Code of Ethics
All puppy buyers must read this Code of Conduct and agree to it BEFORE a reservation can be accepted from Doodledoos.
Purchasing a puppy is a lifetime commitment. We expect our puppy purchasers to understand that puppy ownership holds great responsibility and dedication. A new puppy is not a play-thing to be discarded or handed back when things get hard. We ask all future owners of ANY puppy to think very carefully of all the implications involved in taking on a new puppy BEFORE making a commitment to the breeder.
* Our puppies are born and socialised within the family home, mixing from an early age with teenagers, the elderly and other adult dogs.
* Our dogs are properly housed, fed, watered and exercised.
* We will not breed from any bitch under 17/18 months old, preferably 18 months old (miniatures), that has not been hip scored, elbow scored, BVA Eye Tested Clear and DNA tested for prcd form of PRA (Pro Retinal Atrophy) and also vet checked before mating, and will not breed consecutive seasons.
* We do not release our puppies to their new homes before 10 weeks of age.
* We do not not sell our puppies or dogs to pet shops, or to be given as a prize in a contest of any kind.
* We ensure all our dogs have the appropriate vaccinations and veterinary attention when required.
* Our puppies are neutered at approx 8-9 weeks of age before they leave for their new homes at approx 10 weeks of age. We do not negotiate this Code of Ethics which is in place to protect and preserve the Breed.
* We provide written instructions (diet sheet, helpful hints etc) to all new owners on physical, emotional and social care.
* We provide written instructions on all dietary, worming, and immunisation requirements and offer 4 weeks free insurance with each puppy.
* We will not knowingly misrepresent, advertise or mislead anyone regarding the characteristics of any dog.
* We ask all new owners to enter into a Puppy Contract - giving both parties peace of mind. The contract is not negotiable.
* We will only sell dogs to homes that can offer happy healthy lives and responsible ownership to our puppies and will help with re-homing should circumstances change.
* A deposit is a serious commitment to The Breeder that you wish to reserve/purchase a puppy from us and is non-refundable should your circumstances change or you disagree with the CoE AFTER leaving the deposit. A deposit is only refundable if The Breeder is unable to fulfil the obligation to provide you with a puppy of the preferred colour/gender. We do not allow visits to check for allergies or with a view to reserving a puppy/see our dogs. Our Preventative Healthcare Plan is in place to protect our family and yours from infectious disease and to fulfil the Infectious Disease policy set out in the Licencing Guidelines.
* All our Puppies are microchipped and receive FULL vaccinations before leaving for their new homes - I am a qualified Microchipper (Peddymark).
* We reserve the right to decline selling a puppy/adult dog to a prospective new owner for whatever reason and in this instance the deposit will be refunded.
* We offer an after-care service, for as long as you and your new puppies need us.
* Our puppies are raised in our private family home with our family members and used to familiar household appliances and sounds. This does not mean that they are used to ALL types of household appliances due to the variety in sounds each make in individual households.
We are proud to have been awarded a FIVE STAR Licence from our Local Authority (Herefordshire N-DOG08) and our home is regularly inspected to give you peace of mind.
We are Founder Members of the ALAUK - promoting good health, responsible breeding, sound temperaments and transparency. We have been breeding the ASD for over 17 years and have over 25 years of breeding experience.
All our puppies will be spayed and neutered before leaving for their new homes - this is not negotiable and incurs a cost of approx £250 which is absorbed within the cost of each puppy.