Book your puppy
Should you be interested owning a Gwenevre puppy, please take a moment to fill in the booking form. Either Print this Word document, fill in and e-mail back to us
Use this online form and sent through to us. Please just read terms and conditions carefully below before or after you fill in the form:
With receipt of a 10% non-refundable deposit with your booking form you are confirmed on the wait-list. Forms without the deposit will still be kept in the loop but preference will be given to people who paid the deposit.
Please take note of the following terms and conditions:
* After the birth of a litter (and having paid the 10% deposit with your booking), you need to put down a 40% deposit to secure a puppy.Failing that, we move down the list to give someone else a chance.
* Puppy allocations will only happen after 7 weeks once aptitude tests are done, and your ideal puppy (coat/mask/color) will be kept in mind, so make sure you fill the application in as accurate as possible. Applicants lifestyle, family set up and experience with big dogs, will be kept in mind.
* Due to the distance physical viewing mostly isn’t practical, though not discouraged, but pictures will be updated weekly for peace of mind.
* Once 8 weeks old, pups will be transported back to Pretoria from where they can be collected/shipped to other parts of the country or exported. Gwenevre has much experience with puppy transportation so good care will be taken with regards to timing, and service providers.
* Puppies will be inoculated, de-wormed and micro-chipped before handing over, and will each have an individual health certificate a CD with puppy pictures and a personalized photo album as well as information brochures about feeding and raising. If KUSA registration certificates isn’t available yet, it will be posted once the registration process is done.
* New owners need to transfer puppies onto their own name, this is not an automatic procedure, and is free of charge.
* Shipping costs from Pretoria will be for new owners own expense.
* Balance of purchase price payable before collection of puppies, and in case of shipment, the full amount to be paid, plus shipping before the shipment will take place.
* Once you receive your new puppy, you will need to arrange for a vet check up within 1 week of taking ownership, otherwise Gwenevre will not partake in any health issue discrepancies.
* Gwenevre Saints are KUSA accredited, therefore you can buy with confidence!!! Feel free to contact KUSA for reverences.
* Gwenevre puppies are raised in a specially designed whelping room, and all care is taken for their warmth, cooling down in hot summers, nursing, feeding and general hygiene and health with a 24 Hour surveillance on CCTV.
* Dewclaws removed on day 3 (if born with it).
* At around 4 weeks puppies move to the ‘kinder-garden’ and have access to an inclosed garden for general puppy playtime and first socialization. Other adult dogs do not have access to the enclosure as a precaution for injuries.
* Frontline spray is used on pups from 6 weeks old, for protection against ticks.
* De worming bi-weekly
* First inoculation (Parvo) at 4 weeks. Please note that inoculations are done by myself due to the distance to a vet. It’s just not practical to remove 4 week old pups from the whelping room and take a 2 hour drive to the vet (that will have parvovirus on the premises). Inoculations are handled the way it should be, and the cold chain is never broken. Should any person require done by a vet at this early stage it will be cost, and risk of the new owner.
* Second inoculation at 8 weeks. (5-in-one)
* Third inoculation at 12 weeks. If puppies are handed to new owners prior to this period this will be the responsibility of the new owner.
* Rabies inoculation at 12 weeks. If puppies are handed to new owners before this time, this will be the responsibility of the new owner.
Saint Bernards are known to inherit some genetic diseases. As responsible breeders we are aware of this defects and precautions are always taken to not include dogs with defects into our breeding regime.
However, since certain issues are not only genetic, and are not always carried over to the first generation but can lay dormant, it is impossible to give guarantees as to the outcome of puppies, this include sterility, hip dysplasia, eye conditions and heart conditions.
Hip dysplasia, for instance; are only partly genetic, and both feeding and environment also play a role. Thus, even breeding with ‘clean’ parents cannot guarantee ‘clean’ offspring. Furthermore, dogs should only be tested around 24 months old, so no guarantees can be given towards puppies in this regard, and if any breeder can guarantee this: BEWARE! It cannot be done.
We only use sound breeding stock, and take care with feeding and raising of the pups.
If a serious health issue does appear at around 18 months please advise Gwenevre a.s.a.p, as we then need to retire certain dogs from the breeding program, to prevent re-occurrence. In such a case we will replace your dog at the time of your choosing free of charge. We will need full veterinary reports as to the diagnoses.
Please read through the following info with regards to parvovirus, and our standing on the disease. WE can do all in our power to help puppies built a good immunity towards this disease, but we cannot prevent puppies from getting it. Thus familiarise yourself with the facts. Understand the purpose of a vaccination first.
A vaccination is designed with 2 things in mind: reduce the severity of the clinical signs should the animal contract the disease, and secondly to increase the chances of surviving by virtue of less severe clinical signs. The vaccination cannot PREVENT your puppy from getting the disease. The reason the vaccine cannot prevent the disease is simply because there’s many factors beyond the control of the vet/breeder and owner, and the vaccine cannot control the environment that determines whether puppy get the disease or not.
Some vaccine efficiency factors to keep in mind:
1. South Africa falls into the ‘high infection pressure zone’. 90% of Dogs in SA is considered either not vaccinated or inappropriately vaccinated (vaccinated to late, or cycles not finished etc). This leaves 10% of animals with some form of protection against the disease.Thus, should the challenge be greater than the protection acquired through inoculations, the animal will still get the disease, e.g outbreak situations etc.
Thus: breakthrough of the disease are bound to happen from time to time, and considered a fact of life. On a positive side though: should a vaccinated animal contract the disease and recover asymptomatically, it is not the same as preventing the infection.
2.Canine parvovirus is shed in large amounts through the stool of acutely affected dogs, for up to several weeks following infection. The disease is contracted through oral contact with infected faeces. The virus can also be carried in the dogs hair and feet, or anything that came into contact with contaminated faeces (even human shoes, car wheels etc). Thus, it means you can bring the virus home from a visit at a friend or at the vets or a show etc. Hence the animals can be put at risk even without leaving home.
3. The golden standard of vaccination is @ 6 weeks, 9 weeks and 12 weeks, with the interval ideally being 3 weeks, but not more than 4. Unfortunately a lot of owners does not understand the importance of this follow up vaccinations. Fact is, if the boosters isn’t received within 3-4 weeks of each other, it’s considered in affective. Puppies that had received at least 2 boosters, is much more likely to survive the disease as opposed to a pup that received 1 or none.
What is the implications on your puppy?
* Environmental sanitation on your property becomes extremely important because CPV is an extremely resistant virus in the environment and can easily survive for months to years (Up to 5 years depending on conditions). This is also the reason CPV cannot be rid of easily. It’s a long term process Clean the quarters of the dogs with a bleach mix, as it’s the only known household substance that can kill this virus. Bleach is the most effective, and can be mixed 1:30 diluted with water. Spray everything with this mix. Leave for minimum of 20 mins. before rinsing.
Also isolating young puppies from other dogs as far as possible, and protecting them from potential infectious sources. Puppies between 6 weeks-6 months is most susceptible, and adults rarely infected.
* Puppies needs to be vaccinated at the correct age, with the correct product. The earliest you can vaccinate a puppy is @4-weeks with Nobivac Puppy DP. This product was especially developed for that purpose (overcomes maternal antibodies and builds high levels of antibodies in at least 80% of puppies. This means 80% more protection than without). This is the protocol we follow at Gwenevre. The GSD federation of SA has been using this protocol for quite some time with fantastic results.