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Breeders listed in the VFDC&B Guide to Breeders have agreed:
to breed purebred dogs for overall quality and health.
to meet all state and local requirements for
companion animal care.
to sell only puppies in good health to the best of the
to provide registration with each puppy, health
records, care and feeding instructions, a pedigree,
and breeder’s contact information. If registration
papers are withheld or not provided at the time of
sale, to explain the reason in a sales agreement.
to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of spay and neuter with each puppy buyer.
to explain common hereditary health problems in the breed.
to take back at any time (not necessarily refund the price of) any dog sold or to help rehome the dog.