Dalmatian Breeder - Dogs - Warragul West, VIC : Perfect Pets Profile

Although owning Dalmatians since 2001, we started our pedigree journey in 2012. Dalmatians, with their quirky and full of life personalities, are my passion and I strive to achieve the best for them as individuals and the breed.

Along with conformation showing, my dogs also compete in lure coursing, rally obedience and endurance trials. The future will see the addition of trick trials, backpacking, tracking, dock diving and agility once time allows. When I have the time, I would also love to get road trials going here in Australia and ANKC recognised. I choose to compete across multiple disciplines because Dalmatians are an incredibly smart and versatile breed, plus they thrive on the engagement. At home my dogs are still dogs with the luxury of inside living at night time, but the paddocks, dam and horse rides by day. They are very much our pets first, being loved companions and a huge part of our lives.

It is my goal as a Dalmatian breeder to firstly produce sound puppies with exceptional temperaments. Furthermore they must be correct to the Australian Dalmatian Standard with outstanding and correct movement, good balanced conformation, typey to my ideal and consistent throughout litters. I aim to produce both winning show dogs to carry on my lines but also fantastic family pets.

We are also a breeder involved with LUA (Low Uric Acid) Dalmatians. An LUA Dalmatian carries one or two copies of the non-mutated gene, allowing them to metabolise certain proteins (purines) properly, meaning that they are free from the breed's predisposition to form uric stones in their urine, thus they can be fed freely like any other dog. Not all of our litters produce LUA pups, but we are very clear with our litter listings as to which litter have the potential and also of course which pups inherit the gene once born. LUA or not, we provide clear instructions on their care for the pup's health and well-being.

All of my own dogs are extensively health tested and are only bred from if they pass all of the following; BAER (hearing), hip scored, elbow scored, DNA profiled and annually; heart (echocardiograph), thyroid and eyes.

Puppies will sometimes be available, thus puppy enquiries are welcome via email (edelevlek@gmail.com).

'Edelevlek' is Dutch and translates to 'Noble Spot'.

Breeder Questionnaire

Question. Do you health test appropriately (eg hip and elbow X-ray scoring, DNA testing), and understand the genetic issues that may affect your breed? Do you have sensible, sustainable breeding strategies in place to promote the health of your dogs and puppies?
Health testing in our breed isn't as widely undertaken as I feel it should be, but my personal breeding dogs are: BAER, hip & elbow scored and DNA tested, plus annually heart (echo), thyroid and eye exams. All puppies that we sell go home with DNA profile and BAER testing.
Question. Do you ensure that your puppies are properly socialised?
Follow the puppy culture rearing protocol, with the addition of ENS, but also positively expose my puppies to many sounds, surfaces, sights and environments.
Question. Do you have any of the following: conditions of sale, health guarantee or warranty, de-sexing agreement, a buyer questionnaire, verbal or personal interview?
Questionnaire with application before in person or zoom meeting before offered a place on our waiting list. Contract with sale and pet pups home with sterilisation (OSS & vasectomy, NOT fully desexed). Co-ownership contracts and mentoring for those wishing to get into competitions and breeding. I do not have an official health guarantee in my contract as I feel that is hard to warrant with a biological creature, however I will only send puppies home that are healthy and well. If there is ever a problem, it will always be disclosed and covered. I also breed with my dogs with the aim to produce healthy pups, hence why I go above and beyond our breed requirements to help maximise the likelihood that our pups will live long, happy and healthy lives. As a breeder, it brings me so much pleasure to see my pups thriving, I do not want to ever see them suffering, hence will do everything in my power to keep them healthy, happy and safe.
Question. Is ensuring that your puppies go to the right home a high priority? What type of measures do you take to ensure your dogs and puppies are going to go to loving homes?
Matching puppies to the right homes is of utmost importance. I do not sell my pups to anyone who can pay, but to the most suitable. Not every family that contacts me is best suited to a dal with their energy and intelligence levels. Hence I start with a questionnaire, then meeting and interview before I offer families a place on our waiting list/if I have any pups available. Pups are not allocated until 8 weeks of age. When everyone comes into meet the pups at 6-7 weeks, we discuss each of the puppy's emerging personalities and how that would fit into their home. After their meet and greet, the families provide me with their list of preferred puppies in order, but ultimately I make the final decision to ensure that the right pups are matched with the right families. Usually families get their first or second preference, but can sometimes get caught up on the spots (the downfalls of a marked breed).
Question. Do you offer ongoing support?
Have a private FB group for my families and am always available for contact for questions via phone call, email or text. We send pups home with an extensive booklet covering all aspects of puppy rearing, which I walk them through to focus on their lifestyles/homes to help them get the best out of their new pup.
Question. Do you offer pet insurance?
Petcover - free 6 week policy
Question. Do you assist the buyer with re-homing an animal that was purchased from you if they are unable to keep it?
My contract states that they must be returned to me if rehoming is required. I then assess where how the dog has matured, assess their personality and needs, then I find them a suitable home.

Dalmatian Puppies, Warragul West VIC - Edelevlek Dalmatians - Breeding for Quality, Health & Temperament - Warragul, Victoria

Phone: 0421734103
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