Anytime a "Non-Refundable" retainer deposit has been placed on an unborn puppy we have pre-planed for the future, it means that the "retainer deposit" is NON-refundable in that you're placing this deposit on a puppy to secure your puppy pick position on what ever particular litter you're seeking. (E.g., #2 puppy pick position) as Breeder always gets #1 puppy pick position. Puppy pick positions are place in the order we receive the "Non-Refundable" retainer deposit of $200. If, you do not get the gender or color combo you were looking for with the litter you have chosen, your "Non-Refundable" retainer deposit will be forward to our next litter. If you choose to look elsewhere for a puppy because you don't want to wait for another litter to happen within our kennel, you will loose your "Non-Refundable" retainer deposit. There are no guarantees that you will get the color combo or gender you wish to have as we do not have a crystal ball to predict the future.
We do full genetic panels through Paw Print Genetics (see each dogs page for information), annual eye exams through an ophthalmologist yearly and of course hip and elbow evaluations at 2 years old through the Orthopedic Foundation of Animals made available for review at anytime by going to www.ofa.org and typing in our dogs registered name e.g., Tri Smith Lake Over In Georgia.
We do require you to complete a puppy application so that we can determine if the Australian Shepherd is the right type of dog for you and that you're the right fit for the Breed! We are the puppies only voice in helping to insure you both are the right fit for each other. This is your 1st step!
Once you have submitted your online application, we will contact you within 48 hours. Your application will be reviewed and you will be able to ask any questions upon our call to you at that time. If you have submitted your application during the weekend, we will call you the next work week, which would be a Monday.
Puppies sold are on Spay/Neuter Contracts, so no breeding rights unless the puppy is going to a show home where it may be a possibility. Approval for this type of situation will have a vetting process where not only ourselves here at Aspen Hills Australian Shepherds conduct the vetting process but our mentors as well who have entrusted us with their lines will be a part of the vetting process as we have respect for them and their lines they have worked so hard to achieve.
We have recently made the decision to NOT breed anymore! If we do have a breeding, it's only to continue our Tri-Smith lines because these are the lines our family has fallen in love with. We also plan to only show our male boys in the conformation arena., no more females for us. Our boys will be available for stud to approve bitches!
We have the right to refuse or approve any potential pet home buyer prospect or show home buyer prospect we see fit for any reason! Which may be like this...We simply do not think you're the right fit, sorry."
If for reasons other than our pups fault that they do not sell, we keep our boys and girls here on our farm and treat them and train them as our own until we have found the right home for them in the future.