Two year genetic guarantee
Australian Labradoodle Pet Puppy Contract of Sale Name of Buyer: _________________________________________ Address of Buyer: _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ Date: _________________________________________ This statement sets out the particulars of your Agreement with Tora Labradoodles (Mrs Jackie McLellan), Tora Cottage, Cardross, G82 5EY, hereinafter to as “Breeder”. This Agreement relates to Toradalriada’s _____________________ Born on 00/00/0000 out of ____________, Sired by ___________, Microchip number_______________ 1. The Breeder warrants that to the best of her knowledge, the above described puppy is in good health at the time of purchase. The Buyer agrees to have the puppy examined by a licensed veterinarian within 3 working days of receipt of the puppy. If it is determined by the veterinarian following that examination that the puppy is not in good health, the buyer may elect to keep the puppy or return the puppy to the breeder within seven days of the last date of signing this contract and upon provision of written confirmation from the veterinarian that the puppy is not in good health. In the event that the puppy is returned by the buyer to the breeder, the remaining Terms and Conditions of this contract are null and void. 2. The Buyer understands that the puppy has already been spayed/neutered by the breeders veterinarian surgeon, is sold as a pet/companion only and cannot be bred from. This is done to protect the development of the Australian Labradoodle breed and prevent unwanted litters. 3. The breeder agrees to have the puppy microchipped prior to purchase to allow identification and puppy recording certificates to be matched. 4. In the event that prior to the puppy reaching the age of 2 years, it is diagnosed with life inhibiting genetic defects ( with the exception of hip and elbow dysplasia) rendering the puppy to be unsuitable as a pet, upon receipt by the breeder of written confirmation of this by two independent veterinarians, one to be of the buyer’s choosing and one to be of the breeder’s choosing, all at the buyers expense, the buyer will have the following options:- Option 1 – In the event that the buyer choose to keep puppy, breeder will refund 50% of the pet price originally paid for the puppy excluding any veterinary bills, shipping or travel costs. Option 2 – The buyer shall have the right to return the puppy to the breeder and relinquish ownership of the same on the understanding that the breeder will provide a replacement puppy to the buyer as soon as reasonable practicable. The buyer shall be liable for any shipping or miscellaneous charges associated with the replacement puppy. The breeder agrees to re-home the returned puppy at a discount of 50% of the pet price to an alternative buyer who is willing to deal with said puppy’s inhibiting defects. 5. This warranty does not cover skin/food/environmental allergies. We have no control of the area your pup may be in, food you choose to feed your pup, or the environmental factors that may trigger allergies. Allergies in dogs (like people) can develop at any time. 6. This warranty does not cover cosmetic teeth/bite issues such as an under-bite or base narrow canines. These are recessive genes that are common to our breed and cannot be tested for prior to breeding. 7. The buyer warrants that he/she is not acting as an agent in the purchase of this puppy in terms of this contract and that he/she will not sell this puppy on to any agent, pet store, or guard dog business. The buyer shall not be permitted to re-home the puppy without the written consent of the breeder. Where written consent is provided by the breeder, she agrees to assist with the re-homing process. The buyer shall not be entitled to relinquish the puppy to any form of animal shelter. 8. The buyer agrees that the puppy will reside at his own home, will have access to a fully fenced garden, will not be chained or tethered and will be provided with suitable accommodation, a good quality diet, annual vaccinations and appropriate exercise and will at all times ensure the wellbeing and protection of the puppy. 9. In the event of the buyer breaching any part of this contract, the breeder shall be released from all and any obligations contained herein. ______________________________ _____________________________ Signature of Breeder: Date
How can I reserve my Australian Labradoodle?
Usually our Australian labradoodles are sold before they are even born as we operate a waiting list. If you would like information on our waiting list or to be sent a reservation form to join our list please email us. We ask for a £400 non – refundable deposit to secure your place on the list. The deposit can be paid by cheque or balance transfer. We will return your deposit if we are unable to provide you with a suitable puppy after 18 months. When the puppies are born and we know what we have available we will contact you and ask for you sex preference. We view the puppies, mum and (dad where possible) at 5/6 weeks. Families will come in order of deposit. Tora labradoodle puppies will be microchiped, given 1st vaccination, wormed, spay/neutered or on a spay/neuter contract before going to new homes between 9-10 weeks. We accept Cash, Cheque or bankers drafts. The balance should be paid at 8 weeks by transfer or cash on collection, if paying the balance on pick up day we only except cash. Puppies are selected on a first come first served basis, in order of deposits. When the puppies are born, if you feel we don’t have a suitable puppy in the litter, deposits can be rolled on to a future litter. This is only when the puppies are born, if you decide after this time that the litter is not suitable your deposit will be lost. Viewing and choosing puppies will be at 5/6 weeks (usually but not always on the closest Friday). We only hold 1 viewing day, if you are unable to attend we can send photos of your puppy. Please do not ask for another visitation day if you cannot make this scheduled date. Because puppies have fragile immune systems, we have to put each litter into isolation after their family visits to ensure they do not spread any germs they were potentially exposed to. It is too disruptive to puppy development if a litter must repeatedly be in isolation. We do not view puppies before 5 weeks of age. Viewings are 45 minutes. Families visit in order of deposit. We ask that you do not visit any other breeders at least 48 hours before. When the pups arrive we will contact you by email. Tora Labradoodles reserve the right to keep as many puppies as we wish from any particular litter. Order of Reservations on our waiting list is only a guide which can be subject to change at Tora Labradoodles discretion. Please note that we cannot guarantee a litter will be born on any particular date. Dates are only a guide and subject to change, particularly if the females have not yet been mated. Please make sure that you have taken this into account before placing your non-refundable deposit. If females have been bred we have a better idea of timings.
How much grooming do Australian Labradoodles need?
Depending on your Labradoodle’s coat type this can vary from very little to a lot. Curly wool coats require lots of grooming and need to be trimmed two or three times a year. Wavy/Fleece coats are lower maintenance.
How much exercise do they need?
As with all puppies under 12 months old, exercise needs to be restricted. This is to prevent hip and joint problems, which can be induced at this time of rapid growth. Cycling, jogging and stairs should also be avoided. Free play in the garden or 15 – 20 minutes walking on the leash are ample with a gradual increase as they become older. As an adult your Labradoodle will need a moderate amount of exercise; they make great running, jogging, cycling and even swimming companions. Labradoodles excel at agility and obedience, fetch and Frisbee. They are eager to learn and make great working dogs.
What is the typical size and weight of Australian labradoodles?
|Standard||22 – 26 inches||22 to 42 kg (48-92 lbs)|
|Medium||18 – 21 inches||15 to 21 kg (33-46 lbs)|
|Miniature||14- 17 inches||10 to 15 kg (22-33 lbs)|
Are all Labradoodles non-shedding and Allergy friendly?
Are your puppies wormed and vaccinated?
Our puppies are fully wormed using Drontal Puppy suspension every 2 weeks from birth we recommend that this is continued until your puppy reaches 12 weeks old and then wormed every 3 – 4 months or as recommended by your vet. Pups will be given first vaccinations by our vet.
Male or Female – which makes the better pet?
Do you health test your breeding stock?
YES!! Our puppy parents will be hip scored, Elbow scored, Optigen DNA tested and CERF eye tested at a minimum. Please ensure the breeder you select is health testing their breeding stock, no matter what breed of dog. There is health testing that should be done to ensure the genetic soundness, as much as possible, of the puppy you are purchasing and the genetic health of the parent dogs used.
What problems affect Australian Labradoodles?
Labradoodles are generally healthy dogs. Nevertheless, as with other long-eared breeds, they can suffer from infections of the ear. Regular cleaning and checks from time to time will help prevent this. It is important that breeders hip score breeding stock. Dogs young or old can sometimes suffer from stiff and painful joints. Breeders should only breed from parents that have lower than average hip scores. It is important that breeders continue to health test breeding stock, to maintain the Labradoodles vibrant health status. Labradoodles can can also have cosmetic issues such as an under/over bite, base narrow canines, as well as other minor defects, most will self correct when the baby teeth fall out and the adult teeth come in. This is a known issue in the Australian Labradoodle, breeder’s are working to correct this but currently don’t have a DNA test that will let us know which dogs are affected. If the puppy has any teeth issues when they are neutered by our vet, they will remove them while under aesthetic as is recommended by the BVA. We do not discount or refund for dental issues.
Are your puppies well socialised?
Yes. Our pups are born in our home and are used to all the noise, hustle and bustle that comes with family life. When the pups get a little older we also have a play room for them to run around in and interact with us and our staff.
Where are you based?
We are located in central Scotland, 18 miles west of Glasgow. Visits are by appointment only. Our address will be made available to families who have reserved a puppy from us.
What do you feed your puppies?
Do you hold a waiting list?
Yes, we do take reservations before the pups are born. To secure a puppy we ask for a £400 non refundable deposit (unless we are unable to provide a suitable puppy within 18 months). Tora Labradoodles reserve the right to keep as many puppies as we wish from any particular litter. Order of Reservations on our waiting list is only a guide which can be subject to change at Tora Labradoodles discretion.
Why do you ESN (early spay/neuter) your puppies?
Australian Labradoodle Early Spay and Neuter Information Early spay and neuter benefits both puppy and owner Early Spay and Neuter or Juvenile Spay and Neuter is a process of desexing an animal before they reach sexual maturity. It is usually done between 8-10 weeks of age, depending on the veterinarian’s suggestions. We spay and neuter our companion/ Pet puppies before they go to their new homes. We want to do our part to ensure that only top quality dogs, with completed health testing are being bred. In addition to our commitment to only produce the best puppies possible. There are wonderful benefits for the puppy in spaying or neutering early; They come home to mum and siblings after surgery; a place of comfort and security. They recover quicker than 6 month old puppies after surgery. Extensive Studies Conducted on the Benefits or Drawbacks of Early Spay or Neuter done by The University of Florida found that early spay and neuter has no known ill side affects. Research suggested that it can actually increase recovery time and decrease pain. Years ago anesthetic techniques were not available to treat such young animals and they needed to wait until they were older. However, today that is not a concern. Studies conducted on animals ages 7 weeks to 12 month reacted the same to the desexing process. They also found that both the neutered and non-neutered group of animals was equally as active. In an article written by Dr. Richard Allen, DVM for Best Friends Magazine in October 1999, he stated that both early spay/ neuter pets and regular spay/ neuter pets lived as long and happy lives as any other. There are fewer complications when spayed/neutered earlier. There are a number of benefits to you, the new family as well. It prevents unwanted litters for the new family. It prevents many cancers (mammary cancer and uterine infections for females and testicular cancer, enlargement of the prostate and related infections for males related to intact dogs. It removes many of the undesirable male dog tendencies. There is decreased roaming and marking territory. Dr. Allen, DVM also stated studies done on early spay and neuter pets and they have found that desexed males have considerably less aggressive / dominance issues. It has been found in other studies that desexed males do not even figure in the statistics on dog attacks on people. Most attacks on children are done by male dominant dogs that have not been desexed. We consider our children incredibly important and valuable, as you do yours. This is just another way to create a wonderful family member bond between a child and his puppy where no fear is involved. Your pet tends to be more affectionate It also ensure that none of our puppies will go on to be used in puppy farms and our puppies will not be responsible for contributing to the increase in animals shelters. Research has shown that the puppies are nearly gender neutral due to the early desexing process. The number one thing to consider when choosing a puppy is temperament/personality, not gender.
What will we get with our puppy?
Pups will be Early Spayed/ Neutered (ESN) or sold on a Spay/neuter contract, 1 st Vaccination, wormed every 2 weeks from birth, Microchiped, 2 year genetic guarantee, 5 generation pedigree, care instructions, Diet information, Voucher for Food puppy has been weaned on to, comfort toy/blanket that has been in with the rest of the litter and mum and of course we will always be here for support should you need us.
At what age are your pups ready to go home?
Depending on the size and weight of your puppy they can go home around 9-10 weeks old.
At what age can we view the pups?
Viewing and choosing puppies will be at 5 /6 weeks (usually on the closest Friday). We only hold 1 viewing day, if you are unable to attend we can send photos of your puppy. We do not view puppies before 5 weeks of age. Viewings are 45 minutes. Families visit in order of deposit. Please do not ask for another visitation day if you cannot make this scheduled date. Because puppies have fragile immune systems, we have to put each litter in isolation after their family visits to ensure they do not spread any germs they were potentially exposed to. It is too disruptive to puppy development if a litter must repeatedly be in isolation.
We have an extremely busy schedule full of caring for our dogs/puppies and doing the general day to day things that we all do. Because our puppies are born and raised in our home we do need to be mindful of having may visitors through our home who have often visited other breeders. Parvo virus can live on shoes and fabric for over 6 months, this is not someing we want to have near new born puppies. With this in mind, we do not host visits unless you are coming to view a particular puppy/litter.
Many of our dogs live within a Family care home and so are only back with us at certain times of the year. Mother’s will always be available to meet at the 5 week viewing date.
When you are coming to view one of our puppies/litters then we will make a scheduled appointment for you (usually when the pups are around 5 weeks old). When you visit, you will be made most welcome and will have the opportunity to view the puppy/litter, their mother and relevant relatives where appropriate.