Assured breeders have to follow many requirements ( as set out by the Kennel Club) to give puppies they breed the very best chance of life, and thereby giving you reassurance when buying a pedigree puppy.
The various criteria to register with the Kennel Club assures that it weeds out Puppy Farmers who’s only priority is the money they will receive- The scheme’s priority is the health and welfare of the puppies which are bred.
The Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme promotes good breeding practices and has a list of breeders for you to contact.
It is the only organisation accredited by UKAS ( United Kingdom Accreditation Service) to certify dog breeders who maintain the standards set by the Kennel Club.
A breeder must include the following when advertising:
Assured breeders must keep a record of sales for a minimum of 3 years and be available for inspection. The information kept includes:
A vet (or inspector) will visit the breeder for inspection, and will look for the following to make sure the dogs are well cared for:
If you buy your puppy from a kennel club assured breeder, they can offer you four weeks free Kennel Club Pet Insurance, which will start as soon as you collect the puppy.
The licence is issued for a period of one – three years.
Higher standards = higher rating.
A breeder with a A 5 star rating will get a 3 year licence