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Breeding Program

Mission

Cedar Points' mission is to promote and selectively breed Small (Kleine) Munsterlanders (SMs) who meet the FCI Standard for the breed (below).  Our aim is to promote and breed SMs that are first and foremost healthy, while at the same time meeting all the criteria of the FCI standard with respect to general appearance, body proportion, structure, behavior, temperament, coat, gate, movement, and size.  Temperament is of utmost significance as it directly impacts train-ability. To this end we will strive to produce versatile hunting dogs that have sound temperaments and be lifelong family members.

Buying a Puppy from Cedars Point Kennel

We will begin accepting reservations for puppies as soon as we make and finalize a decision for breeding.  Once that decision has been made we will post a breed announcement.  We don't expect to be making a decision on our first pairing until 2020 as our females need to complete confirmation and health evaluations before we'll make announcement(s).  Once a pairing decision has been reached and we have received your Puppy Questionnaire/Reservation Request and deposit this assures you a spot on our list for that litter pairing.  Deposits won't be accepted until the litter is confirmed by ultrasound.  Pick order will then be established based on deposit receipt.  In most cases, puppies will be chosen for you, but with a great deal of input from you and your intent for the puppy.  This is to ensure we match the right puppy with the right hunting family. We will be with the litter evaluating them 8 to 9 weeks, so we will use these insights to gauge the temperament of each puppy to meet your long term goals.  Puppies will evaluated for conformation/temperament using the Hastings Method between 7 and 8 weeks  of age and this is when we will match puppies with their chosen families based on puppy questionnaire and goals of each buyer. We want to make sure puppies are best-suited for their hunting homes and puppies that are being looked at for possible breeding/performance prospects go to homes where they can develop to their fullest potential.  A Puppy Questionnaire/Reservation Request will be used to help Cedars Point place puppies in the most suitable hunting home.

 

All puppies will leave Cedars Point Kennel with a restricted pedigree.  If you are interested in a breeding prospect (no guarantees), the following process will be required to lift restricted status.   Once the objective requirements below have been met, Cedars Point will remove restrictions on the pedigree.  These requirements are in place to ensure that all breeding dog meets the FCI Small (Kleine) Munsterlander Breed Standard and has proven its worth in the field.  It must also pass minimum health/hip testing.  

 

In order to have the restricted pedigree registration lifted, we'll require that each dog is health tested for hip displagia by OFA or PennHIP.   If an OFA evaluation is chosen a "Good" or "Excellent" rating is required. If PennHIP is used to evaluate hip health a distraction index number less than 0.50 must be given when evaluating your dog against a cross-section of the Small Munsterlander breed.  In addition, we require that each dog have:
(a) Prized in any NAVHDA test; OR
(b) Received scores generally sufficient to receive a prize, if run for "evaluation only" in the NAVHDA Natural Ability Test prior to becoming 20 months of age; OR
(c) Completed the JGHV VJP test or HZP test and achieved at least a minimum score of 3 points in all subjects; OR
(d) Completed the JGHV VGP test and achieved at least a minimum score of 2 points in all subjects.

 

Additionally, your dogs confirmation must meet FCI standard as defined in link above and meet the SMCA's Code of Ethics OR by receiving no less than a V-2 "Excellent" rating by (3) three or more judges at an IABCA, ARBA or ICKC International Conformation Show after attaining the age of (18) months.

Your puppy will also be required to undergo a physical evaluation by a licensed veterinarian that determines the puppy to be in good physical health; up-to-date on vaccinations; and free of parasites, Brucellosis and communicable diseases within (30) thirty days of breeding.

All males are to be (1) one year of age prior to breeding.  All females are to have reached the age of (24) twenty-four months and are to have had at least (1) one heat cycle prior to breeding.

 

Our puppies will go to their new homes when they are a minimum of 8 weeks old.  They will have had their first vaccinations,  will be micro chipped and will have been wormed multiple times prior to leaving. You may come pick up your puppy at Cedars Point Kennel in Summerset, South Dakota or when needed we can ship your puppy via commercial airline out of Rapid City.  WE PREFER YOU PICK UP YOUR PUPPY!  We want to meet you and give you a chance to meet us and the kennel.  If you decide to have your puppy shipped rather than traveling to South Dakota to pick it up, you will be responsible for the additional expenses associated with shipping the puppy, including airline cost or ground travel costs, crate and health certification.  These prices will vary, depending on which airline/shipper is used.  We can give you a rough estimate of what these costs will be as we prepare to ship the puppy.  Oftentimes it is possible to find rides for puppies to other locations via ground transportation with other folks who are traveling to or from shows or field events or to buy a puppy themselves.  We will try to find the best transportation plan we can for your puppy.  

 

By the time your puppy leaves Cedars Point, it will have become accustomed to sleeping in a crate and eating dry food.  It will have been exposed to multiple different ground surfaces, wings, live birds, loud noises and, weather permitting, water.  We typically have worked on tracking and pointing (to the extent that an 8-week-old can track and point) and other fun exercises!  We expect our puppies will have a great time learning these basics as soon as they are ready.

 

CEDARS POINT KENNEL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY BUYER.

 

CEDARS POINT KENNEL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO KEEP THE PICK OF THE LITTER.

 

Puppies must be paid for in full by their 8th week - no matter when they are leaving our home, even if they are to be shipped.  Shipping costs (which includes cost of ticket or ground transport, crate, health certificate and mileage fee) must be paid before shipping. We will not ship a puppy until all amounts owed have been received and have cleared the bank.  We estimate the average cost to ship an 8-week-old Small Munsterlander puppy to be about $450 (that fee includes ticket, crate, health certificate and other shipping costs).  Most shipping costs are based on weight and size of crate. The older they are, the more it can cost to ship. WE CANNOT SHIP TO EVERY AIRPORT!  Even though one of Rapid City's airlines may come to your local airport, this does not mean that they will allow pet shipping on those planes. Most smaller airplanes will not ship pets due to lack of space.  Shipping by airplane is also very dependent upon current weather conditions.

 

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT CHECKS FOR FINAL PAYMENT.  FINAL PAYMENT MUST BE MADE IN CASH OR BY ELECTRONIC TRANSFER.  WE WILL LOOK INTO SERVICES SUCH AS PAYPAL OR GOOGLE WALLET AS WE GET CLOSER TO BREEDING, BUT THERE WILL LIKELY BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE APPLIED FOR SUCH SERVICES.  CITY AND STATE SALES TAX WILL APPLY FOR ALL PICKUPS IN SUMMERSET, SOUTH DAKOTA