Thank you for your interest in a Sagewood Toller.
At this point, (Spring 2022) Sagewood does not foresee a litter until 2023, and that litter is spoken for. Unfortunately, we can only refer you to reputable breeders who are already overwhelmed with requests and have waiting lists. We all continue to get calls and email inquires daily.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING INQUIRIES/APPLICATIONS THROUGH GOODDOG.COM
Please note - *If you have found a Toller breeder, with puppies available, who will deliver to your front door, who will not share pedigrees or health clearances, please be concerned and reconsider your purchase.
In addition, any breed of dog combined with a poodle is a mix. People who purposely breed mixed breed puppies of any combination have no interest in the integrity of a pedigree, health clearances or an ethical breeder responsibility.
Please consider purebred rescue organizations (associated with the national breed clubs) or shelter rescues over designer breeds.
AND - be aware of scammers!
No reputable breeder has puppies "ready to go", do not send money or gift cards!
If you are meeting and interviewing Toller breeders, here are some questions to begin with.
Is the breeder a member of the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) or Canada?
Reputable breeders value their membership and actively participate and support many areas of the national club experience.
Are both parents AKC registered?
There really isn't any reason to breed unregistered dogs. There is no integrity of pedigree and literally no value.
Through AKC registration a pedigree can be tracked and health clearances can be attached to it.
Have the parents completed their championships or titled in any events?
If not, why?
Can the breeder provide proof of health certifications for both parents including:
OFA hips? OFA cardiac? OFA thyroid and CERF/OFA eyes?
Have both parents been DNA tested for hereditary diseases specific to the Toller?
Without this information, if both parents are carriers for any condition, the litter could have affected puppies.
Does the breeder sell puppies with a contract and what does that entail?
Are the puppies registered with the AKC and microchipped before leaving the breeder?
Does the breeder require a puppy kindergarten class and at least 1 level of basic obedience class?
Some questions the breeder may ask you:
Is your yard fenced?
Do you have other dogs?
Have you met a Toller? Who’s?
What are you looking for in a Toller? Companion? Show dog? Breeding? Dog sport?
Can you provide references?