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Very sad....the poms look freakish:angry: I feel so sad for the puppies and the breeding dogs. How can anyone think this is good? It is pure evil and greed:angry:
 

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Does anyone know reputable breeders in Miami/ South FLORIDA AREA?
With more and more people educated about the dangers of buying from Pet Stores many Puppymills and BYB are turning to brokers to sell their puppies. Brokers are starting to find more ways to fool people. Brokers are slick. They often tell stories about how the puppies came into their possession. Be wary when you are looking as brokers often make good con artists and weave some amazing tales. With the way Facebook works there are new ways for brokers to reach out to potential puppy buyers. They may befriend people on FaceBook and haunt groups on looking for their next sale.

There are many forms of brokers, but a common one we have seen lately are the importers, these are folks who get puppies from overseas and sell them here in the US. Just like in the US, there are great breeders overseas and there are puppymills overseas. The same rules apply. Be sure you learn everything you can about the breeder. Diligence in your research is even more important if you are unable to visit the breeder personally.

Here are two ways to make sure that you are not dealing with a broker:
1. Meet the breeder in person and ask to meet the dam.
2. Make sure that the breeder's name listed on the AKC papers is the same name as the person you have bought your puppies from.

If you are unable to do either of these things for some reason, make sure you check out the breeder thoroughly. Ask tons of questions about the sire and dam of your puppies. If the breeder is an ethical one, they will be proud to share details of the parents. You should be able to see pedigrees on the puppy and those pedigrees should list the titles earned by the dogs. Again, an ethical breeder will be able to point with pride to the things they have accomplished with their own dogs. They will be able to detail these accomplishments.

No ethical or responsible breeder would sell their puppies to someone else to resell them. The AMA code of ethics as well as similar codes from other breed clubs expressly prohibit selling to or through brokers or other middlemen.
 
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