I think this section is the most IMPORTANT to read to know the difference between a GOOD breeder and a bad "backyard" breeder, puppy mills, and pet store puppies. A good breeder has lots of information on there website, can be found on other sites such as google, yelp,(other than social media; facebook, twitter, etc.) even threw there registry(CKC, AKC, ETC.), they have reviews. A bad breeder will have a SIMPLE site(if any at ALL) advising there dogs/puppies(most likely OUT OF DATE), will use facebook, twitter, etc. as there MAIN form of SELLING/REVIEWS. SOCIAL MEDIA "BREEDERS" OR NOT GOOD BREEDERS THEY ARE NORMALLY PUPPY MILLS, OR BAD" BACKYARD" BREEDERS TRYING TO MAKE MONEY!! A good breeder has contracts for there puppies some are 6 months, some are a year, and some are a LIFETIME; each breeder sets there own limits. A bad breeder will have ZERO contracts as its "too much work" but also BEWARE some bad breeders will have these contracts to give you the impression that they are a "good" breeder. A good breeder will have there puppies shots given by a LICENSE vet, while a bad breeder will do it themselves to "save money." I want to add that if a puppy is NOT checked by a LICENSED vet you truly don't if they have ANY health issues such as a heart defect that can ONLY be heard and IDENTIFIED by a VET! A good breeder micro chips ALL of there animals including PUPPIES before going home to insure that NONE of there puppies/dogs end up in a shelter! A bad breeder will do the bare minimum this means no micro chip, most likely not VET checked, among many other things and will charge you more to make AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE doing the BARE MINIMUM for there pups! Most bad breeder puppies are FULL of worms even though they say that they "de-wormed" them. Where a good breeder will have there puppies fecal tested before going home! A good breeder will have there adults and puppies HEALTH and DNA tested to PROVE that they are really the breed you are buying and also to show health issues(if ANY). A bad breeder will ONLY have REGISTRATION paperwork and NO HEALTH TEST. Health test help set up life long health for the puppies. Without these health test you truly don't know what under laying health issues may pop up later in life! You also don't know rather a dog is a carrier for a certain disease or not without these test. Without knowing health test results and breeding two dogs together could create seriously health problems for the puppies such as blindness by the age of 2, among many other life long issues! A good breeder will LOVE to answer ANY and ALL of your questions without having to think or research into what you are asking them; while a bad breeder will get ANNOYED with your questions and just want you to "buy the puppy" or will give you FALSE information such as ALL my dogs have a three/four generation when they really don't! A good breeder will care about the LONG term care of the puppy and becomes a LIFELONG partner to you and your puppy; while a bad breeder will cut ANY and ALL ties after the sale is final or might keep in touch with you for a few months after the sale and then will not respond back to you again! A good breeder is inspected locally and sometimes even by the organization the puppies are registered under; while a bad breeder is AFRAID of this and will have NO CREDITS! A good breeder sales a certain breed to BETTER the breed; while a bad breeder is ONLY in it for the MONEY! A good breeder has a spay/neuter contract in place at the time of sale for PET only homes to insure that they don't breed as well as LIMITED registration paperwork. A bad breeder will NOT care about this and will sale to you regardless if breeding or buying as a pet. (Please keep in mind, even when buying from your LOCAL shelter these animals are spay/neuter before being allowed to go home with you.) A good breeder keeps puppies until they are FULLY weaned and ready to go on the puppies OWN terms! A bad breeder will FORCE the puppy to wean EARLIER to "make the sale as soon as possible." A bad breeder will claim that they "care" about the puppies health but they REALLY don't! ALL A BAD BREEDER CARES ABOUT IS MONEY!!! I also want to talk about PUPPY MILLS!!!! PUPPY MILLS produces in the NUMBERS and there puppies are normally under socialized!!!! A good breeder produces when they KNOW that they will have buyers to fulfill there litters to avoid contributing to the overpopulation!! I also want to talk about pet stores. Pet smart and Petco work with your local animal shelter to find CATS adoptive homes!!! They sometime also do DOGS at certain times of the years. Any other pet store buys from so called "breeders." Petco and Pet smart NEVER buy from "breeders" they are not allowed to!!! Other pet stores will sale DOGS, CATS, RABBITS, ETC from these "breeders." Pet store DOGS are especially under socialized just like PUPPY MILL puppies. These "breeders" have sold them to the pet stores because they couldn't ether sell them on there own or they no longer wanted to "keep" the puppy past a certain age so they just "threw them away." PLEASE BEWARE OF THOSE THAT BUY PUPPIES AND THEN SELL THEM OR "FAKE SELL/POST" TO OTHERS FOR A HIGHER OR LOWER PRICE, THESE PEOPLE OR DOING THIS TO MAKE MONEY AND LOTS OF TIMES YOU NEVER GET THE DOG OR YOU PAY OVERPRICE FOR A DOG/PUPPY! Another way to tell if you are being spammed or not is the amount of information you are given such as quick/reasonable responds, are they harassing you to buy the puppy(ex. are you going to buy or not? cause I have others waiting...), do they NOT want to send more/different pictures then already supplied, do they NOT want you to come visit/see the puppy, do they not want to face time/video chat, are they ANNOYED with your questions, etc. BEWARE of those saying this happened(daughter died, I have cancer, etc.) so I have to sell these dogs(sad stories) it's a SCAM! Remember before buying/putting a deposit down on a puppy ask LOTS of QUESTIONS request PICTURES, ETC. If this is an ISSUE then they are MOST LIKELY in it for all the wrong reasons(making money) or spamming you! Keep in mind if it doesn't feel right DON'T BUY IT!!!! And more importantly don't just jump to buy the FIRST puppy/dog you see for sale; call around to different places explore your options and prices and go with what feels BEST FOR YOU!!! DO NOT LET SOMEONE FORCE YOU TO BUY A PUPPY/DOG YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT YOUR MONEY!!!