Why can't I find Breeders Anymore?
Why does it cost so much for a puppy?
These questions are asked on a daily
Here is a little insight to answer some of the "Why's"
Don't get me wrong I agree with the foundation of the
idea and they really do have the welfare of the animals at
BUT....when you weigh
What people can/or want to pay for a puppy
What it actually Costs
You will see where the battle begins.
Something had to give and unfortunately good
couldn't keep up with the costs and requirements
and no longer are breeding. For this reason it
is harder to find
a good breeder and has increased the
of puppies now coming from puppymills.
Here are a few Reasons:
USDA Regulations and Requirements
Regulating the Housing and Care : (Requiring a License)
They also carry out unannounced inspections
with possible fines.
Local and State Regulations
(Most require a license or permit sometimes BOTH)
Some States are passing Laws "NO Breeders in State"
Escalating Veterinarian Costs
Taxes applied to Veterinarian Services
Increase Cost in Veterinarian Medications
Increased Cost of Essentials
(Feeding, Grooming, Heat and Cooling, Bedding and
Cleaning Disinfecting Needs (Floors, Laundry, Exercise Areas..etc)
Building and Housing Requirements that need to be
maintained and repairs completed.
(Cost of building materials have
These things have driven the cost up tremendously.
Which is forcing people trying to breed and maintain the health
and standard of the purebred dog to stop
Puppymills are doing a better job of hiding
......but it's not
The fact of the matter is....... it's
making the demand
for the family pet a thriving business for the
Add in the number of people scamming for money
that have NO PUPPIES and its makes things more
For Additional Information
USDA Animal Welfare Act
Diary of a Litter
and Process for a Litter