Help Eliminate Puppy Mills:


Help eliminate "puppy mills" by purchasing healthy, happy dogs from a reputable breeder.
Mass produced puppies frequently make their way into the marketplace, and as a caution to all potential buyers, The Canadian Kennel Club advises that you never buy on impulse and before purchasing your puppy, visit the breeder's kennel.


The Canadian Kennel Club is the primary registry body for purebred dogs in Canada. Breeders issue papers under the auspices of Agriculture/Agrifood Canada.


The federal Animal Pedigree Act states that any dog sold as purebred must be registered and papers provided by the seller at no additional cost to the buyer, within 6 months of the date of sale.


The quality of animals being sold can vary significantly so "buyer beware". Find a reputable breeder, get a detailed receipt and make sure you understand the guarantee. "Making the Right Choice. Three Steps to Buying a Purebred Puppy" is a comprehensive purchasing guide produced by The Canadian Kennel Club and available on line at


Extract from
The Animal Pedigree Act Chapter 13

64. No person shall

  • (j) without an express statement that the animal’s registration, identification or status as a purebred is from a jurisdiction other than Canada and that the animal will not be registered or identified in Canada by the person, sell as registered or identified, or as eligible to be registered or identified, or as a purebred, any animal without providing to the buyer thereof within six months after the sale the animal’s duly transferred certificate of registration or certificate of identification.


66. (1) Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act or the regulations


  • (a) is guilty of an offense punishable on summary conviction and is liable to a fine not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars;

  • (b) is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars.