Right now, we do not have any
puppies available for a companion pet home.
Please fill out a
Questionnaire here (preferred), or
contact us (here).
NOTE: I am not selling young puppies (those without rabies
vaccinations) to homes in the US at this time unless the pet owner
can obtain a confinement agreement from the US - CDC.
Click here for more details.
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The goal of the DARWYN Welsh Terrier breeding
program is to develop a line of Welsh Terriers that will improve the
overall health of the breed while conforming to the AKC Breed Standard
(and of course CKC breed standard), in both temperament and physical
characteristics (conformation). Since our puppies are placed as
companions in loving homes, we need to make sure that they will live
long, happy and healthy lives.
It is true that no breeder can 100% guarantee the
health of any animal but, through careful breeding standards, testing
all breeding stock and genetic screening, we make every effort to avoid
any problems. Since we are not a "volume kennel" we can be very
selective in planning the direction of the DARWYN line and are proud of
the puppies we produce.
All DARWYN puppies
are sold as companions with a legally binding sales agreement
that clearly states the terms of placement
including a SPAY/NEUTER obligation.
Darwyn companion puppies are sold with CKC Limited
Registrations. With this registration, these animals are to be
spayed/neutered at the appropriate age and may not be shown or bred.
This is a stipulation required by most reputable breeders and is
necessary to minimize the possibility of improper breeding and to
protect the name and reputation of their kennel.
All DARWYN puppies are raised
in our home and in a family setting. They are very well socialized and
are exposed to every aspect of the "home environment" including noises,
other pets, children, visitors, etc... Overall, our puppies
are raised with love and we take great pains to ensure the health and
well-being of each of our babies. All litters are continually evaluated
from their birth until they go to their new homes.
In keeping with the breed standard, tail docking
and dew claw removal are performed by a veterinarian at approximately 3
to 5 days old (note - sometimes I will
leave tails undocked for the potential of them to go
to homes in Europe). Every puppy receives a basic health check, dewormings and
their first series of vaccinations (sometimes the second and third as well) by our
veterinarian before they leave for their new homes.
Throughout the many years, we have become very
experienced in "temperament testing" all of our puppies and have used
these results as a basis for placing each pup with the appropriate
family. Since we want to ensure the happiness of both the puppies
and their new families, we offer assistance by instructing every new
owner in the areas of training, grooming and general care of their new
In addition to the care we take in managing our
breeding program, we also ensure that ALL of our puppies are placed in
an appropriate environment with a new owner that is willing to undertake
the responsibility of Welsh Terrier ownership. As part of this process,
we require information about your interest in the breed, other animals
and children and what your yard and environment is like. An online
questionnaire will be coming shortly to help me in this process.
The questions help us understand what you are looking for in a dog as
well as forcing you to consider some of the aspects of Welsh Terrier
ownership that you may not have considered.
evaluations have been completed will the final selections be made by us
and our clients. Every effort is made to be fair and to accommodate the
needs of our clients.
Visitation of the puppies is permitted and
encouraged but by appointment only. Please understand that final
number of available puppies CAN NOT be fully known nor can selections be
made until after evaluations are performed. Puppies are normally allowed
to leave for their new homes at approximately 9 weeks, but occasionally
additional evaluation is required and they are not available to go to
their new homes until after 12 weeks.
All new owners receive a packet of information
specially compiled to assist them in the acclimation of their new pup to
its new home. We also provide articles and training guides to the new
owner to assist them in their personal "Welsh Terrier Education".
Every new owner is encouraged to keep us informed
through emails, letters and pictures about how they and their new family
member is doing. We try to include the pictures we receive in the photos
& stories section of the website. Feel free also to read what a few of
our extended Darwyn Family have said about their "experience"!
As with many breeders, we love to find prospective
owners who are interested in exhibiting our dogs whether in obedience,
conformation shows, agility, earthdog or other activity.
For these "show prospects", please contact us
separately to discuss the additional requirements involved.
Prospective Puppy Owner Questionnaire
As you can tell from the above information, I have a
careful and rigorous placement policy. If you wish to acquire one
of our puppies, or older dogs, please fill out the questionnaire fully.
The answers you provide will help us determine the best possible match
between you and the puppies in a current, or future litter. If you
have any difficulties with this on-line form, please go to the contact
page and email me.