PON PUPPY BUYERS GUIDE

"LEARN BEFORE YOU LEAP"

 
BEWARE: The official .registry for the breed is AKC (the American Kennel Club).  Beware of  any other organization asking for money and claiming to be the registry. for the breed . Note that should you come across these sites there are few or no officers or directors given,  and little contact information, but in some cases they are asking for your money.   TRUST YOUR GUT!

AKC REGISTRATION

There are many good reasons to register you PON with AKC.  To begin with it is the official registry for the breed.  To learn more about registering and the benefits, visit th. AKC site for registering your dog  . The PON breeder you work with should be giving you all the information you need to register at the time of sale if they have not already done it for you. 

TRUST YOUR GUT ! ! !

The following are red flag alerts when looking for Polish Lowland sheepdog puppies .You  should proceed with all caution when picking the correct breeder.  Pon puppies are not a breed for everyone, and if you begin to feel uncomfortable or feel that something is not quite right, trust your intuition because it probably is not.  Make more phone calls before making any decisions about the breed or buying a puppy.   There is certainly no rush when you are making a 10-12 year or more investment......

 

Be AWARE of PON Breeders

 

1.  Who discourage or do not allow you to visit

     their  home/ kennel  or Polish Lowland

     Sheepdog puppies. PON breeders who do

     not  seem to care if they  meet you in person

     or not. A breeder who appears not to

     want you to come to their home.

 

2.  Who pressure you to buy  a Polish Lowland

     Sheepdog puppy especially if you are just

     beginning to look and learn about the breed.

 

3.  Whose Polish Lowland Sheepdog puppies

     don't seem to  warm  up to you or appear

     to be friendly.

 

4.  Who don't  have your paper work completed

     when you buy your  Polish Lowland

     Sheepdog  puppies. AKC  recommends you

     receive  the registration papers  at the time

     of sale and that  they be completely filled out.

     You should also get  a complete contract , a

      three to five  generation pedigree . 

 

5.  Who spend time degrading other breeders

     or discourage you from calling certain other

     PON breeders.

 

6.  Who are not willing to discuss possible

     health  issues in the breed or  their own

     PONS in  particular.

 

7.  Who are unwilling to give you names of other

     PON  breeders as well as referrals to other

     breeders who have Polish Lowland

     Sheepdog puppies. 

 

8.  Who don't seem that interested in you,

      your  family, and/or your  lifestyle helping

      you to choose from the best PON puppies

      for you. 

 

9.  Who  will only sell you a Pon puppy at the

     going price and expects you to breed and

     return a puppy to them---really getting one

     puppy for the price of two.  You actually

     are paying for two  dogs and you are only

     getting one.

10. Who  will only co-own a PON. There are

       many  ramnifications with  co-ownership and

       legalities  involved, so make sure you talk to

       people and find out more about the

       problems that  can materialize before you

       agree to co-own.

 

11.  Who try and push you into showing your

       Pon puppieswhen all you want is a pet

 

12.  That you don't feel comfortable with.  There

       may be times when you need help or

       assistance with your PON and it is important

       that you be able to receive  it.  You

        may want to ask for references and  watch

        for oversells from those references. 

 

BEWARE!

TRUST YOUR INTUITION!

BEWARE ALSO of PET STORES  AND DIRECT INTERNET SELLING
 
It used to be that many puppies being sold in pet stores were known  to be from puppy mills.   Now in addition there are puppy mills that are selling directly over the internet.  You really do want to do your homework before buying a puppy.   For example, near where I live recently a couple wanted to open a facility that would sell puppies  directly to pet stores...there were asking to be approved to have 600 dogs. Thus far they have not succeeded.   What does this say to you?  Remember adult dogs and puppies need much human attention to be socialized and thus become mentally stable as adults.  Most people now know buying from a pet store is very risky, but did you know buying from the internet can be as bad or even more risky?
 
YOU MUST DO YOUR HOMEWORK! CHECK OUT YOUR BREEDER
Call several!  
Get to know who you are buying your puppy from and if at all possible visit them
 and their kennel facility  BEFORE making any commitment?
How many adult dogs or breeds do they have?   
 Do they have so many dogs that neither
the adults or  puppies could possibly get human attention, play time, etc. 
 WHAT ARE THEIR FACILITIES LIKE?
 
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