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 and from champion lines. We do not sell to pet stores, brokers nor for breeding purposes. They are sold to be loving family members – AKC papers are filled out at pick up. A check from you to AKC will be needed to register your puppy with limited registration only (currently $34.99). AKC will then send papers directly to you. These are filled out at pick up so please have a name picked out and the check to AKC also.
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/dew claws are done -around 3-4 days of age -and again at 7 weeks of age. 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 do not ship puppies in cargo! Shipping of pets is against the law for ANY breeder having more than 4 females – unless they are USDA licensed! The new law requires that only USDA licensed breeders can sell puppies “sight unseen” and that buyer/seller/pup must meet in person. USDA license rules are set up for large commercial breeders and would not allow us to raise our puppies in our home – which we feel is important. For a fee, we may be able to drive a short distance to meet at pick up. We feel this is the safest, most humane way to deliver our babies. 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.