There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a puppy. I have listed some of the questions that I am asked frequently. I am here to answer your questions and would love to help you with your decision. Please feel free to call or email me anytime.
1) DO WE SHIP? Yes, I will ship within the US and I prefer to use Continental Airlines. I will hand deliver your puppy to you for an additional fee.
2) DO I HAVE BOTH PARENTS TO LITTERS? Yes we have both parents and one set of grandparents too.
3) DO WE DO TAILS AND DEW CLAWS? Yes, this is done between 3-5 days old.
4) DO WE CROP EARS? No, we do not. I prefer the “Natural Look”.
5) DO YOUR PUPPIES COME WITH A GUARANTEE? YES, Our babies come with a 1 year genetic health guarantee which is given the day you purchase your puppy.
Our customers are expected to have their new puppy to the vet within 72 hours of pick up or delivery. This ensures that we will be able to honor our year warranty for your puppy.
I do not accept deposits on un-born litters. Please call or email me and I will add you to my waiting list of your choice. I will email pictures to the people on my waiting list first before puppies are placed on my website. At that point I will take deposits to hold your new puppy.
6) HOW MUCH IS YOUR DEPOSIT? A $100 deposit will hold your puppy for you. The deposit is a REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT! Life happens! For any reason you change your mind, I will refund your deposit to you. I will accept a check for a deposit.
Our puppies are all vet checked for worms, up to date on their shots etc. ALL OF OUR DOGS AND ALL LITTERS ARE AKC REGISTERED. They are healthy, happy puppies that come to you pre-spoiled! They are raised in our home with my family and grandchildren. They are handed, loved on and played with on a daily basis! My puppies are very social from having interaction with people and children on a daily basis.
Many people believe that female dogs make better pets. Most of the time I have people wanting a “Little Girl”. They don’t think females display alpha behaviors like “marking and or “humping” they believe they are more docile and attentive and do not participate in fighing over dominance. THIS COULDN’T BE FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH!
In the dog pack makeup, females usually rule the roost, determine pecking order, and are the ones who compete to maintain and/or alter that order. The females are, as a result, more independent, stubborn, and territiorial than the males. The females are much more intent upon exercising their dominance by participating in alpha behavior such as “humping”
Most fights will usually break out between two females. Males, on the other hand, are usually way more affectionate, playful, attentive, and more demanding of your attention. They are very attached to their family. They also tend to be more,reliable, and less moody, They are more outgoing, more accepting of other pets, playful for more years and take quicker to children. Most males are easily motivated by food and praise and are so eager to please that training is easy. However, males can be easily distracted during training because of their playful nature. No matter what age, he is more likely to act silly and more puppy-like, always wanting to play games. More reserved or dignified as they age.
Neutered males rarely exhibit secondary sexual behavior such as “humping” or “marking” and lifting their leg. Once the testosterone levels recede after neutering, most of these behavios will disappear. Some will never even learn to hike their leg to pee.
Males who were neutered early (by 5-6 months) usually don’t ever raise their leg to urinate. While the female will usually come to you for attention, when she’s had enough, she will move away. While a male is always waiting for your attention.
Females are usually less distracted during training, as she is more eager to get it over with, and get back to her comfy spot on the couch! The female is less likely to wage a doninance battle with you, but she can be cunning and resourceful in getting her own way. She is much more prone to mood swings. One day she may be sweet and affectionate and the next day reserved and withdrawn or even grumpy. The females also have periods of being “in heat” Unless she is spayed. Seasonal heats can be up to a month long nightmare not just for the female, but you and every male dog in the neighborhood! They go in “heat” twice a year!
If you are not going to breed her it is best to have her spayed since during this time she can leave a bloody discharge on carpets, couches or anywhere she goes. She will be particularly moody and emotional during this time. A walk outside during this period can become hazardous if male dogs are in the vicinity, and she will leave a “scent” for wandering intact males to follow right to your yard! Where they will hang out and “wait” for days.
Reasearch has found that a female not bred during a heat cycle stays in a flux of estrogen levels which may give us the reasons as to why females are more moody than males.
Males generally cost 1/2 the price to have neutered as a female does to be spayed.
Before you decide on that age old dilemma of male or female, there are many things to consider. I will be glad to talk with you and help you decide which puppy’s personality and gender is best for your family.