First of all what is a puppy mill? The answer is simple. The proprietor usually has multiple puppies available at any given time. This on its own should be a red flag.
Another way to tell is if the parent dogs have not been genetically tested. This states the owners do not care whether they are breeding dogs who are carriers of the same genetic diseases or one or both parents have two copies of a genetic disease, meaning the parents could be or are affected. Some of these diseases are very serious that could cause blindness to spinal cord anomalies. Sadly, these diseases will not show up until months or years after you have adopted an afflicted puppy. Not only can this affected puppy incur hundreds to thousands of dollars in vet bills, some diseases can kill a puppy before its first birthday. These puppies also can come home with you carrying an extra present that can infest you and your children. Worms, especially , coccidia.
The last thing to look out for is the adoption fee. A lower than average fee is a huge red flag. These types of breeders only create large volumes of puppies for profit. Adopting puppies from places like these also perpetuates the suffering of the parent dogs who are bred continuously with out a break until they either die giving birth or produce too small of litters. Then they are cold heatedly dumped on the doorstep of an animal shelter or worse.
Our fees reflect the effort and love we put into offering healthy puppies. All our parent dogs have been genetically tested. We only offer a few litters per year. Our main goal is the health of our puppies and to challenge their growing brains. Cognitive development and abilities of our puppies under 8 weeks of age is amazing and a wonder to be a witness to.
Our home is absolutely dog friendly. After all they are our best friends. Our females breeding career lasts a maximum of two years. They are then spayed and stay with us as our forever pets.
Our reputation as ethical breeders makes us very proud. But just as the saying goes all good things must come to an end so will Van Isle Cavapoos. We will be offering puppies for only the next two years and still offer life time support to our puppy owners.
If you want a quality puppy, plain and simple, adopt from a reputable Canadian breeder!
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Always Remember, Beware of scammers, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is!