Finding a Breeder

Written by Pixiedust Papillons and Phalenes

Finding a breeder  if you are looking for a Papillon or Phalene puppy for sale Much has been written on how to find a reputable breeder. All in an attempt to put a stop to pet mills and abandoned dogs. But too many prospective puppy buyers are just as irresponsible as some breeders. So now, serious, quality breeders, have taken steps to protect both their dogs and their privacy. Times have changed a great deal, so have puppy buyers and breeders. More people live in apartments or have small yards. Asrepparttar population ages and there are more `empty nests', demands for companion pets have changed. Small dogs that are easy to keep inside and dogs that require less exercise room are becoming more desirable. So why should looking for a Papillon or Phalene puppy for sale be any different than looking for some ofrepparttar 125831 more common, large breed dogs? Let's go step by step with an explanation fromrepparttar 125832 breeder's point of view. Pick ofrepparttar 125833 litter. This comes fromrepparttar 125834 large litters that big dogs can have. Large dogs can have 10 or more pups, while Papillons and Phalenes may have 1 to 4 puppies in a litter. Large litters usually have a couple of large puppies and maybe a smaller "runt". The smallest puppy in a Papillon or Phalene litter is usually small because of careful breeding, notrepparttar 125835 weakness usually thought of in "runts", These are alsorepparttar 125836 most sought after. Ifrepparttar 125837 breeder has a waiting list,repparttar 125838 best Papillon or Phalene puppy will go to someone wanting a show Papillon or Phalene. A person wanting a pet Papillon or Phalene and only paying pet price will not get to "pick"repparttar 125839 show Papillon or Phalene puppy. A direct quote from Cornell University's DOG WATCH Newsletter, Vol.1, No. 8, Oct 97, states "No one has yet been able to find a direct correlation between a dog's behavior at seven weeks and at two years." Good breeders try to matchrepparttar 125840 person withrepparttar 125841 puppyrepparttar 125842 buyer desires. Another quote fromrepparttar 125843 same source states " good breeders who know their dogs and how to interviewrepparttar 125844 prospective owners often can do a better job of pickingrepparttar 125845 right pup thanrepparttar 125846 prospective owners themselves." Seeingrepparttar 125847 parents. Many times onlyrepparttar 125848 mother ofrepparttar 125849 Phalene or Papillon puppy is available forrepparttar 125850 buyer to see. Good breeders often go to someone with a superior male to improverepparttar 125851 quality of their Phalenes and Papillons. Buyers should not be discouraged to see only one parent ofrepparttar 125852 puppy. Buyers may not understandrepparttar 125853 toll that having puppies takes onrepparttar 125854 mother. If she is a long-haired breed, she may have been clipped byrepparttar 125855 owner for her comfort and forrepparttar 125856 good ofrepparttar 125857 pups. She will not look ready forrepparttar 125858 show ring atrepparttar 125859 timerepparttar 125860 pups are ready to go. These things need to be considered when seeingrepparttar 125861 parents of a Phalene or Papillon puppy. Viewingrepparttar 125862 kennel or home. This is whererepparttar 125863 greatest change is taking place today. Papillons and Phalenes are more popular than ever. A buyer usually does not realizerepparttar 125864 number of calls a breeder who has Phalene or Papillon puppies for sale can get every day from people who just want to see what Papillons or Phalenes look like, with no intention of buying a puppy. Directly related stories and personal experiences of breeders indicate that potential buyers and "window shoppers" abuse this piece of advicerepparttar 125865 most! Breeders have outside jobs, family obligations and , of course,repparttar 125866 Papillons and Phalenes. They are rarely sitting around forrepparttar 125867 sole convenience of visitors! Here are just a few ways thatrepparttar 125868 words "kennel inspection" have been interpreted and abused by some claiming to be looking for Papillon puppies for sale:: they are on vacation and in your town. They phone and want to see your Phalene or Papillon puppies (inrepparttar 125869 next 15 minutes)---only because you happen to be nearby when they run out of sights to see! OR a family or friend are visiting forrepparttar 125870 weekend, so looking at your puppies would be a good way to passrepparttar 125871 time. OR,repparttar 125872 grandkids are visiting and it is time to take them out for a while! None of these people called to make an appointment. None had any desire to buy a Papillon or Phalene. They usedrepparttar 125873 "kennel inspection " excuse to treatrepparttar 125874 breeder like a free petting zoo, there to entertain them when they have nothing else to do. Now add to thisrepparttar 125875 number of people who are truly doing their beat to findrepparttar 125876 right Phalene or Papillon puppy for sale for them.. Breeders have other things to worry about in addition to inconsiderate, bored window shoppers. Puppy diseases are easily spread by evenrepparttar 125877 most casual contact. The best breeders will not allow their puppies to be seen or handled untilrepparttar 125878 puppy has had it's first shots, usually not before 5 weeks old. By this time,repparttar 125879 breeder may have deposits on the Papillon or Phalene puppies from people who are more familiar withrepparttar 125880 breed andrepparttar 125881 breeder's pedigrees. This can be frustrating torepparttar 125882 pet buyer who is takingrepparttar 125883 advice usually printed about finding a breeder with Phalene or Papillon puppies for sale. Buyers should not be offended ifrepparttar 125884 breeder suggests a first meeting at a dog show or other place. This givesrepparttar 125885 breeder time to meetrepparttar 125886 potential owner of one of their precious babies, and givesrepparttar 125887 buyerrepparttar 125888 chance to see other Papillons and Phalenes.

Flea Control in dogs and cats

Written by Niall Kennedy

Flea control can be a very hard thing to do especially if you live in areas where fleas are largely populated. Weather has a lot to do with fleas and trying to keep them outdoors and off of your pets can be very changeling.

You can try many ofrepparttar products available to rid your pets of fleas and then find that you still haverepparttar 125830 problem. Fleas will lay their eggs in your carpet and on furniture and bedding that your pet happens to lie on.

The first step in flea control is to rid your pet of these blood sucking pests. Talk with your veterinarian to find outrepparttar 125831 best products available. You can have your pet dipped; buy flea collars, and other products that will eliminaterepparttar 125832 fleas from your pet.

Now, that your pet is flea free, how do you get rid ofrepparttar 125833 fleas inside your home? You should now vacuum your entire home including any furniture that your pet has laid on. Once you vacuumed, be sure to throwrepparttar 125834 vacuum cleaner bag out immediately. The bag is probably full of fleas and you do not want to takerepparttar 125835 chance of them somehow finding their way out ofrepparttar 125836 vacuum. If your pet has a pet bed, wash it completely or discard it and buy a new one. Any other bedding, towels, and rugs that your pet has been on also need to be cleaned.

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