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OUR POLICIES

HOW DOES IT WORK?

If you would like to be placed on our priority waiting list a non refundable deposit will reserve your place in line. It is never too early to get on our list! Actually the sooner you do the better chance you have of getting the puppy you want.  And a high pick number! Please check out our UPCOMING LITTERS. All puppy updates will be posted on our Facebook page and ALL of our litters for everyone to see. This information will available to you once you have completed your application and your deposit has been received. We will then contact you individually via txt when we have puppies available for you. We will also send you the link to our Facebook page and family Facebook group for past puppies

 

DEPOSITS

 

We are always accepting deposits for our future puppies! Deposits are $200 and will go towards the final purchase price of your puppy. Deposits are non-refundable but will go towards the price of your future puppy and are transferable for up to two years to any future litter. While we cannot guarantee we will have the specific gender, color, or coat type of your choice from your desired litter, we CAN guarantee that you will get a healthy and happy new family member! You can always transfer your deposit to a different litter!! We try our very best to make an educated, and researched guess as to what puppies we will be expecting, but Mother Nature doesn’t always go our way!! 

 

Please fill out a PUPPY APPLICATION if you are interested in joining our waitlist! 

 

PUPPY PICKS

We strive to stay organized and fair to everyone on our waiting list. We go in order of deposit received for puppy picks. We know everyone is excited for their new baby and everyone has something special they’re looking for. While we know this is a very exciting time we ask for your patience as our clientele has grown in the past couple of years (which is awesome!) we love how our babies have made such incredible family members for everyone!! We do puppy picks between 5-6 weeks old and this way you can see different personalities and the unique traits in each individual baby after all color isn’t EVERYTHING we can not stress this enough!! Puppy picks are done by FaceTime and or scheduled in facility appointment. We will each out to everyone in line for picks on each litter and schedule those at 4 weeks old. We ask that if you are making an in facility appointment that you wear a mask and boot covers provided to you by us. We do not want to bring any viruses into our nursery or our babies!! (Appointments will only be allowed if you are on our waiting list no exceptions.) 

FINAL PAYMENTS

 

Final payment is due on puppy pick up day (cash is preferred) but if absolutely necessary Venmo is accepted via family and friends. If we are shipping your baby, final payment is due upon shipment booking. Communication is KEY if for some reason you are not able to follow through with your puppy please let us know ASAP so that we may go to next in line on our waiting list please don’t ever feel that you can’t reach out to us and let us know! No one likes to be left hanging! 

 

REFUNDS

Deposits are nonrefundable, please only place a deposit if you are certain you will be ready for a new puppy in the next 24 months! After the puppy has left our care, the new family has 5 days to take the puppy in to see a vet for a physical examination. If the puppy were to be found in ill health with any life threatening disease, the cause of which we as breeders were to blame, only then can the puppy be returned for a full refund. Shipping fees, if any, would only be partially refunded. 

ARE YOUR DOGS HEALTH TESTED?

 

The health of our sires and dams is pivotal to our breeding program. All of our parent dogs are health tested or in the process of completing their health testing. Health testing results can be viewed upon request. 

HEALTH GUARANTEE

We stand behind each puppy we sell, and each one will come with a 2-Year Health Guarantee! We guarantee your puppy to be free from any life threatening congenital defect or we will replace your puppy free of charge and or refund,

 

**Certain guidelines must be met in order to uphold our health guarantee**

 

BREEDING RIGHTS

All puppies go home on a strict spay/neuter contract. Meaning pet homes only. If you are interested in breeding rights please specify on our waiting list application and we will reach out to you to learn more about your program and if one of our babies would possibly be a good fit. 

 

CAN I VISIT YOUR FACILITY AND MEET YOUR DOGS BEFORE PLACING A DEPOSIT OR PICKING MY NEW PUPPY?

Our "facility" is our home. All of our puppies are raised here and cared for by our family. We aren't a pet store with business hours open to the public so, we currently only allow visits from those on our waiting list who are coming on scheduled visitation days or to pick up their new puppy. Some of our dams and sires are in guardian homes and therefore are not here. 

 

Our mom dogs may or may not not be available to be seen when coming to pick up your puppy at 8 weeks- mom dogs may have gone home by the time your puppy is to be picked up. Visits may be scheduled to see your chosen puppy after that specific litter has received their first set of vaccinations. 

 

For the safety of our dogs and young puppies as well as our family and your family, we do not allow tours of our home, nursery or whelping areas. Thank you for understanding. 

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? WHAT IF I AM OUT OF STATE?

 

We are located In Sweet home Alabama! (Tuscaloosa Alabama) We offer hand delivery all throughout the U.S. starting at $600-$800+ (depending on location and time of year/gas prices etc). We currently only offer delivery within the U.S. We highly encourage out of state families to drive/fly in for pick-up day if they are able.

 

 

If you want to have your puppy delivered please specify on our application. 

 

Before applying, please also be open to picking up your puppy yourself from our facility!

 

WHY BREED BACK TO BACK HEAT CYCLES?

There is a lot of misinformation in the world about breeding back to back heats with a dog.  I am going to do my best to explain why it is in fact better for the females overall health to breed back to back heats.

 

A large reason skipping heats is done is so that breeders are able to show a dog that has had enough time to get her figure back to top notch shape and have a chance to win a ribbon.  In fact some breeding dogs never start a career until the age of 3 and by then have gone through enough heats without becoming pregnant to already start damaging the uterus.

 

Recently at an AKC Dog Breeding Symposium held at Michigan State University with key note speaker Dr. Claudia Orlandi Ph.D. (AKC's breeder of the year and author of The ABC's of Dog Breeding) shocked many breeders when it was disclosed that there have been scientific studies to show that it is detrimental for bitches to skip heat cycles. It was shared that once you have begun to mate a bitch that you should NOT skip any heat cycles until she is completely finished breeding. A female (dam) is said to be "finished" breeding when her litter size is drastically decreased. The study involved following females that were bred every heat cycle and females that were bred every other heat cycle. After they were "finished" breeding, the bitches were spayed and their uterus dissected. Those showing most stress, and damage of the uterus were the females that were bred "every other" heat cycle. Part of the rational that skipping heat cycles is harmful stems from the fact that with consecutive heat cyclesthere is no "flushing action" of the uterus, that normally occurs by having a litter of puppies.The female will go through Estrus no matter if she is bred or not and by breeding a healthy bitch back to back,can lessen the chances of the female experiencing pyometra, infections and false pregnancies. The choice to breed or not, should be contingent upon the goals the breeder has and for sure the mental and physical health of the female, above all else. The important information to take away from this study, is that a breeder with healthy females, does have "choices".

 

The common misconception is that an ethical breeder should make his female (dam) skip at least on heat cycle between two pregnancies.  That way, the dog breeder lets her body rest and recover from the first pregnancy.

 

Many canine reproduction specialists such as Dr.  Fuller (hope animal clinic) have long concluded the opposite is true.  To these experts, once a female is fertile (usually from the second heat,  depending on the breed of the dog) she should be bred at every heat until she is done.   As you read earlier,  a female (dam) is done when you see a sharp decrease in litter size or when you decide for any other reason that she will not be bred any longer.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US!

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