The total annual certification fee for Canine Care Certified is $1,500, plus $10 per dog over 50; this price includes an initial deposit of $500. You will be prompted to pay the deposit through the online portal after signing all legal agreements.
After signing these documents and paying your deposit, you will receive the Canine Care Certified Breeder Manual which includes the full Standards of Care. You will also have access to the Breeder Toolkit with helpful resources.
Note: Breeders who opt not to continue may withdraw from the program and will be refunded the deposit, less the administrative cost, once the manual has been returned.
You will be prompted to pay the remaining certification fee through the online portal after you have completed and submitted the Breeder Kennel Application and Veterinary Care Form (completed by a licensed veterinarian).
CCW will process your remaining $1,000 non-refundable certification fee, plus $10.00 for each adult dog on the premise beyond 50 adult dogs (in this case, adult dog is considered 16 weeks and older). For example, if you have 60 adult dogs, your remaining certification fee will be $1,100.
You also will have an opportunity to request coaching from a Canine Care Certified consultant to help implement the Standards of Care. Up to one hour of complimentary coaching is available for participating breeders by phone and/or email (valued at $125).