Our puppies are born and raised in our home as part of the family. They are handled daily and well socialized before coming to live with your family. At seven weeks old, they begin crate training, to ease the transition to your home, and to aide potty training.
Puppies are dewormed at two, four, six, and eight weeks old. They receive coccidiosis preventative at 3, 5, and 7 weeks. They are vet checked and vaccinated before going to their new homes. Puppies come with a two year written health guarantee. We have many references, as well as vet references, available if you desire.
A word about "carriers." I've been asked why I use dogs that are carriers for breeding. Carriers are not at risk of developing the disease. If bred to a clear, they can only produce a clear or carrier, but not an "at risk" offspring. Because so few dogs are "clear", if we only used those dogs, the gene pool would be drastically decreased and a genetic bottle neck would occur, resulting is worse problems. This is the reason for DNA testing. It allows us to utilize clear and carrier dogs without risk of producing "at risk" offspring.
The deposit to reserve a puppy is $300. Deposits may be paid by Paypal, a check via mail, or . Puppies will be chosen in the order that deposits are received. Deposits are non refundable, unless a suitable puppy is not available in the litter that you desire. In that case, deposit will be refunded, or you can choose to transfer it to the next litter. Balance of purchase price is due in cash when picked up at 8 weeks old. We do NOT accept checks for the balance, no exceptions. Very sorry for the inconvenience, a few bad eggs spoil it for everyone, unfortunately. Please note that we do NOT hold puppies without a deposit.
We offer lifetime breeder support and are happy to help at any time during your puppy's life. We will also gladly take our puppies back at any time, for any reason.
Please research this breed well. We strongly recommend crate training. Drastically helps with housetraining, keeps your dog safe when unsupervised, makes trips to the vet less stressful, etc. We also strongly recommend enrolling your puppy in puppy training classes after their vaccinations are complete. Not only does this strengthen your bond and teach good manners, it is excellent socialization. Puppies are weaned on to Purina Pro Plan Sport 30/20 for All Life Stages. Puppies go home with a Purina Pro Plan Puppy Starter Pack and small bag of food. We strongly discourage early spay and neuter and urge you to do your research on the health benefits to waiting until your puppy is at least a year old before altering.
We do lots of puppy pictures and videos that are posted to YouTube so you can see your puppy grow and change before you pick him or her up at eight weeks. We allow visitors at any time to visit our adult dogs, but due to the risk of disease, we do not allow puppies to be handled until after they've been vaccinated. Please understand this is for the wellbeing of our puppies. Parvo and distemper have become endemic in many areas, as well as a recent outbreak of highly contagious H3N2 Canine Influenza, and our first priority is to protect the puppies.
Feel free to call, text, or email at any time with any questions you might have. I do my best to be available and respond promptly.