Congratulations on your new companion.

We at Benshiva hope that your new dog brings you years of companionship and love. Because we believe that all dogs are special and deserving of the very best in life we will only sell to homes that will agree to the following terms:
  If the dog cannot be kept for any reason - at any time in its life please contact us to discuss rehoming. Our biggest fear is to find out one of our dogs was surrendered to the RSPCA, dog pound or even worse, euthanased.  
  The dog must receive all required vaccinations, periodic worming, constant flea and tick treatment and any other treatments as advised by your chosen veterinarian.  The dog must receive any necessary veterinary treatment, whether for accident or illness, routine or emergency. Be safe, not sorry.  
  You must advise us if any condition arises that affects the dog's health. This is very important, as we are responsible breeders that must take into consideration any hereditary problems that may occur. We need to keep on top of hereditary problems. The only way for us to do this is with your help  
  It is to your benefit to enrol your puppy in a puppy pre-school program (a lot of vet practices run these). They encourage responsible pet ownership and help to instil correct behavioural patterns early on. Because the Border Collie is a Working Dog, we strongly encourage you to undertake a course in basic obedience as well.  If you do not know of an obedience club close to you, we can make enquiries on your behalf. REMEMBER, a Border Collie is a very intelligent animal, if not continually challenged, it will become bored and destructive.  

Any puppy that is sold as a companion will be placed on the Limited Register. This means that the puppy is still regarded and registered as "purebred" but cannot be used in a registered breeding program and cannot be shown. Therefore, you will agree to have it spayed or neutered before the age of one. You will also agree not to use your Benshiva dog/bitch in any breeding program.

Please advise us when the dog has been desexed so we can amend our records.

If we do not receive confirmation by the dog's first birthday, we cannot be held responsible for the dog or subsequent progeny's well-being. REMEMBER, we promote responsible dog ownership.  Even though we would like to think so, not all dogs are good enough to breed from. We need to also take into account the time, cost etc that goes into breeding a litter of puppies. Wanting to let the children see "Flossie" have some puppies is not a good enough reason to have a litter. DESEXING IS THE MOST RESPONSIBLE OPTION.
  Puppies placed on the Main Register are eligible to be used in a registered breeding program and can be shown. Any Main Registered puppies sold with the Benshiva prefix will remain in joint names. There are no exceptions.  
  All buyers must agree to these terms and conditions prior to the puppy's release and prior to the release of the puppy's registration papers (whether they be on full or limited register).   
  Any puppy bred by Melissa Dean and Brett Farrell will have the prefix Benshiva. The Benshiva prefix is registered and recognised by the Royal NSW Canine Council and governing bodies.  
  Above all else, please enjoy your new companion.  May he/she bring you years of happiness!  

  We at Benshiva Kennels believe that all our dogs are special and deserving of the very best in life, therefore, we agree to the following:  
  All dogs living at Benshiva Kennels receive the utmost care and devotion at all times.  
  All puppies born here at Benshiva will spend the first four weeks of their life inside with us receiving extensive socialization and health care.  After the age of four weeks they will be gradually moved into the kennel complex for socialization with the other dogs.  
  The puppies will receive all vaccinations, worming treatments and veterinary attention up until the day they leave our care.  They will be  microchipped and have a thorough vet check at the age of six weeks.  
  All puppies shall have extensive socialisation with other animals, humans etc before leaving our kennels.  We will expose them to as many routine noises as we can and run them on several different surfaces as well.  They will have several small trips in our car and trailer.  
  To ensure that you receive the healthiest and happiest puppy possible, we will insist that the puppies have no visitors for the first four weeks of life and then limited visitors until they have their first vaccinations.  Anyone wishing to visit the puppies must remove all footwear and wash their hands before entering the puppy enclosure. We need to remain ever careful about hygene, especially with the deadly Parvovirus so easily transmitted.  
  No one will be allowed to visit with the puppies unless authorised to do so by either Melissa Dean or Brett Farrell, and may only do so if accompanied by either one of us.  
  We promise to maintain an interest in the well-being of the dog once it leaves our care. Please remember we would love the occasional visit and/or photo of your puppy  
  We will not make a decision about ownership of any of the litter until they reach the age of between 6 to 8 weeks. This is the earliest that we can assess puppies for show quality and pet quality. REMEMBER, even if your puppy is not considered the best in the litter it does not mean that it isn’t a well bred puppy. They all share the same genes and are all purebred Border Collie puppies.  Before the age of 6 to 8 weeks, we can only advise on availability of a particular sex.  We will not release a puppy from our care before the age of 8 weeks.  There are absoloutely no exceptions  
  The cost of the puppy is available upon application. The cost includes all veterinary care and feeding etc whilst in our care. This also includes microchipping and registration of the puppy with the NSW Royal Canine Council (whether on the full register or on limited register).  Remember that a $100 refund will be given when confirmation of desexing is received.  
  When the puppy is released into your care, we will provide you with a comprehensive information pack advising you of diet and as much information on the care of your puppy as we can provide.  This is a guide and we are available to answer any questions you may have.  
  All our breeding stock will be genetically tested for CEA, CL and TNS or be proven clear via parentage.  All Breeding stock will also be hip and elbow scored.  Copies of all these tests results are available for viewing upon request.  In the case of clear by parentage status, we will endeavour to have copies of "parents" test results available for viewing.  
  To the best of our knowledge we will never let any Benshiva dog (inlcuding any dog purchased and owned by us), be used in any puppy mill or back yard breeding operation.  We strongly believe that “responsible” registered breeders are the safest way to buy your companion  
  Lastly a word of advice; please do not put much emphasis on markings when purchasing a Border Collie puppy.  Nowhere in the breed standard does it say that a Border Collie is only purebred if classically marked. If the litter were bred to work, colour and markings would be the last thing taken into consideration. The different markings that each dog has is what make this breed and each dog unique.