Nor do I have any formal application form. Once I have puppies on the ground, and get past the critical first three weeks (when things can go wrong very fast), then I start relaxing. At that point, I start to interview prospective owners as they contact me. No puppy leaves until it is at least twelve weeks old. So there is plenty of time to find good homes.
If you want a puppy from my kennel, my recommendation would be to check in with me every so often and inquire about my breeding plans. Also you can watch for litter announcements on my "Litters" web page.
I suggest you start with breeders who are members of the Norwich Terrier Club of America (NTCA). The NTCA has a "Directory of Breeders" that you can get for free.
Not all Norwich breeders have web pages, but many do. I maintain a list of web pages of Norwich breeders. Warning - not all breeders are reputable breeders. Buyer beware! Do your homework!
The American Kennel Club has an online Marketplace where breeders can list puppies that are available. Again - buyer beware, and do your homework.
I strongly urge you to avoid generic web sites that sell puppies. You are likely to get a Norwich that is not AKC registered ... or worse is not even a purebred Norwich terrier.
Keep in mind that the sale price of a Norwich is not the only financial thing that you should consider. You can expect to spend approximately $1,000 per year on the maintenance of a Norwich terrier - approximately $500 for annual dental cleanings with x-rays and another $500 for food, shots, etc.
A reputable breeder will want the buyer, seller, and dog to - at least once - all be in the same place at the same time.
But perhaps you mean a health guarantee regarding genetic problems?
No one can guarantee the genetic health of a dog. I can only guarantee that I have health tested the parents ... and I do as much if not more health testing than any other Norwich breeder (see my list of health tests). Everything else is up to the genetic "roll of the dice".
I put the sale price of any dog that I sell into an account. My sales contract includes the following clause:
Upon presentation by the Buyer of receipts for veterinary services related to care of any hereditary problems related to hips, eyes, patellas, breathing, epilepsy, or liver the Seller will reimburse the Buyer for the amount of the receipts up to the balance of the Account.
I require a home visit by either myself or my representative to any prospective home. I want to make sure that the environment will be a good one for any puppy or dog.
I require a veterinary reference if a buyer has had pets in the past. And I call the veterinary office and inquire about the prospective buyer.
Besides the ears, the Norwich breed standard asks for square in shape, the Norfolk standard says slightly rectangular. If you study them enough, you can definitely see a difference in body type.
Here are two quotes from breeders who have both Norwich and Norfolk terriers:
Norfolk's want their people and Norwich need their people.
Many years ago Annie Clark [a famous conformation judge], who gave me one of my first Norfolk, summed them up this way The reason Norfolk have drop ears is so that they don't have to hear you when you call them ... and that just about says it all! I have had both for more years than I care to count and think the Norfolk is the more "TERRIER" of the two breeds - more independent, stubborn to a fault and very affectionate without being clingy. Norwich want to be with you EVERY second, even when you go to the bathroom and are much more "needy" than the 'folks.
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