If the dog cannot be kept for any reason - at any time in its life that we are contacted and given the opportunity to take the dog back for re-homing. Our biggest fear is to find out one of our babies was surrendered to the RSPCA, dog pound or even worse, euthanasia.
The dog must receive all required vaccinations, periodic worming, constant flea and tick treatment and any other maintenance treatment, that being whatever your veterinarian advises. The dog must receive any necessary veterinary treatment, whether for accident or illness, routine or emergency. Be safe, not sorry.
You must advise us immediately if any condition arises that affects the dog's health. This is very important, as we are responsible breeders that must take into consideration any hereditary problems that may occur. We need to keep on top of hereditary problems. The only way for us to do this is with your help. We place a high importance on the genetic health of our dogs. To this end all our Border Collie breeding stock has been DNA tested for CEA (Collie Eye), CL (Ceroid Lipofiscinosis) and Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome (TNS).
You will agree to enroll your puppy in a puppy pre-school program (a lot of vet practices run these). They encourage responsible pet ownership and help to instill correct behavioral patterns early on. Because the Border Collie is a working dog, we strongly encourage you to undertake a course in basic obedience as well. If you do not know of an obedience club close to you, we can make enquiries on your behalf. REMEMBER, a Border Collie is a very intelligent animal, if not continually challenged, it may become bored and destructive.
Any puppy that is sold as a companion will be placed on the Limited Register. This means that the puppy is still regarded and registered as "purebred" but cannot be used in a registered breeding program and cannot be shown. The dog can still participate in any of the Canine Control Council regulated dog sports such as Obedience, Herding, Agility and Jumping, Tracking and Endurance tests as a registered purebred. Therefore, you will agree to have it spayed or neutered before the age of one. You will also agree not to use your Mystiqview dog/bitch in any breeding program.
Please advise us when the dog has been desexed. If we do not receive confirmation by the dog's first birthday, we cannot be held responsible for the dog or it's progeny's well-being. REMEMBER, we promote responsible dog ownership. Even though we would like to think so, not all dogs are good enough to breed from. We need to also take into account the time, cost etc that goes into breeding a litter of puppies. Wanting to let the children see "Flossie" have some puppies is not a good enough reason to have a litter. DESEXING IS THE MOST RESPONSIBLE OPTION.
Any puppy bred by Tracie Thompson will have the prefix Mystiqview. The Mystiqview prefix is registered and recognised by the Dogs Queensland and governing bodies. All buyers must sign this purchase agreement (contract) prior to the puppy's release and prior to the release of the puppy's registration papers (whether they be on full or limited register). Puppies placed on the Main Register are eligible to be used in a registered breeding program and can be shown. Any Main Registered puppies sold with the Mystiqview prefix will remain in joint names. There are no exceptions.
We at Mystiqview Kennels believe that all our dogs are special and deserving of the very best in life. Therefore, we agree to the following:
All dogs living at Mystiqview receive the utmost care and devotion at all times. All puppies born here at Mystiqview will spend the first four weeks of their life inside with us receiving extensive socialisation and health care. After the age of four weeks they will be gradually moved outside for socialisation with the other dogs.
All puppies will be microchipped, receive all vaccinations, worming treatments and veterinary attention up until the day they leave our care. You will receive all original relevant documentation such as eye certificates, vaccination certificates, hearing certificates etc. You will also receive relevant copies of the sire/dam’s health certificates.
We believe in social interactions with outside influences. Your Mystiqview puppy will be exposed to normal household noise (eg Vacuum cleaners), children, strangers, vehicle travel and socialisation with other dogs. All puppies shall have extensive socialisation with other animals, humans etc before leaving our kennels. Your Mystiqview puppy will have attended at least one veterinary-run puppy school class before leaving our kennel at 8 weeks.
To ensure that you receive the healthiest and happiest puppy possible we advise that you be mindful of what strangers and situations you place your puppy in before the age of 16 weeks. We also will insist that you do not take your puppy to any local off lead-park until it has gained all its vaccinations at 12-16 weeks. You do not know what diseases/infections are carried in these areas and while a dog may be vaccinated, it does not prevent it from carrying a disease/infection.
Anyone wishing to visit the puppies must remove all footwear and wash their hands before entering the puppy enclosure. We need to remain ever careful about hygiene, especially with the deadly Parvovirus is so easily transmitted. No one will be allowed to visit with the puppies unless authorised to do so by Tracie Thompson, and may only do so if accompanied by one of us.
Until puppies reach the age of 8 weeks, we can only advise the availability of sex of puppies available. This is the earliest that we can assess puppies for either retention at Mystiqview or to potential show/performance homes. REMEMBER, even if your puppy is not considered the best in the litter it does not mean that it isn’t a well bred puppy. They all share the same genes and are all purebred Border Collie puppies.
The cost of the puppy is available upon application. The cost includes all veterinary care and feeding etc whilst in our care. This also includes relevant health tests and registration of the puppy with the Canine Council of Queensland. (Either on the full register or on limited register).
When the puppy is released into your care, we will provide you with an information pack advising you of diet, health disorders within the breed, training and as much information on the care of your puppy as we can provide. We promise to maintain an interest in the well-being of the dog once it leaves our care. Please remember we would love the occasional visit and/or photo of your puppy.