Thank you for your potential interest in a Barrett puppy!
If Weimaraners are new to you, please research the Weimaraner breed standard. Then take a look at what life is like with my Weimaraners, here. Can you see yourself living with one?! Interview a few Weimaraner breeders who are local to your area. Ask them what it’s like to live with their dogs; their experiences might be different than mine. Be sure to ask them some technical questions, too, like these. If you decide after your research that a Weimaraner isn’t for you, consider a few other breeds that might fit your lifestyle a little bit better. For those interested in a hunting companion or competition prospect, please note that most Weimaraners are slow to mature and are much softer than other pointing breeds; they tend to be more difficult to train for these reasons.
Getting on the interest list early doesn’t guarantee you get a puppy. Alternatively, getting on the interest list late doesn’t mean you won’t get a puppy. Puppies are matched with the best families I can find for them, regardless of when that family surfaces.
Puppies are thoroughly evaluated for prospective companion/pet owners. Every breeding part of a carefully planned breeding program. Puppies are graded for temperament, ability and structure before they are eight weeks old; those that are selected as candidates for our next generation of Weimaraners are reserved either for ourselves or for peers who commit to the advancement of the Weimaraner. Those not earmarked for such will generally be available for selection by companion families.
Companion/pet dogs are sold on non-breeding contracts and may not be bred. If you think you might want to breed your dog someday, let’s talk. In the event we mutually agree that your dog is a good breeding candidate, and we both want that to happen, I’d be thrilled to walk you through that process. But until we reach that point, breach of this agreement will result in legal action.
You may not re-home your dog. It’s my goal to be sustainable for every puppy I breed, and that means keeping them OUT of the pound/shelter/rescue network. I realize, however, that despite our best efforts, sometimes, unforeseen life events happens, and a Barrett puppy owner may find themselves unable to take care of their dog. It could be a lifestyle change, lack of available time for a dog, a move across the country. There’s also babies, divorces, untimely deaths… It happens, and that’s okay. There’s no judgment, but I WILL take the dog back.
I realize this philosophy doesn’t work for everyone; that’s totally fine. If the above doesn’t work for you, please allow me to refer you to another local breeder who may be able to help you. In the meantime, I’m also still happy to answer any general questions you may have about the breed or the process of buying a puppy. The bottom line: you should be happy with the breeder you go with and the puppy that you bring home.
So you think you might still want a Barrett puppy?!
Please complete and Submit a Prospective Owner Questionnaire. You can find a copy of that questionnaire, here. Warning, it’s very long; sorry about that. The purpose of this questionnaire is for me to get some basic information before we start a dialogue; I’d love to get to know you.
A collage of our whereabouts in 2016-2017… including multiple road trips to most of the Southwestern United States.
After you submit a Prospective Owner Questionnaire:
- Let’s talk. I’ll reach out once we get closer to the next planned litter (this could be a few weeks or a few months out). I’ll probably have some questions for you, and you’ll probably have some questions for me, too.
- Meet with me. If possible, I’d love for you to come meet me and at least one of my dogs. This is a great time for us to really determine whether or not a Weimaraner is good for you and your family.
- Wait for the next litter to arrive. Once puppies are born, we’ll focus on raising and evaluating puppies. At about eight weeks of age, I’ll have a pretty good idea about where I might place them and start going down my interest list to notify prospective families. If I don’t have a puppy for you, I’ll refer you to someone who might. Or, you can wait for the next litter to arrive.
- Watch for additional email updates. I’ll
start a “puppy blog” on my website and update it about once a weekpost daily updates online via Facebook to let you know how everyone’s doing.
- Prepare your home. Along the way, I’ll be sending out all sorts of message, including a list of “things to do,” and “things to buy.” Examples include: making a wellness check appointment with your vet, buying a crate, food, water bowl, etc.
- Read up on puppy training. I’ll also be sending you lots of materials to read/review so you’re (mostly) prepared to bring your little one home.
- Come get your puppy!!!
2016 Boulder x Seren puppies, all placed into loving homes.
Your puppy comes home to you no earlier than eight weeks of age with the following:
- Official documentation/paperwork:
- Purchase Agreement (to be executed by all parties)
- Copy of AKC Registration (original is submitted by Barrett Weimaraners)
- WCA Membership application with sponsor signature (submitted by Barrett Weimaraners)
- NAVHDA Membership application (submitted by Barrett Weimaraners)
- Copy WCA 2020 Futurity nomination form (submitted by Barrett Weimaraners)
- Puppy health documentation:
- Health guarantee
- Vaccination record and worming schedule
- Copy of puppy wellness check from my veterinarian
- Training materials:
- Socialization/exposure checklist
- eBook copy of “Your New Weimaraner Puppy: How to Survive the First Six Months” Manual (written by the folks at Just Weimaraners)
- Homecoming goodie bag and other items of importance:
- Collar, treats, toys, and other little surprises
- Support information:
- Continued resources, such as behavior and training articles, health, safety and nutrition articles, list of additional resources and helpful links, etc.
- Lifetime of support – I am also only a phone call or email away and will answer ANY question you may have about your puppy, at ANY time. Even if it’s 8, 12 or 16 years from now.
Got extra time on your hands?!
Feel free to read the Barrett University series. There is a lot of good information you may find useful in your search.
Last updated: August 2018
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