Breeding Plans & Puppies

Puppies

There are no puppies available at this time but details of any plans will be posted here once arrangements have been confirmed.

 

Please read and view the important information below.  if you would like to be considered for a puppy and wish to make a booking (without obligation) or have any questions, please contact me.

 

 

Video - What to expect from an Assured Breeder

My Philosophy

 

I only breed occasional litters as I do not have kennels or a large number of dogs and take temperament and conformation very seriously whilst ensuring that all breeding stock is health screened as recommended by the Kennel Club and the Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain.

Smooth Collies are a very healthy breed, but like all breeds of dog (and humans) there are certain potential 'problems' that we now have the ability to screen for and hopefully to gradually eliminate.  In a numerically small breed like the Smooth Collie, it is not possible to ensure that all puppies will be genetically clear of everything that may affect collies generally as we need to  maintain diversity and reduce the risk of other conditions being introduced.

I think it is essential that the MDR1 (multi drug resistance) status of all puppies  is known and I therefore DNA test all my litters so that the new owner can give a copy of the results to their veterinary surgeon.  Living with MDR1 is not a problem, but if the dog is affected then certain drugs need to be avoided.  For more information on MDR1 and other health screening issues, please see the "Health" page on the Smooth Collie Club of Great Britain website.

The list opposite is included in the rearing and purchase of every puppy from me and I am more than happy to discuss my approach at any time and welcome questions from those seeking information on the breed.  Please feel free to contact me.

I do not charge exorbitant prices for the puppies as my priority will always be good homes - I put an enormous amount of effort into rearing the puppies to make sure that they are well socialised and on the way to being a valued member of any family.  However, be prepared that I will ask you to consider very carefully whether you have the time and facilities to offer a puppy a good home (please see checklist on right hand side of page).

 

Each puppy includes:

  • Health screening of both sire and dam;

  • Puppies reared in the home with regular access to outside once old enough;

  • Socialising in line with Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme;

  • Eye screening at 6-8 wks by specialist canine ophthalmologist;

  • Puppy pack that includes initial free membership of Smooth Collie Club of GB;

  • Smooth Collie Club Puppy Handbook;

  • Regular worming;

  • Kennel Club registration;

  • Pedigree;

  • Contract of sale;

  • Microchipping (legal requirement April 2016);

  • 4 weeks free insurance;

  • Small supply of recommended puppy food;

  • Copies of health screening documents for parents and puppy;

  • Details of Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Puppy Foundation Course in new owner's area;

  • Vet check with written report;

  • Life-time support.

 

For more information on the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme:

 

 

 

 

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