REASONS FOR SELLING PUPPIES ON LIMITED REGISTER.
As a responsible breeder I have put many years of experience into the breed. All my dogs are health checked for Hips/Elbows, patella, eyes and mouth prior to breeding. Also the utmost thought has been put into selecting each breeding pair. Many hours of checking pedigrees and researching dominant and recessive traits in each parent have been undertaken. I would hate to tally the amount of money on stud fees, travelling expenses and importation of frozen semen. For these reasons and because I feel a responsibility to this wonderful breed my puppies are sold on a limited (non breeding) register.
Tail docking is illegal in Australia and as such we will not break the law. Weimaraners are a wonderful breed and although not for everyone we endeavour to place our puppies in loving homes. Our puppies are bred and raised with love and even though we would love to breed our dogs in the manner to which they were originally portrayed we figure that Weimaraners with tails just give you that little bit more to love!!!
STUD DOG POLICY
We take the management of our stud dogs very seriously.
We also take the utmost care to produce sound dogs both in mind and body and as close to the breed standard that is possible. We are extremely health conscious and check our dogs for hips, elbows, heart, eye and also have them DNA profiled. It is our belief that as a breeder should offer anyone who wishes to adopt one of our dogs that we do as much as we can to sell them a healthy puppy. Nature can be very cruel and we can only hope to eliminate any hurdles that mother nature throws our way. So with this in mind will only allow our boys to go to what we consider good quality healthy and certified bitches.
It has long been our policy to offer our clients a free return mating at the next season if:
LESS THAN TWO LIVE PUPPIES ARE PRODUCED AND THE STUD DOG IS STILL AVAILABLE.
However, owners of breeding bitches should understand that a stud fee is paid for the actual service
(ie. the actual act of a stud dog mating a bitch) - not for the production of puppies.
Stud fees are required to be paid in full at the time of the mating.
We would rarely (if ever) entertain the concept of accepting a puppy in lieu of a stud fee. Nor would we enter into an agreement whereby a stud fee is witheld until pregnancy is confirmed unless very special circumstances arise. (Being broke or short of cash is not a very special circumstance) If a proven stud dog (a dog that has produced progeny / offspring) is used at stud by the owner of a bitch then it is also accepted that the dog is capable of fulfilling it's part in the mating. We guarantee that if two normal matings (be they slip matings, a tie mating or in fact artificial insemenation) have been undertaken then puppies will be produced. It is worth noting at this juncture that if a bitch fails to fall pregnant or has a very small litter when mated to a young, fit, proven stud dog then most often there is a problem with the bitch or with the timing of the mating.
But - as an added benefit to our clients (and as sign of good faith) we offer:
"a free return mating on the next season if the bitch produces LESS than two live puppies".
This (by the way) is not something that we have to offer but most experienced and respected breeders will usually do so. The reason why "2 puppies" is used as a guide is purely financial - with two live puppies you have one to sell (which covers the stud fee) and also one to keep. If only one live puppy is produced then you would need to sell that puppy to break even financially. And of course if there are no puppies produced then you are out of pocket to the value of the stud fee paid.