The responsibility of breeding is not taken lightly at Rough Water Retrievers. There is a tremendous amount of effort, time, and work involved in raising a litter of puppies. Our puppies are whelped in our home with our family and are exposed to all of the sights, sounds, and smells associated with any home from day 1. They are handled multiple times per day by our family. As they grow, they are introduced to different areas of our home, yard, and farm. They receive a great deal of time, attention and love while they are with us and part of our family. When our puppies go home with you, they will be well socialized!
Our puppies are vet checked, wormed, micro-chipped, and receive their first shots while in our care. They are free to go to there new homes at the age of 8 weeks. Please do not ask to pick up your puppy at 6 weeks of age. We feel that the growth and socialization that they receive in those last 2 weeks is extremely valuable in providing for a comfortable transition from our family to yours.
They are given a Veterinarian Certificate of Health to go home with as well as the appropriate health records, micro-chip registration information, and AKC Registration information. We do not limit the AKC registration application on our puppies like many other breeders do. We do utilize a Puppy Purchase Contract that contains the purchase price, contact information, registration information on the Dam and Sire, and a health guarantee. The Purchase Contract outlines your responsibilities if you should choose to breed your dog as an adult.
We guarantee the health of our puppies and that they are free of any know diseases at the time of sale. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee against any possibility of hip dysplasia. We have taken all reasonable precautions as responsible breeders to prevent inherent hip dysplasia in the puppies that we breed. Dams and Sires are screened and certified before breeding to limit any potential issues. None of the Dams or Sires that are in our breeding program are known to produce puppies with hip dysplasia. The reality is that no matter what precautions are undertaken, hip dysplasia can, and does occur in breeding.