I breed AKC Registered Pugs. I require all my pups to be s/n. I will never have one of my long worked for, carefully planned blood line mixed with another bred just cause they are cute. I am upfront and let everyone know they can not breed these pups. All the pups go with AKC limited papers. The buyer agress to all terms of my contract, which I go over with them. They must provide proof, from a Vet, in writing of s/n. If I have to go to court to enforce s/n, they agree to pay all court costs. Be upfront, spelling out everything in writing, set a time limit (by 8 months), require proof and follow up. Be careful who you place you babies with. If you get a funny feeling about someone, think twice before entrusting they with a pup.
When you send in your litter registration for the puppies with the AKC, ifyou look over the paperwork you get in return, that you are supposed to sign before turning over the puppy to the new owner, there's a box on there that says 'Limited Registration'. If you the breeder check that box, when the owner sends in the paperwork for the puppy to the AKC, the dog will be registered under the Limited Registration, meaning no offspring of that puppy can ever be registered with the AKC. So it's not really a contract, it's something between you the breeder, the new owner/buyer, and the AKC. You can of course still do a contract that requires spaying and neutering though
I've never let any of my pet quality Goldens leave without being altered first, since I don't release them till 8 weeks, no exceptions. Old schools of thought hold to later altering practise, but newer research indicates that early altering does them no harm if they have quality care. Now that's with my Goldens, so you'd have to check with your own vet, and I definitely would have more concern over things like small/toy breeds than my little bruisers, which we lovingly refer to as "our little porkchops". The other plus about that is that I can be with them post operatively and monitor things like pain control etc and know that the procedure was done cleanly. Also, this way you weed out any owners that might give you trouble with altering once they have custody of the animal.
Hi guy's , i'm glad everything is working out smoothly with your new addition to your family. When i got my pup 2 month's ago, the breeder had a simple sales agreement including health guarantee, having her checked by my vet within 3 days of when i got her, and spaying clause included. I had to sign the contract that also stated that i will only recieve her AKC LIMITED REGISTRATION atfer proof that she has been spayed has been produced to her. Unless you sell your pups local it would be very hard to inforce the contract . Take my situation, i live in NEW YORK and the breeder is in Tennessee, if i decided to breed my pup, which i have no intentions of, what could the breeder do ,not give me the LIMITED REGISTRATION, so what, i couldnt register her litter anyway. Sreen the people interested in your pups and use youre judgement on who gets them. Supply a contract , and there's a better chance than not that they will uphold it. P.S. It was a long roundtrip drive to pick her up but it was worth it.
Minniyar, your reservations are duly noted. I know that many question early spaying, and certainly there is controversy, so I assuredly see your point. If you'd like to know more about early spaying theory and the dialogue it has generated, here are a couple of links: www.animalhealthchannel.com/spay/ http://www.cfhs.ca/Programs/HumaneEducation/GeneralPublic/EarlyAgeSpay/page_2.html You will most likely have to copy and paste this into your browser window, since I couldn't get them to come up as links. I would encourage reading these links as they provide some very interesting points, and my vet and I have had very good results.