Buyer Protection

Buying a Puppy

Cachorroseguro cannot be directly involved in your purchase.  However we want to help you buy with confidence.  To help you safely find the right puppy and a reputable breeder  we have added some common questions to ask when choosing your puppy. Sadly internet fraud is on the rise, so we've also included some tips to help protect yourself when buying online. The more information you have the more you can  buy with confidence!

Questions to ask when choosing a puppy:

1.      How long have you been breeding dogs?

2.      Do you have the parents on your property? Can I see them or see photos of them?

3.     What grooming/feeding/exersize/ requirements are there with this breed?

4.      What genetic problems are associated with this breed? Have the parents been tested?

5.        Are there any common health problems associated with this breed?

6.        May I see / visit where the puppies are raised?

7.         What kind of heath guarantee do you offer

8.         What happens if  my dog has a genetic fault?              

9.          How many litters do you have per year?

10.        What happens to your retired breeding dogs?

11.          How many different breeds do you breed?

12.          What is the average lifespan of the dogs?

13.          What type of food  do you feed your dogs?

14.          At what age can the puppy go to it's new home?

15.          What immunization protocol do you follow for your breeding dogs and your puppies?

16.          Do the puppies have any type of socialization prior to being sent to their new home?

17.          Do the puppies have any type of training prior to being sent to their new home?

18.          Are you affiliated with any breed clubs or associations? Why or why not?

19.          Do you have references?

20.          What guarantees do you offer with your puppies?

21.          Do you require spay/neuter contracts on your pet quality puppies?

22.          If, for any reason, I am unable to keep the puppy, what is your policy?

Most breeders are more than happy to answer questions related to the purchase of one of their puppies and will be just as concerned about the type of person/household they are releasing one of their puppies to. Remember: It is up to both the Buyer and the Breeder to be comfortable with one another and to ensure that the puppy has been and will be treated properly.

How to protect yourself when buying online:

1.Communication should be made by email and Telephone.  If the seller refuses to give a phone number or they state that their phone is out of service, walk away from the sale.

2.Avoid sending money through Western Union. There is no way to protect the funds in case a problem of fraud arises.

3.Every listing on the site will show the location of the Breeder. The location is something that the Breeder designates upon their account creation. If they ask you to send money to another country (i.e. Nigeria, Africa, London, etc.), other than the one shown on the listings, discontinue the purchase and report them to

4.Never buy from a breeder advertising a teacup puppy. There is no such thing.

5.Ask the Breeder to send additional pictures of the puppy you are interested in. Require a specific item to be in the photo, like a soda can or your name on a piece of paper. If they refuse to send additional pictures  discontinue the sale.

6.Once you have determined that the Breeder you have chosen has the puppy you want, ensure that you have a clearly defined contract prior to the purchase of the dog. The contract should specifically state what dog you are going to receive, what registration, if any, you will receive and the timeframe to receive the registration papers, what type of health guarantee comes with the dog and what is the process of reimbursement and/or return if the dog is sick, etc. Most contracts will state that you need to have the pup seen by a vet within a specific timeframe. A clearly defined, signed, contract will protect both the Buyer and the Breeder and will avoid any problems that could arise from miscommunication. If you or the Breeder make an agreement that is not included within the contract, get it in writing.

Here are some website about buyer and seller protection on the internet.

7. Check to see if there are any complaints about the Breeder, Seller, or Buyer but typing in their Name or Kennel Name on this site

or see it their kennel appears here



Other helpful Information for Buyers and Sellers

The National Animal Interest Alliance

Dog Buyers Protection Act 2009




Selling a Puppy Protection

Report Buyer or Seller Issues



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