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
Puppy updates.

The importance of
exercising and playing with your dog.  What do I do when I
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
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 &
sanctioned events.

Jodie Keener
               Fill Out Completely Sign & Mail to  Jodie Keener P.O. Box 378 Joshua, Texas 76058
       Email applications will be taken but signed originals must be obtained before the dog is picked up.

   Incomplete Applications will Not be Considered.....................................

 If you are unwilling to complete these forms, you will not be considered as a prospective buyer.

         I will contact you once your application is fully reviewed and references checked.
                       Copy and paste this form.  You can answer back on another page.
Referrring to the Question and answer #__
                                               Or I can send you one via Documents.

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.
Cirrus 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!

4. Deposits
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.

6. Paperwork/Contracts
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 48 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 2 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!

1.What is your name the sole purchaser and taking responsibility for the herding dog?
2.Are your family members in agreement to help share in the care of your new herding dog?
3.Do you own or rent a home?      How many years?
4.Address & Phone numbers: Cell,  Home  &  Work.
5. Your Veterinarian's Name, Address & Number how many years you have had this Vet?
6. Is this your first  Border Collie?   Yes or No
7. Do you live in the City, Suburb or Country ?
8. Why did you select this herding breed?
9. Have you done research on the Border Collie Breed?
10. Do you have another dog or pet?
11. Are your pets indoors or out door pets?
12. How long have you had this pet?
13. Are the pets you have now Spayed or Neutered?
14. Do you have a problem with having your dog spayed or neutered?
15. Are you fully aware these dogs need a job or active family life style?
16. Are you looking for a Companion, or Performance Prospect?
17. Male or Female?
18. What other Breeders have you purchased dogs from?
19. Have you ever returned a dog to a breeder?
20. What was the reason?
21. Would you be willing to have a representative from JBK to Visit your home prior to placing a herding dog or
puppy with you? Yes or No. If not ~ Why?
22. Two References with phone #'s that you have known over 2 years that have dogs.
23. How long have you been planning on purchasing a new herding puppy or dog?
24. Please add any additional information you would like to share with us.
25. If you are requesting a Competition Prospect please give the names a
nd phones numbers of your Mentors, Club, &/or Professional Handler for your Reference's.
26. I understand that it is recommended that I take my new canine companion
to the veterinarian for a wellness check within 24 hours of picking him or her up.
27. I am agreeing to the Care and Conditions agreement & agree if I no lon
ger choose to keep the puppy/dog I will return the dog at my cost to JBK. (Giving JBK full ownership o
f the puppy/dog) No refund will be given.
28. I understand that the Breeder prefers the puppy to be picked up in person
&/or to be flown in cabin with its new owner. (Especially if the young dog will be flying to a foreign coun
try. Import and Export laws change frequently. USDA APHIS guidelines must be followed. I have used Un
ited Pet Safe for several years on shipping dogs in cargo. This is a option also that may be considered. Dogs
can only be flown during  certain periods of the year due to weather and restrictions.  I will take care of all
the flight requirements and needs and bill you according to the process. I will give you a time frame on whe
n the puppy or dog can be shipped. Once an agreement on the shipping date is made. Flights will be booked,
Appropriate Health care exams and Export papers will be done. If you change the time frame after ar
rangements are made an addition an $500.00 fee will be applied. If  you back out of your agreements you w
ill forfeit your $500.00 deposit.  (Arranging and setting up for flights, Exams, Gover
nment approval is a time consuming process).
29. If I am picking up my puppy or dog from the JBK facility I understand that
this is a working farm. I will not hold JBK Owners or Employees Liable for ANY inju
that may occur to me while on the premises.

Crate Fee. $50.00 to 150.00
Vet Exams & Microchip depending on destination $135.00 to $500.00
Flights depending on destination $300.00 to $600.00
Deposit for Puppy or dog $500.00
(If you back out of your agreement once the process has started you forfeit your deposit)
Price of Puppy or Dog 1500.00 & Up

Your signature is required: _________________________________

You may sign and scan but the original must be sent to me


I _____________________________________________Date________________

Am agreeing to take full responsibility for my new Canine Companion

1. I the new owner have the sole responsibility for said purchased dog upon
taking possession. I the new owner agree to provide proper nurturing & health care for developing a stable pet.
If I am am personally not able to care for my dog due to Change of Life Status, Sickness or Death The dog w
ill be returned to the breeder and not surrended to a shelter or any other person. It is also understood that I h
ave no breeding rights to mate any dog bearing the JBK Kennel name.

2.  I the new Owner will never knowingly, nor through neglect, place the dog in harm’s way.

3.  I shall properly care for, feed and provide adequate medical attention for
such dog. The term “properly care for” shall mean a premium dog food, adequate amounts of fresh water, pro
vision for shelter, a dog run or a fenced in yard and required routine & emergency Veterinarian care.

4. It is understood that this dog will not be allowed to roam free; and will either be confined to The house, bac
kyard, kennel run or on a leash is acceptable for play and potty times.  Underground fences are okay; howe
ver, it will not keep the dog safe from other dogs/animals or prevent it from being stolen.

5. To keep your dog healthy as you travel, bring along a supply of his regula
r food and some local, or bottled, water. In addition *Pedi lite & Nutria-cal are recommended for Traveling
* as it is very stressful for dogs especially the first time and may not want to eat or drink due to
the unfamiliar surroundings & long trips.

6. I understand it is recommend taking my dog to the Vet within 24 hours of
receiving my new puppy or dog and starting a wellness program with my Veterinarian. I agreed to provide
JBK with updated address and phone numbers. As JBK keeps AKC Reunite Microchip progra
m updated for the lifetime of your pet.

7. Registration papers will be provided to pet owners once there is proof from the Veterinarian of Spay or Ne
utering. Show dogs original papers are kept by JBK and a copy of the Re
gistration Papers will be provided to you.

By mailing the application from you are agreeing to the guidelines above. Yo
u are required to have an original signed before picking up your new canine companion.  
All forms must be completely filled out & signed to be considered.
If you are unwilling to complete these forms,  you will not be considered as a prospective buyer.

Signature Required : _______________________________________________

Date: ___________________________________________________

************Things you will need to know about Shipping arrangements******************

I understand that the Breeder prefers the puppy to be picked up in person &/or to be flown in cabin with its n
ew owner. (Especially if the young dog will be flying to a foreign country. Import and Export laws change freq
uently. USDA APHIS guidelines must be followed. I have used United Pet Safe for several years on shipping do
gs in cargo. This is a option also that may be considered. Dogs can only be flown during  certain peri
ods of the year due to weather and restrictions.  I will take care of all the flight requirements and needs and bi
ll you according to the process. I will give you a time frame on when the puppy or dog can be shipped. Once an
agreement on the shipping date is made. Flights will be booked, Appropriate Health care exams and Export
papers will be done. If you change the time frame after arrangements are made an addition an $500.00 fee wi
ll be applied. If  you back out of your agreements you will forfeit your $500.00 deposit.  (Arranging and setting
up for flights, Exams, Government approval is a time consuming process).

Crate Fee. $50.00 to 150.00
Vet Exams & Microchip depending on destination $135.00 to $650.00
Flights depending on destination $350.00 to $2500.00
Deposit for Puppy or dog $500.00 to start shipping process within the USA. Exports deposits are $1500.00
(If you back out of your agreement once the process has started you forfeit your deposit)
Price of Puppy or Dog 1500.00 & Up

If you are feeling uneasy about your pets travel you can look into these i
nsurance companies and many others for your peace of mind on travel and basic insurance .  Copy
and paste the links below in your browser.

Sales Agreement for purchase of Pet Puppy(s) or Dog(s)

Jodie Keener
P.O. Box 378
Joshua, Texas 76058 USA

Buyer Name(s)
Phone Number:

Name of Dog and Registration #
Sire of dog                                                                Dam of dog:
Price of Dog $
Shipping Air Fair $:
Vet Exam, Import &/or Export Fee’s $
Complete total: $                                 Cashiers Check #                            additional fee's may apply

Date Dog to be picked up by new owner or Currier.
Currier's Name, Address, Lic. Or ID #                            Expiration date
Date Dog to be shipped:
Dog to Arrive at:
Date Arrive:                          Flight:                    Time:              Airline:

Deadline for Deposit to arrive:
Deadline for Final payment:
Deposit must be made 10 days prior to  health clearances and shipping arrangement:
Said puppy or dogs will be shipped only when final payment clears my bank
7 days prior to shipment or may be made at the time of deposit is made.

Additional fee's for late payments will be charged to the new owner for new health certificates and flight cancel
lations and rebooking or any fee's that will be encountered.
If the buyer does not meet the deadlines. The seller has the right to refuse the sale of said dogs
Breaking any deadlines will Null and void this contract.
Your deposit will not be refunded.

It is always a best option when flying dogs to another country to fly here and accompany your dog to your home.

Printed Name(s) of Buyer(s):

Signature of Buyer:

Signature of Seller: