Purchasing a Puppy- What to Expect & Steps
1. Contact us with who or what litter you are interested in.
2. When we contact you back please fill out our "About You Questionnaire"
3. After the questionnaire is sent back to us and we approve you as future home for one of our sweet pups we will send you an invoice for a $100 deposit which places you on a wait list for a pup from the litter or future litters.
4. At the age of 4-6 weeks we will begin letting people choose their pups in order of deposit received. At this point we will send you an invoice for $400 which holds the specific puppy you have chosen until they are 8 weeks of age and ready to go home with you. At this time we will also have you sign a contract ** If you contact us when the pups are already old enough to choose (4-6 weeks) you will pay the total $500 deposit.
5. Once we receive the second deposit we will then send an invoice for the balance of the puppy which is due by the time of pick up at 8 weeks. ** The two deposits totaling $500 comes off the total price of the puppy.
6. The pups total price is usually $1200.00-$2000.00 depending on sex, quality, and type of registration wanted with the pup (Full AKC/Breeding Rights or Limited AKC/ No Breeding Rights)
As your puppy grows- Week by Week
Week 1: Your puppy is born and starts to grow fast, usually they are born between 6oz-8oz. On day 3 the pups get their dew claws and tails docked to appropriate length, this doesn't hurt them much and their mom helps make sure they are clean and pain free.
Week 2: At about 10 days they start to open their eyes! It is so cute when you get to see their little eyes for the 1st time.
Week 3: This is when your pup finds their whine or bark. They start to vocalize more and will start trying to climb out of their baby pool that they spend their first couple weeks of life in.
Week 4: They start to get their little baby teeth, they get 28 teeth total. This will help when they start to get weaned off of mom and eat dog food. They are quit mobile now and will play with their siblings. They also start to growl and try to bark at each other when playing.
Week 5: The pups now are starting to eat a mix of goat milk, baby rice, and ground dog food. It is similar to what you would feed a baby that is starting to eat. They are also really starting to get around and enjoy playing and being held. They are introduced to the grass mat and are 50% successful in using it.
Week 6: Your puppy is getting his/hers first vaccines. They are pretty much weaned from their mother and getting most of their nutrition from dog food. The pups are playing and running around lots. They are also getting better at using the grass mats instead of the floor.
Week 7: They are almost ready to go to forever homes and are completely weaned. They are playing with toys, running around the yard, getting good with the grass pads, and getting a bath and groomed for the first time.
Week 8: They are being picked up and moving into forever homes. The puppy is getting their second vaccine. They are also learning a lot of new things. They are eating solid dog food and getting use to a schedule.
Puppy Health Guarantee
Genetic defects are covered by this guarantee for one year, including hips, eyes and heart. A written examination from a veterinarian must state that genetic defect exists and be accompanied by x-rays and other testing as appropriate. Expenses of treatment, exams and tests are the financial responsibility of the Buyer. Failure to have the puppy examined by a vet within four days of the date the puppy is delivered to Buyer or if Buyer fails to provide required immunizations, treatment or de-worming, will mean that this health guarantee will be void. Seller will provide Buyer with a puppy that is clean; in good general health and that has no known physical defects. Puppies will have received a veterinarian checkup and first shots before delivery.
The buyer agrees to keep the Puppy healthy, maintain and stay current with all puppy vaccinations, provide periodic vet checks including an initial examination within the first 4 days after delivery, and to keep the pup at a healthy weight by feeding a quality dog food. If the purchaser’s veterinarian finds the puppy to be in poor health, the veterinarian’s written description of the problems must be provided, dated within 4 days of the date the Buyer received their puppy. Buyer agrees to properly socialize their Puppy and to keep it at home and away from other dogs, public places until all immunizations have been completed.