The Puppy Contract

How puppies are bred and raised has lifelong effects on the puppies and their new owners. Good breeding and care can help ensure puppies have happy and healthy lives. Irresponsible breeding and poor care can cause health and behavioural problems in puppies and stress and expense for owners.

What is The Puppy Contract?

The Puppy Contract has been developed to empower puppy buyers and help them to avoid the problems that can arise from buying a puppy from an irresponsible breeder. It contains information provided by the breeder or seller that buyers can use to make a decision on whether to buy the puppy they have seen. For breeders the contract is a record of the thought and attention they have devoted to their puppies’ breeding and care.

We recommend anyone looking to buy a puppy visits the The Puppy Contract website before starting their search and asks their chosen breeder if they use the contract.

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To promote The Puppy Contract in your practice, download our A4 Puppy Contract poster.



Video: Questions to ask a breeder

Video: Questions to ask a breeder

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