Ten Talents Farm: Colorado Mountain Dogs

Ten Talents Farm

Our farm is dedicated to breeding & training the best Colorado Mountain Dogs available that will love &
guard both family & livestock whether on the farm or hiking trails. Our family-run farm in Black Forest, CO operates
several different businesses including raising CMDs, Katahdin sheep, chickens, and goats.

Our farm strives to breed puppies that will live long, full lives. With that in mind, all of our Colorado Mountain Dog breeding females and studs are vet checked and OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Inc.) certified.  In addition, each puppy is fully vet checked and receives his or her 1st shots before leaving Ten Talents Farm and is guaranteed to be free of any contagious life threatening disease or illness for five days from date of pick up. This puppy is also guaranteed for two years from date of birth (DoB) to be free of hip dysplasia and to be free of congenital problems (as opposed to hereditary predispositions – see #7) for one year provided the following conditions are met:

The puppy must be fed a quality puppy food the first six months of life, preferably a large breed puppy food. The puppy also must NOT BE SPAYED/NEUTERED UNTIL AT LEAST ONE YEAR OLD. This allows bones, muscles, and ligaments to fully develop and helps prevent future joint injuries/problems.

The puppy must be EXAMINED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN within three weeks of date of sale and MICRO CHIPPED at that time. Chip identification number must be registered with us (TTF) following this visit (email notification is fine).

If a serious problem is suspected, buyer may either TREAT PUPPY AT OWN EXPENSE OR RETURN THE PUPPY to TTF to determine the course of action. Either way, vet receipts, vet diagnosis and suggested treatment plan must be sent to TTF. Buyer must also authorize TTF to speak with the examining veterinarian (permission to do so must be arranged with buyer’s veterinarian). Resolution can take up to one year.

Upon return of any puppy, it will be examined fully by TTF’s veterinarian who will confirm, or not confirm, the diagnosis of buyer’s veterinarian. Should a discrepancy between veterinarian visits occur, a third veterinarian will be consulted. At any time in this process, TTF may choose to just replace the puppy. Should that be the decision, the buyer will be provided with another puppy of the same sex, quality, and value within one year. Cash refunds are generally not given regardless of circumstances.

If ANY PROBLEM arises, whether in health or temperament, buyer agrees to CONTACT TTF FIRST FOR RESOLUTION. Under no circumstances will the buyer publicize inaccurate or faulty information about TTF, nor will TTF misrepresent the truth about any dog or person. This includes broadcasting veterinary records on Facebook or any social media that could damage TTF’s reputation.

The buyer is responsible for providing adequate shelter, proper diet, and necessary health care which includes vaccinations, worming, and routine veterinary care. This includes any tests or x-rays buyer feels are necessary to provide proper care for their pup.

This GUARANTEE DOES NOT COVER: 1) Random health problems that occasionally come up in the normal course of events  2)  Accidental injury or those caused by neglect on the part of the buyer  3) Any problems that may be caused by environmental factors or human error 4) Genetic predispositions: Diseases that randomly occur in people and dogs (cancer would be one of these, but so far we have never had a case). Pannus, an eye disease that is more common in Colorado than other parts of the country (due to our strong UV rays) is another (use dog goggles when outside in bright sun or snow for extended periods). 6) Knee Problems: We are currently endeavoring to get all our dogs shoulder and elbow OFA certified (hips already are) but no vet or organization will certify knees. Your puppy’s first vet check includes checking the integrity of the back legs but structural problems, especially knees, are not uncommon is large breed dogs. Please check around your home for holes that could cause injury, and please be sure to inform us of any health concern that may arise in your pup or adult dog so we can continue to improve our breeding program.

There is no guarantee concerning your puppy’s temperament, trainability, size, color, or worthiness. We highly recommend that you attend puppy obedience classes and learn puppy training techniques. The temperament of your puppy will primarily be based upon your ability to properly socialize and train him/her.

There is NO GUARANTEE THAT THIS DOG CAN BE REGISTERED AS A COLORADO MOUNTAIN DOG BREEDER. All potential breeders are reviewed by the CMDA board to evaluate temperament and guarding ability, plus the dog must be health checked at two years old and OFA certified. In addition, a one-time breeder fee will be charged by TTF (the original purchase price of the dog – minimum of $700).

If you find that your circumstances make it so you cannot keep your dog and need to place it elsewhere, we are always willing to allow any of our dogs to come back to our farm. This does not mean that we will refund your costs (though sometimes partial payment may be possible), but we will help find your dog a loving home.

Colorado Mountain Dogs