Purchasing a Puppy

Making Contact

If you are interested in one of our puppies the best way to contact me is via email. Please let me know the breed and sex of puppy you require, roughly when you’re looking for a puppy, and what sort of home you feel you have to offer. I can then respond to your enquiry with details of up and coming litters and we can communicate further from there.

Please be aware that I’m often busy with the dogs and may not get back to you immediately. If you don’t receive a reply within a few days, please do feel free to get in contact again. Sometimes emails don’t alway make it to me- the joys of technology! My direct email address – Paulf958@aol.com

About Our Puppies

All our puppies are born in the house. We have a puppy room within our home where our mums give birth. They usually come to live in the house full-time from around 10 days prior to their due date. This gives them time to settle in their birthing environment and get accustomed to our house dogs wandering around. We allow mum and her new-borns peace and quiet for the first couple of weeks, but we then encourage puppies to be handled and socialised as much as possible before they leave us at 8 weeks of age.

Visiting

I don’t allow visits just to come and ‘meet my dogs’. I like to give my clients a personal experience when purchasing their puppy, therefore my free time is limited. We also take our biosecurity very seriously and the health and welfare of my dogs and pups is always my top priority.

We are a small, private, in house breeder. Our Kennels, based at our home, are for our own dogs only. As a licensed breeder for more than a decade, we are regularly inspected by our local authority and an independent Veterinary Surgeon, which will give you reassurance that our facilities are suitable and up to current regulation standards.

We do not allow visitors until the puppies are 4-6 weeks of age. This is mainly to ensure no infections are carried to the puppies, with the amount of viruses going about, it’s better to be safe than sorry. I also think it’s important for mum and puppies to be allowed to bond. It can be quite upsetting for a nursing bitch having people trampling in and out looking at her puppies. Our mums are usually exceptionally good with visitors once the puppies are up and on their feet, and they love showing them off.

On viewing day, you will of course get to see the puppies with their mother and in most instances will have the opportunity to meet dad too. You will also be able to see a copy of my breeders licence, have a general chat and we can ask each other questions.

Feeding

Our puppies are fed on Royal Canin Mini Junior (Green bag)

We start weaning our puppies at around 2-3 weeks of age, depending on the litter size, etc. By the age of 8 weeks our puppies are on 3 meals daily, but you will receive a complete diet sheet (and supply of food) in your puppy pack. By weaning our puppies at the earliest opportunity this allows the mother’s milk to dry up quicker, which means she doesn’t get run down due to over producing milk.

Health

We take health testing our breeding dogs very seriously!

All of our puppies are genetically unaffected by parentage for PRA.

Our puppies are wormed fortnightly using Drontal wormer, from the age of two weeks. By the time they leave for their new homes they will have been wormed 4 times. They will be due their next wormer at 10 weeks of age, but this is usually done by your own vet who will discuss a worming schedule for your puppy when they receive their second vaccination and health check.

Contract of Sale

All of our puppies leave with a puppy pack which includes copies of relevant health test results.

Typical Glendream Puppy Pack
Typical Glendream Puppy Pack

Our puppies are sold under a desexing contract. New owners must be prepared to sign a legally binding contract which states that they will have their puppy spayed/neutered.

Although I insist on spaying/neutering, I am never keen to have this done too quickly and I always advise my clients to allow their puppy to develop before desexing. I advise that females are allowed to have their first season and are then spayed three months after. I encourage males to be neutered at a year old.

I DO NOT condone early spay neutering and my puppies are NEVER desexed before they leave. This is a barbaric procedure to put baby puppies through, it can also result in some serious health implications in later life, particularly in females where early incontinence can become a serious issue.

If you are looking to breed from your pet then I would encourage you to look elsewhere for a puppy. I prefer my puppies to go to pet only homes. A family pet should be just that!

Payment

All final payments for puppies must be made in cash. Over the years we have had so many negative experiences with cheque’s that it’s easier all round not to accept them. Considering possessions in 9/10ths of the law, it’s virtually impossible to get the puppy back. Please do not turn up to collect your puppy with a cheque, it doesn’t matter how far you’ve travelled, the puppy will not leave with you.

Why Are Your Prices Higher Than Those Of Some Other Breeders

The price of my puppies reflect my credentials as a breeder. My skills, experience and knowledge are something that leave with every puppy bred here at Glendream. I am fully confident in the quality of the puppies I produce and the support that I provide to my clients.

As the longest established breeder of Cockapoos & Cavapoos in Scotland, I know better than anyone what it takes to produce a quality puppy.

I invest a great deal of time and money into producing the best possible puppies and over the years I have spend thousands purchasing my foundation breeding stock from the best possible bloodlines.

When buying a Glendream puppy, you are choosing to go with a breeder who has the deepest knowledge of Cockapoos and Cavapoos, a breeder with some of  the best quality breeding dogs, and one who stands behind his puppies and clients for life!

Investing in one of the most important members of your family will be the best money you have ever spent.

Lifetime of Support

I offer a lifetime of after sales support to my clients.

Choosing the right breeder

Does the breeder seem knowledgeable? Check out the breeder’s website. Do they provide general information about the Cockapoo as a breed or are they just promoting their own dogs? Have they been able to answer all your questions, and are you comfortable with those answers?

Have the puppy’s parents been health tested, and can you see the certificates? All parent dogs should be health screened. You would expect at least one of the parents to be Genetically Clear for PRA. There is NO valid excuse for not doing health tests.

Does the breeder provide a contract of sale? All reputable breeders should ask their puppy owners to complete a contract of sale. This shows a breeder’s dedication to the puppies they are breeding.

Ask if you can meet your puppy’s parents? The mother should be available for you to meet and if she isn’t, you should walk away. Never purchase a puppy unless you can see the mother. It is not always possible to see the father, sometimes they are outside stud dogs and do not live at the same residence as mum and puppies. If the breeder also owns dad then that’s even better.

Has the breeder asked you many questions? Responsible breeders will ask prospective customers quite a few questions, just to make sure they are going to be able to provide a permanent and forever home for one of their puppies.

Has the breeder asked you to keep in touch and let them know if you have any problems? This shows the breeder is interested in the puppies they are breeding and is happy to help in the future.