Deposits


If you wish to give a forever home to one of our puppies, the first step is to fill out the  puppy questionnaire,  then for us to discuss your particular interest in the breed and to answer any questions you may have. This generally takes place through email so we have it for our records. Once we have discussed what you are looking for in a puppy and if you  wish to place a deposit on a current litter, you will be asked to look over the deposit information below.


Deposit & Payment Information:


$500, applied toward the purchase price of an individual puppy, will  be paid as a deposit to hold the puppy will for you until we designate the puppy is ready to be re-homed (generally 9 weeks of age going to local homes and 10 weeks if shipped to you via the airline). We do not hold puppies for individuals without deposits being placed.  Inquiries come in at various times and a puppy that is available one day could be spoken for the same or next day. (If the deposit is mailed we will hold your choice of puppy while the deposit is in transit when tracking is provided.)


GENERAL INFORMATION We begin taking deposits on a litter once we have taken photos of them to upload to our website (about 2 weeks of age). We take photos at this time, then at 3, 5, and 7 weeks of age and also provide weekly milestone updates via email as they grow. All photos and updates of your puppy will be sent directly to you each week. 


Puppies can generally start going to new homes at 9 weeks of age (10 weeks  if shipped). The exact transfer dates will be determined by us as the  breeder.  The health and safety of the puppies is our first priority.  


PAYMENT METHODS For deposits we accept all payment forms accepted through PayPal (credit  card, bank transfer, etc.) as well as cashier's checks and  money orders sent to our mailing address with USPS signature or delivery  confirmation. We are no longer able to take personal or business checks for any part of the transaction due to unfortunate past issues with fraudulent checks and the time it can take them to clear.


Please allow us to send you a custom invoice if you will be sending payment through PayPal. The invoice will have all of the puppy and litter information,  balance remaining, and other details of the specific transaction.


Once a deposit is received you will receive a signed deposit receipt through email.


FINAL PAYMENT The balance remaining may be paid by cash at the time of pickup in person, or via PayPal, cashier's check, or money order prior to pickup or prior to the shipping date. Please note that it may take  up to 3 business days for a PayPal payment to clear and you  will not be able to take your puppy home until it goes through. Cash is the only payment form we accept for final  payment made in person. All payments must clear before the puppy is transferred to the buyer, including any necessary shipping and/or  holding fees. If shipping via the airline, the puppy must be paid for in full by 9 weeks of age to  give us time for the veterinary visit, final flight requirements from the airline, and to give PayPal time to clear in case a hold is placed on the payment.


HOLDING  We gladly hold puppies longer if we are requested to do so. Please make these arrangements as early as possible, preferably when the deposit is placed. We hold them at no charge through the 10th week. Beginning the day the puppies turn 11 weeks old, a charge of $10 a day will be added to the balance owed for vaccinations, food, and boarding. We do feel it is in the best interest of the puppy to be in their new homes by this age because they need the bonding and socializing of their new home.   


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


  • This deposit signifies the intent on the part of the Buyer to complete purchase of the puppy and should be thoughtfully considered beforehand. This is a dedication  for the lifetime of the dog and is a big commitment which we do not  wish anyone to rush into. If circumstances arise where the Buyer is  unable to complete purchase  or decides not to complete purchase for any reason, the deposit amount may be transferred to our next available  litter only  (regardless of parentage), but no refund will be issued. There are no refunds on deposits with the following exceptions: unless the puppy becomes unavailable due to an unforeseen circumstance or the Seller exerts their right to void the transaction. 


  • The  puppy is not owned by the Buyer until payment is completed in full, the purchase contract has been signed, and the puppy is physically transferred to the Buyer. Until all of this is completed, the Seller  reserves the right to void this transaction for any reason at any time and refund the deposit.  


  • We  strive to provide loving forever homes to every puppy we  produce and  by adopting a puppy from us you are making a  commitment for the  lifetime of the puppy. If unfortunate circumstances  arise where you are  unable to  care for your puppy or choose to find your puppy a new home,  we hope you  will contact us in assisting with new placement. However,  we do  not "buy puppies back" from their forever homes. The deposit and purchase of a puppy signifies an agreement that you will care for the  puppy for the extent of their life and is a big commitment that  should  be considered before bringing them home.   


  • We  reserve the right to hold a puppy longer for any  reason if we feel it  is in the puppy's best interest. If we decide a  puppy should  be held  longer, no further charges will be incurred. 


We  raise our dogs and puppies out of our home and are not a  kennel  facility. We do not allow visitors to our home any longer  due to the  spread of canine communicable disease, and issues with people coming when we're not at home. This litter will be  picked up  locally (unless shipped) when ready to go to new homes.   

All of Our Puppies Come:

  • Current on Vaccinations for Their Age    
  • Wormed on Veterinarian-Recommend Schedule with a Broad Spectrum Wormer and Parasite Prevention Prior to Leaving Us
  • Checked Negative for Dermoid Sinus  and General Birth Defects
  • American Kennel Club Registration Paperwork
  • Signed Puppy Contract Agreement             
  • 24-month Genetic Health Guarantee (covers hips, eyes, thyroid, & dermoid sinus)             
  • PDF Puppy Packet Sent Upon Deposit Receipt - Filled with information about preparing for your new puppy
  • Lifetime support for any questions that arise in caring for your new family member

 

Please also view our policies page before committing to adopt a puppy  from us.

REGISTRATION & PUPPY QUALITIES DEFINED

Puppy prices  may differ due to parentage, markings, size, etc. or  whether full  registration is purchased. All of our puppies  come with  American Kennel Club registration papers provided upon  transfer of the  puppy to the new owner. The registration papers can be  filled  out by  the new owner either on the AKC website or mailed in to the AKC  to  finalize registration.  

  • AKC Limited Registration  is for dogs sold as companion dogs (pets). They are eligible to compete  in all AKC sponsored events such as Obedience,  Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Lure Coursing, Agility, Earthdog,  etc. but they cannot be bred or shown in an AKC conformation dog show.  When they  are registered under your name you still receive a pedigree and all  other information pertaining to their breed. Companion dogs may be show  potential or they may have minor cosmetic flaws in accordance with breed  standard which may impede them from being considered show potential. These minor  cosmetic flaws (such as too much white, small kink in tail, etc) do not have an impact on health.   There is more information on the AKC website about Limited Registration  here: Registration Information.


  • With AKC Full Registration you have the Limited Registration benefits plus you can show them in AKC sponsored conformation dog shows and you have full  control over breeding rights. In accordance with this, show  potential puppies have attributes that would potentially allow them to  compete in AKC sponsored dog shows or to be bred  according to AKC  rules. They are generally clear from undesirable cosmetic "flaws" that you would not want present if you chose to show the dog and/or wanted to breed them in the future. 


All of our puppies are sold as companion dogs, meaning we do not guarantee a fitness to be shown/bred at a later date, but  with AKC Full Registration  you have the option of  choosing to show or breed them. It may be available to established breeders or  those who can  verify they have done the proper research to be  considered.  

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