INFO FOR PUPPY BUYERS

PEDIGREE PAPERS

All our puppies come with pedigree papers. We as memebers of DOGS NSW are bound by a code of ethics and are not permitted to sell puppies without papers. Every pup we breed must be registered so please don`t ask us for a cheaper puppy "without papers" as the rego costs are minimal any breeder willing to offer this is up to something like breeding their bitch more often than the twice in two years allowed and just not registering some of the litters or maybe the parents aren`t registered at all! Any reputable registered breeder will provide papers with their purebred puppy! Buyer beware.

 

REGISTERED NAME

You may choose the registered name of your puppy. This is the name that appears on the pedigree papers. It must be no longer than 30 characters including spaces and start with the prefix RIVERLANDS. You need to provide two options as if DOGS NSW reject the first option and a second one is not provided they may issue a random name,

 

MICROCHIPPING

We implant our puppies with mini microchips around six to eight weeks of age. The "minichip" is 40% smaller than the standard 12 mm x 2.12 mm microchip. The 8.5 mm x 1.4mm RFID transponders are less invasive and due to size and weight less likely to migrate around the body. We feel these are more suitable for a small breed.

Microchips are registered with the NSW Companion Animals Register and also with the AAR - Australiasian Animal Registry.

The AAR was established in 1989 and is the largest not for profit and most comprehensive animal registration and recovery service in Australasia. AAR is a division of the RAS - Royal Agricultural Society which has been in existance since 1822. AAR follows the guiding principals and policies of RAS which includes placing a high priority on the care of all animals. AAR maintains records for over 1.5 million animals from across Australia and New Zealand including dogs, cats, birds, horses, zoo animals and even ferrets.

www.petregistry.nsw.gov.au     www.aar.org.au

All puppies sold outside NSW need to be regsitered with local council in their new state of residence.

 

VACCINATIONS

Puppies are given a C3 vaccination around six to seven weeks of age against Parvovirus, Canine Distemper and Canine Hepatitis requiring two more at 10-12 weeks and 14 - 16 weeks.  A series of three vaccines is given because puppies who have nursed on their mother milk have received maternal antibodies which block the effectiveness of a vaccine. As we don`t know when the levels have dropped anough to allow a full immune response to vaccination we do three at approximately four week intervals to give the puppy the best chance of protection during this time. By as early as six weeks 25% of puppies have a strong immune response to vaccines and by 14 - 16 weeks of age the maternal antibodies have fallen enough to allow a full immune response in over 90% of puppies. A booster one year after the last puppy vaccine is given then every three years thereafter. Studies have shown immunity for up to seven years after the inital booster so now most vets offer a titre test to check for immunity before administering a vaccine. Vets used to recommend yearly boosters but this is becomming a thing of the past and although the titre may cost more than the vaccine it eliminates over vaccination and the associated health effects. Vaccines are also available for leptospirosis for those living in areas prone to the disease and also corona virus and kennel cough. All puppies leaving at eight weeks come with one C3 vaccination and those leaving after ten weeks will have had a second vaccination.

 

WORMING

Puppies are wormed every two weeks from birth initially with Drontal puppy syrup then a quality all wormer. We recommend rotating wormer to avoid ressistance. Puppies should continue to be wormed fortnightly until three months of age then every three months after that. 

 

HEARTWORM

Heartworm prevention can be started from 3 - 6 months of age. You can discuss the many options available on the market today with your veterinarian.

 

TAIL DOCKING

Tail docking is now illegal in all states of Australia without a medical reason so none of our puppies have docked tails.

 

DEW CLAWS

All of our Smooth Fox Terrier puppies have dew claws removed at 3 days old.

 

NAIL TRIMMING

Puppies have had their nails trimmed at least every two weeks with human nail clippers, keep this up escecially while they are small so they grow accustomed to it and don`t grow up to be dogs who make a fuss at nail trimming time. 

 

FEEDING

Our dogs are fed a mostly raw diet of human grade beef mince, chicken wings/drumsticks and sardines with some Royal Canin dry food, fish oil and coconut oil. It is important for all dogs to eat a varied diet including meaty bones to clean their teeth and ensure inner health. Puppies go to their new homes with a 2kg bag of Royal Canin Mini Junior formula for Terrier pups and a 3kg bag of Royal Canin Labrador Junior for Labrador puppies but we recommend continuing to feed a mosty raw preservative free diet. There is no reason your dog cannot have table scraps like leftover meat and vegies but be mindful of the foods which are poisonous to dogs and never allow your dog to chew a cooked bone as they become hard and britle and can crack teeth, get stuck in the roof of their mouth or splinter and perforate their gut. Only ever feed chicken bones raw.

 

TREATS

Many treats on the market today contain sugar and preservatives. I like to use cheese, sliced frankfurt or cooked sausage and home dried liver. Please be aware that treats made overseas like rawhide and pigs ears are not subject to the same manufacturing guidelines as here in Australia and can contain and be preserved with harmful and potentially cancer causing chemicals as they are deemed not for human consumption. Please be mindful of what you allow your dog to eat. Try to buy naturally preserved products and buy Australian made!

 

PUPPY PACKS

All our puppies go home with a puppy pack and folder. The contents of the pack may change due to availability but will always come with a puppy starter pack from Royal Canin containing a booklet, voucher and bag of dry food which is what your puppy has been weaned onto along with the raw meats outlined above. We also send each pup home with a blanket that has familiar smells from their litter mates and to make settling into a new enviornment a little easier. Also toys and treats which are available at the time along with a clearfile folder containing copies of parents photos, pedigrees and health clearances, microchipping documents, vaccination book and puppy photos and other info.

 

 

PRIMARY LENS LUXATION (PLL) - JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS

All RIVERLANDS puppies are bred with the intention to retain something from the litter to show and improve our lines. We only breed DNA tested parents to ensure we NEVER produce an affected pup. The DNA test for PLL is not expensive and I hope in the future all JRT breeders will undertake to test for this very preventable disease. All our puppies are guaranteed PLL clear by parentage and come with copies of their parents DNA profiles.

 

 

THIS PAGE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS SO CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPDATES. 

(Last updated 01/11/16)

 


Contact Details

Kelly Hooper and Rolf Sokolinski

Riverina NSW

riverlandskennels@gmail.com