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should be able to see him also, but if an outside stud was used then this may not be possible, however it would be good to see a photo. If you are considering buying a puppy with pedigree papers, then you should also be shown the sire’s papers and his show records.

The breeder’s

dogs

should be in

good

condition or

there

Other dogs belonging to the breeder should be in

good condition.

should be

a

good

explanation

for

any

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dogs that aren’t. They should have good body condition, bright eyes and appear happy and active at the prospect of attention.

You should ask about the worming regime that they use for their puppies. Good breeders will be aware that puppies should be wormed fortnightly from two weeks of age with a special puppy wormer until they are twelve weeks of age, at which time the worming treatments become less frequent. A small puppy that has carried a worm burden will not be as well developed as it should be. You should also enquire as to the diet they use for their puppies, however a good breeder should make you aware of this without being asked, as sudden changes in diet can cause diarrhoea and they would not want this to happen.

A good breeder will be aware that puppies need to be wormed every two weeks to prevent development problems. Photo – Sylvenus Poodles __________________

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