English Shepherd Puppy For Sale in PHILADELPHIA, MO, USA
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English Shepherds are a heritage breed whose trademark character trait is loyalty!! They are biddable, calm natured, fun loving but rarely “silly,” and adaptable to a wide variety of situations!! This litter is from our girl Kate, the “protector” of our farm and my “shadow” wherever I go, be it moving cattle, walking out to get the mail, or folding laundry! :) True to her breed, she is an able farm hand, a most devoted friend and protector to our three young children, and a sweet companion to me and my husband. We have super high hopes for these precious pups, and are seeking loving, devoted homes for them! More pictures and info available on our website: .stroudfamilyfarm. *A note on their raising: these puppies are NOT “kennel dogs”—our English Shepherds live, work, and play alongside us in our home, and their puppies are raised in our home as well. Each puppy is cuddled daily for optimal socialization and so that we can personally see each pups unique personality and pair them with the best living situation for THEM, providing their future families the greatest chance of long-term success!* If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!! Thanks! -Rebecca
Items Included: Wormed, Vaccinated, Fed a quality diet, cuddled every day since birth!
The English Shepherd was brought to the UK by Caesar in 55 BC. It was originally used to herd livestock. The breed is relatively rare now and is used as a companion and a worker.
Clyde is a dual registered English Shepherd from champion bloodlines. He is exceptionally submissive and WONDERFUL with children! We love having a stock-dog that can work cattle and hunt rodents, but doesn't mind to lay on the porch for some "down time" at the end of the day!
Kate is an incredibly, sweet, loyal, companion and helper on our farm and to our family. She is quiet natured, but has a very deep “serious” sounding bark when a stranger comes to the door! We can instantly tell just by her demeanor whether a car driving down our road is a regular visitor or a stranger or the UPS truck! :) She is strong and comes from excellent working lines!
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Before getting a new puppy, make sure you are prepared to share your life with a new family member for the next 15 or more years! Owning a dog is a big responsibility!
Questions You Should Ask the Breeder
1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free.
2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want?
3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted?
4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog.
5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?
6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended.
7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment?
8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications?
9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later.
10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled.
11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it?
12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy.
13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older.
14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually.
15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.
16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.
Get your questions answered and feel very comfortable with your new puppy.