Frequently Asked Questions
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How much are your puppies!
The price of puppies across Canada can range
between $500.00 to $2500.00 for (BYB's) and
from $1000.00 to $3500.00 for CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) registered.
Our puppies are priced at $2500.00 for pet puppies.
Show prospects are the same price but on a different contract.
GST is applicable.
What is a BYB? (back yard breeder)
Backyard breeder is a term used to describe amateur animal breeders whose breeding is considered substandard,
with little or misguided effort towards ethical, selective breeding.
Larger commercial operations of a similar type that breed dogs are usually termed a puppy mill
(especially in North America) or puppy farm.
How long have you been breeding dogs
Ideally, you want to deal with someone who has several years’ experience –
and the more involved they are in breed clubs, conformation shows and competition, the better.
Echo View has been involved with the Dalmatian Breed since 1991.
We focus mostly on conformation but have dabbled in Obedience and Agility.
Will the puppies be registered
In Canada, all purebred dogs come with a Purebred Dog Certificate of Registration issued by
The Canadian Kennel Club – without this certificate, they can’t legally be sold as purebred,
full blood or sold with wording(s) suggesting that they're purebred.
Unregistered puppies/dogs even from registered parents are considered mongrels or mutts.
The certificate indicates, among other things, the dog’s registered name, breed and date of birth,
as well as the names of the dog’s sire and dam. The breeder is responsible for registering the puppy
and forwarding the certificate to the new owners within six months of the purchase date or
once all terms of the contract are met – breeders cannot charge additional fees for this service.
Our puppies are sold on contract along with the CKC non breeding contracts.
Can I see the sire and dam’s health clearances
A responsible breeder would never think of breeding a dog that hasn’t passed the
recommended health clearances as put out by the
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
Routine tests vary according to breed – ask your veterinarian what you should look for.
Yes, you may ask to see all health clearances certificates.
We will not breed a pair of Dals without favorable Health Clearances.
All Breeding stock can be found on the OFA Database.
Can I see where the puppies are being housed
The best way to raise puppies is in a home environment where they receive lots of handling and human contact.
No amount of love and attention from you can ever make up for a lack of early socialization.
Yes, we do encourage visitors/prospective buyers to visit our puppies.
Appointments are required. (admission is in the way of a puppy toy! :)
Our puppies are housed in a room in the basement made for whelping and raising puppies.
Once the puppies are old enough they are allowed to learn to climb the stairs
and they have free run of the living area.
What were your goals for this litter
A good breeder plans litters ahead of time with clear goals in mind and will have carefully researched
the choice of sire and dam. Know what you’re looking for in a puppy – whether it be a show prospect,
performance partner, companion or house pet – and choose a breeder of like mind.
Each litter is bred for quality puppies. We only breed to preserve the breed
and to keep a puppy as a future show/breeding prospect.
At what age will the puppies be ready to go home
Puppies should go to their new homes between seven and nine weeks of age.
This is the optimum time for a puppy to transition from his litter to his new family –
any earlier and he may have issues with other dogs in the future; any longer with his littermates
and he may not bond as well with people.
If the puppies are thriving well we allow them to go to their new homes between 7 & 8 weeks of age
Will the puppies be seen by a vet before they leave
Puppies need to be examined, dewormed and vaccinated prior to leaving the breeder.
Ensure that you follow up with your own veterinarian, as puppies that don’t receive
boosters at appropriate intervals are at risk of contracting life-threatening illnesses
Our puppies are vet checked a minimum of 2X's.
Vet Checked around 6 weeks of age, at which time they are vaccinated
and dewormed. The vet checks each puppy from head to toes.
BAER testing is done after 6 weeks of age and the results are sent to OFA for certification.
For the LUA litters genetic testing is performed to determine which puppies carry the LUA Gene
Puppies are microchipped, are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club, 6 weeks of free insurance
A puppy care package and a life long support for the buyer.
When you purchase an Echo View Puppy you become part of our family.
What is a Guardian Home?
A Guardian home is a home for a show/breeding prospect.
If you qualify to take part in this program you have the privilege of owning and being involved
in a show/breeding prospect career.
The guardian home must be within a 200 mile radius of the ranch.
If you would like to learn more about this program feel free to contact us.