PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS AS IT WILL BE STATED ON THE PUPPY CONTRACT THAT YOU SIGN ON PUPPY PICK UP DAY THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE Q&A PAGE AND HAVE ASKED ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.
*****Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we are not allowing visits to the farm at this time. The first time you will get to see your puppy in person is on puppy pick up day. Once you pick your puppy out, I will try to send weekly videos or a photo of him/her or just keep you updated on how they are doing for you to watch their growth. I will also help you with your pick as far as what you are looking for. Like color and personality trait.******
Question: Are you a Kennel or backyard dog breeder?
Answer: NO, we are a hobby breeder. We only breed and own German Shepherds. All of our Dogs are inside/outside dogs. They are our family. Puppies are ALWAYS born in our home with me right next to Momma. I actually sleep next to the birthing box until they are moved out to our sunroom at 4 weeks of age. We are a 4 generation farm in Mustang Oklahoma. Our dogs are raised around our chickens and longhorn cattle. They love being inside with us, but also love being outside on the farm.
Question: Do you own both parents?
Answer: Yes we do. You will be able to see both Mom and Dad if you would like on puppy pick up day. HOWEVER, PLEASE DO NOT approach the fence to meet the parents without myself or my husband with you! If you bring your children to the farm, make sure they are with you at ALL times. Do Not let them go up to the fence. If you bring a dog with you, we would prefer you leave it in your car if possible. If not, please make sure you have a leash with you.
Question: Do you deliver or can you meet me somewhere with my new puppy?
Answer: Yes I can. The charge for this is $1.50 per mile from Mustang, OK.
Question: What if I put down deposit and for example, I'm #1 on the list and the Mom has a black puppy, and this was not expected and or from one of the parents.
Answer: You would have to pay the price for a black puppy.
Question: Do you ship? I am open to doing this if the weather is right. You would need to pay for all air travel expenses, crate expense, and any other expenses that may come up for this. Ex. additional Vet fees. Health Certificate
*Question: I would like to breed my dog. Do you offer breeding rights?
Answer: Yes I do however there are additional fees for this and I DO NOT sell my puppies to kennel breeders. The fee for breeding rights vary depending on puppy color and male or female. Please let me know in advance if you plan to breed one of our puppies someday so we can discuss fees on this.
*Question: I want to come pick my puppy out before deciding which one I would like or placing a deposit because I want to observe it's personality and or looks or any other reason, before deciding.
Answer: Keep in mind that most puppies do not start developing their personalities until the age of 7-8 weeks. As far as their coloring goes, that can change so much week to week at such a young age. German Shepherds are born mostly black and it's not until later that their other colors start coming out. Unless they are a solid black, white/champagne. There colors do not really start showing until around 4-6 weeks. Due to COVID we unfortunately are not allowing visits to the farm at this time. Please see pictures of past puppies from the parents to get an idea of what the parents past puppies look like. Also read about our parents and see their pictures on the "Meet the Parents" tab.
*Question: If I put down a deposit on an upcoming litter, will I get pick of the litter?
Answer: The pick will be in order of deposits received. However, you must pick your puppy number out that you are wanting by 5 weeks old, so that other's will have a chance to pick out theirs. You are not able to change to a different puppy once you have committed to one of them unless that other puppy has not been chosen. If your choice is not picked by the time they turn 5 weeks old, you will forfeit your position.
*Question: Will I be required to sign a contract when I pick my puppy up?
Answer: Yes you will
*Question: Will I have full breeding rights?
Answer: There will be an additional fee for this
*Question: When can I pick my puppy up?
Answer: I make their first visit to my vet for their exam and first set of puppy shots when they are about 7 1/2 weeks old. You can pick up anytime after that. I will let you know the date of their appointment once I make it.
Question: Do you offer boarding if I ever need it?
Answer: Yes we do. Your puppy will need to be current on all their vaccinations including rabies shots. If you purchased a puppy from us, you will receive a $5 a day discount for future boarding. Boarding fees are $35 a day per dog. Space fills up quickly on holidays.
*Question: Will my puppy be potty trained and crate trained?
Answer: They will not be crate trained. They start off using a doggy door at 4 weeks old. If you do not have a doggy door, they will know they need to potty outside, so after showing them this they usually catch on very quickly as they are extremely smart! At the age of 4 weeks they are moved to our sunroom that has a doggy door and will be able to be outside or inside as they choose.
*Question: If I need to leave my puppy with you after they turn 8 weeks old for a certain amount of time, is that ok?
Answer: Yes however there will be an additional boarding fee of $12 a day for each day they are here past 8 weeks of age.
*Do you offer a refund if I put down a deposit and change my mind?
Answer: NO I DO NOT!! Deposits are non-refundable. However, if you would like to use your deposit towards the purchase of a puppy from an upcoming litter you may do that.
*Question: What if I purchase a puppy and it does not work out with my family. Can I return him/her for a refund or get any of my money back?
Answer: Once you adopt one of my puppies, he/she becomes your responsibility. I do not give refunds. One of the reasons for this is the older the puppy is after 8 weeks old, the harder they are for me to find a home for. The best advice I can give you is to try to find them a home yourself. If you would like to surrender (relinquish ownership) of the puppy back to me, no refunds for any money you paid for the puppy price including boarding fees (if any were paid) will be refunded. Upon surrender I would require all paperwork given to you at the time of adoption including, Shot records, AKC paperwork, AKC folder and Micro-chip info will be returned when you return the puppy. You will then need to sign a document that you understand you are returning the puppy to me without any refunds being given and the puppy is being surrendered back to me and you will at that time have no ownership in any way of the puppy.
*Question: Will I need to get anymore shots for him/her or will those all be done?
*Answer: Your puppy will only have their first set of puppy booster shots. They will need a total of three. Our Vet recommends them to be one month apart. They will then need their first rabies shot at 14-16 weeks and then again at one year of age. The rabies vaccine is required by law.
*Question: Do you offer a health guarantee?
Answer: NO I DO NOT! My babies leave here healthy and I have a lot to back that up with. They will be checked out by my vet around 7 weeks old and will go to you with a healthy bill of health from my vet. After they leave my care I will not be held responsible for them if they become sick including birth defects. Honestly you can leave my farm with your VERY Healthy puppy, go to a Pet Store to get them their supplies, put them on the floor or in the shopping cart or even just take them to your family or friends house and you are exposing them to every other animal that's been there or in that cart or on that floor. Parvo is EXTREMELY Contagious! You should have ALL of their required puppy/booster shots before taking them anywhere! Ex. Your neighbors pup could have a disease. Puppies are very susceptible of anything- Just like a newborn baby. Even when taking them to the vet for their puppy booster shots, do not put them on the ground. Hold them. Keep them Safe. No Refunds will be given.
*Question: Do you offer any type of support once I leave with my baby?
Answer: You will have a Life Time of support from me.
*Question: What color will my GSD turn out to be?
Answer: If it's one of Kaiser & Gypsy's babies you are going to get bi-color, silver/black/tan, sable or just black/tan or mostly black with a bit of tan. That has been the coloring of their last few litters once older. Kaiser and Greta's puppies will be black/tan, black/red, black/tan/silver she usually has 1-2 very rare Champagne (white with cream tips) colors in each litter. (Greta only has one litter every 10-12 months) It's very hard to tell at a young age what their coloring will turn out to be once an adult. Unless they are solid black or Champagne. A great example of their color changing as they get older; When I got Gypsy at 8 weeks old, I asked for the one with the most black on her, she ended up being a sable. She has A LOT of silver on her now. I would of never guessed at the time I picked her up that this would happen?! I wanted a black/tan and end up with a sable. I'm SO glad it did happen, she's just stunning!!
*Question: What if I don't want/need the AKC papers, will my cost be less?
Answer: No your cost will be the same.
*Question: What form of payments do you accept? How can I get my deposit to you?
Answer: CASH, VENMO, PayPal (but will need to add 3.5% onto your total if paying by PayPal) and a personal or business check. The Check MUST clear before your deposit is accepted. If you would like to put down a deposit using cash, I will meet you at the Curtis Park in Mustang. Checks will not be accepted on puppy pick up day.
FACT: If you get to our farm to pick your puppy up and we do not feel you would be a good fit for one of our puppies, we reserve the right to give you your deposit back and not allow you to adopt one of our puppies. We've done it before and have no problem doing it again! We want to assure our babies go with the right family!
*I reserve the right that In the occurrence that a rare color (in my opinion) is born, the price on that puppy will most likely go up. So for example, if you are in line on the deposit's in place #1 and I have discovered a rare color has been born from that litter and that's the puppy you choose, your price will be higher. I will know this for sure by the time the puppy is 5 weeks old. However, if you do not want to pay that higher price, you are welcome to pick another puppy (as long as it's before the puppy is 5 weeks old) or transfer your deposit towards another litter.