FAQ

What do you charge for your puppies?

Shetara puppies are $3,000.00 + HST and our puppies are sold on a non breeding agreement with the Canadian Kennel Club registration,  six weeks of free health insurance from Pets Plus Us, a puppy starter kit from Royal Canin and a life time of breeder support.

What health testing do you do?

Our Whippets have current OFA NORMAL advanced cardiac screens and OFA NORMAL CERF eye exams.  We have recently started to do DNA health screening through Optimal Selection.  231 test are done to reveal genetic health issues.  Although doing DNA testing is not required in our breed we are excited to be doing this to help insure that we are only breeding the best Whippets that we can.

Where do your dogs live?

Our dogs are our pets and live in the house.  When puppies are born Mom has her own bedroom so there is no stress for her and we are able to control the heat as well.

What food do you feed?

We feed Royal Canin puppy food and breed specific formulas.  Our adult dogs are fed Eukanuba Performance.  Eukanuba is also owned by Royal Canin.  We are proud to say that we are part of the Elite Breeder program with Royal Canin..

How long is your waiting list?

Our waiting list is like every breeder…extremely long.  Our waiting list is not a first come first serve so the length of the list really doesn’t apply.

Deposits….

We will send out applications after the pups are born.  If your application is accepted we will notify you.  When the pup is about 4 weeks old we request a $500.00.  The balance is due in advance or when you pick up your puppy.

When can I come for a visit?

When you come to pick up your puppy.  At that time we will be delighted to introduce you to any of our dogs including the Dam (Mother) and Sire (Dad).  We do not do visits while we have puppies that have not been vaccinated.

Do you remove dew claws?

Yes as a rule we do.  It reduces the risk of injury.

When do the puppies leave for their new home?

Our puppies stay here until they are at least 8 weeks old.  They will have their first  set of vaccinations from our veterinarian.

Are you a member of the Canadian Kennel Club?

Yes.  Both my husband and I are both members in good standing with the Canadian Kennel Club.  I also sit on the Conformation Council and I am looking forward to serving for another 3 years.  I am also joining the Junior Kennel Club council.  The junior handlers are the future handlers and breeders of responsible bred purebred dogs in Canada.

Is our pup going to be registered as a purebred dog in Canada?

Yes your pup will be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club

Our application form is open!

 

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