Types of Kennels
Breeding dogs is the primary activity and source of kennels. This type of kennel is referred to as a breeding kennel.
Breeding kennels systematically produce puppies and raise them for their new families. Breeding healthy dogs is a complex activity which requires extensive knowledge of animal health. This type of kennel is heavily regulated on an international level to guarantee excellent care. The term boarding kennel is used to refer to businesses that provide temporary housing to animals. These kinds of kennels are not regulated in the same way, as they are more comparable to a dog or cat sitter than a breeder.
Reasons to Adopt From a Kennel
Kennels are certified by the international kennel association FCI. There are several reasons to adopt dogs from recognised kennels instead of breeding them on your own or adopting from puppy factories. Adequately certified kennels guarantee good care of the dogs. Unlicensed owners cannot be sure to possess sufficient experience in animal care and welfare, and there is no guarantee they provide their animals with the necessary attention.
Certification of a kennel is a guarantee of professional capacity required for successfully breeding animals. Pregnancy of a dog and the early care of a litter of puppies are delicate phases and require proper and knowledgeful care. Professional kennels can also provide documentation for formal health screening of animals. Appropriate health checks of dogs are beneficial for the dog’s welfare, and in some cases required for their transport of exposition in events.
Guarantee of Pedigree
Kennels are the only source of dogs with specific pedigrees. In case a dog is meant to be used for expositions and other events, they must have a particular race, pedigree, and formal certification to demonstrate these. Certified kennels breed specific types of dogs and provide sufficient legal documentation, such as pedigree certifications, that are required for many dog events and clubs.