|Keep their dogs, and raise their puppies, in a home environment as opposed to a 'kennel'.
||Kennel/crate their dogs
|Treat their dogs with love and respect, as members of the family.
||Employ inhumane/cruel methods/practices for dogs in their care.
||Give thought to who is taking one of the puppies home. Should have a selective screening process for prospective puppy buyers - not just sell to whoever arrives with cash in hand.
||Be more interested in 'getting their price' than the long-term welfare of the pup or what kind of home the pup is going into.
|Take part in the raising of your new puppy - i.e. available for answering questions by phone/email from the time you take your new puppy home until, in his/her old age, you say your final goodbyes.
||Breed any female dog before the age of 2 yrs. OR after the age of 6 yrs.
|Be willing to take the dog back if your circumstances change at some point and you can no longer keep the dog.
||Breed any female Newf more than twice in her lifetime, with at least 18 months between breedings
|Have the health clearances for their breeding stock.
||Knowingly breed dogs with genetic problems.
|Be willing to provide names/numbers of previous purchasers to let you call them for references.
||Breed multiple breeds - this suggests a quantity (and profit!) rather than quality motive.
|Sale all the puppies with a health guarantee against any genetic defect.
||Stipulate that the purchaser must breed the dog at least once on a co-ownership contract before being spayed/neutered.
||Allow you to see/meet with the parents of the puppy.
||Have excessive breedings in any given year. Thousands of dogs are euthanized annually because of canine overpopulation