Frequently asked questions
HOW MUCH FOR A PUPPY?
Let me say a few words to you, yes, you, the person who writes an email to ask the price.
The person who calls and after hearing a price states: "I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere." I also address you, who doesn't care about papers because I want "just a pet."
No dog is "just a pet."
Behind every purebred puppy/dog is a BREEDER.
I'm using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, which does not protect the breed's integrity. Registration (forms) are records of a lineage that document bloodline and research any possible health issues present in the line. When you tell a Breeder you don't care about papers, what you're telling them is you couldn't care less about the puppy's health. You want the cheapest thing you can find! When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this Breeder is responsible for the health of every pup; both dogs owned and every pup they've sold for its lifetime. This Breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has transformed into space for their dogs. The genuinely passionate Breeder who loves what they breed puts their whole heart and soul into it, not only in sold puppies but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question.
A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do tests, echos, Xrays, analysis, emergency c sections, vaccinations, register litters, research pedigrees, deworm their puppies, and get them evaluated by specialists.
Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A trustworthy breeder chooses who they sell to because they are not making money off the sale. No compensation can offset Breeder's investment, so they need to be confident it's the right fit. Many times saying more no's than yes. A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline; why?
Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it's a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY a few devoted people willing to sacrifice.
Because a dog is never "just a pet," it's the Breeder's legacy, a little boy's best friend, a little girl's protector, an elderly person's therapy, a member of the family, someone's whole world!!!
When do you allow visitors to view puppies? And if so, what all is involved?
I do not allow people into my home for many reasons. Years ago, we lost a whole litter of puppies to parvo. That, someone, had brought in on their shoes. Young puppies have minimal immunity.
Not only do I have children, but it is a terrifying world in which we live.
After all, aren't we strangers? Do you let any stranger in your home?
If someone is persistent wanting to see a puppy and videos and pics are not enough, I will meet them in a public place with the puppy they have chosen or a couple even if they need to choose between a few but not until six weeks old.
They do not touch the ground unless I lay a mat down. Most buyers, though, are perfectly content with weekly videos of the puppies playing and pictures.