Purebred Irish Water Spaniel pups
Purebred Irish Water Spaniel pups from top class bloodlines on both sides. Sire is Lupin who was imported from Lincolnshire, whose sire in turn was from the US, resulting in a strong outcross and healthy offspring with good bone structure and general conformation.
A certain level of inbreeding is quite common in dogs, however Irish Water Spaniels are so rare that the rate of inbreeding averages around 25%. These pups are incredibly and intendedly well-bred with a 6.5% level, giving them outstanding genetics.
These pups have had the best of everything so far having been on veterinary supplied puppy food since being weaned. They are social, playful and already showing signs of the intelligence the breed are so loved for, making them suitable either as gundogs or family pets.
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Tips for purchasing a puppy
- Ask sellers to provide an ID (driver's licence / passport) and take note of their contact details. You will also need to provide the same & a proof of address to transfer the microchip to your name.
- Note microchip IDs posted here (972274200284051, 972274200284480, 972274200284135) and check the microchip certificates (important) when you visit to make sure they match and the sellers details are on the certificate too (see example microchip certificates).
- Do not purchase a dog without seeing a microchip certificate. It is illegal to sell a dog without a microchip that's fully registered (info).
- Ask to see mother of puppies.
- Make sure the puppy is 8 weeks before taking ownership of the dog (closer to 10-12 weeks is even better).
- See puppies in their home environment.
- Do not purchase a dog from a seller in a parking lot or other business location.
- Ask sellers about the vet who has taken care of the dogs. Ask for the dog's vaccination certificate(s).
- Use our contract template www.dogs.ie/contract or another as a basis for a written contract & ask for a written receipt.
- It's best not to bring young kids to first meetings, to avoid disappointment in the case you decide not to buy a dog.