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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-26-2008, 10:49 PM
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You got all that upon going home with the puppy but how did you know before you decided to go with that breeder and dogs?
How did you know the pedigree, clearances info ahead of time. I want to know before I invest any excitement or money in a pup about the pedigree and clearances etc.
Any good breeder will send all that to you ahead of time. I have the pedigree of the litter on k9data.com, and send that in my email to prospective puppy buyers, along with links to clearances or copies of them. There are generally pics of the parents on k9data. In my email I discuss why I did this particular breeding, what I feel is strong about the litter pedigree, the personalities, temperaments and accomplishments of each parent, health and longevity of ancestors, how prior litters have turned out (if relevant), how my litters are raised, etc.. I also discuss Limited Registration, the price of a puppy, and include a copy of my warranty and my puppy questionnaire. It sounds like a lot of work but most of the letter needs only be done once, and then personalized a little for each inquirer.

Those who are serious are invited to come for a visit to meet the dogs and me (and vice versa).

It is not hard at all, and everyone I know who breeds does this or something very similar.

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Any good breeder will send all that to you ahead of time. I have the pedigree of the litter on k9data.com, and send that in my email to prospective puppy buyers, along with links to clearances or copies of them. There are generally pics of the parents on k9data. In my email I discuss why I did this particular breeding, what I feel is strong about the litter pedigree, the personalities, temperaments and accomplishments of each parent, health and longevity of ancestors, how prior litters have turned out (if relevant), how my litters are raised, etc.. I also discuss Limited Registration, the price of a puppy, and include a copy of my warranty and my puppy questionnaire. It sounds like a lot of work but most of the letter needs only be done once, and then personalized a little for each inquirer.

Those who are serious are invited to come for a visit to meet the dogs and me (and vice versa).

It is not hard at all, and everyone I know who breeds does this or something very similar.
Thanks Linda! I asked for fotodevil in reference to what the person before me had said.
I got my pup's pedigrees and clearances of the parents, met the moms at her home, the sires were on line and visited the pups at 5 weeks. : )

It's great to know all good breeders do that!


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You got all that upon going home with the puppy but how did you know before you decided to go with that breeder and dogs?
How did you know the pedigree, clearances info ahead of time. I want to know before I invest any excitement or money in a pup about the pedigree and clearances etc.
This info was not a "surprise" upon going home. It was just our copy of "evidence" and proof that what the breeder claimed her dogs to be was in fact true. Anyone can tell you their dogs have had health clearances and are champions but it's nice to actually get a copy of the certificate.

I also want to add that the breeder requires an interview of sorts where you go to her place, meet the dogs and she get to know her prospective puppy buyers. She can refuse to sell a dog to you for whatever reason. It's at these meetings (I had two) that you find out about the pedigree, clearances, etc. The puppy package is just the hard proof.

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