Puppies are allowed to leave home at 8-9 weeks. Prior to leaving they will have had eye checks by a certified veterinary ophthalmologist, also heart and general health exams. They will have been de-wormed and vaccinated with the first in the series of shots. The puppies are raised in the middle of the organized chaos which is our home. They are well socialized, or as we call it, "Pre-Spoiled."

After the health exams the litter is evaluated and divided into show prospects and the elite pet puppies. They are priced accordingly. Pet puppies are sold with Limited AKC Registration and spay/neuter contracts. AKC Limited Registration allows the dog to be shown in all performance events and Junior Showmanship.

Show prospects are just that: Prospects. Technically, any dog without disqualifying faults and full AKC registration is showable. I prefer to define "show prospect" as a puppy who I feel should finish his championship given the proper environment. No guarantee is implied. A puppy sold at 9 weeks as a show prospect has a long ways to go. His/her ears must never be allowed to go prick or lay "funny". S/he must be conditioned properly, trained properly and presented properly in the show ring to actually achieve his/her championship. A show prospect puppy who develops a bad bite or does not have two testicles at maturity will be replaced after s/he is altered or returned.

Deposits are taken on a litter after they are born. After the litter has been evaluated the buyers choose in the order in which I have received the deposits and after I have chosen the pup/s I wish to keep. Show prospects will not be available to pet buyers unless I have no show buyers waiting.

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