Puppy Policy

Included with Puppy are:

  • Full UKC and ADBA registration papers.
  • Up-to-date vaccinations and dewormings.
  • Socialization with both children and adults.
  • Top-notch care, giving the puppies the very best care from day one.

Reserving a Puppy:

  • Early reservations are highly recommended due to demand.
  • The pick number is the order in which everyone picks a certain sex from the litter. If you have 1st pick male, that means that you get to pick first from all of the males in the litter. The next person to come pick from them all, would be the person with 2nd pick male, etc...
  • We start off taking 4 deposits for each sex, when the litter is born we will take more depending on what we have.
  • We reserve the right to have 1st pick of either sex from any litter without notice on any litter. (this would be under special circumstances only... for example: the loss of a stud or bitch where offspring are needed to preserve my breeding stock).
  • Deposits and all monies received are non-refundable but are transferrable to a future litter (if you let us know that you would like to transfer the deposit before the puppy you reserved is 6 Weeks old).
  • If the sex of the puppy you reserved is not available, then you will be moved to your choice of another available litter.
  • We will contact you by email almost all of the time. I am pretty busy and phone calls take more time so email is most convenient for me. Please make sure that your email program doesn't send our message to the spam or junkmail box. It is your responsibility to keep in touch with us, if we cannot contact you we cannot be responsible if you miss out on getting your puppy or other important information from us. We do not have time to chase people down...
  • Studs are subject to change at any time on any litter.

Paying for a Puppy:

  • We take deposits by Paypal or by U.S. Postal Money Order sent to our home. Paypal deposits include a 4% fee that they charge us to use their service. Postal Money Orders do not include a fee and can be bought at any U.S. Post Office, they are easy to track and are always accepted.
  • Buyer's deposit will be forfeited and the puppy will be put back up for sale if you do not pay for your puppy on time or do not come and get your puppy when you are expected to be here.
  • If you are picking the puppy up at our home, you may pay your balance at that time. You will need to bring cash, we do not accept personal checks.
  • If you are having the puppy shipped, you will need to pay your balance and shipping in full before the puppy reaches 7 Weeks old.

Picking a Puppy from the Litter:

  • People will pick their puppy in order, beginning with those who have first picks of each sex. Every puppy we produce is of the highest quality so no matter what pick you get, you are going to get a high quality dog. Sometimes the puppies that we reccommend and would have chosen for ourselves are the last to go. So don't think that because you have one of the last picks, that you will get a puppy you don't like!
  • Buyers who have 1st pick and are having their puppy shipped, must choose their pick by the age of 6 Weeks old or we will allow the person below you to go ahead and pick their puppy (if they are also being shipped). This allows us to follow our schedule as we have planned, we cannot make people wait because someone doesn't want to follow the rules/schedule. Shipping charges and the puppy balance must be paid before the puppies turn 7 Weeks old so we can make flight reservations for them to fly to you on the day we schedule to ship them (when the puppies are 8-9 weeks old).
  • We allow those who are picking their puppy up here, at our home, to choose their puppy on the pickup day we designate for everyone. You may also pay your balance for the puppy when you come to our home with cash. No personal checks will be accepted!
  • If you are shipping your puppy and do not have first pick, you will need to pick several pups that you like, in the order that you like them (1st choice, 2nd choice etc..) at 6 Weeks old and let me know which ones you like the most in the correct order. That way if people are picking before you, and after you, and they are coming here to pick at our home at 8 weeks old, we will know which puppy you would like the most so we can let those who are picking after you know which puppy you chose (written highest on your list and not chosen by the person before you). In that case, we will notify you the next day (after pickup day, because we are usually very busy that day) as to which puppy highest on your list was reserved for you. If you do not like the puppy you end up with you must notify us by the next day that you would like to be put back on the list for another litter in the future. Ideally this should not happen, because you will provide me with the list I mentioned above with your first choices at 6 Weeks of age, showing me which puppies you like. So if there for some weird reason there is a puppy you just don't want to own, please tell me when you write your list!
  • Make sure that your contact information is up to date with us, we cannot be held responsible for you not picking your puppy in time if we cannot contact you.
  • You must let us know FOR SURE how you plan to get your puppy (shipped or whether you are coming here) by the age of 6 Weeks old. If I have not heard from you by that time I will assume that you are either dead (sorry but people die everyday!) or that you no longer want the puppy... if this happens the person below you will move up on the list and your deposit will be forfeited. It is unacceptable to wait until the puppies are ready to go home and then try to reach us wondering why you are no longer on the list, there is alot of planning involved (vet appointments, flight reservations, and so on...) and we can't make the other people wait on you just because you can't follow the rules/schedule. We plan the pickup and shipping day as soon as the puppies are born, so you have 8 Weeks to make plans, we give you plenty of time!!!
  • We take group shots of all puppies once a week before their eyes open. After their eyes open, we will take 2-3 pictures of each puppy at different angles every 2 weeks until it is time for them to go to their new homes.
  • We will announce a pickup day and time for everyone to arrive on for those picking their puppy out in person at our home. We try to schedule the time in which you will arrive as an individual appointment. You will need to get here at that time so that you can pick in the order that you are listed on the pick list. That is only fair to everyone, we will give you at least an hour to get here after your designated time in case you get lost. If you do not arrive within that time frame and the next person shows up at their scheduled time, they will be allowed to go ahead and pick their puppy from the litter before you.
  • We are located in Adairsville, GA. We have hotels close by to make this process easy on you. We are 1-2 miles off of the interstate. Good planning will make this easier on everyone, and a happier trip for both buyers and their new little puppies. If you must pick early in the morning, please arrive the night before so you can get here on time.

Transferring a Deposit to Another Litter:

  • If you should decide that there is not a puppy in the litter that you want, the deposit can be transferred to a future litter but we must know that you want to transfer the deposit BEFORE the puppies reach 6 Weeks of age. This gives us time to find the little guy a new home because others will know which puppies are available to choose from. If you do not let us know by 6 Weeks old, your deposit could be forfeited.
  • If you transfer your deposit to another litter, you will be placed after the other names already on the list. If you had first pick on the litter you transferred from, you may get first pick on the litter you transfer to, if someone else or we have not reserved first pick on that litter for that sex. Getting first pick once you transfer from one litter to another is not guaranteed because of this.
  • If our prices increase, you will NOT have to pay the new price (you will receive the price that you were originally quoted) as long as you do not transfer more than 2 times when puppies are available. If there are not enough puppies in a litter, that will not be your fault so it will not count.
  • We have been breeding dogs for over a decade and plan to keep breeding them for many more years. Please keep up with the breedings we have going on if you have decided to transfer a deposit. Just let us know when a breeding interests you and we will then put your deposit toward that breeding.

Shipping:

  • Puppies are shipped at 8 or 9 Weeks old.
  • Shipping is an extra $375.00 within the United States. International shipping will cost a little more. This includes crate, all required documents, and transportation to the airport.
  • We prefer not to ship our puppies unless you are really far away and cannot possibly pick up your puppy. We ship within the US (excluding Hawaii) and to Canada (only in areas where there are no bans on the breed).
  • Shipping and the puppy must be paid for in full before the puppies reach 7 weeks old.
  • We ship our puppies through United Airlines when we can.

Fees:

If you cannot pick the puppy up at the designated time of pickup, please talk with us first and we may be able to work something out. If you do not talk to us about it and you miss the designated pickup day, each day following that will be charged $10 per day to cover additional vaccinations, food, and care needed at that time. This charge is in place mainly to deter people from waiting too long to pick their puppy up. You wouldn't believe how long people try to leave puppies if you don't put rules in place! I am flexible enough to allow pickup a few days late with no charges if people talk to me about it first and we can agree on a new time. We give the puppies plenty of attention and love but not as much as they would have if they were to be with the family that bought them. They need constant one-on-one attention and we have many dogs that we have to distribute that attention to. So it just isn't fair to make the puppies wait for too long. They are very impressionable at that age so it is the best time for them to become adjusted to a new family.