Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will my puppy be registered?
A: There are several canine registries (The American Kennel Club, (AKC), APR, ACA, UKC) and others. Most of our puppies are registered. You will be given the opportunity to register your new puppy at the time of purchase.
Q: What does it mean to have a registered puppy?
A: Buying a registered, purebred puppy means that its family tree is documented as being exclusively one breed. Buying a registered dog does not necessarily mean that the dog will be healthier than a non-registered dog. It means that its parents are of the same breed and that the dog comes from a purebred line. AKC (American Kennel Club) is the most familiar purebred dog registry in the country. There are several other dog registries such as ACA, APR, UKC that also register purebred dogs.
Q: Will my puppy be microchipped?
A:Yes, all of our puppies are microchipped before purchase. You will be given the opportunity to register it at the time of purchase. It is extremely important to register your puppies microchip. If your puppy should ever become lost, there is a good chance that your puppy will be recovered if it has a registered microchip. In a pets lifetime, one out of three will become lost. Without enrollment registration and identification about ninety percent will not be recovered.
Q: What breeds are best for people who have allergies?
A: People who have allergies should consider dogs that shed very little. Breeds to consider are: Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Chinese Crested, Irish Water Spaniel, Kelly Blue Terrier, Maltese, Poodle, Schnauzer, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Questions to Ask Before You Buy a New Puppy
Q: Can you afford a dog?
A: Dogs can bring a lot of joy but owning a dog as a pet takes money for the life of the dog. Every year a dog will cost… food, training, accessories, vet bills, and licenses. Do you have the financial resources to adequately invest in the life of the pet? There is no such thing as a cheap dog, no matter where you get your dog.
Q: Can you and your family give needed supervision?
A: A dog will likely live 10 to 15 years. They will require a minimum of one hour of quality attention every day for their entire life. That's over 4000 hours you and your family will be spending just caring for your pet, plus many more fun time hours. Puppies, like small children, require constant supervision. If you travel, or are a work-alcoholic and can't take the dog with you, you'll need to make arrangements for caring for the dog while you are gone.
Q: Does your living arrangement allow a dog?
A: This must be determined before you even begin searching for a new furry pet. If you live in an apartment, get permission from the landlord in writing first.
Q: Are there hidden allergies to dogs?
A: Anyone in the family have pollen allergies? If so they might also be allergic to a dog. If in doubt, come into the store and discuss this with us and we will help determine if this might be an issue. People are allergic to either dog dander or the hair of a dog. Generally we can allow you or anyone in your family play with the dog for some time to see if a skin reaction or eye irritation/watering crops up. We want to help you make sure no one in the household has any dog allergies before bringing home a new puppy.
Q: Are there children in the home?
A: We specialize in what we call "Family Friendly" breeds and will help you match the best breed for your family's lifestyle. There are some breeds that are better with children. We also will help you know how to supervise dogs with children. Small children crawl around on the floor and are more likely to come face-to-face with your dog. This can be seen by your new dog as a threat, so making sure an adult is with the child and dog at all times will keep both child and puppy safe.