Breed Selector

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. 
Indiana law stipulates three additional exercise 
standards for Indiana kennels.
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

  • 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


  • 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
Happy Dogs, Happy Owners

Have Any Questions?

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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