Puppies take an enormous amount of time to raise and train properly. For that reason, we typically only breed one litter per year. Puppies are occasionally available to approved homes. All breedings are done with one goal in mind...
To Improve the Breed
All puppies are socialized in the home, leash-trained and getting accustomed to grooming by the time they leave for their new homes. They are all socialized and trained the same, whether they are destined to become a top-winning show dog, or a much-loved companion.
Owning a dog is a major responsibility, and should not be taken lightly under any circumstances. We only want the best for our puppies, and want them in homes where they are considered important members of the family, not "just a dog."
A puppy depends totally on you for all his needs, and is no different than bringing home a human baby. They need lots of love, attention, and structured (firm but gentle) discipline. If you feel you are not up to this lifelong committment (12-14 years, and quite possibly 16-18 years), please consider waiting to buy a dog until your life is better suited.
When we do have a litter, we make sure our puppies are sold to loving, committed homes. We screen potential owners to ensure a good match between the puppy and buyer. Before the puppy leaves our home, it has been well cared for, socialized and loved. The puppy does not go to its new home as a trained, well-mannered finished product. It is up to you to complete the job we have started. You are responsible for the further development of the puppy's personality, through structured training, guidance, and love.
A five-week old blue puppy
All puppies are AKC registerable. Our companion/pet puppies are sold on a Limited Registration with the AKC without exception, which means that if the dog is bred, the resulting offspring will be ineligible for AKC registration. Dogs on a limited registration may compete in performance events i.e.; Agility, Obedience, Rally, earth dog trials.
Show prospects are sold on a co-ownership basis until they finish their AKC Championship. At that time, we will sign off as co-owner of the dog.
We do not ship puppies, but require that future owners pick up their puppies to eliminate the stress of flying cargo. Puppies generally leave for their new homes between 10-12 weeks, and still easily fit in a Sherpa bag in cabin.
Lucy, Skylar and Dinger
Reservations are highly recommended, as most puppies are spoken for by the time they are born.