Pamela A. Davol, 76 Mildred Avenue, Swansea,
As of 1997, all puppies purchased from Wing-N-Wave will be sold on Limited Registration. Limited Registration means that the dog is eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club, however, any offspring produced by the dog would not be eligible. Furthermore, dogs which are registered with a limited designation are ineligible to enter bench competition (dog shows); they are, however, eligible to enter all other AKC events including, but not limited to field trials, hunt tests, and obedience trials. Most puppies purchased through Wing-N-Wave are purchased as companion dogs by owners who have no interest in breeding or showing; therefore, limited registration will have no bearing on these dogs. However, should an owner decide to become involved with showing and/or breeding in the future, limited registration will be a factor. Although limited registration may be used to protect a breeding program by preventing new owners from using the litter owners bloodlines, Wing-N-Wave does not have any objection to a new owner eventually deciding to breed from the Wing-N-Wave bloodlines. However, to ensure that dogs produced by Wing-N-Wave are bred responsibly, we do insist that certain criteria be met prior to breeding a dog obtained from us. Limited registration allows Wing-N-Wave to promote responsible breeding of its dogs with the intent of providing education and guidance to those owners who may wish to undertake dog breeding. When the necessary criteria are met by the dog owner as outlined in the Limited Registration Contract, Wing-N-Wave will remove the limited designation and allow full registration of the dog.
Dogs purchased under limited registration are ineligible for bench (show) competition. Therefore, if you are purchasing a puppy from Wing-N-Wave with the intent to show the dog, it is essential that you communicate this to the breeder prior to purchasing the dog. Wing-N-Wave offers a co-ownership contract by which the dog will be sold with full registration. Under this agreement, the purchaser will be listed as the owner of the dog and the breeder will be listed as the co-owner. Because the AKC requires signatures of both the owner and co-owner for litter registrations, this allows Wing-N-Wave (the Co-owner) to ensure responsible breeding, but will also allow the Owner to exhibit the dog competitively. Under this agreement, Wing-N-Wave does not require any obligation from the Owner in terms of financial compensation as a result of breeding of the dog. When certain criteria are met, as outlined in the Co-Ownership Contract, Wing-N-Wave will assign full ownership to the Owner.
As a conscientious breeder, I am very much aware of the dog over-population problem. Therefore, as an incentive to new puppy owners to have their Wing-N-Wave puppy spay/neutered at the appropriate age, Wing-N-Wave offers spay/neuter contracts at which owners may be refunded for the cost of surgery and anesthesia or up to 20% of the original cost of the puppy, whichever is less, once surgery has been performed.
'Copyright 1997 Pamela A. Davol'