Responsible breeding starts with the selection of quality breeding prospects.
dogs having AKC registration.
dogs that are not only registered with the AKC, but are outstanding specimens of the breed, who conform to the breed standard and have worked toward or completed their AKC championship title.
having sound health and temperaments, and whose traits are complimentary to each
include the long term betterment of the breed, and the results of my endeavors will show that.
Responsible breeding is a time-consuming and expensive undertaking.
Pre whelping care and expenses could be considerable.
Whether or not a c-section is required, it should always be planned for.
provide around the clock care for my dam and puppies, at least for the first few weeks.
I have a warm, quiet and safe environment set aside in my home for the whelping pen. have all the required supplies on hand: heating elements, scales, a complete whelping kit for dogs, supplementary feeding supplies.
Responsible breeding means that the prospective parents have been screened for inherited birth defects, which might include the following tests:
CERF, to screen for cataracts or other inheritable eye diseases.
BAER, to determine that the dog can hear in both ears.
OFA of hips and patellas, to screen against hip dysplasia and luxating patellas.
A responsible breeder provides the following care for puppies before they are placed in a home:
Has provided at least two series of initial immunizations, and dew claw removal.
Proper socialization: the puppies should have ample interaction with the mother, siblings, and other members of the household, and should meet as many different people as possible (when it is safe to do so).
Thoroughly screens each potential new owner, making sure that they are a good a match for the puppy's personality, and can provide adequate care and nurturing.
A responsible breeder provides the following services after the puppy leaves for a new home:
Follows up to make sure the pup is adjusting well.
Answers any questions the new owners might have, and continually offer support.
Agrees to take that puppy back, willingly, and for the life of that dog, should any problem arise where it is necessary for the puppy to leave the new home.
Breeder's Code of Ethics
1)I WILL BREED DOGS ONLY SO AS TO IMPROVE THE BREED.
2)I WILL REFUSE TO PROVIDE STUD SERVICE TO ANY BITCH THAT IS NOT OF QUALITY AND WILL APPROVE ONLY THOSE THAT I FEEL WILL PRODUCE HEALTHY, QUALITY OFFSPRING.
3)I WILL SELL ANY DOG WHICH HAS DEFECTS OF A NATURE THAT WILL MAKE IT DETRIMENTAL TO THE BREED WITH A LIMITED REGISTRATION AND A SPAY/NEUTER CONTRACT, PROVIDING ALL REASONS WHY THIS PUP IS BEING SOLD ON LIMITED REGISTRATION TO THE NEW CARE GIVERS.
4)I WILL PROVIDE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW CARE GIVERS, HAVING ALL PAPER WORK PREPARED IN DUPLICATE AND SIGNED BY BOTH PARTIES, WITH EACH PARTY RETAINING A COPY.
5)I WILL NOT MISREPRESENT ANY PUPPY OR DOG TO THE PURCHASER, NOR WILL I USE MISLEADING OR UNTRUTHFUL STATEMENTS IN SELLING OR ADVERTISING.
6) MONIES DEPOSITED WITH ME TO HOLD A PUPPY OR DOG FOR AN AGREED UPON TIME CONSTITUTES A BINDING AGREEMENT TO WHICH BOTH PARTIES ARE COMMITTED.
7)I WILL NOT SELL OR DONATE DOGS TO COMMERCIAL DOG WHOLESALERS OR RETAILERS OR TO THOSE WHO DO SO.
8)I WILL MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARDS IN THE CARE OF MY DOGS AND WILL COMPLY WITH ALL AKC/CKC REGULATIONS.
9)I WILL FURNISH RECORDS TO EACH BUYER WHICH INCLUDE
THE FOLLOWING: SHOTS AND WORMING
THREE OR MORE GENERATION PEDIGREE
AKC/CKC REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
AND DIET AND CARE INFORMATION.
10)I WILL HELP THE NEW OWNER FOR THE ENTIRE LIFE OF THE DOG.
11)I WILL NOT DEGRADE OTHER BREEDERS OR OTHER DOGS OR OTHER KENNEL OPERATIONS. IF I HAVE RESERVATIONS ABOUT THEM, MY REFUSAL TO COMMENT WILL BE SUFFICIENT.