Second-hand dog

The following is an article from the AKC Gazette August 1984 by Carol Benjamin, Second-Hand Dog   The second-hand dog has become commonplace. he may be a champion you purchase from a fine kennel. She may be an established brood bitch you wish to add to your breeding program. Or it may be a dog who was disappointing as a show prospect. More often than not, the second-hand dog is slated for pethood and his somewhat checkered past is rarely revealed in full, in fact, the dog in your life who needs a bit of patching and refurbishing may even be a

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Breeder Referral

As a policy, the Mile High Weimaraner Club does not endorse specific breeders or breeding programs. However, our membership includes breeders as well as individuals who are knowledgeable about the breed, and would be happy to answer questions you might have about Weimaraners. We recommend you elect to obtain your puppy from a responsible breeder who meets the ethical breeding guidelines as established by the American Kennel Club and the Weimaraner Club of America. Our recommendation is to interview as many breeders as you can to determine the best fit for you. Above all, please do not buy your puppy

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So you want a puppy, where do you look?

Whatever you do, DO NOT RUSH! Impulse buying is the easiest and worst way to buy a puppy.  This is a decision that will affect the next 10 – 15 years of your life, it deserves at least the same diligent research as any other major purchase.  Careful consideration of your needs and circumstances is a good place to start. Each purebred dog variety is bred for different purposes and temperaments. Studying the various dog breeds will help you find a dog that fits your personality and lifestyle. Becoming an informed shopper increases the likelihood of a successful dog/owner relationship. Reasons for

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Questions to ask a Weimaraner breeder

How to choose a breeder – download this file to help you. There are a number of details worth consideration when looking for your puppy. Your prudent research could prevent many problems. 1. Ask for American Kennel Club (and/or United Kennel Club) registrations.These organizations keep track of the number of litters bred every year , require verification of breed records, and set breed standards for type and temperament. 2. Ask to see Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) hip certifications. Do not settle for the breeder merely telling you that the dogs have good hips. Seeing the certificates is the only way you can be certain.

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