Puppy Policy

Puppy Policy

A puppy happily settled into his new home

My Border Collie puppies are reared in the home and well socialised to give them the best possible start in life.  They are born in my bedroom and move downstairs to the kitchen when they are up and about.  They are handled (cuddled) every day and will be introduced to our cat and other dogs.  They will have masses of time to play outside (they like to do a spot of gardening).  They will be handled by plenty of young children, so by the time they reach you at eight weeks of age they will be confident, outgoing, sociable dogs.

All my Border Collie puppies are Kennel Club Registered, wormed, eye and hearing tested. They will also be microchipped before leaving for their new homes. They will have four weeks’ insurance and be sent on their way with some food, a toy and a comprehensive puppy pack, with copies of all their parents’ health certificates and other useful information.

Dentbros Border Collies are eye and hearing tested, hip scored and DNA tested Normal for CEA, CL and TNS. I only use stud dogs who have been hip scored, eye tested and DNA tested Normal for CEA, CL and TNS.  Pedigrees will be endorsed ‘Progeny not eligible for Registration’ and ‘Not eligible for export pedigree’. This is to protect the puppies and the future of the breed. The breeding restriction will be lifted on production of an adult eye certificate and below average hip score.

If you are interested in having a puppy from me, please send an email in the first instance telling me a bit about yourselves, your home and garden, work commitments and what sort of home you can offer. If you haven’t got the time to do this, then you haven’t got the time for a Border Collie. I need to know something about you, before discussing the possibility of you having one of my puppies.   A great deal of time and commitment is put into rearing and socialising my puppies and I only want the best for them so please do not be offended if  I ask you lots of questions.

I provide a life-long commitment to all the puppies I breed and if you are no longer able to keep the dog for whatever reason I ask that you contact me first.  More information about buying a puppy is available on the Kennel Club website http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/2101 or from Champdogs http://www.champdogs.co.uk/info/puppybuyer

I recommend attending puppy training classes with your puppy as soon as possible – this club is very good, for example http://www.chippers-dog-training.co.uk/

I prefer my puppies to go to family homes, as they make brilliant pets.  As they are Border Collies I do like them to be given the opportunity to do some training, whether in obedience, agility, flyball or any other dog activity.  However, I have decided that I prefer them not to go to ‘working’ homes, as they have been lovingly bred and raised in my home and I want them to enjoy family life.

My aim is to have one litter per year, so you may have to wait over a year for your Dentbros puppy.

Penny Dent

March 2014

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