First, you subscribe to our mailing list (bottom of this page). And we recommend you follow us on Facebook, where we’ll make regular updates on the litter.
We send out a message to our mailing list advising the pregnancy is confirmed (typically three to four weeks before the puppies are due to be whelped), and another message when the litter is actually whelped. We’ll make a page on our site for this litter, and add images and videos regularly.
When the puppies are around two weeks old, we invite expressions of interest in buying a puppy from this litter – we send a message out to our mailing list asking you to complete a form on our site. Expressions of interest are open for a week, and there’s no advantage to expressing interest early and no disadvantage to expressing late – we assess each expression of interest on its own merits.
We’ll speak on the phone about your preferences, and some other details. We prefer to set up a date and time for that by SMS first.
We get many more people wanting to buy puppies than we have puppies, so we have to make some difficult decisions. We maintain a “wait-list” in case there are potential buyers who drop out at the last minute (if you’re on the wait-list we’ll let you know, and we’ll let you know when all puppies are sold).
We allow visits (in Covid-19 times, this may be by video chat) when the puppies are six weeks old, never before. At this stage, you select your first, second and third preference, from those available (puppies wear collars with numbers, so we can tell them apart).
We’ll provide info so you can prepare to have a puppy – info on bedding and feeding, for example.
Puppies can be collected at 8 weeks of age (never earlier). Remaining payment can be made by bank transfer a few days before collection, or in cash on the day (however, payment must be received in full before the puppy can be collected).
When you collect your new puppy, we’ll answer your questions and provide more info.
We remain available to support you for the life of your puppy.