In 2014 we had our breeders advisory visit from our local area coordinator, they inspect things such as...
- dogs are housed in clean and comfortable conditions with adequate heat and ventilation with particular regard for the animalsí health, age and breed.
- dogs are provided with suitable and adequate food, drink and clean bedding
- dogs are exercised and visited at suitable intervals to ensure their physical and mental wellbeing, and are in the care or supervision of a fit and responsible person.
- dogs are in kept a secure and safe environment and provided with sufficient space proportionate to the number of dogs kept
- facilities for the keeping of dogs are suitable and maintained or kept in a good state of repair.
- dogs receive adequate grooming and veterinary treatment
- reasonable emergency procedures are in place and that reasonable precautions are taken to ensure prevention of the spread of infectious or contagious diseases.
The breeder advisor also inspect paperwork given to puppy owners such as
- our contract of sale for puppy owners
- Information on feeding
- Information on exercise
- Information on worming and vaccinations
- Information on grooming
- Information on breed traits and tendencies
- Information on socialisation
- Information on future training
We were happy to be inspected and its reassuring to know the kennel club are so thorough in inspecting assured breeders, we are pleased that we meet the requirements for inclusion in the KC assured breeder scheme now it has become UKAS regulated.
As KC assured breeders we agree to-
- Ensure that all breeding stock is Kennel Club registered.
- Hand over the dog's registration certificate at time of sale if available, or forward it to the new owner as soon as possible. Explain any endorsements that might pertain and obtain written and signed confirmation from the new owner, at or before the date on which the dog is physically transferred, that the new owner is aware of the endorsement(s), regardless of whether or not the endorsed registration certificate is available.
- Follow Kennel Club policy regarding maximum age and number/frequency of litters.
- Permanently identify breeding stock by DNA profile, microchip, or tattoo.
- Make use of health screening schemes, relevant to their breed, on all breeding stock. These schemes include DNA testing, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and inherited eye conditions.
- Socialise the puppies and provide written advice, in the Puppy Sales Wallet, on continuation of socialisation, exercise and future training.
- Provide written advice, in the scheme Puppy Sales Wallet, on feeding and worming programmes.
- Provide a written record, in the Puppy Sales Wallet, on the immunisation measures taken.
- Provide reasonable post-sales telephone advice.
- Inform buyers of the requirements and the recommendations that apply to Kennel Club Accredited Breeders as well as the existence of the complaints procedure.
- Draw up a contract of sale for each puppy and provide a copy in the Puppy Sales Wallet.
In addition there are a number of recommendations:
Accredited Breeders are strongly encouraged to:
- Make sure that whelping facilities accord with good practice.
- The contract of sale should clearly lay out to the buyer the nature and details of any guarantee given (e.g. time limit) and/or any provisions for refund or return and replacement of puppy. If endorsements are being used the contract should also explain why these have been placed and under what circumstances they would be removed (if any). The contract should be signed and dated by both breeder and purchaser, showing that both have agreed to these terms.
- Commit to help, if necessary, with the re-homing of a dog, for whatever reason, throughout the dog's lifetime.
- Follow relevant breed health screening recommendations.
CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS (AS OF JANUARY 2010) FOR THE VIZSLA ARE-
AGED 2 AT WHELPING
AT LEAST 12 MONTHS BETWEEN LITTERS
FROM JANUARY 2012 THE KC WILL NOT ACCEPT REGISTRATIONS FOR BITCHES WHO HAVE WHELPED MORE THAN FOUR LITERS