Information About Our Puppies

The birth of a litter of Chaland Puppies is an event that has been carefully planned. Read below to learn how we gain/continue our breeder education.

We want to give your puppy the best beginning in life that we can. To do that, we follow several principles of natural rearing along with a careful program of socialization and interaction to produce terrific puppies!

Between their 3rd and 16th days of age, we follow the Early Neurological Stimulation aka Super Dog Program.

Week 2 & 3 we give more specific stressors during handling. They can experience the hustle & bustle of active family life from the whelping box in our home. Puppies begin experiencing new toys in their whelping box.

Week 3&4 we begin playing a special CD of sound effects at a low volume for an hour or more per day. Up to this point, they have been hearing the TV and experiencing normal family life, the addition of the CD will allow them to experience sound stressors (people screaming, sirens, etc) in the comfort of a known environment. If pups and dam choose, our pups may  also begin weaning this week. We allow puppies to spend ample time with their dam during this period and still allow them to nurse. We begin work with the clicker to teach them how to interact with humans. They begin show training, participate in several training exercises, experience obstacles, begin participating in scent circle, imprinting on narcotics detection and imprinting on protection training.

Week 5 We pay attention to the potential for fearful behaviors around Day 36 and then they begin experiencing new surfaces - cardboard, carpet, tile, the metal of a wheelchair ramp, etc. They also experience new objects - tunnels, leaves, etc. Imprinting may begin this week and continue on, building into positive, gentle training. Puppies are tested using the barrier challenge.

 

Week 6 we begin giving more individual attention to each puppy, away from the litter. All experiences are kept completely positive, upbeat, and exciting. This week they are introduced to new things - tennis balls, wooden and metal spoons, pvc pipe, etc.  By this point imprinting and training exercises have been well under way. Puppy party happens. Puppies participate in tracking a short track. Object exchanges, body handling occur to reduce resource guarding risk.

Week 7 We no longer use the Volhard's program (PAT) or PAWS Working Dog Evaluation, as we are constnatly evaluating our puppies from birth until they are being sent to their new homes. This week, puppies will be fully weaned. Puppies are vet checked this week and given first vaccinations. Puppies are provided their own areas and housetraining may begin. More training and socialization will occur. Puppies are exposed to livestock and evaluated on herding potential.

 

Week 8 - 12 Depending on the method of the puppy going to its new home (picked up, flying, ground transport) and whether it is a pet, working, sporting, or show quality puppy, some puppies will begin going to their new homes during this time frame.

This program (above) demonstrates only a small part of the time and interaction that we give to our puppies. So much more goes into the handling, gentle training, and socialization (and did we say FUN?) of raising each puppy up.

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Puppy Packets

We often offer the following items in a packet to go home with your puppy:

·         Socialization/Training Skills Learned Checklist

·         Health Records (shots/nosodes/wormings/growth chart)

·         Contract

·         Puppy Profile Test Information and Results

·         Copy of Parents OFA Certification

·         Pedigree

·         AKC Registration Application

·         AKC Standard

·         Recommended Reading List

·         Various Articles of Interest

·         Microchip

·         Toy

·         Breed Club Application

·         Vet, Trainer, and/or Club Reference in your area (as requested) AND if you live locally, we are happy to help you continue your training journey. We are dog trainers, offering a variety of services through Chaland's All Dogs Academy, LLC.

A Word About Contracts

We require that all of our puppies, adults, and rescues go to new homes with a written contract of agreement between us. This is nothing to be concerned about and is becoming more standard with responsible dog breeders and responsible rescues. We are happy to provide you a copy of the contract prior to puppy pickup so that you can have your attorney review it. We want to ensure the dogs that we produce are kept in a loving environment and provided for adequately. Happy Tails!

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Waiting List Info & Better Breeding Committment

A bit about waiting lists:

      We only breed a litter for ourselves (to continue our line, to produce our next show/working prospects, etc).  That means that we are never disappointed if a puppy buyer needs to back out. We are fully ready and capable to keep every pup we produce. We do not feel pressured to find homes for our puppies. We usually have all puppies (that we are not keeping) sold within the first 10 weeks of their lives anyways. That said, the way to get a puppy from us is to develop a relationship with us. Come meet us and our dogs. Join us at a dog event and chat a bit. Let us know about your interest in a puppy and when the right pup from the right litter comes along for you, we will let you know.

     Since our litters are sporadic (we've produced 12 litters in 17 years) this could mean having to wait a year or more before having a Chaland puppy. That gives us more time to get to know you!

     When you are certain that you want a puppy from Chaland (and we are certain that you are a good fit for a puppy from us), then you will be invited to send a deposit of $500 to be added to the waiting list. The deposit is NOT REFUNDABLE in the event that you later change your mind about a puppy from Chaland or from the litter that you are offered the puppy from. You will be allowed to transfer to the next litter  one time before losing your deposit. 

A bit about our commitment to responsible breeding:

     Through formal education (Bachelor's Degrees in Biology having passed helpful classes in Cell Biology, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Zoology; Master's degrees in Counseling and Psychology with information on learning theory) and informal education (reading/utilizing information from various sources - books, websites, seminars etc), we have attempted to build a foundation of general breeding knowledge, training knowledge, and and breed specific information (i.e. pedigree knowledge, knowledge of the standard, etc) that is useful in planning and producing quality puppies.

      In addition, we have successfully completed the ABCs of Dog Breeding Program. We are proud of taking these steps to aid us in producing puppies that will meet the present and long-term goals of our breeding program. The process of gaining our "breeder education" never ends!

This is an example of our puppy agreement, however it will be tailored to each individual puppy. 

CHALAND PUPPY GUARANTEE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT

 

Chaland, owned by Jeremy and Angela Chamberlain, hereafter known as “Breeder” or "Chaland" and __________________________________________, hereafter known as “Buyer” enter into this agreement for the Purchase of a Belgian Malinois puppy.

Puppy is identifiable as:

FEMALE

 

DOB: July 24, 2019

 

AKC Registration #: ______________________

 

Sire: CH Chaland’s Gonna Get You CD BN CA CGCA FDC ROMIII AKC # DN42831805

 

Dam: CH Chaland's Imma Ma Model AKC # DN48343901

 

Microchip #: ______________________

 

Purchase Price is $1500.00

 

Quality of Puppy is:

 

_________ Companion Quality

___x______ Prospective Working/Performance Quality/Show Potential

 

Both Parties enter into the following agreement:

 

Temperament. Many things affect a dog’s temperament. While effort has been made to assure that our puppies are produced from sound, healthy parents, we cannot guarantee puppy temperament due to factors beyond our control (i.e., future environment, training, etc). At this time, puppy displays no behaviors that cause concern. Buyer agrees that puppy temperament is acceptable.

Health. Puppy has been checked by Strafford Vet on ______________. It is recommended that Buyer has the puppy checked by their own veterinarian within a 72 hour period. At vet checks puppy’s testes were descended (if male). Otherwise, no guarantee is made to puppy's future ability to reproduce. [Initials on pages 1, 2, 3, 4 with signatures on page 5].

If, within 4 days of purchase, Buyer's veterinarian deems this puppy to be suffering from a congenital defect, Buyer earns the right to choose from one of the following options:

 

Puppy may be returned, with all paperwork signed to Chaland, for another puppy of equivalent value out of the same litter (if available) or the next litter produced by Chaland.

If the Buyer so chooses, they may keep the original puppy and receive a second puppy out of the next litter produced by Chaland, after proof of original puppy's spay/neuter has been provided to Chaland.

 

Proof of the examination and decision must be provided, in writing, with accompanying medical documents (such as Xrays), to Chaland at the address provided above. Verification by Chaland's veterinarian may be required before guarantee is honored. Any costs related to return of original puppy to Chaland will be paid for by Buyer.

 

3.Return of Puppy. Choosing to accept the puppy and then later changing one’s mind will not entitle one to a refund of any type. Puppy must be returned to Chaland with any paperwork (including AKC registration certificate signed back over to Chaland) and any costs incurred due to return of puppy to Chaland, will be paid for by Buyer. It is also agreed that if this puppy cannot be kept by the Buyer, for any reason, it will be returned to Chaland. This puppy (and its offspring if it is breeding quality) will never be sold or given to puppy brokers, puppy mills, or animal control facilities. Should Chaland refuse to accept the return of the puppy, a written refusal will be provided as proof of refusal.

 

4.Hip and Elbow Guarantee. This puppy is warranted to receiving a passing hip grade of Excellent, Good, or Fair from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) at 2 years of age and a passing elbow grade of “Normal” from the OFA at 2 years of age, unless adverse environmental circumstances have damaged the puppy's hips/elbows. Adverse environmental circumstances include, but are not limited to, being overweight, injury sustained due to excessive jumping, falling, or running before 18 months of age. If puppy has sustained some type of physical injury to the hips/elbows due to Buyer negligence, this guarantee will be void. However, if this puppy does not pass OFA Hips/Elbows examination at 2 years of age, through no fault of the Buyer, the Buyer earns the right to:

 

Puppy may be returned, with all paperwork signed back to Chaland, for another puppy of equivalent value out of the next litter produced by Chaland.

If the Buyer so chooses, they may keep the original puppy and receive a second puppy out of the next litter produced by Chaland, after proof of original puppy's spay/neuter has been provided to Chaland.

 

The Hip/Elbow guarantee on this puppy will be null and void if the puppy is bred prior to 2 years of age, without having met the below requirements that are required for breeding, and/or while having a limited registration designation.

5. Microchip Information. Each Chaland puppy is microchipped and the chip is registered. The chip information has been provided in the puppy packet. Chaland will remain on the chip’s registered contact information and Buyer will also be added to the chip’s registered contact information.

6. Registration. Each Chaland puppy has been registered with the American Kennel Club. The puppy’s registered name will not be changed. Buyer is welcome to call the puppy any “call” name but will not attempt to edit the registered name of the puppy.

7. Limited versus Full Registration. If this puppy is sold on a limited registration, the limited status can be removed (giving full registration) if the puppy meets the following requirements:

Has No Disqualifying Fault per the AKC Standard.

OFA has designated the puppy's hips AND elbows to be passing grade at 2 years of age.

OFA has a passing “normal” eye exam on file, performed at 2 years (or later) of age.

OFA has a passing “normal” echocardiogram on file, performed at 2 years (or later) of age.

Puppy has obtained at least 1 AKC title in a conformation show or a companion or performance event (CGC, Farm Dog Certification, Fast CAT, and Trick Dog titles are not accepted as a title for these purposes) OR puppy has obtained working certification with an acceptable entity OR puppy has obtained a sport title with an acceptable entity.

 

If a puppy has FULL registration, the puppy still cannot be bred until the puppy meets the following requirements:

OFA has designated the puppy's hips AND elbows to be passing grade at 2 years of age.

OFA has a passing “normal” eye exam on file, performed at 2 years (or later) of age, for this puppy.

OFA has a passing “normal” echocardiogram on file, performed at 2 years (or later) of age, for this puppy.

Puppy has obtained at least 1 AKC title in a conformation or a performance event (CGC, Farm Dog Certification, Fast CAT, and Trick Dog titles are not accepted as a title for these purposes) OR puppy has obtained working certification with an acceptable entity OR puppy has obtained a sport title with an acceptable entity. Chaland reserves the right to determine which entities and titles are accepted.

Puppy will be bred to an AKC registered Belgian Malinois or a Belgian Malinois registered by an FCI recognized registry that meets all the qualifications (F-I) above.

 

8. Repossession of Puppy Due to Neglect or Abuse. Buyer agrees that Chaland may repossess puppy upon evidence of neglect or abuse to puppy, which has been verified by a third party. Paperwork will be returned, signed over to Chaland, from the Buyer.

9. Default of this Agreement. This agreement will be strictly enforced by the Breeder. Failure to abide by this agreement will constitute “default” of this agreement.