Finding a BreederWritten by Pixiedust Papillons and Phalenes
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Unless breeder is also a public groomer or boarding kennel, they may not carry type of insurance that would protect them from minor lawsuits. This can be a problem when people insist on bringing a small child or their current dog to see puppies. Children have been known to to wander around breeders home, peering into kitchen cabinets, pulling flowers and bulbs from garden, and even attempting to enter bedrooms, basements and garages! Careless parents have handed small puppies to a child, only to have child drop puppy and break it's leg! Some adults are worse (because they should know better). They do not seem to understand that they are in a breeders HOME, and do not respect breeder's privacy. Some breeder's do not allow others to see or handle puppies that have a deposit on them, as these puppies are now property of others. This disturbs some buyers, but remember, breeder will protect puppy YOU buy from strangers. There are some people who do not know when to leave. The breeder may have to go to work, cook supper, answer phone or any number of life's activities. Then there is breeder's nightmare-thieves! I am a member of a large, all-breed, show-sponsoring club. At our last show, flyers had to be posted warning owners to watch their dogs because of a recent rash of dog thefts. Papillons and Phalenes are popular, hard to get and easy to carry off! Breeders have had puppies stolen from their home when they went to answer phone while "prospective" buyers were looking at puppies. Others have lost puppies after showing puppies, only to have "buyer" return when owner was not home, to break in a steal all puppies. Even more disturbing, some have had their home robbed of personal property several days after showing puppies and allowing a "kennel inspection", even though they had NO kennel, just a spare room for puppy nursery. All because they had a Papillon or Phalene puppy for sale. There are some very dedicated breeders who live alone. In society today, they have to exercise even more caution to insure their safety and peace of mind. They may not desire to have a stranger visit, but they may still be producing wonderful Phalene or Papillon puppies. To not consider one of these simply because you cannot go to their home may deprive you of very Papillon or Phalene puppy you are searching for! Some want to bring cameras and take pictures of puppies and home. This is truly an invasion of privacy! Besides obvious objection to this, pictures may not be well taken. Many breeders go to great pains to have quality pictures taken of their dogs. If you want pictures, ask for some from breeder, they will be happy to give you good ones. If you buy a Phalene or Papillon puppy, do not take photos at breeders home without permission. After all, puppy will not change in time it takes for you to get to your own home. References. This is another area that needs to be re-considered. All things that apply to breeder also apply to those who own a puppy. They did not get a Phalene or Papillon puppy so that strangers can call or even attempt to visit to see a dog that they bought as a family pet. Add to this, that this is probably most inaccurate way to determine a breeder's quality. Anyone can give you phone number of a friend. Even Vets do not make good references, as many have no idea of standard for breed, although they should be knowledgeable on health matters. A much better way to compare breeders who have Phalene or Papillon puppies for sale is to look at guarantee that they offer. Do not expect every guarantee to be same. Breeding practices have changed because of buyer education. Now buying practices need to adjust to better serve buying public and protect breeder and puppies So what should you expect to do to get a great Phalene or Papillon puppy? First, know breed. Do not expect breeder to supply you with a library of information simply because you have a casual interest or are investigating several breeds.. Go to library and read up on breed if you know nothing about it. If you have never seen breed, go to a dog show, It is not breeder's job to put on a private show of all their dogs just because they may have Papillon or Phalene puppies for sale. You are not entitled to see all their Papillons and Phalenes--only parents! Then you will be prepared to ask breeder specific questions relating to their dogs and your desires. Visit www.pixiedustpapillons.com for more information about Papillons and Phalenes dogs and puppies. Include all links when reproducing this free article from www.pixiedustpapillons.com
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Flea Control in dogs and catsWritten by Niall Kennedy
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Sometimes, above steps may not be enough to rid your home of fleas. You may need to invest in an insecticide that can be used on carpets, baseboards, and cracks. Fleas can hide in very small places and if you have one flea, soon you will have many. Before using any type of insecticide, talk with your veterinarian to be sure that it is safe to use around your pet. You do not want your pet to ingest any type of toxic chemicals that could make them sick.
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