Faq | Von Inferno German Shepherd Kennels | Welland
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU REGISTER THE PUPPY WITH THE CANADIAN KENNEL CLUB ?
Yes, we will register him/her in your name with the Canadian Kennel Club.
CAN I SEE THE SIRE'S AND DAM'S HEALTH CLEARANCES?
Yes, Copies of the parent’s health certifications, conformation titles, pedigrees.
WILL THE PUPPIES BE SEEN BY A VET BEFORE THEY LEAVE?
Yes, Puppies will be examined, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated prior to leaving.
DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR UPCOMING LITTERS?
Yes. A $500 deposit is required to hold a reservation.
WHAT IF I WANT TO BREED LATER MY PUPPY ?
Our puppies are sold on non-breeding contracts (CKC).
WHAT WE YOU LOOKING FOR IN A HOME ?
We are looking for homes that have some experience with the breed or similar breeds. Homes that will take the time for an active dog that will need training and exercise.
We like puppies to go to their new homes at 7 weeks. The scientific data says that the optimal time to send a puppy to its new home is at seven weeks — 49 days to be precise. Socially speaking, the litter is a competitive environment. If the puppies stay in the litter too long they start to develop a pecking order and a strong pattern of dominant or submissive behaviors around their littermates. These carry over when they leave and can be a source of social and behavioral problems later on. Socialization of dogs with other dogs comes first (from three to six weeks), and socialization of the dogs with people comes next (from six to 14 weeks). If puppies do not have a chance to start socialization during these time periods then the chance that the dogs will ever be properly socialized becomes small indeed. A poorly socialized dog is apt to be more fearful and will have difficulty fitting in the world of dogs or people, which means that it is not likely to succeed as either a pet or a working dog
WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING FOR MY PUPPY BEFORE IT COMES HOME ?
We start our puppies on crate training - potty training and of course socializing before puppies go to their new homes.