Wisteria Goldens – Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to place a deposit?

2. If I am the 3rd person to give you a deposit for a pup, do I get 3rd choice?

3. Do you ship puppies and if so, what age?

4. How much is shipping?

5. Do you guarantee your dogs?

6. Extended Guarantee?

7. Breeding Rights?

8. Do you think I should crate my puppy at night?

9. How much are your puppies? Are they AKC registered?

10. How can I pay for my puppy?

11. How often should I feed my puppy?

12. How do I house break my puppy?


 

1. Do I need to place a deposit?

It is entirely up to you. Placing a deposit assures you a pick from my current & upcoming litters. It is a non-refundable deposit. You will be contacted when it is time to pick out your puppy, which is at 6 weeks of age.

We require a $500 deposit (which goes toward purchase price) and cannot hold a puppy until I receive a deposit. We will allow three business days to receive the deposit if you are mailing it — if you think it will take longer to get here, please let me know so that I do not think you have a changed your mind.


 

2. If I am the 3rd person to give you a deposit for a pup, do I get 3rd choice?

Yes, basically the 3rd person to give a deposit would be 3rd in line for choice on a litter. But, the first person isn't guaranteed “pick of the litter.” We always reserve the right to pick of the litter. For example, we might want to keep a pup. We also try to match up puppies with their new families.


 

3. Do you ship puppies and if so, what age?

Yes, we ship puppies. We do not ship until they are 8 weeks old and weather conditions permit. While they are with us we take special care to expose them to clanging, banging noises, get them used to a crate, and overall get them used to the idea of noise and movement. Puppies are NOT sedated. The airlines does not allow it as it compromises their ability to thrive during flight. The Golden Retriever puppies that are properly prepared for flight do extremely well while traveling to their new homes and are happy and ready to meet their new family. If you are picking up your puppy, you may do so at 8 weeks.


 

4. How much is shipping?

Shipping is $425 in addition the price of the puppy. Shipping includes crate, flight, and health certificate charges. Please note, older puppies may incur an increased cost due to increased crate size and weight.


 

5. Do you guarantee your dogs?

Yes. Every puppy comes with a health guarantee…See Contract page. All of our adult dogs are screened for genetic defects. We will not breed a dog that is not breed standard and premium quality. If the new owner suspects their puppy has a problem, they should take the dog to their vet. If it is found to have a genetic defect, the owner must present us with the Vet certificate, stating the problem. (See Contract page) We then will take the puppy to our Vet for a second opinion. The owner pays all vet costs. If the diagnosis is the same from both Vets, you return the puppy and registration. We will then replace the puppy within the guidelines of the contract.


 

6. Extended Guarantee:

We recommend Life's Abundance Large Breed Puppy Food. If you continue with Life Abundance Large Breed Puppy Food and Life's Abundance Wellness supplements and order through our website www.healthypetslongerlife.com, so that we can track your use for 3 years, we will extend our warranty on the hips for 2 years. (Giving a total hip guarantee of 3 years).


 

7. Breeding Rights?

We only sell our puppies on AKC Limited Registration.


 

8. Do you think I should crate my puppy at night?

Yes, we believe puppies should be crated a night. If a pup is allowed free access in your home, or even a room at night he will get into trouble. The biggest problems are soiling in the house and chewing things he's not suppose to. A young pup needs a safe place that is for them alone. Most puppies will not soil in their crate. If a puppy has a large enough area they will wake up and pee somewhere and then go back to sleep somewhere else. A puppy doesn't like to soil its own sleeping area because it needs to sleep there. It is more difficult to house break a puppy that doesn't have a crate than a pup that does have a crate. Also, the puppy would be safer at night in a crate. There are possibilities of the puppy chewing on electrical cords, falling down steps, getting into the garbage, or chemicals kept under the kitchen sink.


 

9. How much are your puppies? Are they AKC registered?

Our puppies are all AKC registered and priced as follows: ** Please note: Any puppy picked up or bought in the State of Arkansas will be charged 9.125% sales tax.

English Cream Golden Retriever Females – $2,750

English Cream Golden Retriever Males – $2,750


 

10. How can I pay for my puppy?

We accept money orders, cashier's checks, cash, PayPal, and credit cards payments. We no longer accept personal checks. We do not schedule airline reservations for the puppy until payment and signed contract is received. It takes at least 5 business days to get confirmation of airlines reservations for the puppy. ** Please note: Any puppy picked up or bought in the State of Arkansas will be charged 9.125% sales tax.


 

11. How often should I feed my puppy?

Most puppies should be fed three times a day, until they are about 4 to 6 months old. Then change it to twice a day. Our puppies feeding times are 7 am, 12 noon, and 6 pm. It is harder to house break a puppy that always has access to a full food bowl.


 

12. How do I house break my puppy?

First of all, realize that a puppy's body is not mature enough for muscle control of its bladder until it is 3 1/2 to 4 months of age. Bowel control is usually faster. Tips and tricks: PATIENCE, CONSISTENCY, AND ROUTINE! All puppies need their own secure sleeping area. (Crate) A puppy usually will not void or defecate in their sleeping area. Do not give a puppy food or water past 7 p.m. No food after 6 p.m. Obviously, this time can be adjusted if it is very hot or the puppy has had a big play time. This gives the puppy plenty of opportunity to be able to go to bed with an empty bladder. Keep the puppy in site at all times! After 20 minutes let the puppy outside and give the command, for example “go potty.”

Take puppy outside:

• As soon as a puppy wakes up.

• Right after a puppy eats or drinks.

• After 20 minutes of playtime.

It doesn't take long for a puppy to learn. Make a schedule for “potty time,” playtime, eating, etc. When you take the puppy outside always tell him “Outside.” He then learns the command. If you catch a puppy in the act of having an accident in the house, pick him up mid-stream and say “no” in with a firm tone. NEVER hit a puppy or rub a puppies nose in his own mess. This does not teach the puppy anything good or positive. You can show the puppy the pee smelling cloth (after you clean it up) and say “No Potty in House.” Then lovingly, but firmly take the puppy and the cloth outside. Put the cloth on the ground and say “Go Potty Outside.” Let the puppy smell the cloth. Remember to watch your puppy closely and recognize the “need” for him to go outside.

For Your Information:

1. Puppies are being raised on Life’s Abundance Large Breed Puppy Food Feeding your puppy anything but premium quality dog food will affect his growth. Studies have been shown that food quality contributes to developing hip dysplasia. It is not all genetics. We ensure our puppies get a healthy start, by feeding quality food, and vitamins.

2. Our puppies are vaccinated at 5 weeks for Bordetella, 6 weeks with Parvo vaccine and 7, 10, & 13 weeks with Novibac 1-DAPPv. We follow our vet's recommendations. Many vets recommend different schedules for vaccines. Please check with your vet for continued boosters and vaccines that are required in your area and recommended by your vet. We also worm our puppies at 2 weeks intervals.

3. The English Cream Golden is a very gentle, loving, affectionate animal and it is important that you train accordingly. It is important that they have a routine and consistency in order for them to learn where to use the bathroom, eat, sleep etc.

4. Puppies should always have something to chew on and several toys of their own. Never take away something without replacing it with something they can have. Goldens love their toys!

English Cream Golden Retriever Breeders | English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies

Billy & Debbie Franklin have been married for over 25 years! We are city girl meets country boy and living happily ever after! We live in the “boonies” in Arkansas, with our numerous English Cream Golden Retrievers, Mr. Tom Cat, cattle, and horses.

We have filled our home with “furry” children, since our human ones had the audacity to grow up into amazing young adults, move out, and begin taking responsibility for their own lives!

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