HOW MUCH FOR A PUPPY?
Let me say a few words to you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who also calls and is surprisedly states: “I can buy a cheaper dog elsewhere”.
I also address you; the person who just wants “a pet”. Not a single dog is just a dog. Behind every pure bred dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory, I have puppies available all year type of people. When you select to buy a dog from a breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every dog; owned and also sold. This breeder will skip holidays, sleeping, laying in bed and most of their own house space as this will be turned into space for their dogs. The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed, puts their whole heart into it. Not only in puppies that are sold but also in those who get sick and die.
A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in placentas and mud. Because that’s what life is about: birth and death.
In the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do progesterone tests, echos, xrays, analysis, c sections, vaccinations, research pedigrees, deworm, as well as chipping their puppies and getting them evaluated by specialists.
Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they sell to. Because it is not “just a dog”.
Written by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller
Translated into English by: Angel Sophia Nogga