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Why you should get a puppy from us

Are you looking to buy a Border Collie puppy to add to your family? There are many places you can get a puppy and the choices can be confusing. Here are some of the puppy sources that you will come across while looking for your new family member, and all are readily found here in California:

A reputable breeder such as ourselves will have put considerable money and effort into breeding healthy pups that will bring years of enjoyment to the families they go to, and will have taken every effort to minimize any health or temperament problems that may arise through careful selection of their breeding dogs and properly preparing the young pups for life with their new families. If the owner of such a puppy is no longer able to look after it at any point in its life, a reputable breeder will take back and rehome the puppy. All of the dogs that end up in rescues originate from puppy mills and backyard breeders, often due to health or temperament issues. Reputable breeders, unlike puppy mills and backyard breeders, do not end up making money from the sale of puppies (although you may have to pay slightly more to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder since their costs are significantly higher).

Distinguishing a reputable breeder from a puppy mill or backyard breeder can be a daunting job for the prospective puppy buyer. There are, however, a few clues that you, as a pet buyer, can use to spot the puppy mills and backyard breeders. Look for the following indicators of a reputable breeder:

COVID-19: the pandemic has thrown a wrench into many breeders' plans, including ours. Restrictions here in California have severely curtailed many activities. The last dog shows were in early 2020, and it appears unlikely that there will be any more until well into 2021. Outdoor dog performance events have also been severly affected. This does mean that younger dogs may not have had the opportunity to get titled (as described above) and are approaching an age where it is appropriate for them to be bred. Under these circumstances, the parents of a litter may not yet be titled. This is where communicating with a breeder becomes even more important. We invest significant effort into our application process, and communicate extensively with our prospective puppy buyers once they have passed the initial application process. This starts with the online questionnaire we request that you complete.

We would normally welcome puppy buyers on our waiting list to visit after this application stage, and this usually forms part of our puppy socialization process. We are currently having to make changes to accommodate social distancing requirements and are therefore not allowing visitors into our home at this time. However, we still have procedures in place to properly socialize and stimulate our puppies. We can make arrangements to meet approved puppy buyers locally in outside locations (but probably not with young puppies!), and will make arrangements with puppy buyers in order to safely deliver a puppy to its new family.