It is rare for us to be able to select our 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 15 years, so choose your breeder carefully, the breeder should be knowledgeable about modern rearing methods and the prevention of health issues, These days, they have no excuse since Breeders, (and you too) 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
Breeding and Rearing practices
DNA health testing,
Epigenetic (possible hereditary issues controlled by the Environment),
Health recording Databases,
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 also known as a designer dog 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 such as the programs taught by AVIDOG and Puppy Culture which are based on modern scientific findings.
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.
So when a Border colloodle is purchased from us, this valuable, very priceless expertise and extra's, will be added luck, to help you achieve a long successful relationship with your new family member.
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 want 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 not being compatible with the owners life.
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.
Puppies are important to us and part of our very big family.
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 before contacting us,
We like to know who we are talking to and then allowing onto our property (where we live) We want to ensure complete trace-ability of where our puppies go and for what reasons that they are being purchased for.
I'm hiring a whole board of directors here!
I should have sprung for the recruitment company to do the initial screening of candidates... .
Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact us for this unique opportunity to manage a very exciting development project with great potential from the start.
Please be advised that your social media presence will be scrutinized, your criminal records will be pulled, drug tests may be administered and your references will be contacted. Should you not have any, we'll find them. Oh yes, we always find them, muahahahaha!
We are looking for proactive, persistent, polite, positive and honest owners who are focused on our dreams of a healthy and as near perfect Active Family PET.
WE have an application process for a reason:-
You want the best breeder to provide the best puppy and we want the best owners. We are looking for you!
If you are unable for whatever reason to complete or send us this form, you should contact us personally, or even better get a member of your family or a friend to help you. APPLY NOW "click the words apply now! to open the application form"
Once submitted you, you must check your Spam email folder or you may not find our replies.
Within 48 hours we will email you a detailed reply after which an appointment to talk on the phone, Skype or visit personally will be made.
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 emails 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).
Please do NOT place a deposit until you have received
the go-ahead from me, that your application for a Border Colloodle has been accepted.
The non-refundable deposit will guarantee (subject to T&C) you a suitable puppy, based on character, from this litter or can be transferred to our next litter at the price structure set out in the table on our contract page (T & C)
This is a non-refundable deposit but if there is not a suitable puppy then we are very happy to transfer the deposit to the next litter, or if for some reason, we, the breeder, are unable to produce 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 guarantee's:-
at least one puppy is available (usually specified), to MEET you when you VISIT us in person.
The deposit is also """subject to the 8 week old puppies character being suited to your level of canine experience and lifestyle requirements.""""
This means, that when, I, as the Breeder, finally meets you face to face, I can also 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.
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, on receipt of email request stating 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 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.
Go to the Puppy Contract page for Price Structure and Full Terms and Conditions.
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.