Fairhill FarmStandard Poodles

Purchasing a Puppy

We believe each little bundle of love from fairhill farm that we send into the world deserves to have the very best quality of life throughout an entire lifetime. It is important to us to make sure that the puppy you bring home with you is the perfect match for you.

We want to get to know you so that we can make sure that the puppy you choose will grow up to be the dog of your dreams.

We want you to get to know us so that you feel confident that our poodles are the right choice for you and that you can count on us to be there for you and your dog throughout the lifetime of the dog.

  1. Contact Us – let us know about yourself, your family and your lifestyle. Why do you want to share your life with a Standard Poodle and what characteristics are especially important in your selection of a dog? What is your history with dogs and especially with poodles? What interests you about the poodles of fairhill farm?
  2. Reserve a Puppy – When you are sure that you are ready to make the commitment to add a poodle from fairhill farm to your life let us know and tell us what characteristics are most important to you: gender, color, size, personality. We honor reservations in the order in which we receive them and do our best to match your priorities with the puppies we have available. Your word is sufficient to reserve a puppy, there is no deposit necessary.
  3. Select a Puppy – When we have puppies available we can reserve for you the gender and color you prefer. When the puppies are 7 weeks or more old we will help you to select the puppy that will best meet your expectations.
  4. Making Your Purchase - At the time that you purchase your puppy you will be asked to sign our Agreement of Sale and the Canadian Kennel Club Non-Breeding Contract. A certified check, money order or cash is an acceptable form of payment.

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Our Promise to You

We breed standard poodles with a single purpose: to produce puppies who will grow up to be ideal companion dogs for people of all ages in a wide variety of social and physical circumstances. To fulfill this mission it is important that our puppies be born with the genetic blueprint necessary to give them the inherent qualities, both physically and mentally, to be that special dog.

Here is what we promise to provide to you:

  1. A healthy puppy. Our puppies are provided with the very best of care from before conception. Our mothers-to-be and their babies receive premium nutrition available only by veterinary prescription. We are conscientious about immunizations for our breeding dogs and for each puppy as recommended by our veterinarian. All of our poodles, big and small, receive optimum treatment to prevent parasites of all kinds. Our groomer provides weekly onsite service to insure that all puppies are clean and well-groomed with special attention to nail and ear care. Each puppy is thoroughly examined and evaluated by our veterinarian before leaving for a new home. Our spacious facility allows puppies to grow up in an environment full of stimulating challenges for growing bodies and minds including ongoing interaction with people and poodles of all ages.
  2. A dog that stays healthy. We screen all our breeding dogs to insure that they are free from the genetic conditions that have been known to affect standard poodles. More importantly we keep in touch with all of our fairhill farm poodles over their lifetimes so that we know how they are doing as they mature into adults and seniors. We have had no poodles in our breeding program with any of the major genetically transmitted diseases known to afflict the breed.
  3. Great temperament. We want to provide you with a puppy that has the potential to be a calm and loving personal and family companion dog in a variety of living circumstances. Our poodles want to be part of the lives of their people whether that involves the “high life” of Manhattan or the rough and tumble of country living or both!
  4. A beautiful poodle. Our standard poodles conform to the breed standard as established by the Canadian Kennel Club. Although we do not endeavor to produce show champion quality animals we do believe it is important to preserve the time-honored physical qualities of the breed that would make our poodles respectable representatives of the breed in any setting.
  5. A lifetime commitment. You can return any fairhill farm poodle at any time for any reason throughout the life of the poodle. When I breed a dog I make a lifetime commitment to the welfare of that dog.

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Your Promise to Us

When you bring a puppy into your life you are making a commitment to that puppy for the entire life of the dog. We want you to consider your decision to add a poodle to your life very carefully and to be sure that you and your family are undertaking a responsibility that you can fulfill for many years to come.

You promise us that you will undertake the following:

  1. Keep your puppy healthy. Provide quality nutrition and regular exercise. Maintain regular vaccinations, parasite prevention, and comprehensive veterinary care to insure that your poodle has the best prospect for a long and healthy life.
  2. Keep your poodle groomed and clean with special attention to ear and nail care. Your poodle should have an appearance that makes him a credit to a wonderful breed.
  3. Keep your poodle safe by training your dog and yourself in basic obedience and good canine citizenship.
  4. Lots of love, attention and an interesting active life to insure that your poodle will be happy and fulfilled throughout his life.
  5. A lifetime commitment: If at any time you feel you can no longer keep your poodle you have an obligation to contact us and involve us in your decision regarding the future of your dog.

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Kennel Club Registration

Fairhill Farm has been a recognized kennel registered with the Canadian Kennel Club since 1988. Kathryn has been a member in good standing with the CKC for over 20 years and has participated successfully in numerous CKC Shows and Obediance Trials.

All fairhill farm puppies are registered with the CKC and in accordance with their regulations all new owners of our poodles receive official CKC registration certificates for their dogs. All CKC registered poodles are eligible for acceptance into the American Kennel Club. More About the CKC

A microchip is inserted into the withers (between the shoulder blades) of each puppy before leaving fairhill farm. In addition to being required identification for CKC registration, the microchip is a universally recognized means of identifying your dog if he were to be lost or stolen. More Information on Microchips.

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Bringing Your New Puppy Home

Even a veteran dog owner can use a refresher when it comes to training a new puppy.

Poodles are very fast learners; they learn everything including the things that you don’t want them to learn. Eventually your poodle will have you trained perfectly but until that happens you can give yourself a head start in the “who is training who” challenge.

Here is what we recommend to prepare for your new puppy:

Crate Train your puppy from the day you bring him home. Use a crate that is easy for you to move around your home so that you can have the puppy crate in a convenient place during the day and night. On the first night it is good idea to have the puppy near you in a crate by your bedside. Reassure the puppy that you are near, tap on the crate or talk to him if he cries. Be supportive in his first night away from his littermates and secure surroundings. Sequestering a puppy and letting him cry is cruel. His instinct tells him that being alone in a strange place is dangerous. In the wild a pup who is stranded from his litter gets eaten!

House Training is mostly a matter of good timing. Puppies “train” themselves from as soon as they can crawl from their sleeping area to go outside their bed to urinate. By the time they are ready for formal training they already have an ingrained concept to keep their living area clean and select a corner of their territory for elimination. You need to “explain” what the boundaries of living area versus allowable areas to eliminate are going to be. Make sure you anticipate the puppy’s elimination needs and take him (pick him up) to the correct place to go. Praise him effusively every time he does it right.

Feeding & Chewing - Start your puppy with three feedings a day of a high quality kibble food. If possible you may want to have some kibble available as a snack for the puppy to eat when he is hungry. Poodles are easily bored by the same dry food all the time. Try mixing a small amount of warmed canned dog food with the kibble to make it more interesting. Do not use the puppy’s food as a training tool to establish dominance. Remember that your puppy is actively teething during the first year of his life and he needs to chew. Provide him with dog safe chewables and keep your shoes, and TV remote, safely out of reach!

Basic Obedience – Poodles want to learn and to be praised but they are also independent thinkers. The first time a poodle is presented with a new challenge he is eager to get it right. By the third of fourth repetition he is starting to think “what is in this for me?” Absolute consistency is essential to insure that your dog will obey you and be safe from harm. Keep it simple: focus on the things that really matter. Keep it positive: puppies learn from repeating the “right” behavior. Never punish your puppy for making an honest mistake.

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Placing a puppy on an airplane and trusting that he will arrive somewhere far away unharmed is an act that requires a leap of faith. Our experience entrusting our animals to Air Canada Cargo over several years has given us the confidence that our faith has not been misplaced.

Shipping animals of all types via airline cargo is an important service that is taken seriously by the airline industry and is regulated by international animal welfare organizations. Not all airlines undertake the responsibility of shipping live cargo, but those that do use planes that are specifically equipped to handle animals safely and only under climate conditions that insure the safety of the animals.

We have used the services of Air Canada Cargo for many years in sending our poodles to places all over North America and have never had a bad experience. On the few occasions when our poodles have encountered an unavoidable delay in their trip the response of Air Canada personnel has been above and beyond the call of duty in each instance.

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Puppy Owner's Manuals

The Owner's Manuals are available to all owners of Fairhill Farm poodles. You will require a password to access them. To be provided with the password please contact .

Part One: A Step by Step Guide to Helping Your Puppy Train You Correctly

(This is a PDF file, and requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don't have it, you can download it here.)

 

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Fairhill Farm Standard Poodles
Kathryn Diefenbach
Phone: (902) 847-9889 
E-mail:
2219 Harmony Road
Aylesford, Nova Scotia
Canada B0P 1C0

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