Welcome! The following information is provided to help clear up any questions you may have in purchasing a puppy.
Our puppies are all raised inside our home. They are played with and loved and are brought up around kids, cats and other dogs. We use many of The Puppy Culture Program criteria to help ensure a well-rounded, confident puppy. All our dogs here eat “raw” but the puppies are raised on commercial puppy food. Please continue to provide a high quality food for your puppy – the pay off is HUGE!
All our dogs and puppies are AKC registered. We do not sell to pet stores, brokers nor for breeding purposes. They are sold to be loving family members only. A check from you to AKC will be needed to register your puppy with limited registration (currently $37.99). AKC will then send papers directly to you. Please have a name picked out along with the check to AKC, if you want AKC papers.
We do not require a detailed profile filled out for you to purchase a puppy, but do ask to hear about you and your family and how the pup will live. Your current vet information will be needed as reference. We reserve the right to refuse sale for any reason.
All puppies are checked by our vet when tails are docked -around 3-4 days of age -and again at 7 weeks of age for full health check. Puppies come with vet signed health certificate. They are wormed every 2 weeks and receive their first puppy shot at 7 weeks of age. They will need two more vaccinations from your vet before they are immune to parvo, distemper, etc. Do not take your puppy to dog parks, pet stores, etc. before all shots are completed. Also, carry your puppy into vet and place on sanitized table. We strongly recommend that our puppies are only given CORE vaccines until they are adults with a mature immune system. We have had pups end up in ER after receiving lepto which is included in many combo vaccines. Discuss with your vet!
We do not ship puppies in cargo – ground nor airline! Besides being terrifying for the puppies, the law requires that only USDA licensed breeders can cargo ship puppies. USDA license rules are set up for large commercial breeders – which we are not! For a fee, we may be able to drive a short distance to meet at pick up or to our closest airports. Sometimes we can also use a puppy nanny to fly the baby to you as carry-on. We feel these are the safest, most humane ways to get the puppies to their new homes. You are ALWAYS welcome to come visit.
A deposit will hold your puppy. All deposits are non-refundable. Please be aware that no deposit is returned if you have circumstances that do not allow you to complete the purchase. The deposit is applied to the total cost or can be transferred towards a future puppy. If something happens where the puppy is not available, the deposit would be returned.
References are available from previous puppy purchasers and our family veterinarian, upon request. We are always available to help answer any questions you may have in purchasing or caring for your puppy. Puppies are a LOT of work for the first several months, so please research and have a routine/plan in place for training and socializing your new baby.