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We keep our pups until ten weeks of age. This ensures proper socialization with their mother and litter mates.
Yes, via picture/video. Pups are picked by the buyer in order of deposits received. At four weeks old we take individual pictures, provide a writeup, and suggestions on which pup(s) may better suit each buyer. We then pick a day and time for all buyers to choose their pup in order of deposits received. Pups will not be picked in person due to potential sickness carried in on shoes/clothing before pups have been fully vaccinated. The breeder reserves the right of first pick if we choose to keep pups from any litter.
Yes. Every pup comes with a sale 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.
No. We no longer keep a waiting list. We inform those who have subscribed to our mailing list about upcoming litters. We will try our best to get approved buyers 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.
Yes. A deposit must be made to reserve a pup after pups are born.
No. A deposit is a promised reservation that saves your spot in line for a pup. If a pup perishes after birth or is seriously injured while in our care your deposit will roll to the next litter. We do not accept deposits on unborn pups.
Ordinarily we have produced gray brindles, red brindles, black brindles, wheatens, and some blacks. 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.
No. We no longer liver shunt test our pups as there is controversy on the reliability of the test and at what age it should be properly performed. If you choose to take your pup to be liver shunt tested and for some reason your pup did not have favorable results you may return your pup for a replacement pup from our next available 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.
No. We have not felt the need to get our hounds OFA tested. Most of our hounds have close ancestors that have been OFA tested. This is subject to change as we may OFA test in the 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 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 to eleven years old.
Yes. Buyer will be responsible for picking up their pup in person, or scheduling shipping. Buyer will be financially responsible for all costs involved with shipping. It is a $5 per day fee if the pup leaves us after ten weeks of age. A reputable ground shipper will be required if temperatures are below 20 degrees or over 85 degrees. Airline shipping will be an additional expense of $450 to us for the time/travel. At the time of flight pups will be around 15-20lbs, flown in a size 300 crate, and shipped from Epply Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska.
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