Breeding policy VHB
The Dutch Breed Club, VHB, has official regulations with respect to breeding. Obviously we comply with these regulations. Here you can find a brief summary :
Both parents must be officially x-rayed for hip dysplasia at a minimum age of 18 months. Allowed combinations are :
HD A X HD A
HD A X HD B
HD A X HD C
HD B X HD B
HD B X HD C
Examination of elbows by x-ray is recommended.
A bitch has to be at least 16 months old before being mated for her first litter.
She should be mated for the first time before she reaches the age of 6 years.
The mating of the last litter has to be before the age of 8 years.
The maximum number of litters of one bitch is 4.
Between 2 litters of the same bitch there has to be a period of at least 12 months.
Both parents must be qualified at an official show at least once at the age of at least 15 months. If one parent has a Very Good, the other one should have Excellent.
Foreign stud dogs must comply with the breeding rules of the country they come from.
Breeder takes care that all puppies are de-wormed, vaccinated, chipped and will get a pedigree and DNA-profile.
Breeder is obliged to socialize the puppies and give honest advise to the new owners.
Breeder will only breed with healthy and mentally stable animals.
Breeder is willing to make arrangements e.g. take back a puppy if some unforeseen illness or defect would appear.