The very best choice for an Australian Terrier breeder is a dedicated and responsible breeder who considers his/her dogs as more than a hobby and generally does not expect to make a profit from breeding puppies.
The question is: How does one recognize the responsible breeder? Following is a list of points the breeder should meet before you consider purchasing a puppy. Don’t be afraid to ask the breeder many questions. It is your right, and you can rest assured that the dedicated breeder will respond positively and with pride.
A Responsible Breeder Should:
Belong to the Australian Terrier Club of America, a regional Aussie club, or an all-breed club. Ideally, he/she should belong to all three; however, sometimes this is impossible. The reason for this is that this sort of participation indicates depth of involvement. This breeder is exposed to other points of view, learns more about the breed and modern breeding practices, and is kept up-to-date on AKC rules and regulations.
If your breeder meets all of these points you are in good hands. If you find yourself with a negative response to any of these points, think twice and discuss the situation with someone else. Don’t be impulsive and do ask questions.
**Disclaimer** The Australian Terrier Club of America does not recommend, guarantee, endorse, nor rate breeders, their kennels, or their stock.