Q. I want a puppy with a real curly coat. Will puppy coats get curlier as they mature?
A. Yes. We have had puppies that left at 8 weeks young to their new homes as wavy and the families were delighted to see that when the pup matured the coat was a curly fleece. But if that is not proof enough for you we do have our Rosebud which is the perfect example of the coat changing to a gorgeous curly wool as she is growing.
Q. How do I house break my puppy?
A. First of all, with lots of patience… and realize that a puppy's body is not mature enough for muscle control of its bladder until it is 3 1/2 to 4 months of age. Tips and tricks: PATIENCE, CONSISTENCY, AND ROUTINE! All puppies need their own secure sleeping area (Crate). A puppy usually will not mess in their sleeping area. Do not give a puppy food past 7 PM and No water past 8 PM. Obviously, this time can be adjusted if it is very hot or the puppy has had a big play time. This gives the puppy plenty of opportunity to be able to go to bed with an empty bladder. Keep the puppy in site at all times! After 20 minutes let the puppy outside and give the command, for example "go potty."
Take puppy outside to “potty”:
• As soon as a puppy wakes up.
• Right after a puppy eats or drinks.
• After 20 minutes of playtime.
It doesn't take long for a puppy to learn. Make a schedule for "potty time," playtime, eating, etc. When you take the puppy outside always tell him "Outside." He then learns the command. If you catch a puppy in the act of having an accident in the house, pick him up mid-stream and say "no" in a firm tone. NEVER hit a puppy or rub a puppies nose in his own mess. This does not teach the puppy anything good or positive. You can show the puppy the pee smelling cloth (after you clean it up) and say "No Potty in House." Then lovingly, but firmly take the puppy and the cloth outside. Put the cloth on the ground and say "Go Potty Outside." Let the puppy smell the cloth. Remember to watch your puppy closely and recognize the "need" for him to go outside.
Q. Do I need to place a deposit?
A. Yes. Placing a deposit assures you a pick from our current & upcoming litters. It is a non-refundable deposit with some exceptions. We accept adoption applications at any time. We ask for a deposit with or shortly after receipt of the application. When the puppies are born, if we have more deposits than we have puppies, the families that will not get a pup from this litter will have their deposit roll over to a future litter. When it is time for your pick and you are not satisfied with any remaining pups your deposit will be refunded or held as deposit on a future litter. You will be contacted when it is time to pick out and take home your puppy, which is at about 8 weeks of age.
We require a $250 deposit and cannot hold a puppy until we receive a deposit. We will allow five business days to receive the deposit if you are mailing it -- if you think it will take longer to get here, please let us know so that we do not think you have changed your mind.
Q. If I give you my deposit and I am the 3rd on the waiting list, does this mean I get 3rd choice?
A. Yes, basically the 3rd person to give a deposit would be 3rd in line for choice on a litter. But, the first person isn't guaranteed "pick of the litter." We always reserve the right to pick of the litter. For example, we might want to keep a pup. We also try to match up puppies with their new families. However, we do not pick your puppy for you based off of your adoption application. We prefer you pick in person and give the puppy the opportunity to pick you.
Q. Do you guarantee your dogs?
A. Yes. Every puppy comes with a health guarantee...if you would like to review a copy of our health guarantee please request to do so. All of our adult dogs are screened for genetic defects. We will not breed a dog that is not breed standard and premium quality. If the new owner suspects their puppy has a problem, they should take the dog to their vet. If it is found to have a genetic defect, the owner must present me with the Vet certificate, stating the problem. I then will take the puppy to my Vet for a second opinion. The owner pays all vet costs. If the diagnosis is the same from both Vets, you return the puppy and we will then replace the puppy within the guidelines of the contract.