Carpe Shar-Pei (Seize the Wrinkled Dog)

Breeding Ethics

In order to be an ethical breeder:

  • Our breeding stock are part of our family and live with us.
  • We have an extensive knowledge of the breed’s conformation standard.
  • We will communicate to you the general needs and health concerns of the breed.
  • We will not sell our puppies before the age of seven or eight weeks.
  • We will screen for capable housing and caring for the dog or puppy.
  • We have firm criteria for the homes taking the dogs or puppies.
  • We will ask questions about dogs you own, both past or present.
  • We will require references from your vet.
  • You are encouraged to check out references from our veterinarians
  • You are encouraged to contact those who have previously bought our dogs or puppies.
  • We limit the number of litters per female and restrict the age for breeding.
  • We have a terms of health and a return policy set out in a contract.
  • We require a contract which specifies your responsibilities toward the dog or puppy.
  • We have registration paperwork available at the time of purchase.
  • We have our litters of puppies registered with the AKC.
  • We will have complete medical records for the litter and adults available.
  • We will have our dogs pedigrees for at least three generations on both sire and dam available online.
  • We only sell our puppies, not puppies from a third party.
  • We only breed Shar-Pei.
  • We are more concerned about placing our puppies in "forever" homes than selling puppies.

You may feel like you are trying to adopt a child from the CIA, but we are only trying to do the best for our puppies.



Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul- chicken, pork, half a cow... they must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!

Anne Tyler

Credits:
Paper and canvas prints of "Growing Up Chinese Shar-Pei" by Barbara Keith are available online.

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