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SWDC Puppy Buyers Guide

  • Visit breeders at home to see the dogs in their home environment.
  • Ask to see all relevant health test documents for both parents of the puppies – (currently- Hipscore, prcdPRA-DNA, Glaucoma, Annual Eye Test).
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask the breeders you visit.
  • Will the puppy be Kennel Club registered?
  • Ask to see a copy of the puppy contract before purchase.
  • Always see Mum with her puppies.
  • If you wish to see Dad, ask if this would be possible.
  • Ask what the contents of your puppy pack will contain…ideally this should include:
    • A diet sheet,
    • Details/advice on worming and flea treatment.
    • Any vaccinations given.
    • Microchip details,
    • KC Registration Document,
    • Copies of health test results of both parents,
    • Puppy contract,
    • Advice for puppy owners document,
    • Puppy’s pedigree.
    • A small bag of food that the puppy is currently being fed.
  • Any endorsements on the puppy’s Kennel Club Registration document should be fully explained to you.
  • Ask what food the puppies will/are being fed and why.
  • Where will the puppies be raised?
  • What, if any, socialisation will be done with the puppies before they leave for their new homes?
  • Will Mum have access to the puppies right up until they leave for their new homes?
  • Do Mum and her puppies appear to be in good health? Will the puppies be vet checked before they leave the breeder?
  • Suggest they may like to purchase “The Spanish Water Dog Book” by Wanda Sooby & Di Williamson.
  • Will the breeder be available as a point of contact to offer advice and support throughout dog’s life?
  • Be prepared to answer questions regarding how the puppy will be cared for.

Download: SWDC Puppy Buyers Guide

Please note that these documents are in adobe PDF format and that you will need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

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  1. Pat Sloane says: 11/03/2016
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