Standards established for professional dog breeders

New guidelines and audits are first to comprehensively focus on behavior and physical health of dogs.

Recognized animal health and well-being experts and animal scientists from academia, along with leaders representing the pet industry, veterinary medicine and animal welfare organizations, announced Aug. 2 a new national certification program for the care of dogs and puppies by professional breeders.

Canine Care Certified, a national, voluntary program that sets rigorous standards for professional breeders, was developed after three years of research at Purdue University’s Center f

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