Puppy from Churnwood
Puppies from Kennel Churnwood are worth the wait!
That is why we often have a waitinglist on our planned litters. If you are interested in a puppy form us, you have to contact us in good time...
Buying a puppy is not something you do rashly. A dog lives for many years and is completely dependent on its owners all life. We find it very important that our puppies end up with the right family. A welsh Springer Spaniel will not thrive with just anyone, that is why we have listed some criteria’s for what we expect of our puppy buyers - and what you can expect from us. Having a dog is a lifestyle - not "simply" something you do ....
We expect that you have read a lot about Spaniels and that you have spoken to or visited other breeders - or have planned to do so.
We do not sell puppies to families with small children (approx. under 8 years), as we want our puppies to grow up in families where there is time and energy to give the puppy the active and rich life we wish for our puppies in the long run.
We also expect that you will come an visit us and see our dogs - preferably prior to the puppies being born. During the visit we will talk about how the Welsh Springer Spaniel is as a dog and what it means to have these wonderful dogs in your house and heart....something that amoung other things requires a safely fenced in garden, plenty of spare time and much much more...
Together we decide if you can buy a puppy from us. If so, you will be written on our "puppy-list", so we can contact you when the puppies are born.
When the puppies are 4 weeks old, you will be able to come and see them. We expect that you will visit the puppies at least twice (depending on where you live), before you take the puppy home. This gives us a better opportunity to chose the right puppy for you - the perfect match - depending on whether your plans are a dog for showing, breeding, hunting, dog sports... etc.
A puppy from Kennel Churnwood leaves the kennel when it is min. 9 weeks old and not the compulsory 8 weeks. An extra week or two with the other puppies can do wonders in this important imprinting/socialization-period.
During the entire "puppy period" our homepage will be updated with pictures and information about the puppies.
Together with you, we will draw up a written agreement, approved by the Danish Kennel Club. You will get the agreement the day you take the puppy home. In the agreement, we will state, that we always will have first refusal on a dog from Kennel Churnwood. This means that if your dog, for any reason, has to find a new home, we must be contacted - and have the right to have the dog back.
When you take the puppy home, it will have a pedigree and be registered with the Danish Kennel Club and the Danish Dog Register. Our veterinary has given the puppy a health-check, the puppy has been chipped, vaccinated and wormed.
When you have to leave your "family", it is nice to have something with you that reminds you of home.... You will get a blanket that smells of mum, brothers and sisters. The book "hurray, we've got a puppy" (in Danish!) that contains advice and information regarding the first months with the puppy.
As all dogs, like humans, can become sick, we cannot give any guaranties (other than the existing Danish law). With the puppy, you will receive material/leaflets regarding health insurance, which we recommend you use, so that the puppy is ensured before you take it home. This is to ensure that the puppy will receive the right treatment - regardless of the price - in case of anything unforeseen.
We always recommend that you enter you puppy to a puppyclass, as puppies have to get out and discover the world - and se that not all puppies have freckles :) If you do not know who to contact regarding dog training, we can help you in finding a professional place where the dogs behavior and body language is in focus.
Your puppy has to be hip-x-rayed and eye checked when it is 12-18 months.
Until your puppy is 2 years old we will forward you a questionnaire every 6. months, where you will have to answer questions regarding your dog’s health, mentality and exterior. The filled in questionnaire is returned to us and will be an important foundation for our future breeding.
As responsible breeders we wish to follow and experience our breeding, that is why we once a year have a "Churnwood get-together" for all our puppies and their owners, with lots of fun and talk about dogs.
If you need help, you can always feel free to contact us - for any reason - even if you just want to tell us how you are doing.
We have completed The Danish Kennel Club's "Breeder Education".
We follow the Danish Kennel Club's ethicall regulations, where they state that a bitch should not be bred from, until she is fully developed.
We have given it quite some thought - how we want our future breeding to be - It is not "just" something you do.
Mentioned below are the Danish Kennel Club's ethicall regulations (www.dansk-kennel-klub.dk).
It is the responsibility of everyone, who chooses a dog for breeding, to esimate if the breeding animal is physically and mentally suitable for breeding.
It should be the aim, only to use dogs for breeding, that kan mate and give birth naturally and rear a litter naturally.
A bitch should not be bred from, until she is fully developed.
A bitch should have no more than max. 4-5 litters in her lifetime - and the last litter being born, prior to the bitch turning 8 years.
After the second litter, the bitch should have a break/rest, so that she comes in heat at least once before mating again.
Dogs with hereditary defects should not be used in breeding.
Matings that have resulted in puppies with severe defects, should, for obvious reasons, not be repeated.
Matings between dogs that are closer related than cousins, should be avoided.
Breeding, where individuals numerically dominate a specific breed, should be avoided.
As long as the puppy is in the breeders care, the breeder must ensure the puppies are physically and mentally good - including good socialization.
The breeder should inform puppy-buyers satisfactory information regarding the parental-animals, the characteristics and specific needs for the breed.
Both the breeder and the studdog-owner should follow the offsprings development into grown dogs and from there evaluate their breeding stock.