Puppy Policy


Thank you for your interest in one of our puppies.

Socialization and early training are essential for Chessie puppies to develop into confident well-rounded adults. In our home, puppies are handled daily and are exposed to a variety of different items and environments as they grow including, but not limited too, other dogs & people, water, birds and gun shot when appropriate.

Litters are bred with the primary goal of keeping something for ourselves. As such, we are very selective about what we breed and we have very few litters.  Due to this, we reserve the right to evaluate and pick our choice(s) from the litter regardless of sex or color before any pet puppy picks are made. These evaulations are usually done at seven or eight weeks of age. Unless other arrangements have been made, all pet puppies are sold on AKC Limited Registration which means the puppy cannot be bred or shown in conformation events but may participate in obedience, agility, hunt tests or any other performance event.

All CoolWater puppies are examined by a licensed Florida veterinarian and sold with a current Florida State health certificate. Per Florida law, puppies do not go to their new homes until 8 weeks of age. They are wormed at 4, 6, and 8 weeks and vaccinated according to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). They have due claws removed,  are microchipped and have their first series of shots. Please note that according to the AAHA’s new vaccination protocol, which was released in 2006, many vaccinations can be given every three (3) years instead of annually. We strongly suggest you share AAHA’s Canine Vaccine Guidelines with your veterinarian to discuss a protocol that will work for you and your pet.

Each puppy will go home with a packet that includes record of vaccinations and wormings, feeding instructions, follow-up care instructions, a copy of all contracts & guarantees, pictures and clearances of parents and other Chessie related material. All puppies are registered with the CoolWater prefix and formal names will be submitted by us. However, we are open to any ideas or suggestions you may have.

We understand that certain circumstances may happen where you are no longer able to provide a home for your CoolWater Chesapeake. We ask that you contact us immediately and offer us first right of refusal. Your CoolWater Chessie should never end up in a shelter or be homeless.

We welcome all inquiries and are happy to hear from and talk to you about this wonderful breed!

 

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