Below we list some suggestions for requirements that you should consider asking for when enquiring about a new puppy to join your family. We hope that you look for a breeder that will be able to offer you all of the items. Remember your puppy is a life time commitment and hopefully you won't get a life time of vets' bills if your puppy's breeder follows some of the procedures below:-
1. Kennel Club registration or the written promise of such
2. Litter screen by Canine Ophthalmologist for the eyes
3. Vet health checked and at least the 1st initial vaccination
4. Micro-chipped and/or tattooed
5. Mother – heart certificated – clear no matter what her age
6. Father – heart certificated clear to at least 5 years of age, thereafter a mild murmur permitted dependant on age
7. Mother – eye certificated (clear)
8. Father – eye certificated (clear)
9. Both parents ideally should be DNA certificated for the conditions Dry Eye/Curly Coat and Episodic Falling. At least one parent MUST be clear of these conditions for the puppies to be unaffected.
10. Kennel Club Assured Breeder
11. Sample of breeding dogs MRI scanned and preferably ‘A’ scored; minimum of ‘D’ score. In reality all of the breeding stock should be scanned.
12. Member of at least one UK mainland CKCS breed clubs
13. Puppies of 12 weeks or more will have had 2nd vaccination and some lead training and be on the way to being house trained
14. Do ask the breeder if you can see all the relevant health certificates