Judy Slaughter, Lebanon, MO, 43-A-5933

20728 Neosho Dr.

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.

2 comments on “Judy Slaughter, Lebanon, MO, 43-A-5933

  1. Gail Spencer on

    Hi Judy,
    I talked with you last week regarding my 11 yr old Yorkie (Sofie) that I purchased from you in Sept of 2009.
    Sofie passed last week and a great dog she was.
    I was wondering if you and I could talk about a new baby for me.
    I am so lost without her and want to experience the love and joy I got from Sofie.
    I look forward to our conversation.
    Gail Spencer

  2. Alice LeGrand on

    Our current puppy came from you in 2010. We love our Mia and are considering adding a new puppy as a companion for our Mia and for us. Do you currently have any litters available? We are not looking for a tiny yorkie. Please forward any info with pictures if available. We would like to visit your facility. We also need your prices please.


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