Common questions, we are always bombarded with emails, texts and messages once puppies are available with mostly the SAME questions from all, so, I have decided to write out the most commonly asked questions here, so please read through BEFORE contacting us. If there is a question you have, that is not listed here then feel free to reach out and ask:
All puppies are placed as LIMITED registration, no breeding rights.
**Can we visit your home?:
No. We do not allow visits at all, by anyone.
Our home is just that, our home, it is our dogs home as well, and our safe space. We are not a business nor a pet store. The safety of our dogs and ourselves as well as our privacy we take very seriously.
We have nothing "to hide" as some like to insist about breeders who do not allow visits. In todays world we will not risk our families safety and welfare.
We invite those interested in meeting our dogs to visit with us at any event we are attending with our dogs, just ask, we can let you know our upcoming events to find us at.
We also welcome facetime video calls.
**Can I be placed on a waiting list?:
No. We do not keep a waiting list. We feel families interested in one of our puppies will follow our page for breeding and litter announcements. Applications open only once puppies are born.
**Once I fill out an application what is next?
We carefully review submitted applications for the most appropriate fit for our puppies. Submitting an application does not guarantee anyone a puppy. Once we review applicants we will reach out to you for more information or clarification(if needed) and/or to let you know we will or will not be moving forward with your application. Remember there are only a small number of puppies available in each litter, and we reserve rights to first choice always. We also place preference on show/sport/competition homes so never take it personally if we can not move forward with your application at this time, you may always inquire about a future litter.
30 days from pickup.
You may see other breeders brag of their 1-2 or even 5 year guarantee so why do we not offer that?
Well simply put, Not all health guarantees are equal.
Most guarantees essentially are made to make the families feel all warm and fuzzy but in the end will do nothing for you.
Most breeders(Not all) that I am aware of offer only a REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE. They will not usually use this term, and will talk about many other details in their health guarantee other than the guarantee itself, (like the length of the agreement...lifetime guarantee!) but when all the dust settles the actual health guarantee is a REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE.
What this means to you is that 6 months or even 1 year down the road when your puppy has a congenital or genetic problem appear, they will offer you a REPLACEMENT, IE: bring in your old puppy and we will give you a new one.
This is of course something that virtually no one will do. By this point your puppy is a family member an you would never give him or her up.
As a result, your guarantee, no matter how long it is for, is worthless.
**Do you health test?:
Yes. Each dog has their own page, find them in the menu top right. On each page is a link to each dogs OFA health test results page. Also on OFA you may search GNBOXERS to bring up many of our dogs health testing results past and present as well as offspring. Can't find something? Just ask!
**Do You show?:
Yes. Our dogs are involved in multiple venues, conformation, weight pulling, NADD dock Diving, Fast Cat, scent work obedience and more. We truly love getting our dogs out in multiple activities and seeing what each dog excels at.
**Do you require a Hold Fee?:
Yes. Hold Fee is required at time of signing Pet Agreement/Health Agreement.
Hold fees do come off of purchase price and are non refundable.
**Do you ship your puppies?:
No. We prefer families pickup in person at a pre-arranged meeting spot. We also will meet families at our local airport(Pittsburgh or Latrobe).
If you need your puppy transported to you, either ground or flight nanny, we can provide you a few names of companies supplying those services, however, we will not arrange the transport for you, families are responsible for transportation arrangements.
We WILL meet within a certain distance, if you would like us personally to deliver your puppy we can discuss it, we do charge delivery fees based on distance.
Have a question not found on this page? Feel free to send us a message!
Boxer and Brussels Griffon Breeder in PA