Getting a new puppy is exciting and a big commitment. You want to get the best pup to meet your needs, and we want to find homes where our pups can have the best possible chance of developing their genetic potential. We try to breed and import sufficient pups each year to meet the demand, so the first step (after joining the CFNA) is to complete the Puppy Placement Questionnaire. Whether you’re totally new to the club or a long-time member, we ask that you complete the questionnaire so that we have your current contact information and a preliminary idea of your preferences for a puppy, like sex and color. Try to be complete with your answers, but remember that this is just a starting point. When you agree to get a pup from the club, you are agreeing to participate in our club’s mission to foster the Cesky Fousek breed in North America. You’ll have opportunity to speak with a live person and get your questions answered. Before you request a pup, please review the following requirements:
- We sell exclusively to hunters. All of our club’s breeding decisions, time effort and energy are devoted to producing the best versatile hunting dogs in the world. They’re bred and born to hunt. We expect our owners to hunt them.
- Puppies must be prepared for and tested in Natural Ability and Intermediate Hunting Dog Test. Every pup that we breed or import must be tested. Owners must make the commitment to train their dog and bring it to one of our tests (usually held in Maine, Wisconsin, Idaho and Washington).
- If asked, the owner will breed your dog at least one time. The club shoulders expenses, provides direction and manages placement of pups, but all dogs are part of our breeding program, and owners are expected to participate.
The Puppy Purchase Process
Step 1. If you’re not currently a paid-up club member, please go to the Membership page, sign up. If you have questions and want more details before joining, please fill out an Information Request and we’ll do our best to get you information and a personal contact.
Step 2. Familiarize yourself with the Breeder’s Agreement for purchasing a pup. Once a prospective buyer is approved for the puppy list, a deposit will be required in order to reserve a puppy. You can review and download copies of forms here: 1) Domestic whelped pup Purchase Agreement 2) Imported pup Purchase Agreement [NOTE: We are not routinely importing pups at this time.] 3) Purchase Agreement Deposit Form
Step 3. Complete the Puppy Request Form below. Once approved for getting a pup, you go on a wait-list. How long must you wait? It depends on several factors such as: how many people have applied already, what time of year you are applying, and how many pups are whelped from planned litters. Many people get a pup within 6-8 months. Exactly how long one waits depends on several factors, and you really need to talk with the Breeding Committee to get a good estimate. So let’s get started seeing if we can place a Cesky Fousek puppy in your world.
Step 4. When requested by the Breeding Committee, complete and return a Purchase Agreement Deposit Form. The Puppy Deposit is intended to help the CFNA accurately estimate the number of puppies to produce each year and help assure that each approved buyer purchases a puppy. It is desirable for the CFNA, individual breeders and the puppies when approved buyers follow through with puppy purchases. The deposit will be applied toward the purchase price.