Deposit and Pricing
In order to hold your choice of puppy I require a deposit of $200. Deposits for future litters will go by receipt of first deposit received. The deposit of $200 is non-refundable by this I mean that if you decide you don't want the pup then you will not get your deposit back. If the pup were to die however, I will either refund your deposit or you can transfer the deposit to another pup that is not spoken for or to a pup from a future litter. For the deposit I accept Venmo, checks, credit cards, or cash. For the balance of the pup I prefer cash for pickup. If paying with a credit or debit card at pickup there is a 3.9 % Service Fee to offset credit card acceptance costs. If puppies are being shipped balance needs to be received by age 6 weeks so we have time to book flights or arrange ground transportation. Make checks payable to Tracy Gordon or Windy G Farm. If paying with a personal check I will not ship until the check clears which is usually 7 to 10 working days.
Our prices reflect not only the quality of puppies we produce as a result of all the genetic testing we pay for but also the cost to produce and place an entire litter of puppies as well. Raising puppies, caring for all the parents and juveniles that we retain for breeding all year (not just when they are producing), and paying for all of the genetic health testing requires an enormous financial year around commitment.
PRICING: Spay or neuter
Puppies priced as the following:
Merles blue or red: $2,000
Red Tris: $1,200
Black Tri :$1,000
ANY ADULT DOG OR PUPPY PLACED FOR BREEDING IS $3000-$5000 regardless of color or gender. Why $3000? To stop the nonsense of purchasing a puppy here for breeding then choosing a $200 mate registered with a substandard registry with no health testing and breed genetic flaws right back into the pedigree that I have paid tens thousands of dollars to clean up. A $3000 investment shows your commitment to the breed and responsibility as a breeder. My expectation is that you will take breeding to improve and promote the Australian Shepherd breed as serious as I do.
All puppies purchased from Windy G Farm will receive AKC AND/OR ASCA registration paperwork AT TIME OF SALE. We are ALWAYS available to take our puppies back if the owner is unable to care for him/her at any time during the dog or puppy's lifetime or if they simply do not work out in your family. However, we do not "buy" them back because of the cost to care for, advertise, work out any behavior and/or training issues, and re-home them.
We also do NOT require our buyers to purchase our puppies on a co-ownership contract and we do NOT require the use of our kennel name on their registration paperwork. Our buyers are free to name their puppy(s) as they wish ... as naming the puppy is half the fun! In addition, we will never present our buyers with a lengthy questionnaire before purchase asking for private personal information such as income, number of hours spent away from home each day, and who lives in or visits your home. Though we enjoy getting to know our buyers, that info is just not our business.
PICKING UP YOUR PUPPY FROM THE RANCH. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF MY TIME WHEN MAKING AN APPOINTMENT. I SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE ALL DAY TO WAIT ON PEOPLE WHO CAN NOT BE ON TIME. LATE CUSTOMERS ARE TAKING AWAY FROM OTHER CUSTOMERS NEEDING TO PICK UP THEIR PUPPY AND TIME I COULD BE CARING OF OUR ANIMALS.
I have had several people ask me lately to keep their puppies past 9 weeks and then never show up because of this any puppy that is not being picked up by 9 weeks there will be a weekly charge of $25 and puppy must be paid in full by 8 weeks old.