Why Buy from a reputable breeder vs pet store
You know the health of the puppy from birth.
References: a responsible breeder will have references to check and see if this is the right breeder for you. Most of the time, the pet stores, in general, have limited knowledge about the breeder or don't even know the breeder of the dog they are selling.
Responsible breeders find a home for every dog they breed.
You can see the pup's parents via photo, video, or in-person in some situations. Many times pet stores do not offer this service since they are all about making the sale. Breeders are also knowledgeable about their breed traits, possible health issues, proper diet, to name a few.
Reputable breeders screen prospective pet parents instead of taking anyone with cash or a credit card. The reputable breeder will take the necessary steps to get the pup into the proper situation. In most pet stores, it's about the sale, not checking references.
Many breeders like to stay in touch with pet parents who adopt one of their pups. This is a good resource for the pet parent being able to reach out and ask a question from time to time about the pup or breed. The breeder is a resource of information and may have experienced a similar situation at another time.
Breeders many times can recommend veterinarians who understand and know their breed. Some breeds have specific health issues you should be aware of before bringing the pup home.
MOShepherds is a reputable breeder of quality German Shepherd Puppies serving Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa.
German Shepherd Puppies Missouri
Why a breeder?
Many times breeders get a bad rap but not all breeders are the same. Most breeders are ethical and do the right thing which is making sure their dogs are healthy, happy, and loved. They want to improve the quality of their dogs with each generation of offspring and they want to make sure each puppy finds a loving and caring home. Do your research by reviewing Google Reviews, seeing the breeder's social media presence, talk with them ask questions about health standards, vaccine protocols, veterinary practices, socialization, and the overall health of their pups. All of our dogs are registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club.)
MoShepherds is a breeder of German Shepherd Puppies in Missouri. Call us at (417) 279-5592