Please complete our puppy application before reaching out...this is our first step.
If you would like to move forward, you will need to take our first step and complete our Puppy Application. This helps us in finding you the best fit for you and your new puppy.
🐾 Making a deposit/application fee to hold a place in a litter
After the Puppy Application, next the $500 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit will need to be placed. Please note that a placement on the litter requested will not be finalized until the adoption application is completed and the deposit is received. At that point you will receive an email or text stating there is a confirmation on a litter.
IMPORTANT: If any important information is found inaccurate (not mistakes or misunderstandings- only serious lies and deceit), falsely given, attempts to scam and it turns out that we choose not to place a puppy in your home, your deposit will not be applied to ANY future litters and will be withheld from any amount of monies refunded for time spent/wasted with said family and not allowing us to provide a puppy to good, legitimate home. The deposit will pay for our consultation/inconvenience fee.
UNDERSTANDING OUR PROCESS OF SELECTION BEFORE MOVING FORWARD
Getting to know your family
The information supplied in the puppy matching application and during any phone calls, texts and emails help provide more information about you, your family and lifestyle. This helps us provide you with a successful pairing.
Estimating litter size
There is no definitive way to determine the number of viable pups until they are about two weeks old. The puppies are usually past that critical stage at two weeks. We do our very best to keep every puppy healthy and alive. We use vitamins, supplements, good nutrition, etc. that aid in the success of the puppies and mother, ultrasounds, (radio-graphs only for emergency situations), and the dam’s history to aid us, but in the end, all we can do is estimate the number of pups that will be available for adoption. We do our best to keep our list small, so that we never have to give sad news.
Our Breeding Program
Depending on the individual pups, and the needs of our breeding program or other very select approved breeder programs, we select our keeper pup/breeder prospects. In most cases, we chose a single puppy as a breeding prospect. Other approved breeding programs, as well as Service or Therapy spots have priority above companion puppies due to the nature of very specific needs.
Next in line of priority are Service Dogs or Therapy dogs. This is our passion. This was one of the main reasons we began breeding this breed, for Service related needs. If we have a need for a Service or Therapy Dog in the litter, those needs/requirements will be placed in front of a family looking for a companion pet. The reason being, Service Animals or Therapy Dogs require very specific traits, testing, demeanor, etc. If there happens to be one in the litter, it would need to be placed in a home that would be best suited.
The litter is continually assessed from birth onward. At 49 days of age they are "temperament tested". Only after temperament testing has been completed, then puppy allocations begin (right around the 7 week timeframe).
Matching pups to people
From the moment we first meet with potential adopters we focus on their needs, lifestyle, goals, family dynamics and expectations, as well as the living situation for their new puppy. Our priority is to match each pup with their ideal family. We work very closely with the families and take into consideration the desires a family has for their new puppy, like gender, markings & color preferences. However, we match temperament first (for success), then try to accommodate gender and size if needed...as that can be a real requirement for success in a home. Then we do our best to accommodate color, markings preferences if possible. To stay on a litter, you must love every puppy in the litter or you will be asked to move to another litter, allowing the next family that would love every puppy. We will allow you to move your deposit to as many litters as it takes to be comfortable, as long as you communicate very early on (right after birth - within the first week) . Again, at the beginning of each litter you will have to be open to every puppy in that specific litter to stay on that litter as your best match could fall in any puppy or you will have to move to a different litter. Again, we will do our best to accommodate your desired traits if possible, however, please understand that personality matches are much more important than color matching. Please remember that we are not ordering a pizza here and Mother Nature plays a huge role into what we produce. Our goal is to select a good match for your family and our puppy... based on the puppys' personality and your lifestyle and desires for your new puppy and what we know about the individual puppies. Please keep in mind, we are spending day and night interacting, working with and raising the puppies and know them very well. We want to set your family and our puppy up for success. Our goal is to be pleasing but also have a successful fit...we would never want a puppy having to be rehomed because a puppy was paired based on a coloring.That would be very irresponsible of us as breeders.
If a match doesn't work for you
If the puppy adopter is not happy with the pup they are matched with, they may ask to be placed on the waiting list for the next available litter. We will allow you to move only once (if you choose to move after puppy selection has occurred). Then your funds, minus the application fee/deposit will be refunded.
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