BELLA RUE (now CHRISTIE 'BRINKLEY') HAS A GUARDIANSHIP!
What are the benefits?
|Brinkley at 11 weeks with a tiny stick in her mouth. 10 3/4 lbs|
We are being very diligent in finding the right guardian home for Brinkley. A clone of her mom, Brinkley is a delightful pup! A guardianship is not for everyone. It is a relationship that has to be fair to all parties involved - the dog, the guardian and myself. This is why I prefer someone who works part time, or can bring the pup to work with them or is retired, works from home - you get the picture.
What are the benefits?
- Pick of the litter puppy!
- Fully tested at a year that I pay for in full.
- A much reduced cost ($1,375 that is fully refunded if the dog's testing proves it is a quality breeding candidate.
What are the downfalls?
- Your doodle needs to come to me for about 7 weeks when she is having and raising her pups. However, you do have visiting privileges!!
- There is always the possibility that at a year, the doodle may not pass the testing criteria to my standards. I always want my breeding dogs to be 'a cut above'. If I should decide that for any reason, this candidate falls short, we will need to decide if you still want the doodle or it be returned to me for a full refund of your initial deposit. There will be circumstances when I will require the balance of the pet price (an additional $1,375) if the reasons for a non breeding candidate are not a health concern but rather a 'below average' test result that has no impact on the quality of life for the doodle. An OFA 'Fair' IS a passing score, just not for a breeding dog in my program. Each doodle is an individual and each guardian contract reflects this - they are not duplicates.
- Of course, there is more to the contract than what is written above but it is straight forward and easy to understand. :+)
What is Brinkley like?
- Brinkley is calm, gentle - does mouth but does not bite.
- A doodle temperament - smart, easy going, curious, likes people and other animals.
- Coat is soft, wavy and flowing. It will need professional grooming every 6 to 8 weeks.
- No shedding.
- Goes to her safe zone and settles very quickly. Last potty at 10 pm and she is up around 6 am.
- At 11 weeks, she uses both the potty box and the dogie door very well. Still makes mistakes but getting better every day.
- I am taking her on car trips daily and she is adjusting. She does not vomit or salivate in the car but needs time to settle. I used both a car harness and a crate.
- She knows her name and comes and sits; also sits for her food.
- Brinkley is decent on a leash, still learning. :+)
If any local family or person is interested in knowing more about this subject, please contact me at 207-676-5579. Local is defined as being within an hour of my location (North Berwick, Maine) or my vets (Rochester, NH).