Select a Puppy
First things first-you will need to choose a puppy from those available. We always recommend contacting us before completing an application and placing a deposit as the cuteness factor can be overwhelming and when we have puppies available, they go quickly. A quick phone call or email can help save a ton of heartache. In addition, we are often overwhelmed with applications and puppies are generally spoken for before they are born. Our policy has always been that if is your responsibility to reach out to us regarding available puppies.
Securing your Puppy
We work from the day our puppies are born until the day they come to you to develop puppies that have great temperaments, are eager and ready to learn and that will be life-long companions and members of their new families. Currently our puppies are $1500 to $2000 which includes a deposit of $300. Our puppies are sold with limited registration unless prior arrangements have been made. Breeding and raising litters is a complex and challenging task and should be entered into seriously with plenty of guidance and research. If you are interested in breeding one of our Goldens, please be sure and discuss this prior to committing to one of our puppies.
Once you are ready to commit to a Quivira Golden, a $300 non-refundable security deposit will hold the puppy of your choice. Step one of the deposit process is to contact us via email or phone. We LOVE to visit with our potential families. Completion of a deposit contract is the next step. The application form can be found here. Once we receive your deposit contract, we will send you the link to make your deposit. Your selection spot will be determined by the order we receive deposits. Deposits are non-refundable. A deposit can be transferred from one litter to another, but it can not be refunded. We ask that you complete the puppy application at the time you place your deposit. The remaining balance of the price of the puppy will be due when you pick up your puppy or prior to shipping. The waiting time for puppies varies but if you are sure you want a Quivira Golden, starting the process early is always recommended.
Picking Up Your Puppy
After weeks of waiting and worrying about your bundle of cuteness, the day WILL eventually come for you to pick him up. We prefer to send our puppies home between 8 and 9 weeks of age and older . Be sure to puppy proof your home and review information regarding crate training, house breaking and feeding. Below is a list of important items when coming to pick your puppy up.
Collar and Leash-your puppy will need a solid collar that measures 8"-14" as well as a leash you can hook on to the collar. We recommend an inexpensive 20' lead that has a hook on both ends. This works best to keep your puppy attached to you wherever you go the first few weeks.
Harness-Many different styles and qualities of harnesses exist. After much searching and lots of experience, we recommend the Chai's Choice Best Outdoor Adventure Harness. (Please note we are NOT an affiliate-this is just a darn good harness :-)
Toys-The topic of toys can be overwhelming so I will try to keep this short and sweet. We recommend the following: something to retrieve (medium hexi balls are great to start with), something to tug, something with a squeaky and something to chew (bully sticks are great as are raw bones from your butcher).
Crate pad/Towel-It's common for puppies to get a tiny bit car sick when traveling as youngsters. Better to be safe than sorry.
Water Dish-If you are traveling more than 5 hours, we recommend you bring a water dish. We suggest bringing a little bottled water home to make the trip easier on your puppy. We do not recommend that you feed when traveling. Puppies will be fine to wait until they get home to eat.