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

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More than just a directory site.

Avoid scammers & fake listings

Have peace of mind using a safe, secure service to find a breeder. We screen & verify every single breeder before they can use Tailwise.
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Happy, healthy puppies

Complete transparency on health tests and what they mean. Organise a consultation call to understand health tests and breed health.
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Caring, responsible breeders

All of our breeders commit to our code of ethics when signing up. We vet them to ensure they are committed to puppy health & welfare.
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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.
ID Check
We check breeders ID and location as part of our screening process.
Breeding standards screening
We conduct a video tour of all breeders premises during our screening, ensuring a safe environment for puppies.
Health & welfare
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).
Breed selection
Health tests overview
Responsible breeding

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Connect with a verified breeder in 3 easy steps.


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.

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.

Connect with your breeder

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

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.

Parent stories

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

Willow, Shih Tzu

Tailwise puppy parent

Stephanie B

Our Breeder is amazing, we had several phone calls and pictures and videos while we waited for collection day. She sent an information pack to help with the transition and we are still in regular contact now.

I am so happy we decided to use Tailwise and it made all the difference in finding our perfect pup.
Kairo, Cockapoo

Tailwise puppy parent


I would say my entire Tailwise experience has been lovely from start to finish and it was shorter than I expected as well.

I was leaning towards a couple other breeds but [Tailwise] were very instrumental in my selection of a Cockapoo. There advice at the time was to pick a breed that would be more suitable to my lifestyle and work commitments. It was the best advice given as Kairo has adapted pretty easily to both.
Lizzy, Cockapoo

Tailwise puppy parent


Lizzy loves cuddles, chasing leaves and eating special dog ice cream on our trips to the beach. She’s such a sweetie. Thanks for all Tailwise did to match us with Lizzy. She couldn’t have come from a more loving breeder.

(Our breeder) sent us photos and videos, meaning we felt very connected to Lizzy, even though we were hours away. We could see she was having the best time with her siblings.
Great work Beverley
Tirelessly looking for a puppy from a responsible breeder. It was hard work until I heard about tailwise who did all the work for me and found me a 5 star breeder in just under a day. I loved how thoughtful and efficient Beverley was and I’m glad I decided to use tailwise.
- usman
The team at Tailwise are simply...
The team at Tailwise are simply excellent! So kind, so caring and would 100% recommend. Great job and big thanks!
- Nick P.
Such a great experience
Such a great experience! If ever we want another pup, we know where to go. They really do care about the pups AND prospective adopters. I cannot recommend Tailwise enough.
- Maria C.
Really knowledgeable and helpful
Really knowledgeable and helpful - would highly recommend.
- S L
Brilliant experience
Brilliant experience! I couldn’t recommend the Tailwise team enough. Beverley and Sarah have helped us through the whole process. We were matched with a fantastic breeder back in February and will be picking up our puppy next week. I was struggling to find a responsible breeder...
- HW
An altogether wonderful experience...
An altogether wonderful experience working with Tailwise resulting in a perfect little puppy. It was so reassuring to have Tailwise helping us through the minefield that is finding a puppy these days. Supportive, informative and affordable. Thank you Tailwise for everything!
- Philippa
Safe journey to becoming a puppy parent
After feeling completely overwhelmed I signed up to Tailwise. We were introduce to Beverley who did a fantastic job in getting to know us, our family and connecting us safely to a responsible breeder...
- Suzie
Amazing service!!
After trying to find a puppy and not really knowing where to look, I stumbled across an advert for tailwise from a breeder’s Facebook page. I decided to take a look and apply, the application was easy to do and gave plenty of space to explain our circumstances and reasons for wanting a puppy...
- Kate L.
Such a positive experience
Such a positive experience! We were so worried about finding a responsible breeder but came across Tailwise and are now waiting to pick up a beautiful Cockapoo puppy. The process was simple but thorough enough to give us full confidence in Tailwise ... and they’re such a friendly bunch...
- Lolo S.

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 and offer full transparency on health.

Responsible breeders

We are championing responsible breeding practices across the UK.

Start your puppy search the right way.

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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. “
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.“
Hester O
Hovawart Breeder
“Our puppies are reared in comfy, homely surroundings with dogs and people surrounding them for the best socialisation. We use an indoor whelping box and play area with access to the garden. We try to introduce our puppies to as many sights, sounds, tastes & smells as possible while they are young to set them up to be the perfect family pet.“

Explore breeds

Use our breed explorer to find the perfect breed for you.

Family friendly dogs

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


KC Pedigree
Prey Drive
13 years

Golden Retriever

KC Pedigree
Prey Drive
12 years

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

KC Pedigree
Prey Drive
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

KC Pedigree
Prey Drive
11 years

Labrador Retriever

KC Pedigree
Prey Drive
12 years


Prey Drive
13 years

Knowledge centre

Some of our top content for prospective dog owners.