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So you’re interested in adding a borzoi to your life. Whether it is your first or your fiftieth, I want your experience with my borzoi to be the very best. To help ensure that, I take great care with our puppies and raise them to be inquisitive, adorable, loving companions. As a breeder it is my responsibility to choose the very best dogs that will compliment each other in temperament, style, athletic ability, intelligence and genetic disposition. Puppies are produced here roughly every two to three years with the intent of keeping one or two for myself to show and carry on the bloodlines. After selecting the puppy or puppies that I wish to keep, I make the others available to forever homes. Show prospect puppies may be made available to serious show homes. All puppies are sold for the same price. It costs just as much to raise a future best in show winner as one that will live in someone’s house as a pet. However, the time and conditioning it takes to get a puppy to reach its full potential as a show dog is a real commitment and anything can go wrong along the way. If you want a guaranteed show dog, I suggest you purchase one that is already well on its way to a championship, trained and ready to go conquer the world. I would hate to have someone purchase a puppy to show or race and it does not meet with their expectations. I would never guarantee that a dog will turn out to be a consummate show dog or race fast or clean. It is my hope that they will and it is my mission as a breeder to produce dogs of this caliber.
Although the borzoi if relatively free of genetic defects, there are still a few that could spoil your experience so we test our dogs in order to overcome these. We try very hard to produce the healthiest, longest-lived borzoi but it is a living, breathing organism and anything can happen along the road to maturity. Puppies leave here having been wormed, and depending on the age of the puppy, it may have its first vaccination, which is suggested be done at nine weeks. Two follow-up vaccinations will be required at three-week intervals and a rabies vaccination at 12 weeks. This is critical in developing an immune titer for these diseases that are still prevalent in the dog world. If there are other vaccinations for a disease in your particular geographic area, your vet can alert you to these. I recommend a monthly regimen of flea treatment and heartworm prevention.
It is my responsibility to find the very best homes for my borzoi. Please fill out an application so that I can get to know you better and learn what your lifestyle is like so that I can suggest a puppy, that my long experience will determine, is the right one for you. The quality of my puppies is fairly consistent, however, each has a unique personality. I recommend that you come to the ranch to meet the whole crew, and play with the puppies as well as the adults to acquaint yourself with the temperament of the borzoi and learn how to brush and care for them.
When puppies first get to their new home, they may be stressed out and it is not unusual for a puppy to be under the weather for a day or two. Each puppy leaves here with a pedigree, microchip number, leash, collar and ID tag and enough of our food to see it through its first week. This is to give the new owner a chance to buy the same food or to allow for the puppy to acclimate to the new food. I DO NOT recommend you feed raw food or bones. Many dogs have paid the price for these fad diets with their lives. I have tried them and failed to see any improvement in our dogs’ health and the risk of a punctured esophagus, stomach or intestine or an overloaded pancreas is too great a risk for no apparent improvement in their health or longevity. You may call your puppy whatever you like, however, it will have an AKC registered name that will identify it with its litter and my kennel. Suggestions are always welcome. Puppies sold as pets will be registered as 'limited' so that they can compete in all AKC events with the exception of conformation.
I highly recommend that you secure your new puppy in a crate when riding in the car. You wouldn’t let a baby ride free, why take a chance with your puppy? I am happy to discuss different methods of containment that will fit with your car and where to purchase them if a crate is not possible. If you were to be in an accident, your borzoi could suffer injuries that would affect them for the rest of their lives.
It is recommended that each puppy attend at the very least a puppy socialization class at your local dog club. We do not recommend training your borzoi at a large brand pet store. They know little of borzoi and there is not enough room for your rapidly growing puppy. However, if that is all that is available, it is better than nothing. It is imperative that you take every effort to teach your puppy to come when called. Borzoi instinctively run at lightspeed away from you and are infamous for paying little attention once they reach full speed.
I am very serious about keeping track of my puppies, where they go, what happens to them. As a breeder is not only important to know how the puppies I keep turn out, I want to know about yours if I am to make sound decisions in the future. If you get a puppy from me, I ask only that you send me e-mails every so often to let me know how things are going. I also have a Kelcorov Borzoi fan page on Facebook. “Like” us and you can post photos of your puppy as it grows up. Questions should be directed to me privately. I am always here to help you with your borzoi in any way I can. If for any reason you cannot keep your borzoi, please contact me immediately so that arrangements can be made for it to come home. Life is uncertain even under the best of circumstances, I understand this and have a ‘no questions asked, no judgement’ policy. My only concern is for my borzoi.
Show prospect puppies may be made available to serious show homes. All puppies are sold for the same price. It costs just as much to raise a future best in show winner as one that will live in someone’s house as a pet. However, the time and conditioning it takes to get a puppy to reach its full potential as a show dog is a real commitment and anything can go wrong along the way. If you want a guaranteed show dog, I suggest you purchase one that is already well on its way to a championship, trained and ready to go conquer the world. I would hate to have someone purchase a puppy to show or race and it does not meet with their expectations. I would never guarantee that a dog will turn out or race fast or clean. It is my hope that they will and it is my mission as a breeder to produce dogs of this caliber.