The following is a state by state alphabetical list of registered breeders that are current financial members of the WSSDCA Inc. The WSSDCA Inc. does not promote one breeder over another, nor do we make any representations about the health or suitability of any dog or puppy purchased from these breeders. The club encourages puppy buyers to verify any claims made relating to the health and temperament of dogs or puppies prior to purchase, either by contacting the club on firstname.lastname@example.org or requesting to view documentation.
A list of retired breeders is available here to enable owners of these dogs to maintain contact with the breeders to update them on the dogs' development and if the owners need assistance with rehoming their dogs.
What to Look For in Purchasing Your Puppy:
That both the parents pedigrees show "Upgraded for Breeding" on their papers. This shows the parents have met Hip/ Elbow X-ray and Scoring requirements. Any new dogs that are upgraded for breeding from 2012 must also be tested for MDR1, DM and VwD. For further details contact the WSSDCA Enquiries officer - email@example.com
Your puppy should be bright and alert, with a healthy coat, clear eyes and nose. He should not be underfed or skinny. Puppies that are lethargic, have red skin, crusty eyes, runny/crusty nose or diarrhoea need veterinary attention and should be avoided.
The environment should be clean and comfortable.
The mother has a very good temperament, confident and happy, not shy or aggressive and looks in good condition (Bear in mind she may be a little thin and her coat may be sparse as she has just gone through feeding and rearing this litter) If the sire is not able to be viewed ask to see photos or video, ask about his temperament and why he was chosen to breed to this bitch.
The puppies should be outgoing and playful. Overly shy pups are a concern and may require specialist handling
The puppies should be microchipped, vaccinated and by law not leaving for their new home under eight weeks of age.
Litters born to breeders that are in breach of breeding rules risk not being registered or issued papers. Buyers are welcome to contact the WSSDCA Registrar to check the litter they are considering purchasing from has met our health and welfare guidelines - firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone wishing to make a genuine complaint in relation to a health or welfare issue is requested to place their complaint in writing to the Secretary - email@example.com