Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we have been asked over the years.
We try to update this sheet when something new comes up.

Q. Do you take credit cards?
A. No, we accept cash only. Though we will accept deposits via Venmo or PayPal (Friends and Family option only), but we treat this as as a cash transaction with no credit card protection services. If contested it will be ruled in our favor by the card company. Cash is required for the balance due when you come to pick up your puppy. Deposits are non-refundable.

Q. What is Hypoglycemia?
A. Hypoglycemia is "low blood sugar".
Hypoglycemia is avoidable, just ensure your puppy is eating. Please read our Hypoglycemia information sheet. Here...

Q. How does a puppy deposit work?
A. Deposits are a way to hold a specific puppy until it is ready to go to your home. We rarely have puppies that have not been reserved by the time they are 6 weeks old. So if you want to guarantee that you get a puppy, placing a deposit on it this the way to go. Our deposit requirements are usually around 1/3 the selling price and are non-refundable. Cash is required for the balance due when you come to pick up your puppy. We no longer accept the balance due paid with Venmo or PayPal.

Q. When can my puppy come home with me?
A. Typically, your puppy can leave at 8 weeks of age. But the stipulation is that when your puppy is eating on its own and a minimum of 8 weeks of age. We sometimes have had very small puppies stay to 12 weeks.

Q. How to Subscribe/Unsubscribe from Notification Lists
A. To subscribe, click the Notify Me button and fill in the form. When we have a dog/puppy that you might be interested in, we'll email you at the address on the form. You will automatically be removed from the list one (2) years after your submission.  We do this since at the point, you typically would have had a minimum of two (2) opportunities to get a puppy. Re-submit anytime.
To Unsubscribe from the list, please click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of every page or send us an email from the email address you subscribed from with a Remove Me or Unsubscribe in the Subject.

Q. Can I take my puppy home with me on a plane and what are the requirements?
A. Yes, your puppy can fly on all air carriers that allow pets. We only allow you to hand carry the puppy in the passenger compartment, they should not be checked in as cargo or checked baggage. Every air carrier has different rules, but we provide a health record with date of birth, shots and deworming treatments that were administered. Some carriers require the puppy to be 8 weeks, some 10 weeks even to board in the cabin. Please book your carrier according to the age your puppy will be when you fly. searching the web for a the carrier and pet rules is an easy way to locate thier requirements like :"alaska air pet policy" with show this as the first website link is Every major carrier accepts pet's in the cabin, typically $95-$125 each way.

Q. What food do you feed your puppies?
A. We feed Royal Canin Mini Puppy to our Yorkies and Griffs. We find that they like the food and consistently eat it. You can buy the most scientifically formulated dog food, if the dog won't eat it, then you have a high probabiity to have a Hypoglycemia issue with your puppy. We recommend that you don't switch the puppy to a different brand for atleast 2 weeks after you take them home and then do it gradually.

Q. Do you have a written Health Guarantee?
A. Yes, we do, you will need to acknowledge and sign that you we informed you on it and it's limitations and be provided a copy when you pick up your puppy,
It states:
The seller certifies that upon purchase of the above named dog, is in good health and has been immunized and wormed. It is recommended that the buyer have the above named dog examined by a vet of their choosing at their expense within three days from the date of sale. Any condition that is minor, correctable, or breed related that is treatable or in which the dog will grow out of is not to be considered diseased or defective and is not guaranteed. If the buyers vet does diagnose a serious genetic defect, health condition or disease to the above named dog, the buyer must contact the seller immediately and schedule a return of the puppy within the 3 day period for a replacement puppy of equal value or refund of the full purchase price. This must all be done within the three days after purchase of the dog. A copy of the vet report is required. Any genetically life threatening defect that is not correctable is guaranteed for one year from the date of sale. If this occurs the buyer is entitled to exchange the above named dog for another dog from a different litter. The seller is not to be held accountable for any contagious disease that is diagnosed after three days from the date of purchase.
Small breed dogs can be prone to hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar. Breeder has provided information sheet to explain symptoms, prevention and treatment just in case any puppy should show any signs of hypoglycemia. It is the new owner's responsibility to care for the puppy in such a way to prevent this from happening. The breeder is not responsible for any hypoglycemia issues since the puppy is now under your care and cannot be held responsible for how or when the puppy is fed or taken care of. It is the new owner's responsibility to be sure puppy is eating and drinking enough to prevent hypoglycemia issues. Hypoglycemia issues are considered improper care. If any puppy becomes sick, it is the new owner's responsibility to first seek veterinarian care and then notify the breeder with the problem.
Buyers responsibility: The buyer must agree to take good care of the above named dog, feed and house it properly. This is not in any way an outdoor dog and should never be housed as such. The buyer is responsible for the remainder of the vaccinating the dog that he/she will need. The buyer is obligated to give the above named dog proper physical and emotional care for the remainder of its life. The buyer must agree to house the dog indoors as its primary housing. The death, injury or loss of said dog due to carelessness, theft, recklessness, abuse or improper care will not entitle the buyer to any compensation from the seller."

Q. Do Yorkies shed?
A. Yorkies don't shed, but will lose a few hairs like we do. Their long coat requires regular brushing. They have hair like people and it continues to grow, again just like human hair.

Q. Do Brussels Griffon shed?
A. The breed can have either a rough or smooth coat. Smooth coats do shed, rough coats don't but the undercoat can be easily plucked, but does not come out when being petted. Each coat needs twice-weekly brushing and shaping every three months.

Q. Do we Crop Tails and Remove Dewclaws?
A. Both breeds, Yorkies and Brussels, AKC standards show cropped tails.  In some areas of the world, docking tails is not the norm and against the law..Wikipedia has a great write up on tail docking why it was originally performed  and where it is not allowed/restricted We even have a couple Brussels with undocked tails, but would probably not do well in an AKC show ring due to having a long tail.
We remove declaws so they don't get hung up and get the digit ripped off.
We don't have our Brussels ears cropped, we leave hem natural.

Q. Do we breed show dogs?
A. Our dogs are sold as pets and some may do very well in the shows. Some dogs hate the show and do not have the personallity to prance around the ring. Some breeders will sell a puppy as a show prospect because they believe the puppy has potential and shows no faults that will prevent it from being disqualified. Typically they charge you more. But no one that I know will guarantee that your dog will win a show or even place well unless it is only dog in the class.

Other services

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Yorkshire Terrier Puppies

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Brussels Griffon Puppies

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Breeding Services

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