Breeder Standards

FAQs about Commercial Breeding of Dogs

What standards of care must be followed? USDA standards of care as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (9 CFR 3.1-3.12) must be met, including housing, exercise, feeding and care. How will consumers know who is registered? Every breeder or broker must post, in a place clearly visible to the public, certification that he/she is registered.

Puppygram’s Criteria for Eligible Breeders

Facilities (Buildings)

  • Well-maintained, safe condition
  • Cleanliness
  • Adequate utilities
  • Sufficient drainage
  • Waste Disposal
  • Temperature range for needs of breed(s) present
  • Proper ventilation
  • Adequate lighting
  • Shelter from elements
  • Primary Enclosure (Cages, Pens, Kennels, Runs)
  • Structurally sound
  • In good repair
  • Safe for dogs/puppies
  • Properly sized
  • Floor openings of appropriate size
  • Solid floor meets requirements (size and structure)
  • Adequate protection from predators

Animal Health and Husbandry

  • Exercise space, access
  • Socialization practices
  • Food quality, availability
  • Fresh water
  • Cleanliness/sanitation
  • Body condition, including general and dental health


  • Identification of individual animals
  • Records and documentation
  • Veterinary care, vaccination protocol
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A Puppygram Ambassador will assist you on selection along with helping arrange your loved ones travels, which can include delivery to your front door. Puppygram has a network of qualified breeders that meet strict criteria to assure your puppy’s health and welfare.

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