Questions You May Have
How do I reserve a puppy for our family?
If you would like to be notified when our puppies are born please contact us by email. We will send you our Puppy Inquiry questionnaire and will let you know soon after puppies are born. We will also reserve puppies by deposit for families until they are old enough to go to your home (between 8 to 10 weeks). If you choose to make a deposit we will put you on the Reserve List and you will get first pick of the available puppies (your placement on the list will be in the order the deposits are received). Your deposit will be credited toward the total purchase price, and the remainder would then be paid when you pick up your puppy. We do require that the puppy be paid for in full before it leaves our home. We gladly accept cash, money order, or payment online via Paypal. Please let us know that you are sending us a deposit BEFORE you send any money to make sure there is still a puppy available to reserve. We will send you a receipt via email after we receive your deposit.
What is "limited" registration? Why do you offer your puppies with limited registration?
Limited registration means that the breeder is selling the dog with limitations on his registration. Any offspring from a dog with limited registration cannot be registered with AKC and would be unable to compete in AKC conformation shows. (However he is eligible to compete in other AKC sanctioned events, such as Agility, Obedience, etc.) Since our primary goal is to provide a happy, healthy puppy to a family that will love and care for him or her, we have decided to offer our puppies with limited AKC registration in hopes to deter those who are interested in a dog for the sole purpose of breeding. If you are looking for a puppy with full AKC registration, let us know and we will be glad to talk to you about this in regard to our puppies.
How can you tell what your puppy’s personality or temperament will be?
It is difficult to tell what kind of personality a puppy will have when he is older. Sometimes a shy-acting puppy will actually end up being a more dominate adult, or that really energetic puppy ends up being a more sedate older dog. So we conduct early temperament testing on our puppies at 7 weeks to help you choose the puppy that’s right for you. Keep in mind though, regardless of the puppy you choose, the time you spend with your puppy early on will make a big difference in the way he or she acts as an adult. Collies are very relational dogs and especially need lots of early mental and emotional stimulation. Giving your puppy lessons in basic obedience will be an investment that will benefit both your puppy and you, regardless of his personality type.