Frequently Asked Questions
How soon are we able to pick up our puppy?
Your puppy may be picked up when the litter reaches 8 weeks old. All puppies must be picked up between 8-9 weeks of age.
I'm not able to pick up my puppy in person. Are you able to ship the puppy to me?
NOTE: Due to COVID, we are temporarily suspending the option to ship a puppy with a puppy nanny. You are welcome to fly out and rent a car to pick up your puppy, but we do not offer to ship a puppy during these uncertain times. We apologize for the inconvenience!
How much does a puppy cost?
Female puppies cost $2,400 and male puppies cost $2,200, which includes the health guarantee, application for limited AKC registration, first round of vaccines and other health care (such as parasitic protocol). Please note that this does not include shipping, credit card fee, 7% sales tax or breeding rights (full AKC registration).
When do I need to pay for my puppy? What payment methods do you accept?
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required immediately in order to hold your puppy, and the remaining balance is due two weeks before you receive your puppy (unless you are paying cash or cashier's check in person while picking up your puppy).
What comes with my puppy?
Your puppy will come with the following:
Where are you located?
We live in Orange City, Iowa, which is in the northwest corner of the state. We live on an acreage 5 miles south of town.
Are we allowed to visit the puppies?
Yes and no.
Do you have a guarantee on your puppies?
Yes, we do! Please refer to our Health Information/Guarantee under the "English Goldens" tab on our website toolbar.
What will I need for my puppy?
Before your puppy comes home, be sure to have the following ready:
If I am purchasing a puppy, how often will I see pictures of the puppies and receive updates?
We will do our best to take weekly pictures of each individual puppy, as well as an occasional picture of all the brothers and sisters together. These pictures will be posted on our website under "Puppies." New photos will be posted on Wednesday morning of each week.
When and how do we get to pick our puppy from the litter?
Buyers will get to start choosing their newest family member at 5-6 weeks old. This gives the puppies time to grow physically and display their personality a bit. Order of picking is determined by the order deposits are received. Once we receive your $500 non-refundable deposit, your name is on the list and you're considered "in line."
Why is the OFA health rating important?
Having a high OFA rating for hips is an important indicator of lifetime health for a dog and her puppies. If both parents have strong hip conformation, it means their puppies will also likely have strong hips. This translates to a healthy, happy puppy with less vet bills to correct potential problems like hip dysplasia. Buying an excellent puppy now will pay dividends later! In fact, you'll probably come out money ahead.