What to expect from a breeder
The breeder should give you the opportunity to see the puppy with its mother and the rest of litter. This is very important because it will not only give you an opportunity to see the temperament of the mother, but may also give
you an idea of the future characteristics and size of the puppy.
Have the opportunity to see all the puppies and be able to handle them, rather than just seeing the puppy being offered to you.
It is the responsibility of the breeder(s) to register the litter with the Kennel Club and each puppy in the litter will initially be registered in the breeder(s)’ name(s). The breeder(s) chooses the official Kennel Club names for all the puppies.
Under normal circumstances, litter registration with the
Kennel Club takes about 14 days, after which time the
breeder(s) will receive the registration certificates for
all the puppies in the litter. If there is a query with the
application the Kennel Club will contact the breeder to
resolve and further action may be required which may
delay the registration process.
If the dog is advertised as Kennel Club registered, you
should ensure that you take receipt of the Kennel Club
Registration Certificate. You must then proceed to apply
to the Kennel Club to transfer your dog into your own
name. Please be aware that you will require the signature
of the breeder(s) to complete this. If the registrations
certificate is not available at the time of purchase,
ensure that you receive an undertaking in writing from
the breeder that this will be sent to you when available.
What information to ask the breeder for
A Contract of Sale - it is recommended that the breeder provide you with this. Amongst other things this should detail both the breeder(s)’ and your responsibility to the puppy. The contract should also list any official Kennel Club endorsements (restrictions) that the breeder has placed on the puppy’s records, and in particular on what basis the breeder may be prepared to remove the endorsement. Endorsements the breeder may place on your puppy include not for breeding and not for export. Before or at the time of sale, you must give a signed acknowledgement of any endorsement placed.