Our Stud Dogs are available to approved bitches, by which we mean that all relevant health testing (hip, elbow and current eye results) needs to be done PRIOR to mating on all bitches, they must also be within the breed standard for colour and type. The stud dogs original paperwork ie:hip/elbow scores current eye certificates, EIC and PRA results and any other DNA testing done are available to view, a copy of the above will be provided to the bitch owner. The bitch owner must provide the same to the stud dog owner. In the case of semen being shipped a copy will suffice.
Please contact us prior to the planned mating to let us know when your bitch is due in season and when you are planning a mating.
We will, where possible, provide a minimum of two matings, generally we aim for more than two.
All puppies resulting from any mating are to be placed on the restricted register or have a Not to be Bred from Endorsement placed on their paperwork. This does not include any puppies retained by the breeder. However, should the breeder then place any retained puppies, a Not to be Bred from Endorsment is to be put on the puppy's paperwork.
Any other arrangements (IE selling a puppy overseas) where an export pedigree can't be issued with endorsements are to be discussed with the stud dog owner.
- Stud fee is payable at the time of mating unless otherwise arranged.
- A litter is considered to be two or more live pups.
- A free return service will be granted if there are no puppies at all - providing that the same stud dog is still available. If the same stud dog is unavailable then a replacement will be offered. A replacement bitch to that stud dog will be at the discretion of the stud dog owner.
- Refund of a stud fee is at the SOLE discretion of the stud dog owner.
IN THE CASE OF NO LITTER FROM FROZEN SEMEN, NO RETURN SERVICE IS OFFERED. THE DOGS' FERTILITY IS TESTED AT THE TIME OF FREEZING AND A SEMEN REPORT CAN BE PROVIDED.
If an AI (Artificial Insemination) or progesterone testing is required then all associated costs will be met by the bitch owner.
If fresh, chilled or frozen semen is to be shipped to the bitch owner, the bitch owner is responsible for all costs relating to collecting and shipping the semen. This includes, but is not limited to, vet expenses and travelling costs.
We are happy to board the bitch and all due care will be taken while the bitch is in our care. We will provide board free of charge for the first 5 days. If boarding is in excess of 5 days a fee of $10 per day thereafter will be charged.
While we respect the bitch owner's rights to advertise on web sites like "Trade Me", neither the stud dog's name, photograph, nor our Kennel names are to appear in or be used in any advertisement.
Kathleen Wynyard (Willowspring labradors)
Trisha Hallmond (Blackhills Labradors)