Below please find the answers to all the most popular questions we get asked, and feel to email us for more information.
Questions and Answers:
What Can Longmeadow Puppy Clients Expect? A good-looking healthy puppy with a wonderful temperament! We provide a lifetime of help and advice on training and health issues. Our puppy clients go home with a comprehensive training booklet, complete medical records, and vaccination and feeding schedules.
What Type of Dogs Are Bred at Longmeadow? We breed only AKC registered Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and have several litters a year of high-quality dogs that make good hunting and great family companions. Occasionally, we breed strictly for competitive retrieving in Field Trials- which will require a more experienced home. Most of our dogs fall within the American Chesapeake Club's breed standards for size and weight.
What Health Clearances Do Longmeadow Dogs Have? We pride ourselves at raising top quality dogs with many generations of Orthopedic Foundation of Animals (OFA) hip and elbow clearances. Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) yearly eye exams. We also utilize the latest genetic DNA testing for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) adult onset of blindness, and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) so we can say that all of our puppies will be free of these dreaded diseases.
How Do Litter Reservations Work? We take four reservations per gender per litter (eight total), before the puppies are born. If we do not get your desired gender in the litter, we will offer you one of the opposite gender pups or move your deposit onto another upcoming litter. We also accept "waiting list" birth pending reservations beyond the initial four per gender. All reservations are accepted on a first-come first-filled basis. Reservation deposits are NON Refundable unless we are unable to provide you with a puppy.
How Does Puppy Selection Work? Puppies are selected based on your answers to our questionnaire, telephone interviews, and kennel visits. We do extensive temperament testing and daily observations of the puppies to determine which pup in the litter will best fit your families' needs.
* Breeder always reserves first choice puppy, which is selected based on our breeding needs.
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