To the best of my knowledge, all breeders who advertise on Collielife, maintain the best possible standards of health, hygiene and wellbeing for all their dogs, young and old.
Breeders will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, or if not available, will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity.
Breeders do not sell to dealers, pet shops, or any buyers where they have reason to believe the dog will not be properly cared for.
All breeders accept that dogs, like people, grow old and need special care and attention, and they will ensure all dogs are properly cared for whilst in their ownership.
All dogs will have somewhere suitable to live, with the ability to express normal behaviour and receive appropriate treatment for illness and injury.
Breeders will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed nor falsely advertise dogs, or mislead any person regarding the health or quality of any dog or puppy.
All breeders will only sell dogs where there is a reasonable expectation of a happy and healthy life and will help with the re-homing of a dog if the initial circumstances change.
Breeders will supply written details of all dietary requirements and give guidance concerning responsible ownership, and will ensure that all relevant Kennel Club documents are provided to the new owner when selling or transferring a dog, and will agree, in writing, to forward any relevant documents at the earliest opportunity, if not immediately available.
Breeders will not allow their pure bred dogs to be mated to a dog of a different breed, to a cross bred dog or to an unregistered dog of the same breed.
Breeders will not knowingly register progeny which does not conform to the breed’s accepted colours at the time of registration.
Breeders will not transfer from their care any puppy under eight (8) weeks of age. All puppies must be microchipped in compliance with the law, prior to leaving the kennel.
A breeder will not knowingly misrepresent the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertise or mislead any person regarding the health or temperament of any dog. They will also provide ongoing support and advice to purchasers of their dogs.
Collielife cannot be held responsible for any subsequent problems relating to the health of puppies or transactions between the purchaser and the breeder.
Breeders and buyers will agree to abide by all aspects of the Animal Welfare Act.
I do not accept litter adverts on behalf of third parties ie: a breeder with a page on Collielife selling puppies for someone else,
or anyone advertising a litter of puppies that have not been bred by them and are not registered in their name as the breeder.
If an advert is placed, and information later comes to my attention where I feel the advert must be removed, for whatever reason, there will be no refund.
All dogs/puppies for sale in the UK, must be Kennel Club registered.
Breeders - I reserve the right to refuse to publish any advert that I believe is misleading, unethical or I believe the breeder does not conform to my code of ethics.
Do your homework
Avoid falling foul of puppy traffickers who advertise on some of the free sites by making sure you:
get as much information as possible about the puppy and its mother, and beware if the breeder is selling puppies they have not bred themselves, or are from outside the UK
bear in mind that pedigree certificates are not a guarantee for the condition of your puppy