Welcome to CCI's New Breeder Caretaker Site

This Web  Site   is  intended  for  CCI  Breeder  Caretakers  Only,  in   the  future  the   site  will  likely  be  password  protected  so  please  help  us   by not  sharing  the Web   Site URL   with   others,  even  other   CCI  volunteers  as   we  don't  want  to  get  emails   from  PRs  asking  about   a specific  litter. 

This web site is the combined effort of the CCI Breeder Council and CCI. Our goal is to provide CCI Breeder Caretakers with helpful information for every step of the process from breeding to puppy turn in. We hope you find the site useful and we look forward to hearing feedback from you as to how we can improve the site.

CCI and the breeder council appreciates all that you do and strives to provide support to the breeder caretaker community. Click on the links above to go to other pages or click on the sub page links below each page title box to see more information on that topic. 

On this page you can download or just view the Whelping Manual, Changes to the manual, the whelping record sheet, the checklist using Adobe Reader.  If you don't have adobe reader installed on your computer there is also a link to the Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the free software.

Protocol For Contacting PRs of Your Litter

CCI appreciates all that you do when whelping a litter and understands that you might want to stay in contact with PRs of pups from your breeder.  However, keeping you in contact is not CCIs priority and some PRs may not want to be in contact.  So, the two links below explain the guidelines for trying to contact PRs and the appropriate form to fill out.  Please follow these guidelines and DO NOT contact the puppy program managers in other regions to get this information.  Due to privacy laws they cannot give out this information. 

Contact Guidelines and Information

BR Contact Rls Form

NEW:  CCI has upgraded their x-ray system to produce digital x-rays rather than film.  So, if and when you get your breeders x-ray done at CCI you will now get a CD with the x-ray.  If you want to view these x-rays on your computer you can click on the Link under What's New to view/print instructions.

 

 

Public Access with your Breeder

A CCI breeder dog DOES NOT HAVE PUBLIC ACCESS.  So putting a breeder scarf on your dog does not allow you to take them anywhere you go.  They are not allowed in stores etc.  Please do not abuse the law.  Please keep your breeder dog at home or at CCI events where breeders are allowed. 

 

CCI Breeder Dogs Must be Good Representatives

Breeder dogs with breeder caretakers do not have public access but are often invited to represent CCI in a variety of ways through booths and demonstrations.  However, breeder dogs, unlike puppies in training, can be active or retired, young or old, pregnant, or have a litter of pups to care for.  So, their appearance (weight, patchy/thin coat) does affect their ability to be a good representative for CCI.   An overweight dog or a dog that has developed aggression towards dogs or people should NEVER be presented at a booth or demonstration as this reflects negatively on CCI.  To assist breeder caretakers in their decision to volunteer to take a CCI breeder to a booth or demonstration, the CCI breeding department has selected the following guidelines for both active and retired breeders. 

Active Breeders
Must:
- be in good health with no signs or symptoms of illness
- be in good physical condition and within 10lbs of ideal weight 
- look good, be clean and wear a clean scarf
- have approval from the breeding program
Must not:
- be pregnant or have recently been bred
- have puppies at home

Retired breeders

Must:
- be in good health with no signs or symptoms of illness
- be in good physical condition and within 10lbs of ideal weight 
- look good, be clean and wear a clean scarf
- have approval from the breeding program
Must not:
- have recently been spayed/neutered
- have had any aggressive behavior towards dogs/people

Remember: It is important that the CCI breeder look and behave appropriately at all times.  Breeder caretakers should contact the breeding program for questions regarding the above guidelines.  

 

Where can I take My Puppies?

 

The easy and short answer to this question is “no where!”  The period of time from birth to turn in at 7 to 9 weeks old is a very vulnerable time for your puppies as far as their health and well-being is concerned.  To protect the puppies, they need to stay at the BC home in a controlled environment.  If your friends want to see the puppies, they need to come to your home.  You never take a puppy to a friend’s home for a visit.  If the condition of your puppies warrants bottle-feeding, this must be done at home. Do not take your bottle fed puppy with you to run errands.  Bottle-feeding and care must be done at home.  Young puppies cannot control their body temperature so they must be kept in a warm environment, preferably with their littermates and mom.  Of course health issues may require a trip to the vet but care must be taken to keep the puppy warm and as protected as possible.