about the breed
The "breeder" shows ignorance or denial of
genetic defects in the breed
The "breeder" has no involvement in dog sports
The "breeder" doesn't let you observe the
puppies or adults, or let you see the kennels
The "breeder" has no documentation and cannot
provide a pedigree
The puppies are not socialized and/or the
"breeder" does not understand the importance of
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last updated Febrauary 1, 2015