Payments / Health Guarantee

Always call before making a payment to make sure puppy you want is available and so I can watch for your incoming payment. You can always call me to walk you through the payment process: Tina; 816-866-6104.

HEALTH GUARANTEE / PURCHASE CONTRACT:

Recently I have decided to do away with our two-page puppy contract since it was lengthy and confusing to many new puppy adopters, and many did not have means to print it out, scan, and then email to us… We feel these few statements below clearly state the main points from the past guarantee. If you have any questions please have no hesitation in reaching out to me.

Please keep in touch with us and call us if you are concerned in any way or feel you did not have the best customer service from us. We are here to help you and buyer satisfaction is very important to us. We try to be as fair as possible in every situation and if you tell us there was a problem and actually care enough to call to discuss it with us we will be there for you and you will be happy with the results. You should expect a follow up phone call or email a little while after receiving your puppy to see if you have any new owner questions and see how puppy is doing. If for some reason you don’t hear from us, please reach out to us, we want to help you with your new puppy transitioning into your family. After you receive your puppy Please remember to fill out a puppy buyer Review / Testimonial on that page of our website so people can see how you rated your experience. If you do so we will send you a gift for your puppy. A follow up review can be done when your puppy is older and we will send you a second gift for your time and consideration. Of course, if ever a negative experience I would hope you would contact us first to discuss and so we can make it right with you…

No need to Print this Guarantee out to sign and return to me. The puppy Payment Form will ask you to check a box that you agree in full with it and that is all I need to show you agree in full to the Puppy Health Guarantee / Purchase Contract.

Guarantee: If you buy a puppy from us you agree to the following and you have also read and agree to all pages including BLOG page of our website. If any issues arise with your puppy you the buyer agree to contact the seller immediately.
Seller agrees puppy is in good physical condition at time of sale. If at your first vet visit, dated within 3 business days of receiving your puppy, your vet finds something wrong with the puppy you may return puppy within 3 business days for a refund of purchase price or replacement puppy, “which”, will be at seller’s discretion. After this date guarantee is only for life threatening genetic defects, although we will work with buyer if something comes up that is not life threatening in a fair professional manor. If your puppy has a life threatening genetic defect before it turns a year of age we will give you another equal puppy when you are ready for a new puppy. Seller’s vet is the person who determines what will be considered life threatening and  severity of issue and future prognosis after reviewing the Buyer’s vet record and vet statement and then consulting with Buyer’s vet. Puppy’s microchip must be on any vet reports submitted to  Seller’s vet for review. Any and All transportation / shipping costs will be paid by Buyer. Registration papers must be returned to Seller along with proof the defective dog has been neutered/spayed before Seller can replace puppy. Parvo is covered for the first week after transfer. Parasites are covered for first week of transfer and if positive for any parasite within that first week we will send a $30 check to help cover a wormer. Get fecal checked at first vet visit for Giardia, Cocci, and worms. Pups continue to pick up parasites so additional wormings will be needed: keep your pet on a monthly parasite prevention and keep pet vaccinated as directed by your vet. A, ($3000 purchase price puppy before any add on such as ears), comes with a second vet check to make sure teeth and testicles are correct at time of transfer for possible breeding and conformation showing, ALL other puppies come as pet quality and may have a small fault such as but not limited to imperfect bite or a undesended testicle. Small faults such as these are not covered by our guarantee. If a puppy has a major fault it’s price reflects that and is disclosed to buyer at time of purchase. If ever Buyer must rehome this pet, buyer is to return dog to Seller if a suitable home is not available. We never want one of our puppies to end up at a shelter or rescue. Deposits are non-refundable if buyer changes mind on getting the puppy.  Breeding the dog voids guarantee because no pet should be bred in their first year of life. All pups come with limited registration unless Seller agrees to full registration. Buyer agrees to fix the dog if between 1 year to 2 years of age if bought as a pet and not for breeding or conformation showing. A dog over a year of age is sold “as is”. All Guarantees are for the first year of life.
Things not covered:
We do not cover a reaction to any medicine or vaccine. Watch puppy closely after a vaccine or medicine. Make sure puppy is eating enough and eating the proper food or supplements we tell you to feed.
We do not reimburse for vet bills, so call us so we can help you save money with our experience, some meds and procedures are not always needed.
We do not cover any surgical procedures that may need redone or fixed such as ear cropping fixes on Giant Schnauzers. The vet that did the procedure would tell you to bring pup back for him to fix free of charge, so if you live a long distance you may choose to have your local vet crop the ears after you receive your puppy.
We do not cover color, size, or temperament. We do not cover non life threatening things such as an undesended testicle, low grade joint luxation, small imperfect bite, low grade heart murmur, or other non life threatening issues. However as stated above if issue is noticed at first vet visit you can return the puppy if you wish. We do not guarantee breedability on any dog sold. Puppy Buyer must keep “Jordan’s”  as the prefix for puppy’s registered name or guarantee is void.

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HOW TO PURCHASE: FIRST READ THIS PAGE, THEN FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  • Read this page and entire site, including BLOG page. ABSOLUTELY EVERY PAGE OF OUR SITE MUST BE READ BEFORE A PAYMENT IS PLACED! The payment form will ask you if you have read and agree to entire website as well as our puppy health guarantee / purchase contract above.
  • Call to make sure pup you want is available, and discuss if that pup is a good fit for your family, and approve your payment method.
  • Fill out PUPPY PURCHASE FORM BELOW…  If placing a $500 deposit for a future puppy: write (future Puppy and parents names if you know which parents you want a puppy from on the payment form. Put TBD: “to be determined” on dob, and shipping date. On PRICE put the high and  low price range for what you want shown on the PRICE INFO below) You will need to be ok with final cost of puppy if you place a deposit. All can be on high or low end or anywhere in between and we price them at 6 wks of age.   If you know which pup you are filling out payment form for: Then please put that pup’s name and full info on payment form.
  • After you send payment check to make sure your puppy is on hold for you-AFTER PAYMENT CLEARS. Your name should be next to your puppy. If you do not see your name anywhere on site PLEASE contact me to make sure I received your payment and have you written down for that puppy or litter. I’m only human and sometimes forget to write it down so doesn’t hurt to text to make sure it’s done.

DEPOSIT: If placing a deposit the fee is $500 and is non refundable.

PAYMENTS WE ACCEPT:

We accept CASH, Bank Wire, Mailed in Check or Money Orders, PayPal, and Credit Card via PayPal. If you use PayPal there is a small fee added. Look at PAYMENT FORM above for more payment details.

Deposits and Payments:

I do take deposits for future litters so if you are wanting to be on the list for one of our upcoming litters you are welcome to call me to discuss who is bred. There are 3 different ways you can choose the puppy you want. 1. You are always welcome to come visit puppies and choose one yourself at 5-6 wks of age, keep in mind it is first come first served with deposits, 2. I can choose for you, or 3. you can choose an available puppy from the website. At 5 to 6 weeks of age I take individual pics of each puppy and place them on their litter page. I also price each puppy at this time. Puppies are on a first deposit in bases. So if there is a puppy you are interested in you need to send your deposit in asap. If I receive two deposits for the same puppy the first deposit gets the puppy and I return any other deposit back or it can be slid to an available or future puppy. After your deposit is received that puppy is on hold for you until the remaining amount is owed at 6 weeks of age, if puppy is to be shipped. If picking up in person the remainder can be paid in cash at pick up at 8 wks of age. Please remember if you have changed your mind please contact us. Others may be interested in this puppy to, and we are holding it for you. Final amount owed on a puppy must be paid before the puppy is 6 weeks old, to allow time for payments to be cashed before puppy is transferred and allow for vet checks on shipped pups. In the case of a puppy you are interested in being over six weeks of age, payment in full is due immediately. If you are picking your puppy up in person you can pay the remaining amount at that time in “CASH”. Thank you for your consideration to us and others!!!! To make a deposit call me first to make sure the puppy is available then you can send us a payment through one of the options listed above. You will need to click the Purchase button on this page and fill out the form so I have your personal info for my records. If you place a deposit it cannot be refunded for any reason. In the event that the puppy you wanted is not born, or in the event of sickness or death of your puppy while in my custody, your deposit will be slid to another puppy/litter of your choice. If there is not a litter due to be born within a reasonable amount of time I may decide to return your deposit as to not hold you up on getting a puppy. Once the puppies are born and you choose the puppy you want us to hold for you, your $500 deposit is forfeited if you change your mind on the purchase for any reason. Of course I want you, (the buyer), to be happy with the puppy you have chosen and we can talk about maybe putting the deposit on a different puppy if the one you wanted is a lot different quality than expected, and has not yet been transferred to you. Always call before making any payment to make sure that pup is available.

PRICING:

  1. PET QUALITY WITH KNOWN MAJOR FAULT or DISCOUNTED OLDER PUP: is $800-$1800 UNCROPPED, ADD $400 IF EAR CROPPING WANTED.
  2. PET QUALITY: MOST PUPPIES FALL IN THIS CATEGORY: $2000 to $2800 UNCROPPED, ADD $400 IF EAR CROPPING WANTED.
  3. TOP QUALITY: $3000, UNCROPPED, ADD $400 IF EAR CROPPING WANTED. Pups sold limited AKC unless otherwise agreed. Yes a $3000 pup can go with full papers at breeder’s discretion. (If both parents are Champions the cost is $3500 if wanting Full AKC.)

Our Giant Schnauzers are generally $1800 to $3000 but can be less on occasion, read below. Pricing depends on Quality of pup. All puppies come with limited AKC papers. Full AKC papers such as for breeding purposes maybe available on a pup at breeder’s discretion.

PET QUALITY WITH A FAULT OR DISCOUNTED OLDER PUPPY: Pet pup with a known major fault may be priced at the lower end. A pup with a major fault issue is very rare. A better quality pup can also be priced lower if it is discounted because of being older and still available.

PET QUALITY: Good quality pet, male or female: We sell all puppies with limited AKC papers. So if you want FULL AKC for conformation showing or breeding you will need to call to discuss and puppy might be more expensive than a pet price. Pet quality may have small imperfections but Pet Quality is still a wonderful giant and few people can differentiate these pups from the champions and most likely these can also be shown and place well in conformation if they had full AKC papers. If you’d like to show this pup in conformation or breed call us to discuss if a change in limited to full registration is possible for the puppy.

Top Quality puppy: Top quality pups, or the pups we feel are extra special are reserved for people who want to own the very best. A pup in this category is the best of the best and the top pups in the litter. The top quality pups also come with limited AKC until approval for full papers has been given by breeder.

If you need full AKC to show your dog in conformation and not breed him/her then you can contact me to discuss. You can pay for breeding rights at any time, so many like to wait until pup is an adult.

A pup with Full AKC is $3000 or more, so if you want full papers on your dog you will need to pay the difference and this does not include $400 if ear crop is wanted or shipping fee. All registration limitations are at discretion of breeder. I do not sell breeding dogs to puppy mills! So if you have a bunch of breeding dogs please don’t waste my time asking. Small hobby breeders and those just wanting to show their pet in conformation are approved easily. Differences in Quality of pups: A good pet quality and a Top quality are very close and the everyday person would not be able to see the difference. We just see something extra in a top quality pup. Maybe a nice size, head, structure, movement etc… Having a tiny bit of white on the chest does not mean a pup is not top quality. There have been many champions with some white on the chest. Most of our pups have no white on them but if this is something that you definitely do not want you need to say it at time of deposit and put it on your Note section of your Purchase puppy form. Most Giants just as all black dogs will have more than just black within their coat. The primary color is black but what you feed your dog, where they live, stress, grooming, natural elements, and sun exposure all contribute to how deep the black is on your pup and the texture and quality of the coat. White hairs sprinkled throughout the coat are normal for a black Schnauzer to have. If you are showing in conformation a good handler knows the tricks to make a coat deeper black if needed. There are also recipes online that include molasses to get the natural black come back in your giants coat if it has the redish brown undercoat coming in that is known in this breed. Stripping and carding also help the black stay blacker. It also gets rid of a lot of those pesky white hairs you might see pop up here and there.

We do not guarantee any puppy to be breed-able because it is not possible to know breed-ability on a young puppy. We do not guarantee show quality or champion quality do to too many factors beyond our control once a puppy has left our home as well as a puppy cannot be considered champion quality at 8 weeks of age. Any breeder that says they have a 8 week old puppy that is a definite champion is lying to make the sell. In our opinion the Top Quality pups are the best possible champion quality pups of the litter. Most breeders that guarantee show quality are guaranteeing the exact same thing we guarantee below. Which is “at time of sale” the pup has no noticeable major faults that would prevent it from being shown.

GUARANTEE ON TOP QUALITY PUPS:

A pup that is $3000 or more in price before any add ons such as ear cropping cost: On a TOP QUALITY PUP, at your first vet visit dated within 3 business days of purchase, If vet finds a major defect that we missed which is a structural problem that would cause the dog to be disqualified in conformation such as a undesended testicle, you can return it for another puppy within 72 hrs of your vet noticing the defect. Small faults that are not disqualifying faults will not be covered. Pup must be at our home within 72 hrs of vet noticing defect and all registry and shot record papers must be returned as well for buyer to receive a replacement pup. If puppy is not returned within 72 hrs it is assumed that buyer has forfeited this guarantee and no replacement will be given at a later date. Only remedy is puppy exchange, no refunds of any amount. If a major conformation fault is found at a later date that is not life threatening it is not covered. Just FYI All show dogs have small faults, just like there are no truly perfect humans, how you play the game is mastering the art of hiding the small faults of your dog and hoping they are not as noticeable as the faults of the dog standing next to him in the show ring. This is an imperfect world and there is not a PERFECT dog just nice dogs that have really experienced handlers and groomers. More puppies than just the top quality puppies may be of show quality, and we do not guarantee a top quality pup will place in conformation trials because I have no control over your ear cropping, ear posting, grooming, training, etc… You may prefer agility and obedience over conformation, and you are welcome to get your new pup into whatever you choose to do, or just keep him/her as a cherished family pet and or service dog. I do show some of my adults in conformation from time to time. All my pups are AKC Championed Sire. My first Giants I owned were medical service dogs and trained therapy dogs and with puppies and having 5 children at home of my own that pretty much makes a full schedule for us as owners and handlers, even so you can still see me on occasion at a conformation show if I am working one of my adults. Almost all our puppies are sold before being ready to go home. We do this by taking deposits and it’s on a first come first serve basis. Deposits are great because it ensures you’ll be getting the dog you want and it allows me to hold that dog for you. Before sending your deposit please get in touch with us first. We want to make sure a giant will be a good fit for you and we’ll also fill you in on current availability and upcoming litters… Keep in mind this pet will be very large and so will need ongoing training. For example: You do not want a 80 to 100 pound dog with issues like chewing, unless you do not care for your furniture and shoes. All puppies chew somewhat, but can easily be trained to only chew on their toys. Make sure before sending a deposit your sure you want a giant because we’re only looking for forever homes. If you ever have to re-home your giant we ask that it comes back to us and will pay for shipping if needed. The deposit does go towards the purchase price of your Giant. Deposits are non refundable unless we don’t have enough pups to go around do to unforeseen reasons. With that deposit we’ll be holding a dog for you and passing up others who’d like to purchase that pup. When someone backs out of a pup we use the deposit money towards food and boarding expenses while we look for a new home. If you pay in full instead of putting a deposit down and back out we will refund your full purchase price minus the deposit amount. All our adults are well trained in obedience and my first personal Schnauzers were trained medical service dogs, (PSD). They are all exceptional in intelligence, personality, and over all sound in structure, very healthy and have beautiful coat quality for the breed. Please check out our Puppy Care page and other pages to see grooming feeding, and general care instructions.

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Shipping:

Shipping and Transferring puppy info:

I, Ship all my pups going by air cargo on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Which day is dependent on my work schedule and I will know what day I will be shipping around 4 days before the flight. So you will need to keep your schedule open. I have many ask me to get pup to them at a certain time of day. The flight times are not up to me but are fully dependent on weather and other factors such as when other pups I am shipping will be leaving my airport. I will have the flight details 2 days before your puppy ships to you and email or text them to you that day. The flight details say where pick up location is at your airport so you can call your local airport and ask them where that location is in the airport. Before you leave home check the airline’s website with your cargo tracking airway bill number to make sure flight is running on time. Take wet wipes with you in case puppy had an accident in his crate. DO NOT ALLOW PUP TO WALK ON GROUND IN OR OUT OF THE AIRPORT!!! To many other dogs have been there and you don’t want your new pup to pick up any germs or parasites.

 If we have to hold a puppy for a buyer past the date it is ready to leave there is a $75 a week boarding fee. Of course we do not charge for delays on our end if puppy is not ready or there is a shipping delay.  Keep in mind I can not even book the flight until puppy is paid for in full so please make sure your puppy is paid for well before week of shipping date. Your puppy will come in a crate with shot record, vet health certificate, and any other papers attached to the top in a baggy. Please look at front of shot record to see if your pup is microchipped. If microchipped follow instructions on registering the chip with your info, chip is blank until you do so. Pup will have food attached to top of crate.  Read PUPPY CARE page of our site to see what food you need and have it already at your home for when your pup gets there. The plastic shipping crate is yours to keep. Make sure to take your shot record  to your first vet visit. A good idea is to print out the HEALTH GUARANTEE paragraph off of this webpage and have your vet keep it in his files. Make your first vet appointment as soon as you know you are getting one of our puppies, appointment date needs to be within 3 business days of receiving your puppy but earlier the better so same day or next day appointment is best. UPDATE: airlines are getting more strict on what we can ship with puppy so Vitamins we usually send may not be allowed anymore on the crate for shipping. Flying your pup is perfectly safe and our pups are well socialized so being shipped is easier on them. We get them used to their crate and they feel safe in it before they ship. Everyone says their pup is happy and healthy when picked up at the airport. I mainly ship Delta, United, and American but sometimes use other airlines as well. All airlines I use to ship pups have special handling procedures for pets and take good care of the animals. 

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AIRLINES:

I get asked a lot if airline shipping is safe for pets. After over 20 yrs of experience shipping by air cargo and much research I have come to the conclusion yes shipping a pet is generally safe. In fact since the new FFA animal regulations started in 2000 there are less animals reported hurt than humans on flights. I took a look at the online consumer complaint reports on transportation.gov… here you will see complaints of all kinds from plane delays to someone stubbing their finger on a baggage conveyor. Just taking US flight complaints from Jan to March 2017 you will find over 3700 US airline complaints and 0 were animal complaints if I read it correctly. When there is an animal complaint many are not puppies but animals such as geckos, fish, and such. If you look hard enough online you will find horror stories of something bad happening to a persons pet in cargo but you have to consider the thousands of pets that fly every day without any issues at all. We live in an imperfect world so something bad can happen no matter how cautious the transporters are so if you want a 100% assurance your pet will be safe you should plan on picking up your pup in person. If you want airline insurance put on your puppy so that you are reimbursed in case of airline negligence that causes injury or death then please add $10 for every $1000 of insurance wanted. This is not included in the shipping fee so if you want this protection you will need to let me know and add it to puppy add on fees so I can pay for the insurance when I book the flight. 

Now is airplane transport traumatizing to a pet? I can say in all my experience shipping by air cargo I can not recall a puppy buyer contacting me after receiving their pup stating the pup was absolutely traumatized from the trip. A pup might be a tad hesitant or shy from seeing new people, sites, and sounds, but never hurt or traumatized. In general, a young pup is more easy going and has a natural submissive nature due to its young age which helps protect it against this kind of stress. A pup might show some signs of stress from the change in environment but a young pup should not be traumatized by a flight. Now of coarse accidents do happen from time to time but I can say in over 20 yrs I haven’t had any negative things such as injury or death happen to any of the pups I have shipped. Ground transport: is not my first choice for a young puppy because in my opinion it is much less stress on a pup to be shipped in half a day by plane than to be stuck in a vehicle for days. Not to mention ground transports just like airlines will have a few other pets also in their transport and that means more time exposed to whatever sickness a strange dog might have. There are times and situations when I have needed a ground transport and I have never had a bad experience or a pup come up sick I sent out on a ground transport. A time I might use a ground transport is when weather is too harsh to ship by airplane or in older larger puppies. Ground shipping varies in cost but is generally around $400 or $500. 

 

What is the safest way to transport your pet? Well that would be you picking up your pup In person of course. You are always welcome to come to my home or I can meet you at the Kansas City international airport. If your pup is flying it will need a health certificate and so the $120 fee for health certificate and time and gas would be needed if I’m meeting you at airport. Or if your picking puppy up at my home and only health certificate is needed that’s only $50. Please make sure you contact your airline to make sure you are approved to fly back home with a puppy in cabin and make sure to bring a soft sided airline approved carrier for in cabin use. Call me before booking flight to discuss days and times I would be available to meet you at airport. 

If picking pup up in person any amount owed is due in CASH ONLY since payment would need to clear bank before pup can leave. So that means no cashier checks since that to would have to clear bank which could take 24 to 48 business hrs. Puppies only come with a vet health certificate if you pay $50 for one, most pups that are picked up do not go with a vet exam / health certificate. But if you give us enough time to get pup into vet you are welcome to pay $50 for that if you like. If you paid for shipping then this is included in the quoted shipping fee. Any pup can be brought back within 4 business days for a replacement if your vet finds something we missed that makes pup less quality than you wanted.

 

Always call before making a payment to make sure puppy you want is available and so I can watch for your incoming payment. You can always call me to walk you through the payment process: Kristina: (Tina) 816-866-6104.

HOW TO PURCHASE: FIRST READ THIS PAGE, THEN FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  • Read this page and entire site, including BLOG page.
  • Call to make sure pup you want is available, and discuss if that pup is a good fit for your family, and approve your payment method.
  • Fill out PUPPY HEALTH GUARANTEE, You will print it out, fill out all info and sign it, then scan as PDF and email to me at jordangiants@yahoo.com
  • Click the PAYMENT FORM BUTTON Linked below to purchase the puppy you want. It will ask for the pup’s date of birth, name, description. If you are placing a deposit on a future puppy then just type in future puppy.
  • After you send payment check to make sure your puppy is on hold for you-AFTER PAYMENT CLEARS. Your name should be next to your puppy…

PAYMENTS WE ACCEPT:

We accept CASH, Bank Wire, Mailed in Check or Money Orders, PayPal, and Credit Card via PayPal. If you use PayPal there is a small fee added. Look at PAYMENT FORM above for more payment details.

Deposits and Payments:

I do take deposits for future litters so if you are wanting to be on the list for one of our upcoming litters you are welcome to call me to discuss who is bred. There are 3 different ways you can choose the puppy you want. 1. You are always welcome to come visit puppies and choose one yourself, 2. I can choose for you, or 3. you can choose an available puppy from the website. At 5 to 6 weeks of age I take individual pics of each puppy and place them on their litter page. I also price each puppy at this time. Puppies are on a first deposit in bases. So if there is a puppy you are interested in you need to send your deposit in asap. If I receive two deposits for the same puppy the first deposit gets the puppy and I return any other deposit back. After your deposit is received that puppy is on hold for you until the remaining amount is owed at 6 weeks of age. Please remember if you have changed your mind please contact us. Others may be interested in this puppy to, and we are holding it for you. Final amount owed on a puppy must be paid before the puppy is 6 weeks old, to allow time for payments to be cashed before puppy is transferred and allow for vet checks on shipped pups. In the case of a puppy you are interested in being over six weeks of age, payment in full is due immediately. If you are picking your puppy up in person you can pay the remaining amount at that time in “CASH”. Thank you for your consideration to us and others!!!! To make a deposit call me first to make sure the puppy is available then you can send us a payment through one of the options listed above. You will need to click the Purchase button on your puppy and fill out the form so I have your personal info for my records. Don’t forget to also print out, sign, and return the health guarantee contract! I do not give refunds. If you place a deposit it cannot be refunded for any reason. In the event that the puppy you wanted is not born, or in the event of sickness or death of your puppy while in my custody, your deposit will be slid to another puppy/litter of your choice. If there is not a litter due to be born within a reasonable amount of time I may decide to return your deposit as to not hold you up on getting a puppy. Once the puppies are born and you choose the puppy you want us to hold for you, your deposit is forfeited if you change your mind on the purchase for any reason. Of course I want you, (the buyer), to be happy with the puppy you have chosen and we can talk about maybe putting the deposit on a different puppy if the one you wanted is a lot different quality than expected, and has not yet been transferred to you. Important! You must print, sign, and send us the PUPPY GUARANTEE / PURCHASE AGREEMENT, when you first pay for your puppy. No puppy will be reserved on hold without a signed guarantee / contract on file. Always call before making any payment to make sure that pup is available.

Shipping:

Shipping and Transferring puppy info:

I, Ship all my pups going by air cargo on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Which day is dependent on my work schedule and I will know what day I will be shipping around 4 days before the flight. So you will need to keep your schedule open. I have many ask me to get pup to them at a certain time of day. The flight times are not up to me but are fully dependent on weather and other factors such as when other pups I am shipping will be leaving my airport. I will have the flight details 2 days before your puppy ships to you and email or text them to you that day. The flight details say where pick up location is at your airport so you can call your local airport and ask them where that location is in the airport. Before you leave home check the airline’s website with your cargo tracking airway bill number to make sure flight is running on time. Take wet wipes with you in case puppy had an accident in his crate. DO NOT ALLOW PUP TO WALK ON GROUND IN OR OUT OF THE AIRPORT!!! To many other dogs have been there and you don’t want your new pup to pick up any germs or parasites.

 If we have to hold a puppy for a buyer past the date it is ready to leave there is a $75 a week boarding fee. Of course we do not charge for delays on our end if puppy is not ready or there is a shipping delay.  Keep in mind I can not even book the flight until puppy is paid for in full so please make sure your puppy is paid for well before week of shipping date. Also I need the signed puppy health contract before a puppy can ship! Your puppy will come in a crate with shot record, vet health certificate, and any other papers attached to the top in a baggy. Please look at front of shot record to see if your pup is microchipped. If microchipped follow instructions on registering the chip with your info, chip is blank until you do so. Pup will have food attached to top of crate.  Read PUPPY CARE page of our site to see what food you need and have it already at your home for when your pup gets there. The plastic shipping crate is yours to keep. Make sure to take your shot record and a copy of the health guarantee to your first vet visit and all vet visits. Make your first vet appointment as soon as you know you are getting one of our puppies, appointment date needs to be within 3 business days of receiving your puppy but earlier the better so same day or next day appointment is best. UPDATE: airlines are getting more strict on what we can ship with puppy so Vitamins we usually send may not be allowed anymore on the crate for shipping. Flying your pup is perfectly safe and our pups are well socialized so being shipped is easier on them. We get them used to their crate and they feel safe in it before they ship. Everyone says their pup is happy and healthy when picked up at the airport. I mainly ship Delta, United, and American but sometimes use other airlines as well. All airlines I use to ship pups have special handling procedures for pets and take good care of the animals. 

Shipping continued: 

AIRLINES:

I get asked a lot if airline shipping is safe for pets. After over 20 yrs of experience shipping by air cargo and much research I have come to the conclusion yes shipping a pet is generally safe. In fact since the new FFA animal regulations started in 2000 there are less animals reported hurt than humans on flights. I took a look at the online consumer complaint reports on transportation.gov… here you will see complaints of all kinds from plane delays to someone stubbing their finger on a baggage conveyor. Just taking US flight complaints from Jan to March 2017 you will find over 3700 US airline complaints and 0 were animal complaints if I read it correctly. When there is an animal complaint many are not puppies but animals such as geckos, fish, and such. If you look hard enough online you will find horror stories of something bad happening to a persons pet in cargo but you have to consider the thousands of pets that fly every day without any issues at all. We live in an imperfect world so something bad can happen no matter how cautious the transporters are so if you want a 100% assurance your pet will be safe you should plan on picking up your pup in person. If you want airline insurance put on your puppy so that you are reimbursed in case of airline negligence that causes injury or death then please add $10 for every $1000 of insurance wanted. This is not included in the shipping fee so if you want this protection you will need to let me know and add it to puppy add on fees so I can pay for the insurance when I book the flight. 

Now is airplane transport traumatizing to a pet? I can say in all my experience shipping by air cargo I can not recall a puppy buyer contacting me after receiving their pup stating the pup was absolutely traumatized from the trip. A pup might be a tad hesitant or shy from seeing new people, sites, and sounds, but never hurt or traumatized. In general, a young pup is more easy going and has a natural submissive nature due to its young age which helps protect it against this kind of stress. A pup might show some signs of stress from the change in environment but a young pup should not be traumatized by a flight. Now of coarse accidents do happen from time to time but I can say in over 20 yrs I haven’t had any negative things such as injury or death happen to any of the pups I have shipped. Ground transport: is not my first choice for a young puppy because in my opinion it is much less stress on a pup to be shipped in half a day by plane than to be stuck in a vehicle for days. Not to mention ground transports just like airlines will have a few other pets also in their transport and that means more time exposed to whatever sickness a strange dog might have. There are times and situations when I have needed a ground transport and I have never had a bad experience or a pup come up sick I sent out on a ground transport. A time I might use a ground transport is when weather is too harsh to ship by airplane or in older larger puppies. Ground shipping varies in cost but is generally around $400 or $500. 

Air Nanny: an air nanny is a person you can pay to travel in cabin with your puppy. This person holds your pet throughout the flight. The air Nanny may have one or two other pets they are also holding during flight so your pup would be exposed to those other pets that may not be from me but other breeders I do not know. I recall using an air Nanny when I bought a very expensive toy poodle. The Nanny had two other teacup pups along with my pup In a large sack type purse that were not from the breeder I got my pup from. My pup ended up having a parasite and I wonder if those other two pups had given it to her or she may have exposed them to it. So u see there is even a risk using an air Nanny. Air nanny’s are safer for extremely tiny puppies such as micro puppies because they can give sugar supplements, syringe feed, and watch pup closely during flight. Next time I use an air Nanny I will tell her to keep my pup separate from any other pups she may have at all times. I would suggest you do the same. Air nanny’s are generally around $360-$450 for their fee. The Nanny meets me at my airport and carries pup in cabin with her until plane arrives at your local airport where you meet her for your pup. If you use an air Nanny I have an additional fee paid to me of $120 for the health certificate and gas and time driving to airport to meet your air Nanny. There is no transport guarantee on health more than what the air Nanny is willing to give if using an air Nanny. So you can ask your air Nanny how you would be reimbursed if something happens to your pet by accident while in her care. Pup is still covered by our first yr of life breeder guarantee against any life threatening genetic defects. I only know one air Nanny and I can give you her phone number if you would like to discuss her services with her. All payments owed must be complete before puppy can leave with air Nanny. Air Nanny will not take any payments from you for me, only payment she asks from you is for her travel fee. 

What is the safest way to transport your pet? Well that would be you picking up your pup In person of course. You are always welcome to come to my home or I can meet you at the Kansas City international airport. If your pup is flying it will need a health certificate and so the $120 fee for health certificate and time and gas would be needed if I’m meeting you at airport. Or if your picking puppy up at my home and only health certificate is needed that’s only $50. Please make sure you contact your airline to make sure you are approved to fly back home with a puppy in cabin and make sure to bring a soft sided airline approved carrier for in cabin use. Call me before booking flight to discuss days and times I would be available to meet you at airport. 

If picking pup up in person any amount owed is due in CASH ONLY since payment would need to clear bank before pup can leave. So that means no cashier checks since that to would have to clear bank which could take 24 to 48 business hrs. Puppies only come with a vet health certificate if you pay $50 for one, most pups that are picked up do not go with a vet exam / health certificate. But if you give us enough time to get pup into vet you are welcome to pay $50 for that if you like. If you paid for shipping then this is included in the quoted shipping fee. Any pup can be brought back within 4 business days for a replacement if your vet finds something we missed that makes pup less quality than you wanted.