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10 Tips on Where To Buy a Purebred Pup
Buying a purebred pup is like marriage or any other long-term relationship -- impulse or convenience shouldn't determine where you do your match-making. The pup you buy should be a quality companion that looks and acts as a fine representative of his breed. Considering the source of the pup is the first step of the smart buyer. Rate your pup's origin with this checklist.
Casual or "Backyard" Breeder
Reputable Hobby Breeder
"Shelridge" puppies are usually pre-booked well in advance hence to avoid disappointment contact us sooner rather than later.
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Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Newfoundlands bred under the Shelridge kennel prefix are chosen with the number one priority of exceptional temperaments of course the selected dogs must also conform to the breed standard. We are of the opinion that no matter how handsome a dogs looks unless it has a trustworthy temperament it is worthless to any breeding program.
Hence we breed for the combination of beauty and brains. All our current breeding stock is hip and elbow scored before being bred. We breed for quality show/breeding stock not quantity.
It is our preference to place our puppies into loving caring environments whether shown or not. If a puppy is bought from us purely as a loving pet we require a desexing undertaking with the purchaser. We also expect and urge new owners to take out pet insurance cover on their charges, we send our puppies to new homes with free insurance cover until they reach twelve weeks of age, we then expect the new owners to continue with the cover.
We are proud of the Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Newfoundlands we have bred and stand behind our stock giving help, advise and support. Many of our first time puppy owners have come back to us for their second companion which we believe speaks enormously for our kennels reputation. Shelridge dogs are the parentage behind several successful show/breeding stock here in Australia and Overseas.