Please realise that we like to get to know you so you will not be able to phone and ‘buy a puppy off the shelf’ but you will be welcome to visit and meet us all but this is as it should be – a careful decision, wisely made taking into account all the pros and cons of having a dog share your life.
As someone who has had dogs all her life – I know how much joy a puppy can bring and hope that by careful planning I can help you share your lives with my puppies. But only once I have got to know you.
I do not breed puppies commercially – but as a pleasure, with a dedication to the health and well being of my breeds. I do not breed any specific colours – or fashions, my aims are to breed healthy happy examples of Finnish Lapphunds (I no longer breed border collies) who conform to the breed standard. The facts that I have had success in the show ring for conformation, obedience and agility is a bonus, and I am happy to support any new owners in what ever hobby they choose to adopt with their dog, but I do not insist you follow one of these hobbies – only that you attend puppy training classes so your puppy can develop into sensible and well behaved pet.
Because my dogs deserve a happy and normal life integrated with my family – it means I cannot keep all the puppies we breed – we do not subscribe to the ethos keep the best and sell the rest, nor do I see the need to tie up my new puppy buyers in complex contracts – where they are required to let me breed puppies from their beloved pets. I am thrilled to see the pups I have bred being much loved family pets in their new homes, but a number have joined the show scene for the social side – and have enjoyed significant success.
Elbereth puppies have been the start of something exciting for the following breeders: Glenchess, Bernavia, Hildrek, Oberitz, TabanyaRuu, Lakelaps, Pavoskas, Infindigo, Arianrhod, Ypreau, Lappvikens, Bridus, either as their first or second lapphund, and starting their breeding programs.
So you want a puppy
Well first you must make sure you have seen the breed in the flesh – for the Lapphunds this maybe difficult as they are still quite rare in Uk – but if you give me your address I am sure I can suggest a way for you to meet the breed. You are most welcome to visit us here in Surrey – I would rather you decide now that the breed is not suitable for your family than buy a cute puppy and then decide its not suitable after 6 months.
- If you want to be considered for our waiting list – please contact us – giving information about yourself/lifestyle/experience and what attracts you to the breed, one liner emails don’t tend to excite me as genuine enquiries!
Agree to meeting us here in Surrey and not minding the personal questions about your lifestyle, and get to know the dogs
Agree to a home inspection
Check out the Southern Finnish Lapphund Society for more general information on the Finnish Lapphund and some opportunities to meet the dogs.
Then just wait patiently until the puppy is born