Breeders listed in the VFDCB Guide to Breeders have agreed:
- to breed purebred dogs for overall quality and health.
- to meet all state and local requirements for companion animal care.
- to sell only puppies in good health to the best of the breeder’s knowledge.
- to provide registration with each puppy, health records, care and feeding instructions, a pedigree, and breeder’s contact information. If registration papers are withheld or not provided at the time of sale, to explain the reason in a sales agreement.
- to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of spay and neuter with each puppy buyer.
- to explain common hereditary health problems in the breed.
- to take back at any time (not necessarily refund the price of) any dog sold or to help rehome the dog.