Hey guys.. I guess I should have done this when I introduced Summit...but I was wondering if this is a typical puppy pack to send home with pups.
It had to have cost them $100 bucks or better, unless if they have tax exemption, or can buy wholesale. Everything was still packaged like it would be in a store.
Here is the manifest: Collar, leash, 5 lbs Canidae dry kibble, blanket with momma's scent, puppy kong, puppy kong biscuits, puppy kong chicken/liver filler, puppy kong dental insert, a whole roll of pics cataloging his progress, soft squeaky toy, 2 rawhide bones (haven't decided yet whether I'll give those!), tennis ball, & a cows hoof filled with either peanut butter or dried chicken stuff.
I couldn't believe it when she handed me this huge gift bag! In the paperwork was also: His AKC paperwork, Litter registration certificate, my copy of the contract signed and filled out (duh!), and a shot/deworming record (which she forgot to give me and had to give it over the phone!)
I was so impressed, it gave me some great ideas for when we give puppy packs in a few years! I think the only thing I would add is a catalog for PetSmart or Foster & Smith.
Is this typical? With our last couple pups, we got some food and paperwork and that's it.
It's not typical for all breeders but some good breeders do like to make sure the pup has the best start with it's new owner. She probably ordered most of the supplies from Dog.com. Great site to get puppy supplies. I also give a puppy pack with all kinds of goodies for the new puppy owner. The owners love it. It is a great way to start a life long friendship with the new owner.
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my clients get AKC registration, exam/release by vet of individual puppy showing dates of birth, color/sex, de worming, booster dates, and signature of vet( we dont do litter exams as group) OFA/CERF/PRA certifications of mommy and daddy, food, health/heart clearance of mommy and daddy, Bill of Sale, health/hip/elbow/eye guarantees all within a puppy packet that comes with other great information. So, I say good to the breeder who gave you what you needed!!! Shows professionalism
I would aay she wants return business lol. Seriously, twice from two different breeders. (one had retired), we purchased pure bred Yorkies. The Only thing we got in both cases was a copy of the lineage, a shot record and a form to fill out and send to the AKC with a check when we decided on a name. I honestly don't know what they do today, but I would say you have a winner. His picture proves that!!
I give out puppy health record from vet's office,one of the most up to date books on great danes that I purchase from Barnes and Noble book store,tennis ball,one of the nylabones to chew on,sometimes a puppy collar,a cd of puppy's growth from birth until they leave me with pics of mom and dad also on cd,and a puppy pac of info on puppies from Pro Plan,a 6lb bag of dog food. I also print out helpful hints from my own experience.
That is nice to hear...when I purchased mesha from a excellent breeder...I got a huge gift pack as well..food toys...gauarantee for a year and a half...free pet insurance for 2 months...blankets..coupons..rawhide...chews...worming schedule...akc papers on mom and dad, leash, collar, outfit, case of water...I was very very pleased...very pleased. There was some other stuff that I got as well...but what I really appreciated was that she told me that I could call her or email her at anytime when I feel I her to ask her anything...and that was a plus for me...some breeders are not opened to that for the lifetime of the pup...I am glad that you had a wonderful experience...I think that is what keeps me going...knowing that everyone is not a Jackass when it comes to animals.