for sending/selling dogs abroad
don't mind selling my puppies abroad but there are requirements
as well as reservations in my mind.
litters are pretty small, typically 4-7 puppies.
Since 2001 only 7 litters have been born in this country.
afford to sell most of our puppies abroad, we need to keep puppies
here for many reasons
- we need
dogs to breed to in the future
Silken Windhound is an embassador of the breed. Every Silken
make more people aware of this breed and more people will be
interested. Growth in numbers is essential to the long term
survival of the breed in Sweden, a very small country after
I have several people interested in one litter, from the same
There is no point in sending more than one puppy to each country,
not from the same litter.
There are no countries in Europe who as of yet has a population
with so much genetic diversity of it's own, to really sustain
2 imports from the same litter. Not if you plan to breed
them, and that is often the case when you import dogs :-)
is also the question of who am I willing to sell to?
- My first
choice would be a person who has been on the Silken Windhound
mail lists for some time, showing a pronounced interest in the
breed for a long time
- or a person
who is already a well known sighthound breeder and willing to
join the Silken Windhound community, mail lists and all
- any person
who just found Silken Windhounds and is interested in getting
one, would have to join at least one of the many Silken Windhound
email lists in different languages out there. This is the best,
and many times the only way to learn about the breed.
Transportation and delivery of dogs
- I don't
mind flying dogs
I am not sending a dog as cargo, on it's own, to a person I've
never met face to face
know you personally, you have to come here to me in Sweden and
pick your puppy up. I want to meet you in person before I really
decide to let you have a puppy.
all you need to hit it off with my dogs. If my dogs don't like
you - sorry but you are not getting a dog. I trust my dogs instincts
explicitly in this case.
to get a dog from me, is to embark on a long, hopefully friendly
relationship that at least lasts for the lifetime of your dog.
There has to be a certain person chemistry and a mutual sharing
of some basic concepts and ideals as far as the Silken Windhound
If it turns
out you and I have very different ideas regarding keeping and
breeding Silken Windhounds, I regretfully have to advise you to
get your Silken Windhound elsewhere.
After you've got your Starcastle Hounds Silken Windhound
got your puppy, I promise I will try to be your mentor in the
breed, help you get in touch with other Silken Windhound fanciers,
maybe suggest males for your female etc.
You make the decisions regarding your dog of course, all I can
do is give you advice as best as I know how
No co-ownerships for dogs going abroad
from me going abroad will be sold, not on co-ownership.
It is too much hassle and too expensive to "share" a
dog for breeding purposes if the dog lives in another country.
Selection of puppy
to understand that I mean to keep the best puppy in every litter
That is my reason for breeding at all, to get a good puppy for
If the sire
is not owned by me, the owner may require a stud fee puppy, in
this case you may be able to have the third choice of the litter.
almost always a waiting list. Some of the people on the list have
been waiting for years for the right pup to come their way.
As the breeder,
I reserve my right to be able to choose what puppy goes where.
Breeders waiting for a puppy of a certain combination, getting
a puppy for breeding purposes, will have a better chance of getting
one of the best puppies than anybody else.
I will also
try to find you the puppy with a personality that fits your personality,
life conditions, family, other animals, housing etc
may be born at the "wrong time of the year", the wrong
genders, colors etc, so there may be a puppy or two left when
the waiting list has been offered puppies first.
to always be able to get a puppy from a current litter at Starcastle
Hounds right away, Silken Windhounds are much too rare to just
be available at every given time.
If I don't
have any available puppies for you, I will send you to other breeders
in Europe that may, but even if you count all of Europe in, you
will find Silken Windhounds to be a very rare breed indeed.