The purebred puppies we offer here at Ridgewood Kennels are all ACA certified and all of our puppies come from either four breeders with the FIVE STAR Achievement Award, or 2 breeders working towards the FIVE STAR Achievement Award. This is a voluntary program, and ensures that breeders stay in touch with proper breeding techniques.This means customers searching for certifications, recommendations, and the health of puppies will be reassured by the American Canine Association (ACA) that they are dealing with an excellent and trustworthy breeder. This system enables us to show you the quality of breeding, ongoing education, veterinary care, and proper husbandry techniques thereby increasing the quality of our pups.
Ridgewood Kennels is the only place that offers a full written lifetime warranty. In fact it’s unheard of in our business. Typically you get 30 days to a year. A very few offer up to two years, but have “warranty exclusions” built in.
Ridgewood Kennels DOES NOT ship puppies. Any place that offers to ship puppies should be a red flag. The stress put on a puppy during shipping can be extreme and the airlines are not qualified to take care of your puppy during it’s travel. The reason for shipping puppies is simply to expand your market and your wallet. Instead of placing puppies available in one small area they have opened themselves up to nationwide sales. And it can be extremely profitable to do so. The problem is you’re doing it at the cost of losing puppies or placing them into neglect.
We are NOT a puppy broker. A puppy broker is a site that offers other people’s puppies for sale and misleads you to believe they are being purchased through that business. It’s also the new loophole in combating unreputable breeders, since a broker can list anyone’s puppies, commercial, hobby, show kennels, the farmer down the roads accidents, etc.. most of the places your puppy will be coming from is unregulated. The reality is you’re purchasing your puppy straight from the farm but being sold your puppy from a guy on his computer and cell phone in his living room. They normally collect a fee for each puppy they were responsible for selling through their online sales. The problem is there is a very real disconnect in that process. Other than taking that initial photo, they have no time invested in the puppy. They don’t know it’s health and they don’t know it’s temperament. They always claim they have inspected the kennels, but don’t have the experience or knowledge to actually know what to even look for, if they even do to begin with.