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Covid-19 Statement

Due to the unprecedented number of puppy enquiries the Club is receiving during the covid-19 lockdown
the Club has issued the following advice:-

Now is not the time to get a puppy or dog just because you or your family are bored at home or have time on your hands.

Social interaction is essential when raising and training a puppy or dog - which at the current time is impossible.
Consider what will happen to said puppy or dog when life resumes, the lockdown is eased or lifted, schools reopen
and there may be no one at home to care for the pet. What will happen to them?
No one wants to read of an increase of unwanted animals being surrendered to shelters or club rescues or worse - dumped.

Club approved breeders take lengthy and considered steps when planning a litter. Breeding only from Kennel Club Registered, quality proven lines,
conforming closely to the Breed Standard which have been thoroughly pre-health tested and certified in advance. Breeders will only consider breeding a litter
when they have adequate, pre-vetted suitable potential new owners and homes for their puppies on their list. It is not a conveyor belt or ‘made to order’ regime.
Primary focus of Club Approved Breeders is the Health and Welfare for any puppy they breed with life-long support, advice and assistance to the new owners.

How much for a puppy?

Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and having been told a price
surprisedly states ... “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you, the person who doesn’t care about papers because “I just want a pet”.
No dog is “just a pet”.

Behind every pure bred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a 'puppy farmer' or the person who just wants
to take a litter from their bitch!!!

A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage
that document bloodlines and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers
what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the puppy - you just want the cheapest thing you can find!

When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every pup - both dogs owned and every pup they’ve sold
for its entire lifetime. This breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs.
The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each puppy family
who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. Breeders worry about their babies long after they leave and will take one back without question.

A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about. In the middle of birth and death is life.
The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do extensive testing, echoes, x-rays, DNA analysis, emergency c-sections, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming and registering
of full litters.

Last but by no means least a responsible breeder is an active member of their breed Club.
A breeder chooses the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses to whom they sell because
they are not making money off the sale. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a breeder has made, so they need to be confident it is the right fit.
Many times saying more 'no’s' than 'yes'.. A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline, why?
Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly - it’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.

Because a dog is never “just a pet” - it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girl's protector, an elderly person's therapy,
a member of the family, someone’s whole world!!!


(c) RRCI 2021