Considerations when buying a Collie puppy
- When buying a puppy, you are welcoming a new member into the family, a member whose expected life span is 12 - 14 years.
- Do you have enough space and the approval of your landlord to keep a dog?
- Do you have the time to walk a dog several times a day, even when the weather is bad?
- Are you prepared to take your Collie with you on holidays, or do you have friends on whom you can rely to care for your pet during your absence?
- Are you willing to learn more about dog psychology and behaviour, in order to bring up your new friend in a suitable manner?
- Have you adequate means to meet food bills, veterinary expenses, insurances, dog taxes, etc.?
How and where to purchase a Collie
- Take your time when buying a Collie. Visit and compare several breeding kennels. Only buy from the kennels where you feel comfortable about your purchase.
- Ask to see the parents/adult dogs, which should have a well-kept, friendly and confident appearance.
- The puppies should be clean and kept in an area with adequate space and daylight. Outdoor runs/tumbling space should also be accessible.
- The pups should not shy away or be frightened. A well-balanced pup with a good temperament is always curious and keen to meet you.
- Only purchase a healthy pup, one which is duly wormed and inoculated (vaccination card/passport), and which possesses a pedigree certificate recognised by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale). This pedigree certificate guarantees that the SCC Rules and Regulations concerning health and breeding conditions are being followed.
- The breeder's interest/responsibility does not stop after the sales contract has been signed. A breeder should always be prepared to advise on questions relating to feeding, management, training, etc.
Swiss Collie Club Puppy Information
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