Connect with vetted, trusted breeders.

Avoid puppy farms, scammers & bad breeders. All Tailwise breeders are screened for health and welfare practices.

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Explore breeds

Find your perfect breed with our breed explorer.

Family friendly dogs

The best family dogs are patient and loyal. These breeds could be the perfect addition to your home.

Beagle
Beagle
Type
KC Pedigree
Size
Exercise
Prey Drive
Lifespan
13 years
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Type
KC Pedigree
Size
Exercise
Prey Drive
Lifespan
12 years
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Type
KC Pedigree
Size
Exercise
Prey Drive
Lifespan
11 years
Popular breeds

No matter what, some breeds will always have a place in the nation's heart! These breeds are some of the most popular in the UK.

Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel
Type
KC Pedigree
Size
Exercise
Prey Drive
Lifespan
11 years
Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Type
KC Pedigree
Size
Exercise
Prey Drive
Lifespan
12 years
Cockapoo
Cockapoo
Type
Crossbreed
Size
Exercise
Prey Drive
Lifespan
13 years

More than just a directory site.

No more puppy farms

We want to kick puppy farmers to the curb and eliminate irresponsible breeding in the UK.


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Find the right dog for you

Not every puppy is right for every home. We work with you to determine the best breed to suit your lifestyle and situation.

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Responsible breeders

We only work with the best breeders who we've checked and screened extensively. Health and welfare is always their first priority.

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Verified breeders

Every single Tailwise breeder has been vetted & approved by an expert.

Before being able to list litters with Tailwise, all breeders go through our verification process. This includes a video call with one of our experts, ID validation and screening for breeding standards.

Safety and security of our users is of paramount importance.

We check breeders ID and location as part of our screening process.
We conduct a video tour of all breeders premises during our screening, ensuring a safe environment for puppies.
We ensure breeders have puppy welfare and health at the forefront of their breeding process.
Peace of mind & confidence

Schedule a consultation with one of our experts.

Not sure where to start? Arrange a consultation call with one of our dog experts to understand the fundamentals of getting a puppy the right way.

We'll cover understanding health tests, choosing a breed based on your lifestyle & how to buy a puppy ethically (plus much more).

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Get started

Connect with a verified breeder in 3 easy steps.

1
Find a suitable breed

Use our breed explorer and knowledge centre to understand which breeds are right for you. If you're not sure where to start book a consultation call with one of our experts.

2
Apply & explore litters

Submit a breed application and explore related litters. Create your shortlist by favouriting litters, before agreeing on the best match for your household.

3
Connect with your breeder

Choose your vetted breeder and once approved, pay the one time £95 (excl. VAT), Tailwise fee. All our breeders offer lifetime advice and support for their puppies.

4
Meet your best friend

Have peace of mind knowing you're starting a new life with your puppy in the best possible way. Use our offers portal to take advantage of curated discounts for your puppy.


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Not sure which breed is right for you?

Use our breed explorer to find potential breeds that may be a good fit for you.

Explore breeds

Parent stories

Don't just take our word for it. See what current Tailwise parents have to say.


Expert backing

We have the leading animal welfare behaviourists behind us.

Meet our expert dog panel. Helping us to define the best standards and welfare for Tailwise approved breeders.

Dr Carri Westgarth, BSc MPH PhD

Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Interaction

Prof. Peter Neville

Animal Behavourist

Jon Bowen, BVetMed, Dip. AS (CABC)

Behavioural Medicine, Royal Veterinary College

Chirag Patel

Behaviour & Training Consultant

"Breeding for temperament & providing appropriate socialisation are critical for the behavioural health of dogs."

Finding a good breeder with confident, healthy pups is currently a major challenge for even the most knowledgeable and well-connected prospective dog owner. Therefore I am very excited about the future of Tailwise in helping to suitably match enthusiastic puppy parents with a quality breeder.

Dr Carri Westgarth, BSc MPH PhD

Senior Lecturer in Human-Animal Interaction


Who's it for?

Made for first time owners, welfare conscious buyers and responsible breeders.

First time owners

We support first time owners through the puppy buying process.

Welfare conscious

Tailwise breeders are screened & offer full transparency on health.

Responsible breeders

We're championing responsible breeding practices in the UK.


Meet our breeders

Meet a selection of our welfare focussed approved breeders.

Fran B

Irish Wolfhound Breeder

"We are very careful in placing our puppies. In forty years we have only had two returns because of extenuating circumstances. We provide health certificates of parents and puppies, insurance, a care booklet and diet sheet, food, toys and a blanket. Most importantly we provide our contact details and make sure we are available 24/7 should new owners need us."

Lynne

Cockapoo Breeder

"Our new puppies become part of our family from day 1 and are raised to be loving family pets within a family environment. We socialise them in a busy, noisy, household so they are well used to household life. We only use fully health tested studs and our girls are also health tested. Ensuring we raise healthy happy puppies. We love our girls and their health and needs always comes first."

Julia F

Cavalier King Charles Breeder

"I've been breeding dogs for 30+ years. I'm passionate about my dogs and breeding for health and temperament. All my dogs are home reared, I have no kennels. We follow the Puppy Culture and BioSensor programmes to ensure our pups are the best they can be."