Breeders & Licences

There are many individuals and organisations who play a central role in contributing to the pet industry therefore contributing to the economy itself. Firstly let us start with the breeders themselves.
There are licensed breeders who are inspected and regulated by their respective licensing authority. They are responsible for how many breeding dogs would be allowed on the premises the facilities that are offered and also for ensuring that standards are maintained and any improvements that are needed from time to time for the welfare of mum and her puppies.
Let us start with commercial licensed breeders. These breeders are allowed to breed on a larger scale (they are often referred to as puppy farms). This is unfair and gives a false representation as these breeders are and should be monitored closely to ensure that standards are high and being met at all times.
It is important to remember that it is the responsibility of each licensing authority who grants the breeding establishment a licence that all conditions are implemented and ensure this is the case by regular inspections of the premises whether this is announced or a unannounced visit.
Then their are unlicensed breeders these breeders must not produce more than four litters a year or they must register as a breeder with their local authority. It is against the law not to comply with this prerequisite.
There are many individuals as seen in the press and media who have been advertising and selling puppies online or from premises where they cannot be traced. Usually this has resulted in a lot of heartache as purchasers have been duped as the puppy has not been properly vaccinated or vet checked and the buyer simply has no comeback if something should go wrong. There are many of these individuals that are going under the radar or not declaring an income from these type of puppy sales.
In this regard our business is completely open and transparent and always has been.
Our site at Manchester has been in operation for over 50 years and meeting the criteria of our local authority. The welfare of our puppies is paramount and that is why every single puppy that we sell is vet checked, vaccinated, wormed and micro chipped before it leaves our premises. All puppies stay with us for a period of 48 hours before selling to the general public. It is well documented that we always encourage a responsible purchase and like to ensure that the purchaser has done some form of research into their breed choice and their home environment is suitable and will meet all aspects of receiving a puppy to ensure it has the best possible start in life.
We would never knowingly sell a puppy to have any kind of defect or illness as it would not be in our interest to do so as we give a six month guarantee with every pedigree puppy and are the only establishment in the country that offers this. However, one has to be pragmatic that occasionally things can go wrong as a living thing can be subject to illness. We always encourage a purchaser to take out some form of pet insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. It is a fact that only 5% of puppies born in the U.K. are sold at pet shops.
We shall be covering more topics soon please check back for regular updates.

3 thoughts on “Breeders & Licences

  1. SEEMS STRANGE TO ME THAT THEY TARGET YOUR BUSINESS ALL THE TIME. IF THERE IS ONLY A SMALL % OF PUPPIES THAT ARE SOLD IN PET SHOPS. WHY IS IT THAT I NEVER SEE THEM TARGET OTHER PET SHOPS. WHY IS IT JUST YOURS?? I HAVE SEEN MEDIA REPORTS OF PUPPIES BEING BROUGHT INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AND SOLD FROM PRIVATE HOUSES, I PRESUME THAT THIS IS HAPPENING A LOT AND ALSO PEOPLE ARE ADVERTISING PUPPIES ON GUM TREE, THESE PEOPLE HAVE TELEPHONE NUMBERS THAT ARE UNTRACEABLE AND YOU HAVE NO WAY OF GOING BACK TO THEM IF YOU HAVE ANY ISSUES. ARENT THESE THE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE TARGETED???

  2. I would agree with the above comment.

    Would these mad hatters prefer that dogs be sold under ground with no regulation at all? This is exactly what they are doing.

    I would much rather buy a puppy where the pups welfare along with the parents is governed by legislation.

  3. I got my dog from you a cocker I got a 6 month guarantee with my puppy and I was extremely happy to know he was well looked after before I got him. Vet checked also a tempory vaccine untill I took him for the next ones. He is turning out to be the most fantastic dog & the best thing I ever did .I would never go to a house to buy a puppy as my aunite once bought a yorkie this way and it sadly passed away and the seller didn’t want to know .There was nothing she could do, so was made up to hear about your place. Keep up the good work guys and keep doing what your doing so under ground puppy selling doesnt get worse

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