Dogs from San Jose

“Never buy a puppy from a place where you wouldn’t want to eat dinner or use the bathroom”

Most families love to take a trip to their local pet store to see all of the cute little puppies. What they don’t realize is that pet stores usually purchase their supply of animals from puppy mills or other commercial sources that breed solely for money. The resulting puppies may then be inferior specimens of the breed, which means that they may not look or act like a typical member of the breed.

So you begin your search for a purebred puppy with either a backyard breeder or a hobby breeder. “What’s the difference?” you may be wondering. A hobby breeder’s interest in the breed extends beyond his own dogs, while, any backyard breeder share the wrong motives for breeding. They may do it to make “easy money.” They may want to share the wonders of birth with their children. Others just feel that they have a great pet and want to try to reproduce it. These motives, while possibly noble at heart, do not take into account the health of the puppies and the future of the breed. Now this is where Perros de San Jose differs from them, I breed for the sole purpose of upbringing the breed standards of my companions. Again, my kennel goal is to improve and maintain the highest working and structural qualities of each breed I own.

Choosing a puppy is a long-term commitment that requires patience, planning, and research. A good pet is not found overnight. He will be with you for a decade or more. Chances to return a damage puppy that you purchased are slim. At Perros de San Jose, besides the guarantee of having a good lineage of breed, I would gladly accept my puppies back to whatever reasons you may have if the new owners have problems in the future. Also if others are often nonchalant about who buys the puppies, I, on the other hand provide screening process for prospective new owners.
The parents of pet store puppies aren’t screened for genetic disorders. In many cases, the parents are kept in unsanitary, cramped conditions with no health care or socialization. To include, most sales staff at pet shops have little knowledge about the breeds they sell and are unable or unwilling to help if problems occur in the future. A lot of pet shop says that they carry high-quality dogs, using registration papers as support for this claim. However, the canine commission offers registration to members of the breed without checking the quality of the specimen. Canine registration commission is not meant to be an organization aimed at monitoring the quality of the specimens on breeding. Even with inferior qualities, pet shops charges in the upper range for the breed and sell to anyone who will pay their fee. The puppies are treated as merchandise and kept in small cages until they are sold. And if they aren’t sold, their fate is far worse.

How breeders raise puppies before they go to their new families has a strong influence on their temperament and character. Most of these puppies live in the backyard, and doesn’t meet other people and animals; and aren’t handled much, therefore can have more behavior issues. They can also have difficulty adapting to new homes than puppies raised in the home and exposed to different people, sights, sounds and experiences. Visiting a breeder’s home gives you a chance to meet a puppy’s mother and the breeder’s other dogs. If they have nice temperaments, your puppy probably will too. If they’re shy or aggressive, there’s a good chance the puppy has inherited those undesirable traits.

Lastly, pet stores may charge as much as or more than breeders for puppies, but you don’t get the benefits of buying directly from a breeder: meeting the parents and seeing the conditions in which the puppies are raised. Without that context, it’s difficult to judge a puppy’s temperament and potential health.