Puppy Buyers Guide

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

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