VERSTONEGUNDOGS PUPPY WAITING LIST INFORMATION
.. Please see details below
Verstone Gundogs are Members of and supporters of
The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme
We are now adding names to our 'Puppy Waiting List' (see below for details)
... please note that all potential homes and/or owners will be vetted.
All our pups are whelped in our home so both mother & pups receive constant attention and care throughout the birth and the subsequent important early days. Puppies are handled from birth and everyday thereafter … well-socialised, happy, bold and confident pups are the result of the time and effort given to them during their early weeks.
At around three days old puppies are checked over by our Vet to ensure they are healthy, and in accordance with the regulations connected to the Animal Welfare Act 2007, they are also docked & DC at this time.
As Members of The Kennel Club Accredited Breeders Scheme the minimum age that our pups will leave here is 8 weeks old, and they will leave here with the following:
All pups are Front-lined prior to leaving.
Pups will also leave us with full Eukanuba Puppy Food packs and future feeding guidance
We also provide a full "after-sales back up service" should you need our advice or help at any time
They will not have had their first injections or be micro-chipped when they leave at 8 weeks old.
We tend to plan litters of puppies well ahead and sometimes we have interest in a future litter from a specific bitch which will prompt us to ‘open a Puppy List’.
When we open a Puppy List for a specific bitch, it is usually after she has come into season, but could be before and then the estimated time of mating/birth is based on that bitches’ previous pattern of seasons – sometimes a bitch can be early or late, even ‘skip’ a season. Future owners need to be aware that while we make our best endeavours, this is not an exact science - although, if they place a deposit on a future litter from a bitch and she is ‘late’ then, if we have another bitch come in season & mated, they will be offered the opportunity of ‘swopping’ to this litter but their place on that ‘new’ list will be subsequent to anyone already on there.
You can Register an Interest in a puppy from a specific litter without a deposit and you will be advised by email of any developments. Please note that this does not mean that you have entered into any agreement and that you have not been given preference for any puppy.
Alternatively, you can place a deposit to reserve a puppy from a particular litter i.e. to be added to our Reserved Puppy List .. this means that, should he or she be available, the puppy of your preferred gender and/or colour will be *reserved for you - for this we will require a small non-refundable deposit of £100.00 to be deducted from the final puppy purchase fee.
This deposit will be refunded by us should we be unable to provide you with a puppy of your (previously agreed) preferred gender and/or colour when the chosen bitch whelps. If for any reason you are unable to complete your purchase of that puppy offered, then the deposit is non-refundable.
* Please note: At Verstone Gundogs we always reserve the right to refuse to home or supply a puppy to what we may consider, at any time, to be an 'unsuitable home or unsuitable owner' for what ever reasons. We always put the welfare of our puppies first.
As a member of The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme all our breeding Spaniels are tested CLEAR as required for the Breed by the KCAB Scheme
.... including the following tests:
Eye Tested under the KC/BVA/ISDS Eye Examination Scheme for inherited eye diseases:
GPRA CPRA: Unaffected/Clear
Fucosidosis: DNA Tested Clear (Non-Carrier) The dog is CLEAR of Fucosidosis.
The dog has 2 copies of the normal gene and will neither develop fucosidosis, nor pass a fucosidosis gene to its offspring
PRA (Cord 1) DNA Tested Clear (Non-Carrier)
The dog has 2 copies of the normal gene and will neither develop the form of PRA caused by the cord1 mutation, nor pass this mutation to its offspring
Familial Nephropathy Tested Clear
Interpretation : The animal has 2 normal copies of FN gene in the English Cocker Spaniel. The animal will not develop the familial nephropathy and will not transmit the genetic anomaly to its progeny.
prcd-PRA Tested Normal/Clear
This dog will never develop the prcd form of PRA (progressive rod-cone degeneration form of Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and will not produce any pups affected with the this form of PRA
All our dogs are also ...
Kennel Club Registered
DNA Profiled (under the Kennel Club Identification Scheme)
Please Note: Although we have our own fully health tested CLEAR stud dogs, on occasions it is necessary for us to use outside stud dogs that may not have been fully tested as per the AB Scheme but we always endeavour to find qualified, successful studs with a history of healthy breeding.
The Kennel Club Assured Breeder
The aim of the Kennel Club
Assured Breeder Scheme is to provide a framework to encourage the breeding of
healthy, well-adjusted puppies. It lays down a series of requirements that
breeders must follow in order to participate in the scheme.
ABS Breeders agree to:
1. Ensure that all breeding
stock is Kennel Club registered.
In addition to the above requirements, it is recommended that Accredited Breeders should:
1. Make sure that whelping
facilities accord with good practice.
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