How much are your puppies?
Puppies that go to pet homes are $2500. If we have discussed and have agreed upon breeding rights for a specific puppy, then those puppies are $3500. Not all puppies are good breeding prospects, so we must discuss each puppy and we will be checking out your program before granting breeding rights. However, we do not guarantee breeding stock. The reservation fee to reserve your puppy is $250, and is non refundable. The reservation fee goes toward the total cost of the puppy. The remaining $2250/$3250 cost of the puppy will be due in cash on the day of pick up when your puppy is 8 weeks old.
What health guarantee do you offer?
All of our puppies come with a 2 year genetic health guarantee. Our parent dogs are DNA tested through Embark for over 175+ diseases, and our parents are also physically tested by our reproductive vet to ensure that they are healthy and good breeding stock . Our dogs have also been tested and evaluated through our vet and certified through OFA (Orthopedic Foundation of Animals.) Tests such as heart, hips, patellas, eyes and elbows have all come back normal and passing, depending on how each test is evaluated. Certificates will be produced if requested. All of our puppies are also examined by our vet at 7-8 weeks old. We feel confident that we have done all we can to ensure we are providing you with a healthy life long companion.
Do your puppies come dewormed and vaccinated?
Yes, we deworm puppies and they are given their first vaccinations by our vet at 7.5 weeks old. They will need to continue their puppy shots when they are living with you. It is important to set those vet appointments up early and to not take your puppy anywhere that other dogs frequent until they have had all their shots. That means not letting their paws on the floor at the vet or anywhere else outside of your home and yard. No dog parks and no walks until they are safely and fully vaccinated. Socialize your pet safely in your arms or in a stroller as you take them to new places until then. Going to a new home is stressful and stress in a puppy's gut is the perfect place for parasites to grow, so keep your first few days as calm as possible and get your new pup checked out with your vet ASAP.
How can I see my puppy while I wait for her/him to come live with us?
Please follow us on Instagram and FB @muddyacrepups where we frequently post pictures and videos of our daily lives with the puppies. You get to see your puppy growing in our home and with our family. Once you are on the Reservation List, you will be able to see Puppy Evaluations as well!
Once I am on the Reservation list when do I get to pick my puppy?
After the Puppy Evaluations and Temperament testing is done (around 52 days old.)Their personality traits become more stable around 7 weeks, so we wait to test them to have a better understanding of who they are. We do puppy picks in the order of the Reservation List. When the evaluations are done I will post the videos to a password protected page on our website - from there you will be able to watch them all and read the written results as well. Then YOU get to choose your puppy! Only in an extreme circumstance, where I feel the puppy would not do well and the placement would be detrimental, would we discuss it together and I would ask you to select a different puppy, but that is extremely rare.
Once puppies are 8 weeks old, we have a Go Home Day! Each person on the reservation list will reserve a time slot during that day to come and pick up their puppy! If you are still deciding between one or two, this is the perfect time to meet and greet both puppies and then decide. Go Home appointments are 30 minutes each.