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So you want to buy a puppy? Here's how to ensure that you're going to a trustworthy and reputable dog breeder. The Humane Society of the United States offers 15 guidelines to help identify responsible breeders for families looking to buy a new dog.
You can contact local veterinarians or breed-specific organizations and clubs to ask for a breeder referral. Never buy a dog without visiting the facility to be certain that the puppy is happy, healthy and humanely raised.