Puppies are allowed to leave home at 8-9 weeks. Prior to leaving they will have eye checks by a Veterinary Ophthalmologist, general health exams, negative fecal exam, first vaccination and be microchipped. The puppies are raised in the middle of the organized chaos which is our home. They are well socialized, or as we call it,
Prospective buyers must first fill out a questionnaire to help match the puppies with the appropriate homes. Deposits are taken on a litter after they are born. Pet puppies are sold with Limited AKC Registration and spay/neuter contracts. AKC Limited Registration allows the dog to be shown in all performance events and Junior Showmanship. Show prospects will be available to pet buyers at my discretion.
Show prospects are just that: Prospects. Technically, any dog without disqualifying faults and full AKC registration is showable. I prefer to define "show prospect" as a puppy who I feel should finish his championship given the proper environment. No guarantee is implied. A puppy sold at 9 weeks as a show prospect has a long ways to go. His/her ears must never be allowed to go prick or lay "funny". S/he must be conditioned properly, trained properly and presented properly in the show ring to actually achieve his/her championship. A show prospect puppy who develops a bad bite or does not have two testicles at maturity will be replaced after s/he is altered or returned.
To find out how past puppies from Chimera Collies are doing, please check out our Client page!