Being able to find Canadian dog breeders nearby is nice when you are looking for a new puppy. As proud Canadians, we want to support our own economy as much as possible, so I'm happy to be able to give you a directory of local dog breeders!
Keep in mind, just because a kennel or local dog breeder is registered with the CKC, this is not necessarily an indication of it's quality. Always be sure to take your time and carefully select a responsible breeder.
And please don't buy a puppy from your local pet store! Often, these pups come from puppy mills, and will come with a host of behavioral problems (not to mention that you will be supporting puppy mills!).
Breeders should be comfortable allowing you to see where their dogs and puppies are kept, and it's also a good sign if they ask a lot of questions about you. This shows that it's important to them that their puppies go to good homes.
If you get the feeling that a breeder is only in it for the money, walk away! He or she should truly care about the well-being of their dogs, and this will be evident by the health and temperaments of the puppies and adult dogs on site. Try to meet other adult dogs related to a litter's parents (i.e. older sons or daughters of the same parents).
When reading about each of the breeders, a few abbreviations to be aware of include:
The following is a short list of official CKC titles you may see in the listings of Canadian dog breeders. While not the most important thing, it's good if at least a few of a breeder's dogs have some titles, as it shows that they care about the breed standards...
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