Things To Know When Choosing A Breeder
Cleanliness – When you pick up your puppy you will see the cleanliness and the conditions not only where the dog resides, but the property overall, both inside and out. Ribbons and awards for showing dogs are not necessarily indicative of a good breeder. A dog that is well taken care of should be in a clean, well maintained, healthy environment. The owner of South Side Farm is personally driven, she wants to be the best and provide the best for all her dogs.
Health – The health and well being of your dog should be first and foremost and you can’t always know just from looking at a puppy. Don’t take just anyone’s word for it. South Side Farm are visited regularly by a licensed veterinarian, are administered all necessary shots, current with all worming protocol, guaranteed to be in good health and guaranteed against genetic defects. Owning a dog is an emotional, serious undertaking and we want you to have a lifetime of happiness, gratification and fulfillment.
Food – Ask about the food they are given; is it natural, is it dry, is it from a can, what is the nutritional value? The answer will help you determine how much the breeder really cares. All of our dogs are fed natural food and treats, from one of the most respected, reputable, nutritional brands of premium dog food in the world, and it’s all made in the U.S.A.
Socialization – A dog’s behavior can be a sign of the way they are treated and socialized. All of our dogs get along well with people and other dogs because they are exposed to various scenarios that help them become mentally healthy and stable. Don’t just play with your puppy, interact with the larger dogs and see how they behave and react to you.
Genetics – Often you can obtain a healthy puppy that will never have problems from bloodlines that are ordinary. South Side does their utmost in breeding champion dogs to help ensure the best the breed has to offer. Our dogs are show quality, but we believe their true value is in the joy they bring to our lives day in and day out.
Don’t rely solely on a recommendation or what someone tells you. Objectivity from the source is important. For instance, often a network of dog owners or club will refer you to someone in their organization and possibly dissuade you from a breeder outside of their “circle”. This type of conduct should throw up a red flag immediately. There are good breeders both in and out of these alliances. Regardless of the breeder you choose, a pet’s well-being should be considered first and foremost. South Side Farm can provide you with a wealth of testimonials and references.
A reservation fee is required and will be applied to the purchase price of the puppy. A deposit is a commitment and needs to be treated as such.
When you put a deposit down you understand we are working with nature. Everyone realizes Mother Nature controls everything, so you may have to be patient!
The date the reservation fee is received will determine the buyer’s place in the order of
the litter. When the litter is 4 weeks old, the prospective pet parent(s) will receive a questionnaire to help determine which puppy will best compliment their lifestyle, environmental dynamics and personality. Final payment for the puppy is due upon the client’s receipt of questionnaire. If you are unable to take a puppy for any reason, the owner will credit all money paid toward the purchase of a puppy from a future litter. We plan a breeding well in advance and at the most, once a year. We do not issue refunds.
- All of our dogs are from champion bloodlines
- All puppies are guaranteed to be in good health
- All puppies are up to date with recommended shots
- All puppies are guaranteed against genetic defects
- All of our dogs are AKC and/or APRI registered
- All puppies are current with worming protocol
- All puppies are sold with a no-breeding contract unless otherwise noted
If for some reason you are unable to come to South Side Farm, we have the ability to deliver your new puppy. Our transportation accommodations are specially designed keeping their health, comfort and well-being as our sole priority.
If you would like to send a check as a deposit, you can send a check in the amount of $150.00 to me at my office: South Side Farm 600 Franklin St., Suite 109, Schenectady, NY 12305.
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