Prices | Policies
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do puppies cost?
Puppies reserved after Jan 30 2021 are $3500 plus PST/GST, that cost will now include spay/neuter, which in most cases is a savings of $400-600.
Puppy Price includes:
Vet exam and first vaccine
Microchip with lifetime registration
2 year genetic warranty
Blanket or toy that smells like home
Written take home instructions/potty schedule
Early socialization with children and exposure to crate
Preventative flea treatment
Starter pack of food that puppies are used to
complimentary 30 days pet insurance policy
Puppies at this age require very light anesthetic, have tiny incisions and recovery very quickly with no requirement for a head cone etc. We stopped doing this procedure for several years but found not all owners were following up with submitting proof of spay/neuter and its a time consuming process to follow up on on so we have gone back to sending them home spayed/neutered. We have dogs that are now 15+ years old that had this procedure done and had a long and healthy life. We think the fact that owners returning for a second dog years are requesting it be done again speaks volumes about the long term safety and success.
Spaces will not be held without an approved application and deposit. Applications will be not accepted from families that have multiple deposits with other breeders and breeder reserves the right to cancel at any time at their discretion. Application fee is non refudable and will be applied to purchase price.
How much of a deposit is required?
We require a non refundable $500 application fee to reserve a space and that is applied to your future purchase price. We do no take reservations for specific shades of colour and if you have a strong preference for a specific shade we would prefer if you applied to a different breeder as our primary focus is on temperment over colour. We will accept email transfer, bank draft or personal cheque ( only with at least 14 days to clear prior to pickup). Please do not send a deposit withour an approved application.
We then request a deposit of $500 when puppies are born to confirm your commitment to the schedule pick up time and reduce the amount owing later on. Deposit will be applied to final purchase price.
Are Deposits refundable?
Yes but only if we don't have a puppy born/available that is a good match for your criteria/preferences. Otherwise deposits are non refundable and indicate our commitment to hold your puppy for you and are also your promise to us that you have commited to purchasing a puppy are are not shopping around with other breeders once you have asked us to hold your space. Your deposit can be kept on file for up to 1 year if you choose to delay your purchase until a later date, occasionally longer with prior permission.
Can I pick out my puppy?
We used to let people choose their pups from photos or in person but found that people were picking their pups based on inappropriate criteria such as whether it comes to them or the "sparkle" in its eyes and that the puppy they chose was often not well suited to their lifestyle or level of experience with dogs.
I don't live on Vancouver Island and can't travel to pickup, do you offer delivery?
We prefer in person pickups so that we can meet you and know that your puppy will arrive safe. On occasion if time permits, we can provide personal delivery at extra cost. Please inquire. We do not fly puppies unattended by air.
During Covid (depending on current regulations) we are doing drive by or outdoor distanced and masked pickups only with an extensive zoom call the week before to answer questions, go over details etc.
I have holidays planned for the week my puppy is ready to be picked up, can you keep it longer for me?
If you are not able to pick up your puppy on the take home date then we advise waiting for another litter or contacting a trainer we recommended to board/train your puppy. We do not personally board puppies at our home or keep them for extra time past their take home date. Puppies that age are a tremendous amount of work to socialize and care for properly and we look forward to well earned rest periods in between litters of puppies and plan our own holidays accordingly.
If you would like a head start on training your puppy or you have extensive holidays plans, you may want to consider a referal to one of the local trainers we trust as an alternative. The local trainer will take your puppy for 4-6 weeks and begin potty training, socializing and basic training. This program fills up quickly and early reservations are recommended, space is not guaranteed so please confirm availability before reserving your puppy if timing is an issue for you. Cost is usually in the range of $400-600/week for this service.