What is a Grand Champion or GCH?
The American Kennel Club requires a dog to obtain a total of 25 points with three major wins (a major win is worth three points or higher) and have defeated 3 other champions at 3 different shows to become a Grand Champion.
Do your dogs live in the house with you?
Yes! Our dogs are part of our family. They sleep in our bedroom and eat in the kitchen, we do not have kennel dogs. We do use crates for their safety and well being when needed.
We give priority to prospective owners who will do the same.
What do you feed your dogs?
We have fed a few different foods over the years all of them are good foods. We changed for a variety of reasons, quality, cost and availability to name a few. We will evaluate each litter regarding food tolerance and what works best with that litter. You will get a small bag to take home and be notified of the correct food for your puppy.
Can we visit your dogs?
Absolutely! We welcome visitors but we do ask that you call to be sure we are at home. The best time of year to visit is in the spring and fall, winter is treacherous here our house is off of the road some distance and the driveway is usually solid ice during the winter. A 4x4 is required to get here in the winter.
Will you ship your puppies?
No. You can hire a ground transport to bring your puppy to you or fly here and make your own arrangements.
Some of your dogs have preliminary hip and elbow clearances, how accurate are preliminary results?
We have found that preliminary xrays done between 12 and 18 months of age are more accurate. Puppies play hard and may injure themselves, by doing prelims we are able to see any possible "genetic" issues rather than play injuries.
Here is some info on prelim OFA's https://www.ofa.org/about/policies/preliminary-evaluations
What is cost for one of your puppies?
As of Jan 2023 all of our puppies are $3500 including the reservation fee.
What is the process to get a puppy?
#2 If you are approved, you will receive an email notifying you of approval.
#3 When we have puppies available they will be posted on the website. Assuming you are approved you can select a puppy from the pictures and we will send a video of the puppy.
#4 Send your deposit to hold the puppy. Acceptable methods to place your deposit is check, cashiers check, money order or zelle.
#5 Watch our Youtube channel as your puppy grows.
#6 Pick up your new puppy! We will make appointments for puppy pickups so that we can give you our full attention while you are here to meet your new puppy.