So why bother to breed unusual colors?
Because these colours exist and we have special boys and girls which already carry these colours.
We also strongly believe everyone should have the choice, just like you can choose to have an unusual colour on your brand new car, though for extra cost, but this does not make that car drive or last longer.
Colour is just that, it is something perceived as special in the eye of the beholder only and is personal choice.
We know from considerable experience of 30 years breeding dogs, how important successful matching of puppies characters is to human individuals and families, so, we are prepared and HAPPY to LOSE money to ensure that you have the best dog possible, which
is most compatible for your own character and lifestyle.
Some aspects of a puppy’s 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 tweak-able ones that are important to them.
All decisions are made using similar protocols to AVIDOG Puppy Evaluation Test (APET) please click on link for more information.
IF you stipulate and are adamant, that you MUST have a Specific Coloured puppy and will not work with us to match you with a puppy with a suitable character -
Please be aware that it is highly likely you will be required to pay a higher price as stated below.
The Total Purchase Price per colour, can be seen in the table below:
Work with us AND save money whilst still finding the PERFECT puppy to suit your requirements.
We ask you for a list (BY EMAIL) of three puppies from each current available litter, this list should be in order of preference and include any puppies which you will NOT consider under any circumstances (we like to know why too please - it is essential that you do in fact like the look of the puppy so if you are against a black/dark face or merle or blue eyes that those puppies are not included in OUR suggestions to you).
This list can change constantly as we update the growing up album with video and photo's and after each of your on site visits meeting the puppies in person.
Don't forget please, that we are seeing these puppies for 24/7 and you only get to meet them in tiny snap shots of video or during your visit, therefore, you cannot assess them like we can, no matter how experienced you are.
You have to trust us to select and offer you - by character and behavior - the puppy we believe will be the most suitable for you and your family.
Priority in matching is given as follows:
Please note that the average pup will be highly suited to almost all families what we are trying to do is ensure the wrong family does not get a potential character which drives them mad or cannot achieve the job requirements needed.
Like placing a high drive pup in a less active home where they struggle to fulfill the needs of the puppy.
Or place a lazy low motivation pup into a highly competitive sports home.
You select your puppy from £2000.00 - however excellent DISCOUNTS are given when you allow the BREEDER to select a puppy of ANY Colour and Gender using a character analysis from an agreed list of three puppies. (updated 30th April 2020)
using character of puppy, our matching knowledge and lifestyle requirements of the prospective owner. Your list of three puppies is taken into account, we try to offer you at least one of those puppies on your list of preferences. Occasionally none of your list will be available and/or suitable, and someone will not get any choice as there will always be the last puppy, at this point we will discuss alternative options with you.
Advised by Breeder, using character of puppy matching knowledge and lifestyle requirements of the prospective owner. From an agreed list of three puppies, but chosen by you from minimum of
Common colours are:
There maybe a small additional fee if you stipulate gender preferences which are not backed by absolute need, as you reduce your chances of the perfect character pup by 50%.
You reduce your chances of selecting the right puppy character by 50%
Males are usually more laid back than females. most dogs will be neutered so there is ultimately very little difference in gender.
Please research more information before deciding.
Some folks know exactly what they want and will not be swayed by anyone. Sole and First Choice, breeder will still recommend but the choice will be completely yours (provided you have passed assessment).
Provided you have been accepted as an owner but against all our recommendations this selection will allow you to have the first pick selection of any puppy by 7 weeks of age.
Provided you have been accepted as an owner but against all our recommendations this selection will allow you to have the Second pick selection of any puppy by 7 weeks of age.
Selection from a choice of 3 puppies (if available) based solely on the colour and/or gender of the puppy without regard to the suitability of the character matching the lifestyle and requirements of the prospective owner.
You reduce your chances of selecting the right puppy character by at least 25%
These colours are not as common in the border collie or poodle and therefore takes a bit more planning and selection of parents to produce Chocolate (also known as Red or Brown in the Border collie)
You reduce your chances of selecting the right puppy character by 75%
Merle is rare in the Border collie and almost unheard of in the Poodle - it is not an easy colour to breed as one parent must be merle to produce the colour.
There is a 50% chance of producing a merle puppy (like having males or females born) so you may get a whole litter of merle or NONE or anything in between.
To research this colour click this link.
You will have to join the facebook group to get the information.
You reduce your chances of selecting the right puppy character by 85% Dilute colours of Slate blue and Lilac (red/chocolate) are very rare in the Border collie and in the Poodle and are therefore difficult to breed for.
You reduce your chances of selecting the right puppy character by 95%
Dilute colours of Slate blue and Lilac (red/chocolate) are very rare in the Border collie and in the Poodle and are therefore difficult to breed for. See merle above for explanation.
Self explanatory in that they are almost impossible to predict and breed for.
The puppy is sold as a PET ONLY and is not sold with the rights to breed.
This is covered in our contract. We do grant breeding rights upon request and payment of additional fees.
Complete application process before sending deposit
Once you have checked the contract and are happy,
please Complete the application form (link can be found below)
for more information and our review process.
We will contact you to make an appointment as soon as we can after we receive your successful application.
Please do not place a deposit until you have received our confirmation that we accept you as one of our special owners.
Please do NOT place a deposit until you have received
the written 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 the next available litter or can be transferred to any of our litters (within one year) at the price structure set out in the table 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.
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.
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