FAQs

 

Are Biscuit and Rolo KC registered with a full KC pedigrees?

Yes, both Biscuit and Rolo are KC Registered. You will be given a copy of the relevant 5 generation KC pedigree as part of our mating service.

What health tests and results do Biscuit and Rolo currently hold?

Both Biscuit and Rolo have an impressive set of ten clear DNA health tests each as detailed below, guaranteeing none of their offspring will be affected by prcd-PRA, rcd4-PRA LOPRA, DM, vWD-1, NE, GM2, FN, HUU, and also providing the reassurance that the sire is DNA clear of MH & MTC-D.

  • DNA tested for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (prcd-PRA) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rcd4-PRA LOPRA) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Von Willebrands Disease Type 1 (vWD-1) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Neonatal Encephalopathy (NE) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Gangliosidosis / Sandhoff (GM2) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Familial Nephropathy (FN) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Hyperuricosuria / Urate Stones (HUU) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) – CLEAR
  • DNA tested for Macrothrombocytopenia (MTC-D) – CLEAR

We will explain all their health testing to you fully and depending on your girl’s breed and any health testing she may have, we can also advise you about the DNA health of the planned and expectant litter as well.

How much notice do I need to give when booking?

Please contact us with as much notice as possible either with estimated season dates or even on the first day of your girl’s season. We can take bookings at short notice if needed and we will aim to help you with your breeding plans.

When and how do I pay?

Payment is due in full at the first successful mating which should be a cash payment. You will be given a receipt for the stud fee, a copy of the stud’s KC pedigree, copies of all his DNA health certificates and photos of him to show to your potential puppy owners.

How much does it cost?

Rolo’s and Biscuit’s fee is £350 for all breeds, plus £50 extra for larger girls (such as Labradors). This includes up to two matings as detailed below.

When do I bring my girl for mating?

Generally mating around day 12 of a bitch’s season is the optimum time. The two matings can be booked for days 10 and 12, days 11 and 13, or days 12 and 14 of your girl’s season depending on your preference. Day 1 of her season is the first day your girl starts to bleed. Some owners may like to get ovulation testing done before they come to our home, but this is not essential for making a booking as our boys are experienced and will know when a girl is ready for mating, so this is a personal choice.

Will you travel to me for matings?

Our boys work extremely well within their home environment and general routine when a girlfriend visits, so we prefer for you to travel to us for the matings.

Do Biscuit and Rolo have large sized litters?

Both Biscuit and Rolo have sired large litters, however it’s actually the bitch that determines the size of the litter as it depends on how many eggs she has to be fertilised. The stud determines the sex of the litter and they both contribute to the colour, character, health and looks of the litter.

What if my girl doesn’t become pregnant?

In the highly unlikely event that your girl does not become pregnant, we can offer a free return mating as a goodwill gesture. Your girl must be ultrasound scanned by your vet or a canine pregnancy scanning professional at between day 28 and 35 after her first mating with certification provided that she’s not pregnant at this stage to book a return mating. It must be the same girl that is brought back on her next season and one mating will be offered for the return visit.

Can you offer any help or information as this is my first litter?

Yes, we have lots of experience and can offer you support and information regarding the mating, canine pregnancy, whelping and quality puppy care.

Are you a council licensed breeder? 

We are a small experienced home breeder and even though we only currently plan up to one litter per year we have a council breeding licence for our quality home breeding. We feel this gives visiting owners/breeders to our studs, their future puppy owners and our own future puppy owners the reassurance that we are fully checked and assessed by our local authority, plus have the appropriate care in place, ensuring our dogs, your visiting girl and future puppies welfare and care is of paramount importance to us.

Licence Holder: Jo Buck Dog
Licence Number: 19/00036/LWB
Local Authority: West Berkshire Council

Can we contact you to ask some questions before we book?

Of course, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to get in touch using our contact form and we’ll aim to get back to you as quick as two wags of a dog’s tail.

Read our mating service terms.