We start taking deposits when we have puppies on the ground and can see how many we have, gender, color, etc. Puppies go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age, prior to which they will be microchipped, vet checked, dewormed and vaccinated. We screen buyers carefully to make sure our puppies are going to the best possible homes. Our goal is to match puppies up with prospective buyers based on temperament and lifestyle compatibility. These qualities are much more important than color, appearance, or which puppy greets you first when you come to meet them. We spend countless hours getting to know the puppies, observing their individual personalities, and deciding whether each pup would be best suited for a working or pet home. Working homes are given preference in terms of picking puppies and then after that, pick is based on the order in which deposit is received. We offer limited AKC registration only with elevation to full with health testing and titling. Puppies come with a two and a half year hip/elbow guarantee, which gives you plenty of time to get your dog in for xrays after their second birthday. Shipping is available. We offer lifetime breeder support and are able to take back any dog at any time, should the need arise.