Gealea Nicholes | USDA #42-B-0294

Breeder Name(s): Gealea Nicholes

Breeder ID #: 2179

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State License Number: 

United States Department Of Agriculture #:   42-B-0294

Address: 2329 Hwy 16 West Point, IA 52656

Breeder Information: Gealea has always had a great love with animals. She lives on a breath taking 18 acres which includes a gorgeous pond. Gealea’s love with animals started with her Neapolitan Mastiffs. She always has at least one beautiful beasts on her property enjoying the acreage and pond. Gealea has been breeding for 30 years. She puts a great deal of pride, work, and energy into each and every puppy. Gealea was blessed with two wonderful children, her son is a mechanic and her daughter is a police officer. When Gealea gets the rare chance to indulge in her hobbies she’s enjoys riding her motorcycle. She’s also a part of her CMA Motorcycle Association.


What is a USDA license?

A USDA license is issues by the United States Department Of Agriculture which is a federal agency. Holding a USDA License means the breeder is inspected regularly and has a strict set of regulations to follow. The USDA’s regulations for dog breeders are the most strict compared to any other government in the world.

Are puppy mills licensed?

No. The United States Department Of Agriculture requires the breeder to follow strict regulations enforced by surprised unannounced inspection that are documented.

Do you have to have a license to be a dog breeder?

Not always. Local licenses depend on what town and state you live in. While being USDA license is only required if you have 5 breed-able dogs or more.

What is a hobby breeder?

A hobby breeder is a unlicensed breeder who does not meet their towns, states or USDA’s regulation to be licensed.

Is backyard breeding illegal?

No, the overwhelming majority of breeders breed on their property. Making them a “backyard breeder”.

What’s a backyard breeder?

Breeders who breed in their backyard or on their property.

What is a pet broker?

A pet broker is a middleman between a breeder and a retailer. Such as a pet store, website or individual.

What is a reputable breeder?

A reputable breeder is someone who follows their state and federal guidelines and licensing process.

What percent of puppies come from puppy mills?

No one knows. Keep it moving.

Do all pet stores use puppy mills?

No, in fact most pet stores do not source their puppies from puppy mills.



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