If you are considering an Orienta Shiba on Breeders Terms please read the FAQ below.
The Basics of the Breeders Terms Program
The way the Breeders Terms Program works is:
Who qualifies to be a part of the Orienta Shiba Inu Breeders Terms Program? We are very selective of who we allow to be a part of our Breeders Terms Program. Our primary concern is that all of our dogs are in safe homes where they will be well cared for and not allowed to be put in situations that could harm them; such as being allowed to escape or become lost or be hit by a car. We expect all of our dogs to be house dogs. We do not allow our dogs to go to homes where they will be kept outdoors.
We do not place dogs to people who want a farm dog, nor do we place dogs to people who want to breed themselves. We also do not place dogs with people whose previous pet has been accidentally killed - if it happens once it can happen again.
What are your responsibilities if you wish to take part in the Breeders Terms Program? If you wish to take part in the Breeders Terms Program it is your responsibility to make the dog accessible to us at the time of planned breeding, as well as during the weeks leading up to and including period of whelping and raising puppies. Additionally, it is your responsibility to keep the dog in a safe and healthy environment.
What if I have another dog already in my home? We seldom place dogs in this program with homes that already have multiple dogs, however, it is assessed on a case by case basis. We would never place a female into a home where there is another entire male.
How far away do you place dogs? Dogs in the program must be located within a reasonable distance of our home. Areas from and including Ipswich, Brisbane, Toowoomba and sometimes the Gold Coast are acceptable but it is on a case by case basis. This program is not suitable for interstate owners.
Who owns the dog? Orienta Shiba Inu retain ownership of the dog until such time that she is no longer required in our breeding program. The dogs microchip details will be in the name of the person who joined the Breeders Terms Program, however, all other paperwork will stay in our name. You MUST sign an exlusive contract with Orienta Shiba Inu prior to taking your dog home.
Do you ever have older dogs that are eligible to be placed in the Breeders Term Program? We understand that a puppy is not suitable for everyone, and that sometimes a mature dog is more suitable for some families. Occasionally, but not often, we may have a mature dog that we would like to place in a home.
Who pays for the dogs medical expenses? It is the responsibility of the Breeders Terms family to keep the dog current on vaccinations, worming and heartworm preventatives; and to keep the dog in good health. We will take care of any medical expenses only in relation to or as a result of breeding the dog.
Do you place males in the Breeders Terms Program? The answer to this question is usually NO. We usually import our males from overseas or keep a male for ourselves. On the rare occasion, we may place one of the males (usually a mature dog) into the Breeders Terms Program - but usually not.
How do we know when a dog should be bred? Each of our bitches heat cycles are tracked through a computer program. By inputting each heat cycle into the database we can usually anticipate when each bitch will come into heat. This is why it is very important that each owner in the Breeders Terms Program keeps us informed about their dogs heat cycles.
Who owns the puppies? Any puppies produced are owned by Orienta Shiba Inu. This Program IS NOT suitable for someone who wants to be a breeder themselves.
What if you decide that you no longer want to be in the Breeders Terms Program? If at any time you no longer want to be a part of our Breeders Terms Program, or you can no longer keep the dog, the dog must be returned back to us.
Who whelps the litter? Am I able to raise the puppies myself? This is a question that is often asked and the answer is NO. There is far too much that can go wrong during each stage of whelping and raising the puppies.
Under what circumstances do we take a dog away from a home in the Breeders Terms Program? There are only a few reasons that we would remove a bitch out of the care of someone in the Breeders Terms Program.
1. If we find out that the dog is being allowed to run loose.
2. If the bitch gets accidentally bred.
3. If we are not notified when the bitch comes in season (even if we do not plan to breed her). We will warn the owners once and take the bitch away if it happens again.
4. If someone is arrested for a criminal offence.
5. If someone moves without informing us that they have moved.
6. If the dog is allowed to become too skinny or too overwieght and no action is taken to correct this.
Additional Questions? If you have any further questions feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Debbie on 0406 737 222
Kennel Visits? All of our dogs live inside our home as family pets and we do not operate as a business. Therefore, we will only allow people to visit our home by appointment after they have spoken with us and been deemed suitable to be accepted into the Breeders Terms Program.