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Signs A Dog Has Come From A Puppy Farm

All UK dog lovers need to work together to prevent the growth of puppy farming. People often think they are helping a dog when they rescue it from a puppy farm. They might be helping that one dog, but by buying them they are making the problem a lot worse and condemning other dogs to more suffering. If you are concerned about a breeder then walk away. Here are some signs that the puppy you are looking at buying may have come from a puppy farm.

  • Puppies are sold in large numbers
  • Numerous litters are advertised by the same person online (under UK law any breeder that produces five or more litters a year is operating a breeding business that needs to be licensed and certified by their council)
  • The breeder is selling lots of different breeds
  • You can’t meet the parents
  • You can’t see where the puppy was raised
  • The seller wants to meet you in public instead of their premises
  • The puppy is in poor condition
  • They don’t have any papers for the puppy
  • The puppy hasn’t had the proper vaccinations
  • The breeder doesn’t answer your questions and pushes the sale
  • The breeder doesn’t check to see whether you can provide a suitable home for the puppy
  • The seller says they are selling puppies on behalf of a breeder
  • The puppy can be taken home before it’s 8 weeks old
  • The puppies are living in poor conditions, and the mother isn’t around


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