AVAILABLE PUPPIES/ADULTS

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Litters are listed by the date that they have been whelped. We endeavor to keep this as up to date as possible however it is possible that a breeder will have found homes for all puppies before we are able to remove them from the 'available' list. 

The following text has been set out to help you understand what is required from a registered breeder. All breeders should be members of the Victorian Canine Association, the government’s controlling body for “all things dog” in the state of Victoria. All other states and territories have similar controlling bodies. Not all breeders are members of The Whippet Association of Vic Inc though, so unfortunately they are out of our jurisdiction. However all breeders MUST abide by the code of ethics of the VCA. Purchasing Your Puppy   


If you have any queries about the code of ethics or any questions about the purchase of your whippet puppy/dog please direct enquiries to any committee member who appears on our website. You can also contact the VCA with any questions. The link to their website appears on our “links” page.

If there are no puppies available on our "puppies listing" please be patient. We really don't have any say when our bitches come into season, our "girls" decide for themselves. Nowadays dogs do not necessarily come into season in Spring. This instinct has generally been bred out of canines.

Reputable Breeders do not breed litters for the "pet" market. "Pets" only come about because a breeder may have a litter of say 6 puppies. At about 8 - 12 weeks they can start to see which specimens are particularly typical of the standard and which ones definitely will not be appropriate to breed from.

There may be a bitch and a dog perhaps that they will "run on" for a few months, take to some shows and see how they develop. The other 4 in the litter will be sold as "pets". So you can now understand this is how "pets" come about. These "pets" may have only a very minor defect. There will be absolutely nothing wrong with them as far as health is concerned.

The whole litter has been brought up on the very best of food and with the utmost care so therefore you will be getting a beautiful healthy puppy that is simply not quite up to show standard. Having said that, sometimes, much to the frustration of the breeder, your puppy may turn out to be a better specimen than the one they have kept. Whippets are a very hard breed to pick as puppies because they go through so many growth stages.

It is strongly advisable not to buy a puppy from a pet shop or newspaper. These puppies are all from “puppy farmers” (unless of course the advert says “VCA Registered” then you should definitely ask to see the “papers”) and in a lot of cases have health problems like heart murmurs, hearing impairment and other diseases that are not at all common in our breed. They occur because these puppies are not thoughtfully bred for temperament or health but rather for monitory gain alone. You will also rarely get any follow up from these people. Reputable breeders do not need to sell their puppies through these channels and it also against the code of ethics of our governing body the VCA. The health of the bitch and her puppies is first and foremost the most important concern to our breeders. Many breeders have a waiting list of interested people and most of the litter is spoken for before they are even born. If “price” is the concern to you, “shop around” and negotiate as you will be surprised with the variation in cost.

Please contact Rae Mitchelson or any other member who appears on our website for any further information. Our breeders are generally "planning" litters and some would even be happy for you to view their dogs and may even take orders for puppies.

 

HOW MUCH FOR A PUPPY?
 
Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisingly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a pet”.
 
No dog is “just a pet”.
 
Behind every purebred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the puppy you just want the cheapest thing you can find! When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every pup; both dogs owned and every pup they’ve sold for its lifetime. This breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs. The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed, puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. This does not take into account any puppy/dog who might get sick or need extra help to thrive. Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question.
 
A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about...In the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do tests, echoes, x-rays, analysis, emergency c sections, vaccinations, register litters, research pedigrees, de-worm, as well as microchip their puppies and get them evaluated by specialists.
 
Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they sell to because they are not making money off the sale. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a Breeder has made so they need to be confident its the right fit. Many times saying more no’s then yes...A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline, why? Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.
 
Because a dog is never “just a pet” it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girls protector, an elderly persons therapy, a member of the family, someone’s whole world!!!
 
Written in part by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller Translated into English by: Angel Sophia Nogga  

 
 

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