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Puppies come to you with the following essentials:

·         Schedule of Vaccination(s) & Worming with Vet approved medicine

·         The Puppy will be de-wormed 3 times and have its first set of shots

·         The CKC Litter Registration/Individual Registration and pedigree info

·         Photo’s of puppies first 8 weeks & Siblings/Parents

·         A comforting nursery blanket that smells like Momma/Siblings

·         A CKC approved SOI Microchip implanted/scanned/documented

·      A Collar and matching Leash

·        A Few Toys

·         Sample Grooming Kit

·         My full support for tips, advice and help as requested

·         The open-door to board your pup/young dog here if you go away; boarding fees will apply

·         Information on diet with full week’s starter product

·         Healthy Puppy Veterinarian Cert. & Return Policy

·         Puppy freshly groomed/accepting of grooming process (begun at 3 weeks)

·         Training has started on overnight crate training – waking clean/dry in morning

·         Health Guarantee covering genetic concerns

·         Clear contract outlining our respective obligations to the pup and each other

·         Option of Pet Insurance

Reserving a Puppy, Deposits and Pricing:

Dear Prospective Puppy Owner;

An important part of considering my beautiful babies is the financial cost. My pups have outstanding personalities, the phantoms have Phantom markings from birth, health tested Parents, CKC Registration, SOI Microchips.  I have devoted myself to the infants and their training. They are socialized to the max, started on retrieving, come to the call “pup-pup-pup”, and started on grooming.

The training has been started to get them to sleep quietly in their individual crates from 8 pm to wake clean/dry at 7 am. ‘Health Certificate’ and Immunizations are appropriate to age. Puppies/Adults are wormed 3 x’s on strict schedule even when there is no evidence of parasites.

Pricing is based on Limited CKC Registration with a spay/neuter contract.

You can reserve by sending a non-refundable deposit.  If, for some reason I can’t provide the puppy as we agreed on, then your deposit is refunded.  If you need to cancel, then your funds are held – and can be applied to future whelp within a two year period.  Puppy picks are determined by date the deposit is received.  First pick puppy will sometimes be available.

If the puppy needs to travel to its new home, the Purchaser is responsible for Vet. Health Certificate, Rabies inoculation if over 12 weeks, Crate with travel dishes, and airfare.    

I am very willing to deliver puppy to a Canadian airport or USA airport.  

SAGE STANDARD POODLES Sales Contract & Guarantee


On the _____day of ____________, 20___, this sales contract is made between


PURCHASER(S):  ___________________________________________________


Address: _________________________________________________________


Phone # _________________________ Cell # ___________________________


Email: ___________________________________________________________


AND the Breeder:      


Gwen Toews

P.O. Box 208,   Rosenort, MB   R0G 1W0 

Ph. 204-746-8919              Cell (text) 204-712-8919


The Buyer agrees to the price of $2000.00 for the following CKC Registered Poodle.


CKC # __________________________ with Limited Registration on a CKC non breeding contract


DOB _________________________    Sex ________Color(s) __________________________


Sire: _______________________________________CKC # _________________________


Dam: ______________________________________CKC # __________________________


Registered Name Choice: (18 spaces) “_________________________________of Sage”


A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold a puppy, with full balance payable in cash or by certified cheque due on the day the dog is to be picked up or 5 days before shipped.   If e-transfer at least 5 days prior to pick up or being shipped.  Full costs related to shipping are to be born solely by the Purchaser.  This would include the crate and shipping expenses. 


This Contract and conditions are made between the Purchaser and Breeder and are not transferable.  Should the Buyer wish to relinquish possession of this animal, the Breeder is to be notified of the decision and have right of first refusal if this dog is to be re-homed.   The breeder may be able to help in the re-homing. 


A Puppy is defined herein to be a pure bred Standard Poodle.  The Breeder states that this puppy has received the appropriate vaccinations and worming on a schedule appropriate to the pup’s age.  The Breeder will provide the Purchaser with a Veterinarian’s Health Certificate attesting to the puppy’s good health and its immunization record. 


The Breeder does not assume liability for any injury to the Puppy after the Purchaser has taken possession.  Shipping/transport concerns are the responsibility of the Purchaser, once the Breeder has delivered dog/pup to the transport company on the Purchasers behalf, following the Purchasers instructions.


The Purchaser is encouraged to take the pup to a veterinarian of their choosing within 72 hours for a ‘healthy puppy check-up’.  This checkup is at the Purchasers expense.  If the puppy is found to be seriously ill, as attested to and fully described in writing by the Purchasers Veterinarian, then Pup will be returned to the Breeder immediately, and the full purchase price will be refunded.


The Purchaser agrees to maintain the Puppy’s health in good condition by providing all ongoing inoculations, worming(s), general care, exercise, grooming, safe containment, quality food and warm indoor shelter as necessary to assure continued good health and long life.

The Purchaser agrees never to leave the puppy tied up.  The puppy is to have a fenced yard.  


It is understood by the Purchaser that a Standard Poodle is considered to be a ‘large breed dog’ that has a muscular and skeletal system which is growing until 18 months of age.  Therefore, exercise must be conducted in a sensible manner due to the growth of their muscles, bones and bone plates.  Excessive exercise while young can have a very detrimental effect on development.


This puppy is purchased as a Companion Animal, under a non-breeding Limited CKC Registration, then it is agreed that puppy will never be bred, and will be spayed/neutered ideally by the age of 7 months, but not later than 9 months, with proof of same being forwarded to the Breeder forthwith. Upon proof of same the Breeder will forward the dogs official Registration/Pedigree papers.


This puppy/dog is guaranteed against disabling genetic defect until 2 years old.  Determination of a serious hereditary defect must be attested to in writing by a Veterinarian. The written allegations must be supported by x-rays/conclusive testing and then concurred with through evaluation by a Veterinarian of the Breeders choosing. The costs incurred to support that the dog has a serious genetic problem rests with the Purchaser.  If the problematic health findings are valid, and the dog is returned, then the Breeder agrees to replace same with another puppy within 18 months time.


The Breeder makes a good faith effort to estimate and disclose the color, and probable adult size of this puppy. This is based on past knowledge and estimated according to the size of this pup’s parents.  The Breeder cannot guarantee the eventual size/color of the puppy once grown to adulthood.


The Purchaser agrees that he/she will always be able to provide the Breeder with full knowledge of the whereabouts of this pup/dog, upon request for such information.


Should the Purchaser(s) break the covenants of this Contract, the Breeder has the right to assess financial costs of said breach and/or to repossess the Puppy/Dog at the Purchasers expense.


The Purchasers signature(s) on this document indicate that he/she has read, agrees and understands all of the conditions of this Sale Contract.


The undersigned agree to uphold all covenants of this Agreement.


Signed this _________day of ______________, 20 _____ in the City of ___________________, and Country of ______________________________


Purchaser: _________________________Witness: ___________________________


Purchaser: _________________________Witness: ___________________________


Breeder:    _________________________ Witness: ___________________________



Foster Program:

We occasionally hold back a puppy to use in our breeding program. 

How the breeding program works

We have decided to allow others to raise most of our dogs in order to keep all our dogs as beloved pets and not kennel dogs.  The dogs are kept in homes with only a few other dogs or as only dogs.  We try to keep our dog population down to less than 4 dogs.  It allows me to focus on my own dogs, have time to go on vacations and room to travel with everyone. 


All dogs are health tested before being bred with OFA hips, Thyroid, SA, vWD DNA, and CERF eyes done at a bare minimum.  All studs tested NE and DM clear via DNA blood work. 


No female is ever intentionally bred before 2 years of age.

No female has more than 3 litters for us.  Most have one-two litter in their lifetime.  All females are spayed by 6 years.


Our boys are kept IN our home, not in a ‘stud room’ or ‘kennel’.  Poodles are very easy to train and learn quickly what is allowed and what isn’t.


Foster Program: A limited number of puppies (generally one or two from each litter) are placed as ‘foster dogs’.  This section explains that process.


You have come to this section to see what a foster program is all about!  Great.  To be a breeder and to have pups, you have to have a number of dogs to breed.  The only option for breeders is to kennel their dogs or to do what we are going to do.


Q. What is “fostering”?

A.  Taking one of my best dogs into your home, but not neutering or spaying that dog.  You must keep them intact for breeding to my dogs, but also keep them as beloved house pets.


Q. Why would you foster your dogs?

A.  Because the Standard Poodle gene pool is shrinking and the only way to keep us from constant inbreeding is to have more dogs as options for breeding.  In order to do that, we must have large kennels or place dogs in homes who are willing to keep them intact for future use.  I am choosing to place them as ‘fosters’ so that they can get the individual attention they deserve, yet still be able to pass on their genes to future generations.


Q. What am I responsible for if I foster a dog?

A.  You are responsible for the daily care, yearly vet bills, or expenses that might occur if the dog hurts itself while living with you.  In short, what you would if you adopted a dog from a shelter or bought a pet from a breeder. 

It would also be nice if you were to put one title on the puppy in some sport or a Canine Good Citizen title (CGC).  Do not let this scare you.  The CGC title is very easy and often can be done by one year of age.  Other titles can be conformation, obedience, rally, lure coursing, hunting, etc.  Whatever you feel is your dogs strong point, you can focus on.  Why is this good for the dog?  It helps to give the dog stability.  Likely you came here and were drawn to my dogs because they do more than just look pretty.  Putting a title on the dog shows they can work in a stressful and exciting environment.  It also shows they have a brain, important when you breed Poodles, who are known to be smart.  A dog who is hyper and unable to focus will be harder to title.  A dog that is reactive or upset by social events will be harder to title.  It proves the stability of my dogs, which is important when I am often living far from the foster dog themselves.


Q. Do you pay for anything?

A.  YES!  When the dog turns 2 years of age, I will pay to have all the health test needed to certify that dog as ‘breeding quality’.  If all the health testing is completed and comes back normal, then they might be bred at some point and become an active part of our breeding program.

The open-door to board your pup/young dog here if you go away

Q. What if it doesn’t pass the health testing?

A.  I will ask you to please have the dog spayed or neutered and it will become fully your family’s dog.  This is a way for me to have access to them for breeding, but if they are not breeding quality I do not have to find them a home.  Your home is their home for their entire life.  This is the reason I prefer to use foster homes in our breeding program. 

There may be other reasons I choose not to use the dog you foster in my breeding program.  Because you will live near me, we can constantly evaluate the development of the dogs temperament, structure, and health and decide if that dogs genes are truly needed in our poodles.


 Q. Can you explain how this will really all work?

A.  The dog will be placed in a foster home where it will remain for it’s entire life, as long as you take good care of the dog.  At age two, If I DO decide that this is a dog with everything I am looking for, then I will have all of the required health testing done at my expense and only AFTER that comes up clear and in good order will I begin to review everything I know and observe of this dog to find the best mate possible.  All costs related to breeding will be mine.  The foster dog will return to me for breeding.  If it is a bitch then it will also return to my home to whelp the puppies where they will all stay until the puppies are weaned at six to seven weeks, at which time the foster dog will return to your home.  If it is a stud, he will come to my house to breeding to my females or have semen collected and shipped to the girl in question.  Once this is done, he will be returned to you.


I will never breed more than three litters from a single bitch, nor will she be bred past the age of six.  There will be many times that after only a single litter the dog will be spayed and retired from my breeding program.


Studs will likely have their semen collected and frozen but might also be kept intact for up to 10 years.  Standard Poodles are gentlemen.  They are not like many breeds and with very little training understand that they do NOT mark in a home, especially their home.  Oh sometimes they will lose their minds and pee in a home with a girl who’s in season and ready to breed, but we will not be fostering males in homes with intact females so this will never be an issue.  They are good with other dogs and neutering rarely changes a Standard Poodle who is well trained and well socialized.  The only reason to neuter a Standard Poodle is for health concerns.

At the time that the foster dog ends it’s breeding career and is spayed or neutered, all registration paperwork will be prepared to show that the dog is completely and wholly owned by you.  



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