Brandon Hillyard, Christina Hillyard, Gale Whitaker, Whispering Oaks Kennel, Coffeyville, KS, 48-A-1431, CB000C5J

3090 CHASE RD.

What is a USDA license?
A USDA license is issues by the United States Department Of Agriculture which is a federal agency. Holding a USDA License means the breeder is inspected regularly and has a strict set of regulations to follow. The USDA’s regulations for dog breeders are the most strict compared to any other government in the world.

Are puppy mills licensed?
No. The United States Department Of Agriculture requires the breeder to follow strict regulations enforced by surprised unannounced inspection that are documented.

Do you have to have a license to be a dog breeder?
Not always. Local licenses depend on what town and state you live in. While being USDA license is only required if you have 5 breed-able dogs or more.

What is a hobby breeder?
A hobby breeder is a unlicensed breeder who does not meet their towns, states or USDA’s regulation to be licensed.

Is backyard breeding illegal?
No, the overwhelming majority of breeders breed on their property. Making them a “backyard breeder”.

What’s a backyard breeder?
Breeders who breed in their backyard or on their property.

What is a pet broker?
A pet broker is a middleman between a breeder and a retailer. Such as a pet store, website or individual.

What is a reputable breeder?
A reputable breeder is someone who follows their state and federal guidelines and licensing process.

What percent of puppies come from puppy mills?
No one knows. Keep it moving.

Do all pet stores use puppy mills?
No, in fact most pet stores do not source their puppies from puppy mills.

One comment on “Brandon Hillyard, Christina Hillyard, Gale Whitaker, Whispering Oaks Kennel, Coffeyville, KS, 48-A-1431, CB000C5J

  1. Kathleen St James Taylor on

    I have a Mini Schnauzer from your kennel
    I bought her at Petland – you were the breeder

    Sire: RC Tom Duley
    Canadian Kennel Club
    RN 30483503

    Dam: kochha Anna
    Canadian Kennel Club
    Miniature Schnauzer

    Petland LIED – after repeating my question several times regarding if any of their puppies were for sale the said no !
    This place is terrible, they are taking advantage of the dogs and Buyers who spend 4 times more than Petland pays!
    These dogs may not be from the healthiest litters.

    I want to know about her mother and father .. health ,
    age now – is the mother or father for sale ?


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