We have a very special Puppy Selection process which has evolved & developed from vast experience, over 30 years of breeding dogs.
It is rare for us humans, to be able to select our mothers, fathers, brother and sisters, but we are responsible for selecting our mates (Husbands and Wives, girlfriends and boyfriends etc), how many of us get it right?
Humans are hot wired to select on aesthetics, pretty, handsome, stunning etc. all at first glance, when initial attraction wears away and we get to know our partners how often does the relationship last?
If we humans are not compatible, by character and lifestyle needs, most relationships breakdown simply because we can't or won't work on the issues surrounding character.
Relationships between Humans and Canines are no different,
If we struggle to accept and work with the dogs base character and any resulting temperament issues we will find it hard to train the dog to be a suitable pet let alone a working companion.
So, as a forward thinking proactive breeder with 30 years experience, we can help you prevent a great deal of these relationship problems with your next Canine partner.
Keep reading to find out how.
Buying a puppy, even as an active Companion/Pet, should not ever be an easy process.
You should never select with emotions and heart.
It is a decision which will effect your entire life from the moment you take your little treasure home.
It should not be made using personal emotions to buy a pretty eye catching pup of specific coat and colour, since living with the wrong character (too laid back or too lively, too clever etc)
is much harder to live with than an ugly pup.
Basing your choices on pure simple "Common Sense" coupled with a great deal of research into your chosen breeder and what they have to offer you and your puppy for the pups entire life,
will go a long way to ensuring success with your future family member.
Excellent, Professional, Conscientious and Responsible Breeders who genuinely CARE will require you to meet their selection criteria,
You want the best Breeder just like we want the best Owners.
Your pup has a life expectancy of up to 10 to 15 years, so choose your breeder carefully, the breeder should be knowledgeable about modern rearing methods and the prevention of health issues,
These days, breeders (and you too) have no excuse since we all have access, via the INTERNET, to learn and keep up to date with Scientific tools, and Amazing education opportunities at competitive prices (even FREE) on
all of which are proven to help forward thinking breeders reduce any health and temperament issues in their puppies.
Even the Border Colloodle (still a Mixed or Cross Breed) is no exception to benefiting from the above high criteria.
Additionally, Janet Beale offers puppies who have undergone extraordinarily good socialization and rearing techniques using certain aspects of programs taught by Puppy Culture which are based on modern scientific findings.
Once we receive your deposit, we also give out our Puppy Instruction Manual (PIM) which provides you with links to many recent advances in training techniques, especially those using positive balanced methods.
All of this care and attention to detail, helps to reduce the chance of things going wrong.
LUCK PENNY FOR YOU
So when a Border Colloodle is purchased from us, this valuable, very priceless expertise and extra's, will be your LUCK PENNY, to help you achieve a long successful relationship with your new family member.
Buying a puppy should not be easy, research and time taken before making a decision is essential for all concerned.
To find that special FRIEND
whose character, breeding and professional rearing techniques, provide him/her the best chance for becoming your Soulmate and Shining Star & SHAMWARI (friend in Shona African language).
Our initial contact with you is always via email or our online application and contact forms.
This is because we are not usually free to take unscheduled phone calls while we care for our animals.
If you have any questions while you wait for our reply, please read our website, as almost all your questions will be answered there!
After your application is successful and your deposit paid, we are usually very prompt and open, to answer questions via email, or during your personal visit, to discuss any queries or questions you may have.
Please note: - we are not being rude or evasive, we would rather reserve the facility to talk to you or message over phone, video call, WhatsApp, Messenger etc. to emergency use -
For instance:- You are lost finding our place, or are on the way to the vets with a poorly puppy/dog and need some help and support.
Please be patient and understand that we have to balance caring for our dogs and puppies with speaking to prospective owners, and organising paperwork.
If we don’t reply to your email or call, please feel free to gently remind us!
but of course, for this to really work, you should MEET OUR dogs and us and most importantly, our PUPPIES.
If you are interested, whilst making your initial application process (if there is a litter available) we ask you to select as many puppies you see in the litter, that you like, in ORDER of preference, this gives us a guide on how your human instinct for "mate selection" works.
We know from considerable experience of breeding dogs for 30 years, how important finding a pup of suitable character which closely matches, both the puppies and humans needs, to enable a high chance for a successful relationship.
Most dogs end up in rescue because of character issues which are not compatible with the owners lifestyle or experience and/or willingness to work on teaching the puppy to be a better dog.
Therefore we are prepared and HAPPY to LOSE money to ensure that you have the most compatible dog for your own character and lifestyle to reduce the chance of you and your dog being unhappy. (we also want you to bring the dog back if something goes wrong)
Some aspects of a puppy’s character and temperament can be changed through training, development and socialization experiences but other traits are stabilized before a puppy goes to its first home.
Puppies should be matched to homes that either want or can manage its stable traits.
Then owners can focus their efforts on changing the tweakable ones that are important to them.
All decisions are made using similar protocols to AVIDOG Puppy Evaluation Test (APET)
You may change your selection of preferences for puppies (usually three pups in order of preference) at any time, as new photo’s and video are placed on the site.
Final Selection of puppies will take place at around 7 - 8 weeks of age (just before the pups are ready to leave my home) and once the puppy’s character it more definitely established, we will discuss our recommendations together with your preferences on looks, with you, before making final selections.
If our list is full at 7 weeks of age, selection Preference is given to owners wanting a service dog, performance sports dog, and then to active pet owners.
Please note that we will not invite you to our HOME
unless you have completed the initial application process.
It is the most sensible thing, visit and meet the breeder, the parents (not always possible with the stud dog), and of course the puppies.
This meeting allows us all to assess character traits in both human and dogs.
Our adult dogs are used to meeting strangers and help us in this process too.
Did you know that some dogs and puppies will not approach some types of people?
We, humans are the same, often an invisible aura is felt which makes our skin crawl, dogs get this too, and if you happen to choose that particular pup from a photograph or a video and set your mind on having nothing else.
Your life may well end up being a battle of wills with that pup if you take him home.
We try to prevent that from happening.
occasionally, we know it is not possible for people to visit and we have had a great deal of success helping match even in those circumstances.
Whatever you do folks NEVER choose your pup based solely on its looks.
Get the breeders advice on character assessment too.
Please note that we will not invite you to our HOME
unless you have completed the initial application process.
Our application process is designed to help us match you with the perfect puppy.
Our application process
Breeding and raising healthy, happy puppies is our passion—and it takes a lot of time, dedication, and love. We want to ensure that each puppy has a committed and caring family to go to, which is why we have a detailed application process including the following steps:
After you’ve filled out our application form, you’ll receive an automatic reply containing a copy of your answers. There’s no need to reply to this as we will not receive it!
If you don’t receive an auto reply, please check your spam folder, our contact details are on that email.
We aim to reply to all applications in person, within 48 hours, but sometimes, life takes over and we appreciate reminders of your excitement to have one of our pups.
Once you receive our detailed reply confirming we accept your application, please feel free to ask any additional questions. We’ll then want to be in touch for an initial Zoom call, so let us have a list of your available dates and times so we can fit a zoom call into our busy outdoor life.
If we both hit it off on the Zoom call, including meeting with the whole family who will be part of our pups life and a virtual tour showing us the proposed space the pup will have access to inside your home and garden.
We will send you more details about how to pay your deposit and reserve your new puppy!
Please do not place a deposit without an email invite to do so. Our deposit terms and conditions will be highlighted in this email.
Once deposit is received, we’ll then make arrangements for you to come and visit our home and meet the puppies!
Please Note: - We are very busy people with limited time, you will be visiting our PRIVATE home where we have a huge security concern for our dogs, both in disease and potential theft, therefore, we will only invite you to our home once you have committed to place a deposit via PayPal.
We have 100's of owners of Colloodles and Border collies over 30 years, many who have returned for additional dogs. So we know it is not needed but there is a clause to cover a deposit return should you be unhappy about us or our animal welfare when you visit (terms and conditions apply)
We have CCTV and recording in progress.
Puppies are important to us and part of our very big family, live-in staff and Students.
We are looking for very special owners - dedicated people who will care for our pups as members of their family.
We know that these special people will appreciate the care and attention we place into our application process, but more especially will value the work we place into our puppies and their mothers who are working sheepdogs, or at the least in training to become sheepdogs.
We know that you and your puppy may need help and advice through it's life so we guarantee to be available within office hours, for FREE Email and Telephone help and advice with every puppy purchased from us.
Shortly before you collect your pup, you will receive a very detailed
Puppy Instruction Manual (PIM) giving links to training and welfare advice.
It is from, many long years, of experience that our application process has been developed, and through this process we have found our puppies the most wonderful owners that any breeder could wish for their babies.
The Kennel Club, RSPCA and the Dogs Trust recommend the issue of a puppy contract, unfortunately, 98% of all puppies are purchased without the issue of a written contract in the UK,
this is STUPID as neither party knows 100% what to expect, nor are they fully protected and when problems arise (just like us humans, animals are subject to physical and mental changes on a minute to minute basis) the lack of clarity can cause major problems out of even the smallest often hidden consequence.
please read our PUPPY CONTRACT page and download the contracts BEFORE contacting us,
"click the words apply now! to open the application form"
You will know the form has sent because you will see on screen notification and you will also receive an email (do not reply to this).
Once the form has submitted, you must check your Spam email folder or you may not find our replies.
We try to reply by email, within 48 hours.
Once you get our detailed reply (not the auto-reply)
We need you to respond to that email indicating you would like to know even more, ask your questions please , and you can ask for an appointment too so please offer a selections of dates and times that your are available to visit our center.
We will then respond again by perhaps calling you for a brief chat to confirm initial suitability by phone, Skype.
We will then invite you to visit our home at the one of the dates you have proposed.
Please follow these guidelines:-
Please be aware that we are really busy folks, not always free to take random telephone enquiries during the day.
We prefer to make initial contact with you by EMAIL once ALL our routine work with the animals is complete.
We are then very happy to discuss any finer points;
Remember that no animal, except humans, can help themselves,
so if I am talking to you on the phone or even in person, my own animals are not getting my much deserved attention.
Please be patient, but we also value your persistence as I do not have a computers memory
(hence the email communication request as preference at all times).
TEXT and Whatsapp are great alternatives to telephone calls especially in bad reception areas.
You will receive our telephone number once we have your application.
PLEASE DO NOT place a deposit without receiving a SPECIFIC email invitation to do so, this email will highlight Deposit TERMS and CONDITIONS
Please do NOT place a deposit until you have received
the deposit confirmation email,
that your application for a Border Colloodle has been completely accepted - You MUST have spoken direct with Janet during a ZOOM or other Video Call as your application is STILL SUBJECT to us meeting/talking to you. (This is a SPECIFIC deposit invitation email details what the deposit terms and conditions are)
- if you place a deposit without this specific email you risk losing your deposit and not getting a puppy - we cannot take more deposits than we have potential to provide you with a puppy in the specified time frame.
Once you have submitted your online application you will receive an AUTO REPLY (check your spam email folder).
This Autoreply means we have received your initial application and we will then send you a very detailed email provisionally accepting you as an owner, and your next course of action.
You will most likely be invited to visit our home, or (Subject to COVID restrictions) invited to attend an online ZOOM video meeting and then by mutual agreement, we invite you to reserve a puppy by placing a deposit.
DO NOT place a deposit without receiving an email invite to do so, which will highlight Deposit TERMS and CONDITIONS.
The non-refundable deposit will guarantee (subject to T&C) you a suitable puppy, based on character, from the next available litter or can be transferred to any of our litters (within one year) - see Selection and Pricing page and again on our contract page (T & C)
This is a non-refundable deposit but if for some reason there is not a suitable puppy available, then we are very happy to transfer the deposit to the next litter, or if for some reason, we, the breeder, are unable to breed and offer you a puppy from a litter of suitable puppies within one calendar year, we will return your deposit, unless WE BOTH otherwise agree in writing.
Placing a deposit basically guarantee's:-
This means, that when, I, as the Breeder, finally meets you face to face, I also have the right to say:-
"SORRY, I believe that you are not suited to having one of my puppies"
in which case I will gladly refund the deposit in full.
But most important of all, our deposit and waiting list, help us base future mating decisions and resulting litters on orders placed with us well in advance.
We bring these babies into the world based on prospective orders and enquirers.
Help us to plan so we can produce the best possible puppies for your family.
If you have already placed your deposit before visiting us, and on your visit, you are genuinely not happy with the welfare of our animals, we will gladly refund your deposit, provided you email us your concerns, stating clearly what you are unhappy with.
We ask for this request in writing as we strive to do the best for our dogs and will therefore take constructive criticism to heart, and where possible, using appropriate advice from qualified professionals, we will use this to continue to improve and adapt our program accordingly.
If you do not visit us by the time the pup is 8 weeks old, your deposit is forfeit, unless mutually agreed or changed by the breeder in writing. (3 hours "google maps" drive or more away exemption confirmed in writing).
The pup will then be offered to the next suitable person.
We trust that everything is crystal clear and we are all well prepared and look forward to your family joining our extended canine family.
Should you have any questions please feel free to ask us.
We do more than any other Breeder including starting to teach:
By giving your pups the basics, we ensure they are ready for the big wide world with their new families!
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