|Barked: Wed Jun 12, '13 9:06pm PST |
|Here is a section of what she said in the comments she left reviewing her breeder:
6. Provides detailed records of the animals history and lineage. I have to say that at the time I really did not ask her for the lineage. I had seen wolfdogs from her kennel around and I was just amazed at how beautiful they were. While we were at her kennel she told us each wolfdogs history in detail though.
7. Breeds only animals of sound temperament that are free from known genetic defects that might impair the health and quality of life of the offspring. All of her wolfdogs were extreamly beautiful and breathtaking. Some were shy and not very social but then others were very friendly.
8. Makes sure appropriate and adequate food, water, and shelter is always available. Every day Janet works full time on the farm. She is with the dogs 24/7 and they are her number one concern.
9. Makes sure there is adequate, permanent containment with at least one area for isolating ill animals. Any animal that was ill was taken into its own pen away from the rest of the wolfdogs.
10. Confirms the buyer is well prepared for the reality of raising and living with a wolfdog(s). She informed us of everything that could go wrong and how wolfdogs are unpredictable animals sometimes.
11. Inspects buyers containment enclosure, verifies legal status, and evaluates experience level. Janet knew that achilleous was going to be our first hybrid and that we were a newly married couple who wanted a lifetime companion. For the sake of achilleous all of his reccords say that he is a german shep/mal/husky mix. I did not want anything with the word wolf in it connected to him. I didn't want him to get treated differently b/c of a lineage.
12. Places any puppy considered less than “breeding quality” under a spay/neuter
contract. She didn't have any contracts for us to sign but she knew that we were thinking about mabe breading but not really sure.
13. Evaluates buyers understanding of enrichment including developmentally appropriate socialization, habituation and training for each individual animal.
She said that raising a hybrid in a house and not in an outside incloserr wouldn't be easy but she said that as long as i socialized him from day one I shouldnt have a problem.
14. Provides information on the social needs of wolfdogs and recommends a companion animal of a compatible type, size, and complimentary temperament for the mental and physical well being of the animal. We told her that we had a female choclate lab at home and we wanted her to have a forever sibling. She did not reccomend smaller animals to be kept around achilleous.
15. Encourages buyers to have their new animal(s) examined within 48 hours of leaving breeder’s facility by a licensed veterinarian and asks that the results be reported to breeder. She encourraged us to get achilleous checked in 24 hrs at a vet just so he could have a clean bill of health.
AFTER THE SALE
16. Breeder stays in touch with the owner, sharing ongoing education and insight.
Janet always sends me emails wondering how achilleous is doing. She always invites us to come down and visit.
17. Breeder commits to accepting the animal back if there is an emergency or serious situation or if unable to accept animal back, makes arrangements for other appropriate assistance or placement. She even offerd to take achilleous back after he started showing signs of aggression but my husband and I were adimit that he was not going anywhere. She always tells me that I could trade out for a pup out of a different litter if I was ever unsatisfied.
Some red flags-- "all his records say he is a gsd-malamute-husky mix . . .i did not want anything with the word 'wolf' in it connected to him"
-informed us of everything that could go wrong with wolfdogs, they can be unpredictable animals sometimes.
-warned us he should not be around small animals.
-requires a spay neuter contract for animals not worthy of breeding quality, didn't have us sign anything, cause she knew we were thinking about breeding.
-she even offered to take Achilleous back after he started showing signs of aggression, but my husband and I were 'adimitt' that he was not going anywhere.
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