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Buying a Puppy

Before You Buy A PuppyWe like to place our puppies with hunters who intend to include the pup as a member of the family, and provide a safe and loving environment for the dog. Our puppies will not be sold to homes where they will be relegated strictly to a kennel! We also ask that people commit to becoming a member of the Verein Deutsch Drahthaar (VDD) Organization-Group North America, and to participate with the puppy in at least the initial two tests within this group: The natural ability test (VJP) and the fall test (HZP). We will provide assistance to all owners and their dogs in preparation for these tests.

Our puppies are guaranteed to be healthy and trainable, with strong natural pointing instincts, a propensity to retrieve and track both in the field and water, and to function equally well in the forest. If the owner of a young dog from our kennel believes he or she cannot achieve his expectations with his dog, we will buy the dog back. The purchase contract will stipulate that the new owner is not to sell the dog to a third party unless the Kennel has been given the opportunity to exercise its right of first refusal.

We will select the puppies for their new owners to ensure the best possible match between the puppy and the new owner’s expectations, family setting, and regional environment. For this reason, we encourage people to visit the kennel and become familiar with our dogs whenever possible. We will select the pup for you based upon the information you provide, and by applying our knowledge of dog handling, raising puppies, and matching pups with new families. Our experience has proven this is the best way to ensure a match that will last the dog’s lifetime.

After a new owner has been successfully matched with one of our puppies, we encourage them to communicate with us during all phases of the pup’s development or training. We welcome the opportunity to help a family raise their pup to achieve its full potential as a fine versatile hunting dog and family pet.

We normally average one litter every 12 to 18 months. If you have a serious interest in one of our pups, please contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the breeding, and to decide whether you want to add your name to our new owners list.