Yes, our pups are all registered under CKC (Canadian Kennel Club). By 8 weeks of age puppies will receive pet identification either way of microchip implant or tattoo. Your puppy will require a registered name starting with “Naycar's”(Ruby/Teller Litter). The registered name cannot exceed more than thirty (30) letter spaces or characters, including numeral affix. The registered name does not have to reflect or have anything to do with your puppy’s call name.
Do we dock our springers tail and remove declaws?
Yes, when the pups are 2-3 days old their tails will be docked and removal of any protruding declaws. Because a springer’s tail action provides a primary cue to the handler in the field that the dog has scented a bird, the field-bred's tail will be docked longer than the show-bred’s. Kinship Kennel pups are docked at Field Bred Length; 1/2 to 2/3 tail remaining.
How much are Kinship Kennel puppies?
Kinship Kennels puppies are $800.00 Canadian Dollars; increasing to $850.00 on January 1, 2019. A $200 deposit is required to reserve a pup and the remaining balance due prior to taking ownership of the puppy. If the puppy needs shipped all balances are due prior to shipping your pup.
Can a puppy be shipped?
Yes, we are located 14km west of Saskatoon, SK and can ship your puppy. You will be responsible for the airline freight service charges and cost of suitable transport crate. Airline freight costs within North America are quite reasonable, please contact us and we can request an airline quote to an airport near you. **Note: airlines can implement restrictions on shipping puppies when temperature is too cold or too hot. In most case this can be managed by shipping early morning in summers and afternoons in winter to avoid extreme temperature in airline cargo holdings.
At what age do we transfer ownership of our puppies?
Kinship Kennels release the pups after 8 weeks of age. Eight weeks ensures your new puppy is well socialized and has gained enough confidence to be removed from their littermates without too much stress. As breeders, it gives us time to evaluate our pups and provide initial training (leash, crate, house training). All our puppies are sent to their new home with their 8 week veterinarian health exam, first set of puppy vaccinations and deworming. One set of vaccinations against canine diseases will not keep your puppy protected therefore as the new owners you are required to follow up with 12 week, 16 week and 1 year vaccinations with your own vet. Until your puppy has their complete puppy vaccinations it is highly recommended to avoid public areas such dog parks, rest areas and other places dogs frequent.
When should I spayed or neutered my dog?
If you are not using your dog for breeding then we recommend not spaying/neutering your dog before they are fully grown, at the age of two. Remember this is our opinion, but you, as a responsible dog owner should research the issue and make your own informed decision. The procedure of Spaying/Neutering alters your pups normal hormone levels therefore it will effect your dogs natural growth and development. If you intend to use your springer as a working dog this is a very important decision because two critical effects of spaying/neutering before maturity, are decrease in muscle mass and decrease in activity/drive which can ultimately alter your dogs true potential in the field.