BethW: Are there any Saint Bernard breeders in California?
I'm looking for a reasonably priced breeder in southern California mainly by Oroville or Sacramento please.
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Answer by koehlerdogtraining ©
Neither Oroville nor Sacramento are in southern California. But yes, there are many St. Bernard breeders in northern California. Two that I can think of in Shingle Springs.
I suggest that you contact the Hangtown Kennel Club (in Placerville) and ask them for a Breeder referral. Alternate to that, Google "St. Bernard Rescue - California" and you should get several returns.
Also, just for grins, try the Sacramento SPCA shelter on Bradshaw or the Animal Care Shelter on Florin-Perkins road.
Answer by Pit Bull Passion
Consult with the St. Bernard breed club.
They will direct you to reputable breeders.
Answer by Andromeda
national breed club http://www.saintbernardclub.org/ the one to contact for breeder
click on the ca tab, and you get up breeders from california
and here is the contact for the local California clubs
Orange Coast Saint Bernard Club
P.O. Box 721435
Pinon Hills, CA 92372
Sacramento-Sierra Saint Bernard Club
Saint Bernard Club of Greater San Jose
2665 Chestnut St, #6
San Francisco. CA 94123
Saint Bernard Club of Pacific Coast
1024 College Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Saint Bernard Club of San Diego
11094 Locust Avenue
Bloomington, Ca 92316
Saint Bernard Club of Southern California
1916 E. Charles St.
Banning, CA. 92220
Phone: 909/ 922-1399
Fax: 909/ 922-1499
Answer by ladystang
google breed club, look at their list
contact and research
Answer by b.w.
Please do not support puppy mills or back yard breeders!
Once you have decided on the breed you are looking for, visit the internet and find the NATIONAL BREED CLUB for your breed. Review all the information about the breed and find the web pages or phone contacts of breeders that are listed there. National breed clubs almost always have certain standards and ethics quides for any breeders which are listed on their pages.
Prepare a questionnaire of questions you want to ask the breeder. This is a good one:
What health guarantees do you have?
Can you give me a vet reference?
Can I visit your kennel and if so, when?
How long have you been breeding?
Do you enter your own dogs in AKC events?
Can you send me a sample copy of your contract?
Do you sell your litters to pet stores or brokers?
(there is NO responsible breeder that will sell to a broker or a pet store, since it is too difficult to follow through on who is getting your puppy!!)
The LAST question should be "how much do your puppies cost?" but it is of course an important question
Do make plans to visit the kennel and while there check the following things:
Are the dogs healthy and happy?
Does the kennel owner know each one by name?
Do the dogs have places to run outside their pens?
Are the pens clean and roomy?
(even if the home is a mess or in an uproar and not very neat, the kennels should be clean and all dogs should have food and fresh water available)
Is the whelping area in the house?
(puppies should be raised INSIDE a home for at least the first four weeks in order to get all the necessary social and physical attention needed in the first few weeks)
Do the sire and the dam act friendly and sociable?
(sometimes the STUD dog may not be available, the female may have been shipped elsewhere for breeding)
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