ALL purely companion purpose puppies are sold on a limited registration. There is a provision to change this registration should you desire to compete in conformation or breed your dog. See LIMITED REGISTRATION AGREEMENT form above for details. We also REQUIRE that you come here to pick up your companion pup or have made a visit previously so that we can personally meet.
All puppies are naturally whelped and handled daily from birth in our home. Our "girls" are loving and careful mothers. Puppies are provided toys and environmental changes as they grow for mental stimulation. They receive all first shots and wormings; are micro-chipped; enrolled in AKC Lost Dog Recovery program; are registered in your name . We even give you a slip lead to take your puppy home with. We also expose them to birds, shot and water (weather permitting). Working from your reservation information, we use our expertise to evaluate the puppies for temperament, hunting ability and conformation and match them to your needs and wants. We do not require that you show or compete with your dog in any way. Our main concern is a good permanent home for our dogs. All puppies are guaranteed in writing. See a copy of our guarantee. We also provide a 25 page "operating" manual with your pup. All companion purpose pups are sold on a limited registration agreement. Should you decide you wish to compete in field, show or obedience, the registration can be changed. We do not as a rule sell "breeding" stock. For the serious competition owner, we do have a breeding contract. See a copy of limited registration agreement or breeding contract.
Interested in a competition puppy? First, we are very selective about what we consider a show prospect or hunt test competitor. Since I am an AKC approved conformation & hunt test judge, I have a first hand knowledge of what your puppy needs to have to be a successful competitor. We may suggest waiting for certain breedings that are in our future plans. So please call and speak with us if you are looking for a competition pup. Be advised that generally a litter will only have a few really top prospects. It is extremely rare for any litter to be all show or hunt prospects. So, contact and reservation well in advance is highly recommended.
If you wish to reserve a puppy, a $400 deposit is requested to hold one for you and the deposit is completely refundable. We ask that you complete the reservation form and return it with your deposit. If we do not feel we have a pup that is suitable, at your choice, we will refund your deposit or apply to a later litter. All pups are registered with the POND HOLLOW prefix and formal names are chosen by us (however, we are open to any suggestions you may have but the name suggestions must be submitted by the time you come for your pup).
Your puppy is guaranteed to be in general good health for first 72 hours from pickup. We ask that you arrange to have your veterinarian exam your pup within this time limit to confirm the general good health. All the pups will have been vaccinated appropriately following the current vaccine protocol recommendations of Dr. Jean Dodds. A copy of this protocol will be provided to you as part of your puppy pick up information packet. Wormings are done at 3, 5 and 7 weeks.
Hips and eyes are also guaranteed in writing. Since all our dogs are PRA DNA tested, we can guarantee our puppies will never go blind from PRA. Please contact us for a copy of the entire of our health guarantee. You will receive your individual one the day you pick up your puppy/or have it shipped.
Shipping can be arranged for hunting puppies ONLY. For all other purpose puppies, you must come here to pick your puppy up. However despite being able to ship a hunting prospect, we do prefer and recommend that you drive or fly in and take your puppy home. Puppies can be flown in the cabin as carry- on baggage. Considering the cost of airline shipping, temperature embargoes, and limited plane sizes that do not take live animals to many destinations, it is less stressful on the pup to flown in cabin or picked up and driven to his/her new home. ALL PUPPIES FOR OVERSEAS MUST BE PICKED UP AND FLOWN AS CARRY- ON. WE DO NOT SHIP CARGO OVERSEAS!