This page is designated to pinpoint our policies or "rules" that we have set with our program for purchase and our health guarantee. Our policies have not been set in place to keep control, rather because we care for our puppies and guidelines have needed to be set. This also ensures there will be no secrets or miscommunications. By having it all written down, we will all be on the same page!
If you don't like some of our policies, please get in touch.
All deposits are non-refundable.
Why? Our deposits are non-refundable because it is not fair that we turn away other people for someone who is not ready to commit to a puppy. Placing a deposit shows us your commitment, and in turn we are committing to you and holding your puppy.
We get first pick on ALL of our litters
Why? We reserve the right to take first pick on all of our litters because it is very important that we choose the best of the best for our breeding dogs. We will not keep a puppy out of every litter, so reserve the right to keep a puppy when we decide to.
We may allow visitors at our own discretion.
Why? We try to allow visitors to come visit our dogs and puppies when our puppies have had their first shots. It is very important to keep sickness out of our home for the safety of our puppies. To do this, we may have to limit visits during certain times of the year or when sickness is going around.
Puppy pickup will be no sooner than 7 weeks of age.
Why? It is very important to us that your puppy is healthy, utd on shots, and socialized well before leaving our home. In order to do this, we believe that puppies should stay with their litter mates and mother until they are at least 7 weeks old, preferably leaving after 8 weeks of age.
Prices are not negotiable.
Why? We have set our prices where they are in order to pay for our litters and invest in the future of our program. Our prices are average or lower than other breeders who do less for their puppies. We give early discounts for people who are willing to wait for one of our puppies.
Discounts are given for early deposits, military, EMT/fire/police and SD
Why? It can be hard to wait for a puppy, but we prefer to have a nice list of future homes before our litters are born. In order to do this, we give discounts for committed families. We also appreciate our military, EMT/fire/police, and families in need of a service dog.
We have the right to refuse to sell to someone based on our own discretion.
Why? We are there every step of the way for our puppies, which makes us want the best for them. If we feel that a home is not suitable or if we get a bad feeling, we reserve the right to return your deposit and find a more suitable home for our puppy.
Visits and Pickups are scheduled in advance by at least 48 hours.
Why? Unfortunately, breeding is not our only job. My husband and I also work jobs outside of the house, and try to have a life outside of just the dogs. This means we have a schedule and are meeting other people or doing other things during the day. In order to make it convenient for us both, we require visits to be scheduled 48 hours in advance.
If our buyers are unable to keep their dog/puppy, we have the first right of refusal.
Why? We raise our puppies and adore them from day one. This means we get attached to them and want the very best. We understand life happens, but we like to know where our puppies and dogs will be going, so they are not put into the wrong hands or lost to us. We prefer to find them nice homes that will keep in touch with us.
All pet only puppies will be required to be neutered/spayed after 12 mo of age.
Why? Puppies need hormones to grow correctly. In order to let this happen, puppies need the hormones they are getting while intact to grow. We require our owners wait and give them the chance to grow before neutering or spaying them early. We also require this to prevent accidental breeding. A dog who is going to be pet only should not be left intact for accidents. This is one we can chat about if a person feels they can keep their dog intact and puppy-less.
Our health guarantee requires our puppies to be placed on a diet chosen by us for the first 26mo of their life.
Why? Proper nutrition is vital for a puppy to grow. Nearly 60% of hip dysplasia can be traced back to poor nutrition. If we are going to guarantee your puppy be free of hip dysplasia and other diseases, we prefer you do your part and feed a food that they can get all their nutrients from.
We will remain a contact on all of our puppies microchips.
Why? We remain a contact on our puppies microchip in case of an emergency or sticky situation. We promise to keep 100% of our dogs out of the shelter. To be able to do this, we need to be notified if they end up their by accident or on purpose. If any of our dogs ended up in a shelter we could go snag them and figure out what happened.
Breeding rights must be purchased prior to breeding the dog.
Why? We do in most cases allow full rights to be purchased after the dog has grown up. We require the purchase price difference for full rights be paid for. We also require the rights to be purchased prior to the dog being bred (planned litter). This is not just our rule. AKC will not register a litter that is born before the dog's full rights have been obtained. So that, unfortunately, is not something I can do.
PLEASE, CHECK OUT OUR PURCHASE DETAILS TAB TO GET INFORMATION ON OUR HEALTH GUARANTEE AND PURCHASE CONTRACT.