Breeder - Dogs - Ballarat, VIC : Perfect Pets Profile


I have been involved with the dog world in breed shows, agility & obedience for over 35 years. Temperament is of paramount importance, as our dogs must be able to blend into our family and everyday life, as well as being exhibited. We have bred dogs for show, obedience, therapy and assistance roles, and most importantly wonderful family pets.

Our dogs are hip scored, elbow scored, & heart and eye certified, & DNA tested.

Dogs are our family and our hobby, and we breed on a very limitied basis. We take our responsibilities as an ethical breeder seriously, & our pups only go to approved forever homes. Contact is maintained with owners for the life span of the dog, and as friendships develop - sometimes beyond that.

We provide a 16 page puppy care/training/health/diet manual/resources with our pups, as well as information on grooming, joining Dogs Victoria and Golden Retriever Club, and council dog registration, obedience training etc.

Our puppies are raised as part of our family, & are well socialised with people, our Burmese cats, & other dogs. Pups spend their first 5 weeks in the house, and are engaged with many interactive toys and confidence building resources and Puppy Culture canine enrichment protocols.

It is of vital importance to us that our pups only go to the best homes, so we like to talk by phone, then meet prospective owners. We are happy to email photos, pedigree and other information to prospective purchasers after we have spoken by phone.

We run a facebook page for Montroy families past & present to keep in touch & share updates & photos.

Member:Dogs Victoria & Golden Retriever Club

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?
I do all required testing for golden retrievers, such as hips, elbows, eyes, heart and dna testing. I select only the best stud dog to improve my lines to ensure that puppies have good temperaments, and conform with the breed standard.
Question. Do you ensure that your puppies are properly socialised?
My puppies are born in my home and spend the first 4 weeks in the living room. After that they sleep in a second lounge area with access to a large covered alfresco and outdoor play area. The pups have contact with us 24/7, and I engage them in many confidence building activities using Puppy Culture protocols, such as slide, ball pit, play gym, see saw. wobble board, sound CD and much more.
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?
I interview buyers by phone for around an hour. If they pass my initial criteria I email out an application form (asking for details of their property, their expectations and lifestyle. Final confirmation of a puppy is made once the buyer has come to visit me. A contract is provided upon purchase, and health guarantee as per consumer law. It is a condition of purchase that all dogs be de-sexed unless agreed with me prior to sale.
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?
I am very careful that my pups only go to forever homes where their care is the highest priority. Buyers must pass a phone interview, then complete a comprehensive application, and must visit before a purchase is agreed upon. I provide weekly emails and supporting documentation for 8 weeks until the pup goes to its new owners, and ongoing lifetime support. I have a private Montroy facebook page for puppy owners past and present to share photos and activities, and I post educational information that might be of interest.
Question. Do you offer ongoing support?
I welcome visits by owners, and arrange social get togethers at the beach and pool. I am always only a phone call away if they need help with anything. My facebook page allows owners to easily stay in contact with me, and other owners, and I regularly post training, dog behaviour, enrichment, and health information.
Question. Do you offer pet insurance?
I provide purchasers with a list of pet insurance companies, and ask that they get insurance before they collect the pup. As a backup measure I get 6 week free insurance with Knose or Petplan.
Question. Do you assist the buyer with re-homing an animal that was purchased from you if they are unable to keep it?
It is a condition of my purchase contract that the owner contact me if they are unable to keep their dog for any reason. I would either assist them by finding another suitable home, or taking the dog back until a loving forever home can be found.


Phone: 0434 213 517
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