About Us: Although we seldom breed, Maxwell's English Springer Spaniels desire to obtain the best temperament and intelligence for our particular breed of dog. We concern ourselves with all the typical health requirements such as PRA, CAER (Formerly CERF), OFA Hips, OFA Elbows, OFA Patella's, DNA, Thyroid, and other health requirements as needed. We strive to follow the American Kennel Club's Standards and our Parent Club: The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association.
All our puppies are sold on either a Show or Pet Contract.
We are members in good standings with:
English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association
Chattahoochee English Springer Spaniel Club
Tri-Star Kennel Club of Williamson County, TN
Nashville Kennel Club
What to Expect
3-5 Days Old
-Dew Claw Removal
-Mommy Dog Check-up After Whelping
3-8 Weeks Old
-First Set of Puppy Shots
8-10 (or 12) Weeks Old
We Also Provide
-Puppy Book with Medical Records
-A Puppy Food mixture for our client to take home to help with the transition to their choice of puppy food.
-Once/week "LIVE Video from our Home to Maxwell's Puppy Tales (MPT), our private FB Group of Past, Present and Future Clients
-Daily photos/videos placed in our private FB Group so our clients may download and keep for themselves
Our prices are based on co-ownership of the puppy and we shall co-own the puppy until the Contract is Met:
-Our price is dependent on the economy. We shall determine the cost at or near the time of the whelp and it shall be posted on Maxwell's Puppy Tales. (MPT).
-We shall provide the base price; however, if medical expenses occur, the price of that is split among all the puppies equally and added to the price. An example of a medical expense is a C-Section on the Mommy Dog at whelp.
-We pay your TN taxes out of the price for you.
-We do not take deposits.
-The purchase shall be CASH or GARANTEED FUNDS at puppy pick up time.
Both Show and Pet Contracts will be accessible on Maxwell's Puppy Tales for our clients to read/ask questions at any time. When our client comes to pick up their puppies, we will go over the contract with our client and answer any questions needed. All clients will fill in two contracts so both parties (the Breeder and the Client) will have an original contract.
The contract shall include some American Kennel Club Breeder Rules and we will discuss that with the client at any time and as required. For either contract, the co-ownership will remain until the contract is met. When the contract is met, the dog will be fully owned by the client.
Puppy Pick Up
All dogs shall be picked up by our client at one of the following locations:
-Our Home: We prefer you to pick up your puppy at our home.
-At Nashville Airport Day Trip: If our client has a short trip and wishes to return home the same day, we will meet the client at the airport to take care of the transactions between the client's flight trips. We will need a minimum of two hours between the flights to go over the contract, feeding and puppy questions. There will be an additional $50.00 charge to cover our gas and parking expenses for our meeting.
-At Nashville Airport Overnight Trip: Should our client have a long trip, they may like to stay one evening and travel back the next day. You could rent a car and obtain a hotel; but, we offer to pick up our client up at the Nashville Airport and take them to our home for one overnight stay. There will be an additional $50.00 charge to cover our gas expenses for both days. The next morning, we will return our client back to the airport and drop them off to continue on their way.
-During AKC RULES for COVID-19: We will follow the AKC rules on this matter. All puppies shall be picked up at our home location. The client shall not pet any other puppies but their own. Our home will not be accessible for any usages. Local Restaurants will be available for your personal needs. A mask shall be worn as needed.
We breed to obtain show puppies. We do not breed to obtain pet puppies. Even though we treat all the puppies in a litter as a show puppy, we do not expect to place all our puppies into the show home environment. The majority of puppies are placed in the pet home environment.
To get you started with obtaining a pup from us, you just simply contact us, via our email email@example.com and provide us with two non-related references and your contract phone number. We will contact you back and have discussions. At that time, if we ask, you will need to inform us, up front, if you wish to have a Show or a Pet Puppy and which sex. But, before you contact us, please read onward so you will know what to expect.
SHOW DOGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE SHOWN and are on an Unlimited Contract. The gest of the contract indicates that the dog shall be kept in tact, earn an AKC Champion of Title and all health certifications obtained prior to breeding. There is more in the contract then this and the contract will be posted on Maxwell's Puppy Tales (MPT) for our clients only.
PET DOGS ARE NOT TO BE SHOWN and MUST BE SPAYED OR NEUTERED and are on a Limited Contract. The contract will detail the requirements and will be posted on Maxwell's Puppy Tales (MPT) for our clients only.
The Breeder's Evaluation process occurs when the puppies are 8-10 (12) weeks old. We have other Breeders come in to evaluate our litter and rank the top two of each sex to go into our show homes. We reserve those positions for our show home clients.
-Most of the time our show home clients let us know up front if they wish to obtain a show pup from us.
-Some of the time, the show home clients wait until after the Breeder's Evaluation is complete before they confirm that they want a show pup from us.
-If we end up with show home clients wanting a pup, they get to pick from the top two of each sex reserved for the show home client.
-If we do not obtain show homes, then the pet home people may end up with a show puppy for a pet.
NOTE: Most of the time the show home client informs us, up front, that they wish to have a show puppy from us. We add their name to our list. This also lets us know the balance of the list and where the pet clients will be on that list. However, we do get a surprise when a show home client contacts us while raising the litter or until after the Breeder's Evaluation process. Then, they let us know they want one of our show puppies. Keep this in mind because we do breed for the show home client and this may cause a shift in the number of puppies left to be placed in the pet homes. This is why we ask our clients not to tell us which is their favorite puppy because their choice may end up being the top-pick-of-the-litter. Like for us, all our clients must love each puppy the same.
We allow some time after the Breeder's Evaluation in case we have show clients who wish to discuss the puppies with us. After that, we start with our first Pet Home Client giving them the chance to pick from the balance of the litter. If the pet home signed up for a male, they pick from the males. Likewise, if the pet home signed up for a female, they pick from the females.
The Order of Things
When you come onto our list, we generally have not bred yet. We are all waiting for this event to begin. Once it has started, we notify our male owner and start our testing immediately. Both the male and the female obtain their Brucellosis tests. The female continues with Progesterone Testing for the proper time for breeding. While this is going on, we post, on MPT, our list of all our clients for all to see. You will know where you are in the list and which order you are to pick a puppy. For instance Show Home 1 will pick prior to Show Home 2. Pet Home 1 will pick before Pet Home 2. It goes onward the same way. The Client order is based on when we were contacted.
You are with us all the way through. You will see all our test results and charts we create of the progesterone test to determine the best time to breed, the ultra sound to see if our Mommy is pregnant, the X-Ray to count the number of pups expected and the whelping details as well. We have set up a spreadsheet for all sorts of info you may like. You will watch our puppies grow. You will see a chart watching the weight of each puppy as the weeks go by. You will see milestones. You will meet our vet while she inserts microchips. You will go with us for the CAER eye test. You will be here with us during our first set of puppy shots. You will know the ranking of the top two show pups per sex. You will will know everything. You will meet new friends/clients and some of our previous clients. I think you will enjoy our processes from the start until ...........
We will post pic/videos in our private FB Group MPT. We will post some photos on our mainstream page; but, not many / day like seen in MPT.
Over the course of watching our puppies on videos and pics, you will know personalities of what you may like. Some suggestions we will provide from our "Live videos from our home to MPT" is structure and details for show dogs, how to correct some behaviors, which pup may seem to be more advanced in intelligence and which pup is the best for kids. Our videos/pics will bring a variety of information about our puppies to share will all our clients. This will assist our clients to know which pup they desire for their own home.
The point is, we, Maxwell's Kennel will be here for you all the time. We will answer or help you even after your pup goes to your home. Raising puppies is not just that. It is a life we are responsible for, that is, for our pups' their entire lives.