quality vs show/breeding quality
Windhounds have a two
tiered registration system.
Windhound has to be evaluated as an adult by the breeder or a
person that is the breeders designated agent in order to be considered
most promising puppy may grow up to show only pet quality as an
It can be an incorrect bite, size outside the standard, other
stuctural faults or a health problem that have been discovered
while the dog was growing up.
dogs will stay forever on limited registration, i. e, they are
barred from breeding and can't register offspring.
A dog that
is considered show/breeding quality can be raised by the
breeder to full registration if it is also DNA-tested.
If you want
guarantees the dog you buy can be bred, you
have to buy an adult or an older youngster. Small puppies
can be promising, but no guarantees can be made about their future
As is custom
in Sweden, all puppies from Starcastle Hounds are
sold as companions, they may or may not be promising,
but they are never sold with guarantees to become show/breeding
may be designated as pets from the beginning, they are still perfect
companions but will not be raised to full registration. Price
for such puppies will be heavily reduced.