Breeder Referral

The best way to ensure a long and happy relationship with a purebred dog is to learn about the general
attributes and characteristics, as well as temperament of the breed you are considering.  We can help guide you
to where you can obtain that information.  We encourage all prospective dog owners to purchase a dog from
a responsible breeder who is familiar with the breed, can guide the new owner in appropriate care and
training of that dog, and does the appropriate health/DNA testing of the dogs he/she may produce and
use for breeding.

We will be happy to answer initial questions and give you information that will assist you in finding a
responsible breeder either in the local area or in another locale if there are no local breeder members
who offer puppies or older dogs for sale.

We do not offer referrals or assistance regarding breeding.

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Before deciding on a specific breed, you should have an idea if the breed you want is a good fit for your lifestyle.

A few of the things to consider are:

Do you live in an apartment or a house?

Is your yard large or small?

Do you have small children?

Is your lifestyle active or more laid back?

How long are you away from home each day? 

How much time can you commit to grooming a dog?

Is shedding a concern, or allergies?

The American Kennel Club web site can help you learn about different breeds and assist in selecting a breed that is right for you. 

Another excellent source of information is your local library.  Most libraries have a large selection of books on breeds, selecting and raising puppies, training etc.

The AKC also offers a quiz to help determine which breed may be right for you and your family.

Flathead Kennel Club of Montana assumes no responsibility for the quality or completeness of the services or information provided by any individuals or organizations listed here.