To buy a puppy from Hedehuset
you consider buying a puppy or an adult dog from Kennel Hedehuset,
we expect you to have read this page carefully first!
When you buy a puppy,
there are certain things that you should be able to take for granted. One of
these things is, that the puppy, right from the moment it was born to the time
you take it home, has been cared for just as a puppy should be. But
there is much more than the “care and feeding” before a puppy becomes a
well-adapted and good family dog. Much much
Although many people believe it is a good business to be a breeder, it is far from
the truth. The price of a puppy covers in no way the days and weeks of work, and
the expenses spent on a puppy and the preceding mating and birth. The cost of
serious breeding is very high and usually higher than what one can "earn"
on selling puppies, so the passion and joy of the everyday life with the dogs is
our driving force. And because of this, our dogs and the puppies that are the
result of our breeding means a lot to us! It is not just a hobby - it is a very
large part of our lives. Therefore, there are also certain things that we expect
from our buyers.
One of these things is, that the buyer has taken the time to investigate
thoroughly into the chosen breed, its particular characteristics and special
needs, before taken his or her new puppy home!
Another thing is, that you have considered the consequences for your life (and
perhaps also for the rest of the family), getting a new dog ... and one from
this particular breed.
We always like to help with a good advice, etc., but the buyer must have gained
the necessary knowledge about proper care of a puppy before taking the puppy
home for the whole thing to become a
success story. A buyer must also understand, that it requires an effort. Not
every day is a bed of roses. Not every puppy will be housebroken during the
first week or two. Some do, others may take half a year or more to learn these
things. Some dogs are extremely cooperative by nature. Others require more
attention and more understanding from their owners. All dogs have individual
personalities and mentality. We can do our best both in socialization and
initial training, but a puppy at 8 or 10 weeks is very much an “unfinished
job”. The responsibility for the puppy’s future and further development
becomes the buyers. How the puppy live its life and how good that life will be,
how well the relationship is between the owner and dog, how much joy the owner
gets from his or her dog - and how much joy the dog gets from a life with this
owner... this is totally the buyer's responsibility. And we expect that you have
thought about these things before you buy your new puppy from us!
This is how we do "business"
puppies are sold to buyers already on our waiting list.
Therefore, it is a good idea to join the waiting list if you have already made
the decision that your next dog should be a Xoloitzcuintle or a Volpino Italiano. If your are on the waiting list, you will also be updated right
away as soon as a female is mated, has given birth or other important
information that could be relevant for you. As long as the puppies are here you
will get regular updates (including photos) every couple of weeks, so
you can follow your puppy from the very beginning. And of course you are welcome
to visit when the puppies become old enough to have visits.
When you contact us by email it is a good idea to write a little about yourself
(and your family too if that is the case), why you want to have a dog and why it
must be a dog of this particular breed. Please tell us a little about yourself
and your previous experiences with dogs (if you have any), how your everyday
life is (how much the dog will be alone at home for example), do you have
children, do you live in a house or an apartment, would you like to use the dog
for some kind of sport (like agility) or exhibition ... or anything else you
think could be relevant so that together we can find exactly the puppy most
suited to your wishes and lifestyle.
It costs nothing to be on the waiting list. The only thing we ask is that you
remember to tell us if for some reason you no longer need to be on the waiting
We don't put buyers in a "line" to buy puppies. All buyers on the list
get the same info at the same time, so all buyers on the list have the same
chance to buy a puppy from a litter.
a litter is born the buyers on the waiting list are the first to receive the
message. Then you have the opportunity to reserve a puppy. Often, it is not a
particular puppy that is being reserved, but a reservation/deposit guarantee
that you now own one of the puppies from this litter. Later, when we get a
better sense of each pups potential and mentality, we can put the right puppy
together with the right buyer. Other times it is because the buyer has a desire
to show and/or breed. In this case it is very important that we find the
puppy in the litter that is best suited for this purpose and it is not easy to
say much about this before the pups reach a certain age.
When a puppy is reserved and a deposit is paid, the buyer will be sent a
sales-agreement. A “contract” that states, that you now own a puppy from
this litter. As early as possible we start to match each puppy with the buyers
best suited (and vice versa of course). Then there is nothing else you should do
than look forward to having you new puppy home and prepare for the arrival.
you come to take your puppy home (or when the time comes to have your puppy
shipped to you), the puppies have already received their pedigree and they have
also been micro chipped. They have been to the vet, they have received their
first vaccines and a very thorough
health examination. All of this is included. The day you take
your puppy home, you must fill out the registration form to the registration of
your new dog in Danish dog-registry and the FCI export pedigree that you will
receive from the Danish Kennel club a few weeks after you have taken your puppy
home. We will take care of all this for you and the fee is also included in our
You will also get some food for your new puppy + a puppy-blanket that
"smells like mommy".
The puppy has already started the basic training here (like to
come when being called). The puppy has been well socialized and they have been
accustomed to all sounds that belong to an ordinary household. The puppy has
been "trained" with our special sound-program to ensure that the puppy
is at least somewhat familiar with sounds such as fireworks, traffic, noisy
children, gunshots and much more. All puppies leaving the house have already
been out driving in a car and they have also met different people of different
ages and other dogs of different breed and sizes.
Now it's up to you to continue the positive development!
Prices: We can always give you an offer in the currency of your
with "flaws" in comparison to the FCI standard may be sold at a
reduced price according to the significance of the flaw.
Puppies with minor defects (that doesn't prevent them from living a full an
happy life) can be sold at a reduced price according to the size and
significance of the defect.
Puppies with show potential may be put up for sale at a higher price
than the normal price for a family pet. This does not necessarily mean, that they
can be used for breeding. A career as a breeding dog/bitch will always be in
accordance with us regardless of quality/potential and whatever the price!
That a puppy is sold as "show-quality potential" does not
automatically mean guaranteed show results. There are many things that could
affect the success in a show ring - not least the person who handles the
dog! But if the buyer wants to guard against a puppy developing exterior
flaws that prevents a good show career, we can sell a “show-quality puppy”
with show guarantee at the request of the buyer. Prices for puppies sold
with show and/or breeding guarantees are, off course, higher than puppies
sold as family pets only.
deal is not made until the deposit is in our bank account. The deposit is
currently from 2000,- (Danish krone) and up – depending on the final price
of the puppy.
Deposits are later deducted from the final price of the puppy (in its full
amount). The deposit is therefore no extra cost to the buyer, but simply a
guarantee that you have reserved a puppy from the litter.
Deposits are not paid
back if the buyer withdraws from a deal already made.
are refunded in full if the puppy, before it has attained the age of 8 weeks
and can be taken home, die or is found to be disabled, seriously ill or
unable to live an acceptable and good life that every dog should have the
right to live.
If it is clear that the puppy, before the age of 8 weeks, is suffering from
a problem not having an impact on the puppy’s ability to live a good life
- not a serious or life-threatening illness or congenital defect – the
buyer is offered to purchase the puppy at an appropriately reduced price.
If the disability is temporary, has no significant impact on the
welfare of the puppy, or the "disease" is harmless and temporary,
it does not change the concluded purchase agreement.
it is pre-agreed that the purchased puppy will be used for shows and
breeding - and if this is made clear in the sales-agreement – deposits are
refunded in its full amount and the trade is canceled if we, Kennel
Hedehuset, find that the puppy does not seem to live up to the expectations
at the time the deal was made.
Alternatively, the buyer can choose to buy the puppy at an appropriately
reduced price without show guaranties.
do not sell puppies or dogs to children and adolescents less than 18 years
The buyer may be under 18 years if the rest of the family is fully involved
in the project and a parent sign the purchase agreement and thus take
responsibility for the purchase. But we never sell puppies to children or
young people if it is only their desire to have the dog.
The person listed as owner of the dog and the one who signs the purchase
agreement must be an adult over 18 years of age.
puppies sold at the normal price will be sold as “pet quality”!
All puppies sold without show- or breeding guaranties are sold as pet
quality - regardless of price and potential!
For this reason, there can be no complaints about minor flaws or minor
physical abnormalities when compared to the FCI standard. Dogs are
natural living creatures and they are all individual and unique. They are
not done growing and developing at the time they leave us, and it is
therefore impossible to predict exactly how they evolve. A minor “flaw”
does not mean that the dog is a poor dog. It is as beautiful and loveable as
any other dog. Just like the way it is with people!
But as breeders with a very serious attitude towards breeding to the FCI
standard and the huge respect we have for the particular breeds we have
chosen to work with, we strive for the best in every litter. Our many
wonderful show results and our world wide reputation clearly demonstrates
how seriously we take our responsibility as breeders and how much we strive
to achieve the ultimate in the breeds we work with. But even the best
breeders cannot with 100% certainty predict every dog’s development no
matter how promising it lookes as a small puppy. Breeders who claim that they
can do this does not take their buyers trust seriously!
So - unless otherwise agreed in the sales agreement - all dogs and puppies
are sold as family dogs (pet quality). Even if the puppy later proves to be
the best show dog in the world!
there is a breeding ban on all dogs and puppies we sell!
... Unless otherwise agreed in advance and explicitly written in the
We take breeding very seriously. We strongly believe, that not all dogs are
suitable for breeding - and not all owners are suitable to be breeders.
Therefore, we automatically put a breeding ban on all puppies sold (unless
otherwise agreed and evidenced by the purchase agreement).
Off course you can buy a puppy for breeding. No problem! But it must be
agreed in advance so that we can find the right puppy for you. The puppy
that, in our experience and knowledge of the breed, is best suited for this
Violation of the breeding ban will lead to claims for breaking the contract
and the damage that must be paid is in proportion to the amount indicated on
the sales agreement. And this applies whether it is a whoopsie-litter or
In return, you never had to pay the higher price for a breeding dog to begin
are allowed to show your puppy or dog.
Whatever the price you paid for the puppy, you can always show your dog as
much as you want to - unless it is explicitly stated in the purchase
agreement that there are prohibitions on this particular dog when is comes
to exhibitions and shows (which will never be the case without a very good
there is no requirement for exhibition for the puppies we sell.
But sometimes a puppy develops into something really unique, or the puppy is
the result of a unique combination of lines, and we would like to give it a
chance in a show ring. In these cases, we can demand that the puppy will be
shown as a part of the price the buyer has to pay. This will usually be
agreed upon in connection with the sale, and never without the buyer being
involved in the decision! And it will never mean a loss to the buyer in the
event that a deposit has already been paid, because the deposit will be
refunded in its full amount if the buyer does not want to meet the demand
In case of requirement of exhibition there will always be a certainty (guaranty)
for the buyer, so the buyer never risks having to show a dog that turns out
not to have the appropriate show quality after all!
A requirement to show is a rare occurrence and is not something the family
who just want a pet dog needs to worry about. In most cases it will involve
dogs already being sold as show-quality dogs because the buyer had
previously expressed desire for a puppy with this potential.
the buyer, after the buyer has taken the puppy home, for some reason cannot
keep the puppy or dog, we always hold the right to buy the puppy/dog back
before it is offered up for sale to any other party.
This is for the sake of our dogs!
This method very effectively prevents dog-dealers or puppy-mills from buying
our puppies and then re-sell them at a higher price. It also prevents
unscrupulous buyers to buy a cute puppy and sell it without loss when they
just get bored with it. This abuse of puppies and dogs is a case very close
to our heart. We cannot stop puppy mills, dog dealers and bad buyers, but we
can take responsibility for our own breeding (as should every breeder in the
world) and we can help minimize the risk that the puppies we put in to this
world will end up with a sad story as so many other puppies and dogs out
there. The way we do this is, that we set the “buy back price” on the
sales agreement to 50% of the purchase price. This is a huge step in the
direction of preventing these terrible scenarios.
This does not mean that we automatically will make use of the right to buy
the puppy back if the situation arises. If the buyer has a serious,
reasonable and justified reason for his or her needs to sell the puppy or
dog - and if the buyer can find a good new home - then we will obviously
respect this and renounce our “purchase option” in most cases.
In rare cases, we have already renounced the option to “buy back” when
the deal was made and this shows clearly in the contract.
reserve the right to change prices (both for the puppies and for the deposit).
Although you have been given a price for a puppy the price can change over time. We never change the price quickly and
without a good reason. When talking about a puppy or litter already born,
the price is what you have been told!
But it can happen that a puppy buyer has been on the waiting list for a very
long time for some reason, maybe a couple of years or more. In such cases
the price may have changed over time. Some buyers choose to postpone a
purchase. Perhaps because the time when the litter is born does not fit with
the buyers schedule or perhaps the buyer can’t take time of from work to
pick up the puppy when they are ready to be taken home ... or similar
problems. If you are on “stand by” on the waiting list, we cannot
guarantee that the price cannot move (up or down) from the time you asked to
be put on the waiting list to the time you get the puppy you wanted.
All prices change over time – as does our expenses - so from time to time
we need to adjust our prices.
If a deposit has already been paid, the agreed price for the puppy or dog
will never change!