Our 3 Part Mission
The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.
Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.
Help owners keep their puppies happy and healthy throughout the dog's entire life by sourcing and creating the best products, services, and learning materials.
Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.
Questions & Answers
It depends on the kind of puppy you’re looking for as far as the breed, the color of the coat, and the puppy’s sex. The quality of the puppy’s fur and other factors may come into play as well. The breed is a big determinant of the price. If you’re searching for pitbull puppies, Tennessee residents will find they will be priced differently than Doberman Pinscher puppies. Also the experience and reputation of the breeder may figure into the price as well. Whatever you’re searching for, and whatever your budget, you should be able to find the right pup for you on Uptown.
That’s easy. If you find a puppy you love on Uptown Puppies and it’s from a dog breeder that’s in a different state, you can get in touch with the breeder and purchase the puppy even if you’re out of state. Then it’s up to you if you want to make the drive or plane trip to pick up the puppy in person yourself, or if you want to arrange with the breeder to have the puppy sent to your nearest airport via an airline that accommodates pet travel.
Very painstakingly. We use a 47-point checklist that covers everything from the amount of time the dog breeder has spent breeding puppies, to the number of litters they’ve successfully raised, to the quality of care and quality of life for the animals they’re responsible for. We receive applications all the time from breeders who want to be listed in our network, but we only accept 10% or fewer of the applications we receive, because if a dog breeder does not meet all 47 standards we insist on, then we will not show you their puppies for sale.
When seeking dogs for sale in TN, we want you to be able to easily find exactly the dog you want to take home and love forever. And when buying puppies, TN residents should be able to rest assured that they are getting their new fur buddy from a breeder who knows how to take proper care of the animals, who doesn’t cut corners, and who spares no expense to make sure their puppies and their puppies’ parents are treated humanely and lovingly, like family.
A good Tennessee dog breed will vary from person to person depending on where you live. If you’re in downtown Nashville living in an apartment, you’ll want to seek out different puppies in TN than someone living in a farm house in Goodlettsville. An ideal dog for small living spaces is a smaller breed, that doesn’t need as much walking to work off its energy each day, and isn’t too loud so it doesn’t disturb your neighbors. Consider breeds such as: Malteses, Pomeranians, Poodles, Bulldogs, Basenjis, Boston Terriers, and Dachshunds.
If you’re looking for an intelligent dog breed, but don’t mind if it’s unruly and difficult to train, consider a Siberian Husky or Pitbulls for sale in TN. But if you want a breed that is intelligent so it’s fun and interesting, but also easy to train so it’s not too interesting, and easy to get along with, then you want a breed known for its intelligence, teachability, and desire to please its owner. Some breeds that fit the bill are: a Border Collie, Poodle, Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Havanese, Border Terrier, Boxer, or Australian Shepherd.
Hybrid breed designer dogs are some of the most popular puppies for sale Tennessee residents have sought out lately. That’s true all over the country these days, and also for the eclectic and cultured people in Tennessee who like interesting things. Hybrid breed designer dogs are a mix of the classic thoroughbreds into something unique and remarkable. Fun hybrid breeds include: the Golden Doodle, Saint Berdoodle, Pomsky, Bullmatian, Morkie, Goberian Husky, or Cockapoo. (There’s plenty more.)
If you’ve got a family with small children, you’re probably not looking for Pitbull puppies for sale in TN. Certain breeds, while perfect for some, are not ideal for others. With kids you have to make sure you get a puppy from a breed that is known for being friendly, loyal, and gentle. You don’t want more aggressive, or unpredictable breeds like Pit Bulls, Pincers, or Huskies. Some family friendly breeds include: Golden Retrievers, Beagles, Labrador Retrievers, Boxers, Poodles, Collies, Bulldogs, Doodles, and Pugs. A Golden Shepherd is still a strong, guard dog type breed, that is also known to do well with children.
If you’re looking for Pitbull puppies for sale in Tennessee, or any other breed, you won’t have to worry about scams from us. Uptown Puppies doesn’t sell puppies. We don’t breed them either. We’re not a chain of dog breeders or pet stores. Uptown is a network of dog breeders in TN and other states. We list available puppies for new dog owners looking for the newest member of their family to find one from a reputable, ethical dog breeder that they can trust to get a healthy puppy from that was treated and cared for like family by true professionals.
Yes, when considering dog breeders in Tennessee to list on our website, Uptown Puppies only selects breeders that have at least 18 months of experience breeding dogs, that have successfully raised at least two litters. And if a dog breeder doesn’t have a formal relationship with an attending veterinarian to look after the health of their gods, we don’t list them. If you are seeking the healthiest, most well-cared for dogs for sale, TN residents can do no better than finding their soon to be new pup on Uptown Puppies’ network of the very best dog breeders.
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