Potential puppy buyers must go through a screening process before they are considered for one of our puppies.The first step in the process is to fill out an application on our website. This gives us a basic understanding of the type of home a puppy would get and tells us what type of personality is right for that family. After that is done we will chat with an applicant about any concerns we may have and make sure they do understand the temperament of a chessie.
Once a person is approved and they are interested in a puppy, they send us a deposit with their choice of a male or a female, color preference and if they want a pet quality or show quality puppy. People wanting show quality puppies get "pick" over the pet family's since we want the best puppies in the litter bred. We just hold onto the checks until pups are born. We cannot guarantee you will get the color of your choice but we will guarantee that you will get the sex that you choose or you get refunded your deposit. If we cant provide you with a puppy (like if someone wanted a boy and only girls were born) we would either send your deposit back, hold it for our next litter, or apply it to the opposite sex if there are any that aren’t spoken for. That would be up to the family. So the first person wanting a male would have “first male”, the second person would have “second male” and if the next person wants a female they would have “first female”. Being first in line doesn’t necessarily mean you will get the “best” puppy. We will know the personality’s well and will chose the puppy for the home. For example if a family has small children we would choose a more docile puppy for them, whereas for a hunter we would pick the puppy with a high retrieve drive that is fearless. I wouldn’t place the alpha puppy with a first time dog owner no matter how cute they think he is! So far we haven’t had any problems with this process and people do respect our choices and come to find that the pup we chose for them is just what they wanted! If you are wanting a docile puppy and you go to a breeder who allows you to just pick the puppy of your choice you may decide that you want that cute little guy that is sleeping in the corner. When in reality that cute little fuzzball is just tired because he is the most active puppy and is just beat from running around and harassing his littermates. So the only person who can really tell a pups personality is the breeder who has been with them day after day observing them. So your chance of getting a puppy isn’t guaranteed, but you will get your deposit back if WE cant provide you with a puppy from the litter you choose. We also have the right to keep any puppy we chose to at any time.
We try to get weekly pictures of the puppies on my site so families can watch their puppies grow. Plus people who have adopted my puppies are invited to my Facebook Page where families ask questions and share pictures and talk together about their new babies and what cute things they do. It’s a very fun and informative thing!
Of course the basics like vaccinations, wormings, dewclaws etc. are all done too. Anyone is welcome to visit anytime and please email or call us if you have any questions that were not covered here.