What is Canine Care Certified?

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Pinnacle Pet

You may have seen on our website that we are supporters of Canine Care Certified (https://vet.purdue.edu/ccc/). If you’re wondering what that is, we wanted to take some time out in our blog and explain what Canine Care Certified is all about and why at Pinnacle Pet, we consider it such an important thing.

Canine Care Certified is an organization at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine whereby dog breeders are certified based on their adherence to certain outcome-based standards established by Dr. Candace Croney, Ph.D. Based on existing and ongoing research, breeders seeking to be certified meet or exceed rigorous standards for physical and behavioral welfare in areas such as nutrition, veterinary care, genetics, housing, handling, socialization, enrichment, and exercise. At Pinnacle Pet, we believe these standards will help establish those breeders that enter this voluntary program stand out as champions of animal welfare. Also, Canine Care Certified standards help future dog owners research the needs of their future canine pet and confirm a breeder has met these standards if they decide a puppy is right for them.

To learn more about the standards and research put forth by Canine Care Certified, you can visit this page (https://vet.purdue.edu/discovery/croney/current-research-welfare-breeding-dogs.php?_ga=2.84284127.759452269.1637182788-151752900.1637182788) of their website. And, we highly recommend that you do. Educating ourselves on the proper care of dogs is something we at Pinnacle Pet believe everyone should be involved in. If you are a breeder and are interested in becoming Canine Care Certified, you can visit this page (https://vet.purdue.edu/ccc/breeders.php), or call our office at 417-451-0085.

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