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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.


  1. Pat Sloane says: 11/03/2016
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