We keep our pups until ten weeks of age. This ensures proper socialization with their mother and litter mates.
Yes. Pups are picked by the buyer in order of deposits received. At four weeks old we will take individual pictures, provide a writeup, and suggestions on which pup(s) may better suit your desires. We then pick a day and time for all buyers to choose their pup in order of deposits received. Buyers will then have a maximum of 24 hours to pick their pup(s) before we move on to the next in line. If you are not at the top of the list to choose and would like to be you are welcome to roll your deposit to the next litter. Please note that the breeder reserves the right of first pick if we choose to keep pups from any litter.
Yes. Every pup comes with a contract that must be signed. Our contract states that if you cannot keep your pup at any point in their lifetime you are required to surrender your pup back to us.
Yes. Our waiting list is first come first serve. Once a litter is born the waiting list will be contacted in order, then deposits can be made to hold a pup. We will try our best to get those on our list a pup as soon as one is available; yet since we cannot control nature sometimes plans may become delayed if a heat cycle is late, breeding does not take, or not enough pups are born in a litter. In whichever case your pup request will roll to the next litter still in order of who contacted us first. We no longer accept deposits on unborn pups. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
No. A deposit is a promised reservation that saves your spot in line for a pup. The only exception is if a pup perishes after birth or is injured while in our care.
Ordinarily we have produced gray brindles, red brindles, black brindles, blacks, and some wheatens. However, we firstly breed for temperament and size. We desire to better the breed and provide the public with a well tempered hound that also shows that Irish Wolfhounds are indeed the tallest dogs in the world. We cannot guarantee the color of pups.
Yes, but it is not required. At buyer request we will take the pup to be liver shunt tested at nine weeks of age for an additional $100 to buyer in vet costs. If for some reason your pup did not have favorable results we would either discount your pup at limited registration, or you may choose to roll your deposit to the next litter. We have not had any health concerns of this kind, and we hope to keep it that way.
No. Through our research and consultations with licensed veterinarians we believe that this breed's dew claws are there for a purpose and removal may result in unnecessary ongoing pain, complications, and infections that we refuse to put our pups through.
Currently no. We have not felt the need to get our hounds OFA tested since we have not had any health concerns regarding joints, and our hounds have close ancestors that have been OFA tested. This is subject to change as we may OFA test in the near future. Since this breed grows so big so fast we believe that proper nutrition aimed toward large breeds and limited excersize before two years of age will greatly reduce the risk of joint concerns. We also suggest not spaying/neutering until one to two years of age to ensure proper growth.
The breed is known to live eight to ten years. However, with proper nutrition and vet care we have seen this breed live easily to eleven years old.
Yes. We currently use Alaska Airlines and American Airlines for shipping puppies nation wide. We will schedule the flight for our pups. Flights are scheduled ten days before departure to ensure available space on the plane. At the time of flight pups will be around 25lbs, flown in a size 300 crate, and shipped from Epply Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska. Buyer will be financially responsible for the cost of flight, crate, and health papers.
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