Puppies and older dogs are available from several sources. So . . . why would you choose to consider a CADF registry breeder?
The breeders listed on our registry have all been screened. They have agreed to abide by our code of ethics.
Responsible breeders are aware of the heritable problems associated with their chosen breed, and, where diagnostics are available, have screened their breeding stock against these problems. Because these breeders know their breeds they will be able to provide after-purchase help with your new dog (crate training, feeding, house training, selecting a veterinarian, etc.).
When you are purchasing a purebred puppy from a breeder, the breeder should show you copies of the registration certificate of the parents and the health clearances for the parents. When you are purchasing a purebred puppy, you are purchasing a puppy that should grow up to resemble a dog of the same breed 100 years ago. The parents will be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club. Sometimes the father of the puppy is from another country, so he would be registered with the American Kennel Club or another country and kennel club recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club.
Because the puppy is a purebred, the puppy and the puppy's family have a recorded history. The basic recorded history is the pedigree. Other part of their history can be found in health clearances. These clearances say the parents are clear of a possible genetic problem. Remember these conditions can skip generations, and as in life, there are no real guarantees. You have a better chance of avoiding a problem in a puppy, if the parents are clean of the problem.
You can be assured that your pup is a purebred and will be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club, and is not the result of indiscriminate breeding at some far off puppy mill.
A breeder will know the positive and negative personality traits of their breed. They will know about the grooming and training requirements and their breed's little idiosyncrasies.
Breeders are often involved in dog-related activities (obedience, pet therapy, agility, etc.). They can help you locate activities to participate in should you desire.
For a personal touch, helping you fill your family;s furry friend void, please consider one of our breeders. They would consider it an honour!