| Remember: These dogs are a Commitment for Life.
This is How we Raise and Socialize our Dogs.
By Reading, Filling out & Submitting our Questionnaire ~ Application &
Commitment Form. You have thoughtfully planned out your purchase and realize
that owning a dog is a Long Term commitment. That you fully are prepared to
bring this New youngster in your life, family and home, giving He or She a
forever home they deserve.
Be a Responsible Pet Owner. Tips on Crate & House Training your new pet.
What do I feed my new pet and how much? Tips on Grooming and nail care.
The importance of Socializing your new pet. What about the Health Care for my
new pet. What about Health Testing Please check the Planned Litters page for
The importance of exercising and playing with your dog. What do I do when I
am Traveling with my Dog. What do I do if I run into an Emergency Situation.
Places to take my dog for basic obedience or advanced Training. Check out
Summer Safety Tips. And Winter Canine Care Importance.
Here are a list of Kennel Clubs in Texas and your area.
Please visit AKC.ORG for further information on taking care of your pet &
I will contact you once your application is fully reviewed and references checked. You can
Copy and paste this form. Or I can send you one via email
How Do I Get A JBK Puppy?
Most reputable breeders have a series of steps that involve contacting them, basically interviewing the prospective
family, discussing how the litter can meet their needs/hopes, and then a contract that outlines these goals on paper.
JBK is no different in that we want to make sure that our dogs go to the best homes for them and we pride
ourselves on matching dogs with their families. Here's the outline of the steps to obtaining a dog and a brief
description of the process at each "checkpoint."
1. Contacting JBK
I strongly prefer email's as I'm constantly on the go and rarely answer phone calls. I try to respond to email's within 48
hours, however I do work full time and have a farm to keep going along with dog and horse shows to attend, so
sometimes this time frame gets stretched but I respond as soon as I can. Email's definitely get answered, phone call
deserves about an hour of time on average. Filling out the QUESTIONNAIRE helps the prospective owner know what
I'm looking to learn from them and expedites the process considerably.
2. Outlining what you are looking for
I'm acutely aware of what it is like when a dog doesn't match up with a family or person. No matter how badly you want
that adorable you think a certain puppy is Ultimately everyone really wants a great companion and that is what I excel
at delivering. Train ability and intelligence should be why you're really wanting one.
3. Email List
I don't have puppies readily available most of the time, just when my schedule allows me ample time to properly care
and train the younglings. When someone contacts me via the above method and is interested in a puppy from our
home, I ask if they're OK being put on an "email list" once I feel comfortable with their suitability for one of our
puppies. This is basically a way to update everyone of what is happening with my litters and plans. Once a female is
confirmed pregnant, then I post that update and once she gives birth, then I send another update. After that, I aim to
send out weekly photos, various videos, and sometimes live streaming for anyone interested. This is not exclusive to
people purchasing a puppy as I have many people that simply like to follow the puppies as they grow!
Now we get to the nuts and bolts of things! Once the puppies are born, I'll take deposits from people on the email list
giving a preference to previous JBK dog owners. After that, the order is in order of received deposit. This is loosely a
"picking" order, however it is (once again) based on what puppy best matches your situation and then your physical
appearance preferences as we're able. Breeder and cobreeder always have first pick, then stud dog owner (as
applicable), then people on the deposit list. That may sound like a lot of hands in the barrel, but often times only 1 or
2 puppies (and sometimes none) end up being retained for those people. Many times, a puppy that is destined to be
shown will be placed in a suitable companion home that has expressed an interest in keeping a puppy intact for the
breeder to show. Deposits are nonrefundable and $500US.
5. Picking Out A Puppy
As the puppies grow and develop, I work with them daily on various exercises and keep track of their personalities
and tendencies in certain situations to help determine what type of home they would be best in. I keep the people with
deposits informed of my thoughts as the puppies grow and start grouping my choices for certain people and let them
know why throughout the weeks. The puppies are ready to go home once they are 8 to 10 weeks old and the
breeder/cobreeder/etc have made their decisions. Evaluations are during week 7 to 8 to determine conformation,
performance, temperament suitability along with prior observations. By this point, you will be 80%+ sure of which
puppy will be heading to your home but if I have a second or third option for you to look at, I'll make sure you are
aware of that along with the pros and cons of the puppies as I see it at that point. Very few people leave with their
second option puppy upon arriving :) We do not allow visitors to see the puppies prior to week 8 to prevent the
introduction of outside contagions or diseases.
All paperwork is done when you pick up your puppy. The balance of the purchase price is due as well at this time.
Cash is preferred, cashier checks must be sent no later than 2 weeks prior to picking up your puppy to allow for bank
clearance BEFORE the puppy will be released. Additionally, the paperwork for AKC registration is filled out online
and sent directly to you via AKC. The companion or show contracts will be finalized and the seller and owner each get
a copy. Contracts are available when deposits are received and will be considered finalized by pickup.
7. Getting Things For Your Puppy
Quite possibly the most asked question involves my recommendations on what to use and what is being used
regularly. Due to this question, I've created a List to help with shopping. In the future, I'll have a section on the
website for what we do, what we recommend, and other ideas.
8. Vaccines/Worming/Vet Checks
Puppies are wormed every week from the age of 2 weeks old. Vaccines (puppy) are given at 5 and 8 weeks of age to
best prepare them for when they leave our home. We will not alter this vaccination/worming schedule but you are
welcome to proceed as you wish after 8 weeks under a veterinarian (DVM)'s protocol and supervision. All our puppies
are examined by a DVM. You are required to have your puppy checked out by your own veterinarian after obtaining
it 24 hours of obtaining the puppy, no exceptions.
9. Puppy Pickup!
The time has come! Its time to get your puppy and everything is set and ready to go. During weeks 6/7 we will set up
pickup times for the litter. Upon pickup, Paperwork is filled out and sorted as well as the New Puppy Packet discussed
with tips and information about your new family member. Be sure to bring a small crate with a towel in it to keep them
secure and safe on the way home (this is how they will be transported while in our care). If you are unable to pick up
your puppy during that 8 week time frame, a boarding fee of $15 a day will be assessed with reasonable
accommodations (maximum 8 addotional weeks) before any monies are forfeited and the puppy will be made available to
another family. Reasonable accommodations are normally vacations, sudden illness that will improve in short time
(such as cold/flu), and so forth. Communication with the breeder is key in these scenarios.
10. What Happens After?
Naturally, you enjoy your puppy! However, I am ALWAYS available to help my puppies and their homes out with any
issues no matter how big or small. Of course, if it is something that involves veterinarian care ALWAYS contact them
first but I will be happy to help explain things they're doing if you need another point of view or have questions about
what might be happening. The majority of my people ask basic care/training questions in the first few weeks and then
send me updates as they wish. We dog people are an extensive network of people, so if you need help in our area
with finding a trainer, veterinarian, dog park, etc just let me know and we'll get an answer worked out! Of course, if the
unfortunate time comes where you cannot keep your puppy any longer for ANY reason, it MUST come home to JBK
per the contract. This is designed to be a safety net for the puppy as well as the owner as situations change
sometimes and this unfortunately happens. Re-homing to a family member is not acceptable unless they are listed on
the contract as a co owner.
11. What If I Want To Breed My Dog?
Breeding dogs is part art, part science, part immense reward, part tragic heartbreak. It is not something to be
undertaken lightly and is not an inexpensive prospect if you do it properly. Because of this and our desire to help
improve the breeds while breeding to the appropriate Standards, we limit our "breeding" dogs to those that will show
and love them primarily while working towards obtaining a set of criteria that both the prospective buyer and breeder
agree upon. Showing/training helps determine many factors that aid in determining breeding quality and can be
reflected in many sports. I only enter into show contracts with people with whom are open communicators and looking
to learn about this wonderful breed primarily. Because of this long term communication with the puppy buyer, I do
show contracts by private treaty. Please contact me for more specifics and be aware that.
Thank you for taking the time to review these guidelines about our procedures! Hopefully it helps you understand a
little better about our process to obtain a puppy, but nothing can replace chatting with us yourself. If you haven't
contacted us already and would like to, definitely do so at any time! We are glad to help however we can!
P.O. Box 378
Joshua, Texas 76058 USA
I can email you the application if you are unable to use this format.
If you are feeling uneasy about your pets travel you can look into these insurance companies
and many others for your peace of mind on travel and basic insurance .
|JBK BORDER COLLIES
Prospective Buyer Information:
References: (must have 2)
1. Name, Address, Telephone #, Email, Fax
How do you know this person? How many years?
Does this person own a dog? If so what breed?
1. Do you own, rent or lease your dwelling? How many years?
2. If you rent or lease, you must provide a notarized letter from the landlord allowing you to have a dog in your dwelling.
3. Who will be the primary caretaker of this dog?
4. Are your family members in agreement to take this dog into your home?
Yes____ No _____Initial____/_____
5. Name & address of your current or former veterinarian. How many years have you used this veterinarian for animal
6. Do you have any dogs, cats, horses or any other animals in your home now? How many of each animal and age. Are
they kept inside or outside?
7. Have you ever owned a Border Collie. If no, why do you want a Border Collie?
8. Have you researched Borders Collie, talked to Border Collie owners or breeders about the breed? Who?
9. Are you aware that Border Collies are active dogs that need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. What do you
plan to do with your Border Collie if you are approved?
10. Do you want a male or female? Male____ Female _____Initial____/_____
11. Will you spay or neuter your dog? Yes____ No _____Initial____/_____
12. Do you work full time? If so, who will let the dog outside and exercise
when you are at work or school?
13. Have you ever returned a dog to a breeder or store? Why?
14. Do you want a companion or competition dog? What kind of
15. Have you ever put a title on a dog in any dog sport? Yes____ No _____Initial____/_____
16. If you cannot keep this dog at any time, or for any reason, will you contact the breeder for
assistance in rehoming the dog? Yes____ No _____Initial____/_____
17. How long have you planned to get a Border Collie?
Conditions: (check answer and initial)
1. Do you agree to contact the breeder from whom you purchased the dog from if you cannot keep the dog for any
reason? Yes_____ No _____ Initial_____/_____
2. Do you agree to not surrender this dog to a shelter or any other person other than the breeder from whom you purchased
this dog? Yes____ No _____Initial____/_____
3. Do you agree to properly care of this dog including quality food, fresh water, shelter, a safe property with a fence or dog
run and veterinarian care?
Yes____ No ______ Initial____/_____
4. Do you agree and understand that if this dog is being flown to you that dogs can only be flown during certain periods of the
year due to weather or other restrictions, all of which are not under the control of this breeder? Yes___ No____ Initial
4. Do you agree to never let this dog roam free off of your property?
Yes____ No _____Initial ____/____
5. Do you agree to take this dog to a veterinarian within 24 hours of receipt of the dog for a check up?
6. Do you agree and understand if you do not have the dog seen by a veterinarian within 24 hours, any health guarantee will
7. Do you agree and understand that this dog is sold on an AKC Limited Registration which means that this dog cannot be
bred at any time.
Yes_____ No _____Initial____/_____
8. If this dog or puppy is being shipped to you, do you agree and understand that you will pay the following costs, if
applicable: (check answer & initial)
a. Pay $50-150 for a crate fee? Yes___ No ____Initial___/___
b. Pay $135-500 for vet exams and microchip? Yes___ No ___Initial ____/______
c. Pay the cost of the flight to your destination from $300-$500?
Yes____ No ____ Initial ____/______
d. If you change the flight arrangements, you will
be responsible for an additional $500 fee? Yes___ No ___ Initial ____/______
9. Do you agree and understand that if this dog is being flown to you that dogs can only be flown during certain periods of the
year due to weather or other restrictions, all of which are not under the control of this breeder? Yes____ No ____ Initial
10. Do you agree and understand that if you do cancel the sale of this dog that you will forfeit your $500 deposit? Yes____
No ____ Initial ____/______
11. Do you agree and understand if a dispute arises between you and the Breeder, Johnson County Texas will be the only
venue in which to resolve any disputes.
Yes____ No ____ Initial _____/____
12. Do you agree and understand that any description of a dog being of show or competitive sports quality is given in good
faith and there is no guarantee or warranty given by the Breeder? Yes____ No _____ Initial ____/______
I have read this Application and agree and understand the terms and conditions.
Signature prospective buyer(s):
_________________________________________ Date: ______________