Fila Brasileiro Breeders - Choosing a Good One
a breeder from whom to purchase your next Fila Brasileiro pup can be
quite a challenge. The number of backyard Fila breeders is on the
rise; unfortunately the relatively high price of a good puppy and
more public awareness of the breed has prompted many to join the
ranks of the profit motivated backyard breeder.
Why should you pay a high price to a so called reputable breeder,
when you can get a pup from a backyard breeder for sometimes as much
as half to a third of the going rate?
consider this. Because the puppy mills and backyard Fila Brasileiro
breeders don't spend money on showing, health screening, working ,
x-raying or temperament testing, nor do they really care which male
and female they throw together to produce pups, you may end up with
a puppy that is physically and or mentally unsound.
backyard breeders don't give their pups any medical care prior to
sending them out to new homes. Would you really want a pup to arrive
sick, and cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in vet
care? There goes the savings on the puppy price! Since the fila has
one of the highest rates of hip and elbow dysplasia, do you really
want to risk getting a pup that you have to euthanize before it's
really want a puppy that has an unstable temperament, who may end up
biting you or one of your children? Given the size and power of this
breed, the emergency room scenario or worse, death or disfigurement
is a very real possibility.
Alternatively, how about the pup you bought as a family protector
ending up with NO temperament, or extreme dog aggression, or an
unhealthy dose of cowardice or attachment neurosis?
breeders seldom have contracts or guarantees. If your pup develops a
problem, do you really want to have to take your fila brasileiro
breeder to court to get them to give you a replacement or make
restitution? The list goes on and on.
reputable fila brasileiro breeder will understand and follow the
breed standards. Their dogs will have correct temperament, and they
won't be afraid to guarantee correct temperament. Their breeding
dogs will be health screened and x-rayed, their pups appropriately
immunized and healthy upon arrival at your home.
reputable breeder will not sell a cowardly fila, nor one with an
unstable temperament. The reputable breeder will have a strong
contract and will take back or replace a pup that has problems. They
will screen buyers rigorously...no breeder wants their pups to wind
up at a shelter.
breeder will also microchip their pups, and provide extensive
information on training and feeding. You shouldn't have any problems
with getting your puppy registered and you should be able to contact
the breeder at any time to answer questions and for help should the
need arise. An excellent breeders will follow up and check up you
and your pup.
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potential breeder, and questions they should ask you...