Some breeds are prone to hidden genetic diseases that can crop up later in the dogs life, resulting in a diminished quality of life and a bereaved dog owner.
Research your breed and rule out any possible genetic defects or disorders through pedigree research and genetic screening.
Most breeds have specific colors that are widely seen within the breed.
Breed descriptions with breed-specific color information can be found in our breeds section.
We do recommend that you call the CKC Customer Support Center approximately ten (10) minutes after sending the fax transmission so a representative can verify the receipt of your fax. : If a puppy is advertised as CKC-registered or eligible for CKC-registration, the breeder must provide you with a CKC Preprinted Puppy Application at the time of sale.
: CKC quickly processes all paperwork within 5 business days of receipt in our office, with the exception of Picture and Witness (PAW) applications, which may up to 30 business days.
Your veterinarian can help you to determine if your dog is at the right stage of life for handling the physical demands of breeding, whelping, and nursing puppies, or they may be able to spot potential problems that need to be addressed prior to breeding.
They can also guide you through the steps of breeding, pregnancy, and whelping.
Other venues for finding responsible owners include creating a puppy contract that will hold puppy owners accountable for veterinary care, spaying/neutering, and returning the puppy to you should they not be able to care for him or her anymore.
Another way to find responsible owners is to screen owners carefully.