Here is a guide for how our puppies are born and raised here on our farm.
We wait until the puppies are 1-2 weeks before accepting deposits. Newborn puppies are vulnerable and small and mama dog is very large and occasionally they get smashed. By 1-2 weeks they are bigger and this risk is diminished.
Puppies are wormed at 2,4,6 and 8 weeks.
Puppy chow softened with goats milk is introduced at 2.5 to 3 weeks old.
Around 4-5 weeks we begin evaluating puppies for personalities that will help us determine what home will most suit them. The rancher needing a working LGD does not want the most friendly outgoing pup, nor does the family wanting a pet going to be satisfied with a very aggressive dominant pup.
Puppies are Given their 1st puppy shots at 7-8 weeks old. The vaccine I use is Canine Spectra 5. Talk to your vet regarding your need for boosters. Every area and situation is different.
Puppies are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks old per Ohio Law.
Our puppies are born and raised in the barn around our goats. They are given alot of love and attention.
Male Puppies are $450
Female Puppies are $550
We Require a deposit of half down to reserve a puppy. A puppy is not considered reserved until a deposit is received.
This deposit is accepted via PayPal (preferred method), personal check, cash or money order and can be mailed to us. The remaining balance is due in cash at pickup.
The deposit is fully refundable or can be transferred to a pup from a different litter should something happen to the puppy that has been reserved.
Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE for any other reason.
Puppy Owners are welcome to come see the puppies with an appointment prior to weaning and pick up. We DO NOT allow puppies to be picked out prior to pick up at 8 weeks, because more often than not, it is impossible to tell them apart. Remember they are raised in our barn with livestock. So fingernail polish comes off, and the collars around their necks are too dangerous in this setting.
We work with shippers and transporters regularly getting puppies to their new homes safely. We do reserve the right to refuse sending puppies or dogs with a shipper who we feel has unsafe or unsanitary hauling conditions. These puppies and dogs are entrusted into our care, and we will not compromise the well being of said dog or puppy. Buyer will be notified and other arrangements made.
Windy Ridge Livestock