Do you keep puppies from the litter?

We may choose to keep a puppy from the litter. Our goal when breeding is to improve the breed, and to do that, we need the best males and females. So, we have “first pick of the litter”. We’re looking for many technical details such as the size and shape of the ridge, ear pitch, […]

What happens in the second-round interview?

The second-round interview is usually face-to-face, at our home. You’ll get to meet us, the mother of the litter, and all the puppies from the litter. You can see where the puppies have been living, and learn how they have been brought up so far. Your family will get to play with the puppies for […]

What happens in the first round interview (after I express my interest)?

We’ll call you and ask a set of questions to understand the kind of life the new dog would have with your family over the next 12 years (that is, what we estimate the new dog’s life to be). We’ll ask followup questions, to understand your underlying principles of how your family will live with […]

Do I have a chance of getting a puppy from this litter?

We make the decision to offer a puppy for purchase on many factors, but how fast you can respond to an email is not one of them. Everyone is in with an equal chance if they submit an Expression of Interest in the one week EoI period (we’ll post a notice with a link on […]

How much do puppies cost?

Puppies for our next litter in 2021 will likely priced at AU$4500 each, plus an AU$1000 sterilisation bond (that’s refunded when you provide proof of sterilisation, more info). We reserve to change the price closer tot he whelping date. A $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required by the time the puppy is seven weeks of age.

What conditions are puppies kept in until they are sold?

The puppies and mother’s health and happiness are our highest priority. We have fitted out a 10-foot shipping container to be our whelping and puppy-rearing room, about 30 metres from our home. We both work from home. In the container, we added thick insulation and lined the walls and ceiling. We added adjustable vents top […]

When will you have puppies for sale?

Our last litter whelped on August 28 2020 (see the Buckle and Kiwi litter page for more info). We’re no longer taking Expressions of Interest for this litter (EoI is only open when puppies are 1 to 2 weeks old). We plan to have our next litter in 2021. Subscribe to our mailing list (bottom left […]

How can I register my interest for buying a puppy from you?

When the puppies from a litter are one week old, we open an Expression of Interest page, where families can answer some questions and register their interest. The window is open for a maximum of one week. Subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page, and we’ll notify you when we have a […]