Reservations are accepted with a $200.00 deposit (checks made out to Sur le Delavan Kennel) that is added to the total price ($1,400.00 plus 6.75% IL tax rate for the final total of $1494.50) of the puppy. Reservations are done in chronological order, and you may reserve a puppy based on gender. All puppies will be up to date on all shots and will have their tails docked if needed. ***We will not leave tails on for any reason.***
Puppies will be named (you are very welcome to name your own puppy) in accordance with the French naming system. Each year is assigned a letter, 2020 dogs’ name start with "R" and the kennel name, "Sur le Delavan" is appended to the end. E.G. a male whelped in 2019, would have a name such as "Rielly Sur le Delavan."
The litters will be registered with the UKC and AKC (full registration) and some litters with the FCI. You will be given papers for your puppy from both the AKC and UKC. You will need to fill them out and send them in if you wish to register the puppy in your name.
Sur le Delavan Kennel guarantees that your puppy will be free from genetic hip defects for 26 months. This is primarily, but not solely, for Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD). If a dog is found to have a genetic hip defect, upon receipt of a Veterinarian report, I will work with you resolve it to your satisfaction, be that another puppy, or a refund. I will never require your dog be returned to me, as they are now a member of your family, and I have no desire to break up a happy family. In the unlikely event, your dog did have a genetic hip defect, and you chose to keep your dog, which I would certainly hope you do; I would require the dog be neutered or spayed. We guarantee our puppies will not be Ay gene carriers. Also, any puppy being neutered or spayed before two years of age will forgo any guarantee.
In the unlikely event that your puppy has an umbilical hernia or retained testicle at the time of transfer of the puppy, we will pay $300.00 back to the buyer to cover their future vet expense. Neither condition will affect the puppy's health if treated.
There are some things we don't guarantee but work hard to avoid. We make every attempt when matching breeding dogs together to get puppies that will be great for confirmation but there is no way we can guarantee the dogs markings, bite/teeth, size, or weight. There is also no way for Sur le Delavan Kennel to guarantee the puppy's field abilities. I will work with you in person, email or over the phone to help set up a training plan to make the puppy as successful as to be expected.
While it is ideal for you to pick your puppy up in person, that is not always possible. Puppies can be sent from the Peoria International Airport. All shipping charges will be your responsibility. We will deliver the puppy to the airport at no cost to you and will help you set up the flight. Plan for the cost of a new kennel for the puppy to fly in be around $75.00 and vet papers to be $75.00.
Your puppy will be started off on American Natural Premium Endurance (30/20.) We have 33lbs bags on hand for $45.00.