Frequently asked questions Q: Do i get the puppy of my choice? A: The answer in short is NO, as a very established and experienced breeder I need to evaluate you, I need to met you, get to know more about you, your lifestyle and your family I will allocated the correct puppy to the household. I know my puppies inside out and I have over 20 years experience, so whilst you may view my puppies and fall in love with the look of a particular puppy, it may not mean you actually get that puppy.
Q: Do you breed straight back dogs or do they have the sloping back. A: Firstly what you are referring to is not the back of a GSD but what they call the croup, and yes, we breed to the breed standard. In the current English translated version of the SV/FCI German Shepherd Dog standard No.166 dated 23/12/2010 the ‘upper line’ and one assumes this to be the same as the more common term ‘top line’, states: ‘The upper line runs from the base of the neck via the high long withers and via the straight back towards the slightly sloping croup without visible interruption. The back is moderately long, firm, strong and well muscled. The loin is broad, short, strongly developed and well muscled. The croup should be long and slightly sloping approximately 23 degrees to the horizontal and the upper line should merge into the base of the tail without interruption.'
The first sentence in the Standard is clear. It states the ‘top line’ consists of three specific sections: the withers, the back and the croup and this is in line with the dictionary definition of the ‘back’,
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Q: what do I get when I purchase a puppy from you? A: Each puppy comes microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. They also come with a puppy pack that contains a USB with the sire and dams breed information, hip n elbow certificate, this is not always possible with imported dogs, most have there hip and elbow status on there Korong (german survey) when a dog is imported to Australia it is required to be re verified at an Australian survey to which the hip and elbow status will be recorded on the new survey and this can sometimes take a few months so a copy will be forwarded to you as soon as its available. No German Shepherd can be bred without xrays so rest assured your pups sire has been done.
Q: Can we view the sire (dad) and dam (mother) A: It is not always possible to view the sire, sometimes they live in another state. Dam should always be available for viewing.
Q. Do we get to see where mum had the pups and what sought of surroundings they have while growing. A: Yes. Viewing of the pups can be done at 4 weeks of age where they where whelped (born) and raised for first 4 weeks before they start getting use to going outside.
Q: How often can we visit the pups. A: after the first visit and you put a deposit on a puppy you are welcome back as much as you like at convenient times and weather permitting of course. We like to get to know you as much as possible before our fur kids leave with you at 8 weeks old.
Q: How much are the puppies and how much deposit do we need. A: We sell our pups for $2500 on limited registration (not for breeding) we require a $500 non refundable deposit. If things change beyond your control the deposit can be transferred to another litter at a time suitable for us both.
Q: Why do i need to complete and application form? A: The application form is designed to give me a vernal understanding of your household, experience, other pets and the type of puppy that would be best suited to your family. There are no wrong or right answers to this form but it gives me a little insight of your requirements. Obviously from the details you have given we can talk more in depth over the phone and then in person. *General Understanding*
Q: Do you refuse potential buyer and why ? A: YES. German Shepherds are not for all families, they require exercise, training, mental stimulation and to be part of the family and that means inside time with you. Depending on your home and work situation you may not be able to attend to their requirements needed on a daily basis.
Q: Where do you advertise your dogs: A: Dogs on line, word of mouth from existing buyers and other breeders 😊
Q: what happens if I buy a puppy and my circumstances change? A: I will always help you rehome your dog or if I have available space I will take the dog back.
Q: What age can the puppies leave their mum A: The minimum age is 8 weeks.
Q: What guarantee’s do I get if I purchase a puppy from yourself? A: I will always provide advise and support to all new owners of my puppies, however you as a buyer are also responsible for the puppies welfare and continual training.