What makes our BLIS- Gold Standard bred puppies stand out from the rest?
BLIS is open to all breeders of wolf alike dogs from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to prove they are ethical in their practices by joining either our full BLIS ‘Gold Standard’ Quality Assurance Scheme, or our ‘Ethically Assured’ wolfdog breeder scheme.
The name ‘British Lupine Dog’ is a registered trademark, and all breeding dogs and their breeders must be assessed (and ‘passed’) by BLIS to carry the name ‘British Lupine Dog’. Registered dogs/breeders get full pedigree certification from us and support from us, as well as gaining an Ethically Assured Wolfdog Breeders Certificate (see below).
Assessment is easy – you simply send in proof of your dog’s health test results & pedigree (various breeds and crosses acceptable), and get your vet to fill in a small form about your wolf-like dog’s temperament/ identity verification (eg, via microchip)/type verification. You’ll also need to sign up to our ‘code of ethics’ and provide some evidence of your facilities.
Ethical wolfdog or wolf-alike dog breeders around the world who are not part of the British Lupine programme, but who are nonetheless keen to demonstrate their commitment to - and support for - the ethical home rearing of their animals can take advantage of our ‘Ethical Assurance’ Scheme.
Breeders willing and able to demonstrate their commitment to ethical breeding by signing our code of ethics will receive an ‘Ethically Assured Wolfdog Breeder’ certificate and are welcome to take advantage of our services including advertising on our pages.
BLIS Ethical Code of Conduct
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information in becoming a BLIS Gold Standard or Ethically Assured Wolfdog Breeder.
You can also download our code of ethics ‘here’.
All BLIS breeders have their health test results verified by us.
All BLIS breeders have their premises & policies ‘vetted’ by us.
All BLIS puppies receive full pedigree certificates, information packs including puppy rearing advice and complaints procedures etc.
We encourage feedback with our BLIS owners & breeders & encourage lifelong care.
Full policies and procedures available by application.
Our online policies can be found in our online forums
Any enquiries or complaints by email please to: email@example.com addressed to ‘the committee’. Please give us 7 days to respond.
Health testing ensures dogs with unhealthy genes don’t pass on traits which could cause welfare health issues in their puppies such as hip Displaysia or Degenerative Myleopathy. Naturally, dogs with such genes die (often painfully) and slowly the gene is removed from the population – in domesticity, the kindest way to replicate this is to use scientific tests to choose only healthy dogs to breed from. BOTH parents of every puppy registered on the BLIS pedigree database must be microchipped and DNA tested for identity, pass strict health testing , and pass a conformation & type assessment by the BLIS committee. Importantly, each pair must also produce pedigrees below a maximum in-breeding co-efficient. Puppies are also microchipped by the breeder for Identification & Authenticity Verification purposes.
As our goal is to ultimately produce happy, trainable family companions, BOTH parents must pass a temperament test administered by a veterinarian or degree-qualified behaviourist – for example, to prove they are friendly and controllable when approached by people and other dogs. Parents not only pass on genes for temperament, but if allowed to be present during upbringing, will help teach the puppies good behaviour too (such as appropriate toileting, feeling comfortable around guests etc.).
AS WELL as all this, we firmly believe that puppies need the best start in life – naturally supported by a loving family, raised indoors where they will ultimately be living, fed a good diet and with an anti-parasite and disease programme. All breeders must sign our CODE OF ETHICS, (available with the breeder information pack) promising to house puppies and their parents in a home environment (interactive part of the household, not penned in a side room/out house etc.), and follow strict guidelines for welfare and puppy owner support.
The British Lupine-Dog International Society also offers a support service for owners & breeders including behaviour, health and husbandry advice, and encourages owner feedback on the quality of service they receive from their breeders, and on the growth & development of their British Lupine Dog.
We also hold shows annually, and have a facebook group, providing opportunities for owners to meet, greet, show off their dogs and share experiences.
Healthy parents, healthy puppies…
Happy Parents, happy puppies…
The best early start…
A lifetime of assistance…
British Lupine Dog is a registered Trademark – only dogs registered with this organisation are genuine British Lupine Dogs.