Boy this will get people going, but it is kind of funny.
I wonder what red flags people were putting up on me. This year I bred a couple of females about 9 weeks apart. Ok, exactly nine weeks apart. So on the day my pups from litter 1 were eight weeks old, I was delivering puppies for litter 2.
I had gotten the house cleaned, mostly, but I had two sets of people coming over that day, and my girl decided she needed to go and have her puppies NOW!
Ok, I admit, I called Mom and had her send Dad over. After having him vacuum the living room, I set him the task of putting together the eight little booklets with all my propaganda in them. I gave him one of my own dog's books to use as an example and ran into help the girl spit out another puppy.
The phone is ringing off the hook, and I am really thinking I should just not let the people come over to look at the puppies today, but the first lady was a breeder, and she understood what was going, on, and was perfectly ok with coming out. I had been up all night, and just didn't have it in me to argue. So I got the eight week old pups out front, and while she checked them out, I kept running back in to assist my girl to have another puppy. She was on number nine by the time the lady left were her puppy, her food, and her little booklet.
After about an hour she calls me. I think it is my sister, and so I say, nine, 5 boys, 4 girls. She said something like, that's great, but I have a question. So I got it that she was not my sister. She asked me who the father actually was, I had one sire listed on the AKC application, and the pedigree of another sire.
Uhg! Oh no!!! I rushed into the other room to figure out if I screwed up the AKC papers. I didn't, I just copied the first sire I used with Jenna's papers, instead of the new sire's papers. So back in to check on the other girl, and then over to the neighbors to ask if they had a copier, and I was able to fix all the booklets, and send the proper copy to the owner of the first pup.
Normally, papers go with the puppy. I have withheld papers when giving a payment plan, but someone told me the AKC isn't too fond of that. Currently I need to send one person papers, I delivered a puppy to her on trial, and haven't sent the papers to her yet. Bummer. I keep forgetting. I have been in contact with her several times though. I just need to send them out.
My guess is the breeder is worried that you won't follow through with the second set of shots. It sounds like she provides the second set. Not sure. I know that if for some reason you do not want to keep the puppy, if they fill the papers out there and then, they will have to go and fill out an application for a duplicate certificate -- did that this year. Not a huge deal, but it took a couple of weeks to come through. They may be trying to avoid that, or ensuring your check clears. Hard to say. Also very possible that they did not register the litter until later.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Last edited by selzer; 12-10-2012 at 12:49 AM.