Some people do have a license. These most likely breed enough that they need one. These are the people I question. It is hard work and takes a great deal of time to raise one litter. To raise several, is a career. Not saying anything is wrong with this at all. But it is something to question as to why they breed often. IF they always have pups available, that is also something to question. It can be a red flag.
So why do we charge a price if we are not a business? Puppies that are free or cheap are usually poor quality. Same with always available. We do believe we have great healthy lines. Great temperaments too. We take pride in our pups. They get quality food, not cheap food. And toys, we go through a lot of toys!
There is another side to choosing a price. Some sell theirs for $3000 - $3500. That is just greed. Their dogs are no different than mine and one breeder unfortunately does have my line. Puppies that are sold cheap often (not always) go to homes that don't value or care as much for the puppy. We never want any of our pups to end up in shelters or live a life chained to a tree or kennel. People who have something invested are more likely to take care of it. Give it a quality life. We also plan our litters in advance. For the same reason, we don't want people to buy on impulse. It needs to be well thought out and planned. I have found over the years, these are the best homes. This matters to me.
A license to breed
This is for someone who breeds often. When someone has a license, they are inspected once a year to make sure they have the basics for the dogs. Or whenever they want to. It does not guarantee the health of a dog or puppies, nor does it guarantee any temperaments of the dogs or puppies. It does not guarantee the dogs are fed quality food or that they have toys to play with. It does not guarantee that the dogs have a quality life beyond breeding. It just means that once a year, someone goes and looks to see the dogs have the basics.
Is this good enough for you?
We think people who are considering one of our pups should come here in person and see for themselves.
Meet the dogs in person, check out their living arrangements and play area.
Meet us in person.
The PACFA is just another government agency.
I would rather limit my breeding than to give the government a reason to come into my home and have access to my costumers and finances and tell me how to do things.