HOW IT WORKS
Several times a year we have litters of puppies. Obtaining a puppy is on a first come first serve basis. Generally the pups are sold before they are born , as such there is a waiting list. To get on the waiting list, we first must meet in person or exchange several telephone calls and emails. It is important that we are both certain a Border Collie is the right breed of dog for you.
Once it is decided a Border is right for you, we then discuss your preference for a male or a female and any specific markings or colours. A non- refundable deposit of $200 is required in order for you to be put on the waiting list. The waiting list is 1st come 1st serve. At this time I will forward to you an email containing numerous web links and other items and pointers giving information and advice, to assist you in preparing for your new arrival.
You will be notified once the breeding takes place, and given an approximate date of when the litter is due, and then informed when the litter is born. We will send you pictures of the litter from birth, and at regular weekly intervals up until they are 5 weeks old. When the pups are 5 weeks old you can come and choose your puppy, and then if preferred, visit weekly until it is time to go home with you.
The mom is cared for 24/7 during whelping and is not left alone at any time. We assist in the delivery of the pups, who are born inside our home, and closely monitored and cared for continually. From the time they are born, and until they are 4 weeks old, mom and babies are together. At 4 weeks they are weaned gently from their mom and carefully introduced to solid food. During this period we spend a considerable amount of time with the babies. This ensures that they are well socialized and used to being handled and cared for, resulting in happier and contented puppies.
The vet comes when the pups are 6 weeks old, and carries out the initial health examination, gives the 1st shots, and gives the tattoo in the right ear ( the pup's unique identification). If the vet does not have any concerns about the health and wellbeing of the pup, then the pup can go to their forever homes at 7 weeks.
Your puppy will also have been de-wormed twice between 4 weeks and 6 weeks of age.
The papers for the registrations will be sent in to the Canadian Border Collie Association (CBCA) approximately 1 month after the last puppy is sold.
As soon as I receive the registration papers from the CBCA I will mail them to you, along with copies of the parents' registrations, copies of the parents' health tests, and a CD disk which will have all the puppy pictures and pictures of the parents as well.
The puppies are guaranteed for 2 years to be free of genetic health defects as proven by 2 different opinions from licensed veterinarians. These defects must be so serious that the only outcome is for the pup to be euthanized. At that point I will either replace your pup, or refund your money. (Please note, to date this has never occurred)
Oberon Kennels takes great pride in breeding healthy, well adjusted Border Collies. We are happy to provide unlimited support and advice, in addition to the initial information package previously sent to you.
With love, care and training, your Border Collie puppy is certain to bring you years of fun and enjoyment.
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