How to Determine Which Dachshund Puppies for Sale to Consider
By the time you decide you need a Dachshund puppy, you probably want to take one home right away. However, you should not do this so fast. Yearning to have a puppy can result in you overlooking things such as undesirable traits and poor health because you just found the puppy to be very cute. By applying the tips explained here, you will save yourself disappointments and heartache down the road.
You should check a breeder’s reviews. If a breeder has a Facebook page or a website, you can check reviews there. However, do not only choose to buy a puppy because you see positive remarks on these platforms as some breeders post misleading or fake reviews. A more objective place is BBB. If a breeder is not in the BBB’s database, it doesn’t automatically make them bad; continue looking at reputable review sites. If there are complaints and seems like the breeder never bothered to follow them up, continue looking.
Ensure the Dachshund breeder has a reputation. When many people hear this, what they think is an honest breeder, the investigations and research should not stop here. Try to start a conversation and build a relationship with a breeder. Good ones will want to build relationships with people who might buy a Dachshund puppy from them. When discussing, ask the breeder to show you his/her contract, for specific videos or photos of a Dachshund puppy in order to know they are not sending you videos and photos they have stolen. In your discussion, look for signs showing that a breeder is legitimate.
Ask others for referrals. You should ask people within your circles who own Dachshund puppies to get a list of breeders in your area. Ideally, these are the people you trust and know. However, many Dachshund puppy owners like talking about their puppies and will be glad to share from where they purchased so asking a stranger also can be okay. However, you should know that many individuals prefer to purchase a Dachshund puppy from a rescue and oppose breeding. This means you should not automatically assume they are familiar with breeders. If you are intending to ask someone you are unfamiliar with, just ask them where they got their Dachshund. In case it is from a breeder, they will be ready to provide you information or share their views.
You should not purchase a Dachshund puppy from a pet store. A regarded breeder is not likely to sell his/her puppies in a pet store. Many puppies in a store come from a puppy mill, that is, a commercial operation that manufactures puppies with no appropriate medical care or concern of their parents’ welfare. There is one exclusion to this; if it is plain that the store in question only sells pets from local animal shelter or rescue. If this is so, the rescue will often have employees on hand or avail contact information. However, you should know that these will mostly be older dogs as well as mixes.