Before you decide to take on a Stumpy ask yourself these four questions.........
Do I have the time to daily train, exercise, and play with my dog?
Do I understand that this dog needs mental stimulation such as
obedience training, and am I prepared to undertake this training with my dog....in ANY kind of weather?
Do I have the room and facilities to make sure this dog is comfortable?
Am I prepared to love and be responsible for the same dog for its entire lifetime?
Often times a breeder has an "older" puppy, between the ages of 4-12 months available to pet homes. While a lot of people may think there is something wrong with the puppies, I would like to take the opportunity to explain why they might be available. Our breed standard is pretty strict regarding height, color and the tail (or rather the lack of a tail). A puppy that is perfect in every way may have a minor fault that prevents it from being eligible for the show ring. Often those faults do not materialize until the ages of 5-7 months.
Additionally sometimes the most "perfect" puppy, one without a cosmetic fault, simply does not desire to be a star and s/he may not particularly like the show ring and all the stress that goes with it. Unfortunately those personality traits are often unevident until later in the puppy's first year. Some breeders hold out hope that the puppy may adapt and after attending several dog shows with that pup, they give up.
Then we go looking for the perfect pet home for our lovely puppy. These minor "faults" may be simply a matter of being 1/2 inch over or under the minimum or maximum height requirements, incorrect color or teeth that don't align "perfectly". These faults while significant in the show ring, will impact the puppy's future as a show dog...but will not affect the puppy's future as a stock dog, an obedience or agility prospect or as a loving pet in your home!
Grandson Jacob and 4month old Conner.
The advantages of an older puppy are...
*The most expensive time of Puppyhood has been already completed. Usually all vaccines have been given.
* The "chewing" stage is over!
* You will still enjoy a playful puppy, but one that is past infancy stage.
* Additionally they have control over their bladder and potty training is near completion
* Another bonus...they sleep through the night. (usually!)
* And most always are crate trained.
* While you may pine for the "baby" puppy, older puppies are far easier in adaptation to your home and schedule and you will find that you did not miss out on very much at all!
All pups will have recieved age appropriate vaccinations before leaving here. They get 3 sets of vaccinations at age 6, 9, and 12 weeks for DHLP/Pv and they will have been de-wormed approx every 2 to 3 weeks since they were 12 days old.
OUR DEPOSIT POLICY
If you are interested in one of these pups, a deposit will hold one for you. Deposits are made through Pay pal or check if there is ample time to receive and process a check. A deposit of $150. "holds" you a puppy. Your DATE of deposit sets your place in line. If there is a litter of all males and you wanted a female, you have the option of waiting to the next litter for your preference OR you can switch to a male after the male placements are selected. If you wait for the next litter, your DATE of deposit is still valid (meaning your "date" moves into that line). If i have a litter with sufficient number of females, and you wanted red, but all we have is blue (or vice versa), you can take the same option. The purpose of the deposit is to "Hold" you a pup. The deposit tells me you are serious. I have in the distant past, called to let people know that i had pups (since they asked me to) and had them say."....oh we just got a dog...so no thanks." So why did i sit and turn away others when had i known they already had one.....? Thus deposits are non refundable.
I will send out baby pictures after birth at about 1 week old and then from about two weeks of age on. When they are 8 weeks old i will take pictures of the males together, and the females together and send them to the first 'deposit' for males/females in line. After that depositor/person selects their pup, the remaining pictures will go to the next 'deposit' in line and so on. At any time you dont like what is available, you can opt to wait as long as you like, but the deposit is non refundable.
If you arent familiar with paypal, go to paypal . com and it will tell you how to send money to "Friends and Family". PayPal is a US company and i have used it for MANY years with no problems. I dont see your banking info and you dont see mine. In the "notes or instruction" section, please be sure to indicate specifics, ie: male/female, color.. pet/companion or show/breeding prospect. A pet/companion is not a show or a breeding prospect and is not registered. Since it is to be spayed or neutered and not being used for either...why bother?
THIS boy belongs to a dear friend who needs to rehome him. He is Gaius The Healer ! Australian Cattle Dog. He was born on Sept 16, 2014 - Survived a leg amputation as a wee pup. He can run and play just fine. Doesn't know he is supposed to have 4 legs. He is Neutered, UTD on all vaccines. Basic Obedience Trained, knows High Five for a treat. Loves to be the only dog in the house, but will get along with another dog. Crate Trained, loves to ride and take long hikes. A very happy dog. Weighs about 50 pounds. Microchipped with HomeAgain and registered with the American Kennel Club.
He would be great with a "wounded warrior" or other previously injured person.
If you contact me looking for a pup and dont hear back in 48 hrs, we suggest you check your 'sent' file to make sure you sent the correct address with no typos, OR check your spam filter.
We strive to answer all enquiries within a timely manner, but occasionally if you make a typo, it can have our email response to you bouncing back to me as 'unknown'. Please be careful. Thanks