"Bichon Frise Puppy Adoption"

Bichon Frise puppies are cute, cute, cute ...
in fact, it is hard to find one that
is not absolutely adorable.



 

But where should you start your search for your perfect puppy?  The American Kennel Club and The Bichon Frise Club of America both recommend that once you have decided which breed would be a good fit with your family, that you then look for a responsible and reputable breeder.  Both of these websites have breeder directories but you can also ask for referrals from veterinarians and other people who have acquired bichon puppies.  Responsible breeding practices will give your puppy a good start to a long, healthy and happy life.

When looking for a breeder keep in mind that ...

A reputable breeder ... is dedicated to producing quality dogs through planned breedings that will improve the quality of the breed.  She loves the breed and is capable of talking at length abou the breed and how her planned breedings emphasize specific qualities and will improve her own bloodlines.  The temperament of her dogs is of prime importance and breeds only dogs of stable temperament.

A reputable breeder ... knows the breed standard and breeds dogs that meet the standard.  She will research pedigrees before breeding and know the ancestry of the litter bred.  The pedigrees will consist of quality dogs that have obtained titles and never have a dog without "papers."

A reputable breeder ... does extensive testing of her breeding stock and will only breed those dogs that test clear of any genetic or degenerative defects.  This is information a breeder should be willing to discuss with a prospective puppy owner.  In addition, the breeder provides proper medical care and nutrition and should provide you with medical records for your new puppy.  The puppy contract should also offer a health guarantee.

A reputable breeder ... will show a buyer the puppies and the dam.  They are raised and kept in a sanitary and homey environment.  The breeder is able to explain the criteria for "show potential" vs. "pet puppies".  All puppies are sold on a contract basis and pet puppies are sold on a spay/neuter contract (may NOT be used for breeding) and AKC limited registration.  Special contracts are made between show dog owners and the breeder.  The price of a puppy through a breeder is costly but does not reflect all the costs that have already been invested in the puppies.

A reputable breeder ... will socialize puppies with people and other animals and expose them to a variety of noises and situations.  The breeder will make every effort to match a puppy's temperament with a buyer's personality.  The breeder will also help and educate the puppy buyer about housebreaking, training, socialization, grooming, etc. and be available for advice during the life of the dog.

 

Gemstone's
Puppy Picture Gallery

          

 

 

          

(Click on the museum doors to enter.)


The process for acquiring one of our puppies is not a buy and sell arrangement. We are extremely careful in the placement of our puppies. Getting to know you and your family would be the first step for us to make any commitment to place a puppy in your home. We start by asking you to fill out this brief "Puppy Inquiry." Once we receive it, we will contact you.

Occasionally, we place (at no cost) one of our older champions, if a very special home becomes available. If you think you might be one of these special homes, please let us know.

 

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