We never breed simply to have puppies. Our emphasis is on producing Quality, not Quantity. Each breeding is carefully planned, not only in the hopes of producing outstanding show prospects, but even more importantly, healthy, well adjusted puppies that you (and we) can live with. All homes are screened to ensure the compatibility of the puppy and people. We want both you and the puppy to be happy with each other. After all, Shelties generally live to 12 years old. That's a long time to enjoy each other.
We provide a written contract with each puppy or adult placed. We don't have a zillion question form for you to fill out if you're interested in one of our puppies or adults. Simply drop us an email, tell us about yourself and we will "chat" a bit.
All puppies will have at least their first shot and worming. Rear dew claws are removed from the puppies but the front dew claws are left on. Why? Because the front dew claws are used fo stability and help dogs to gain traction when they make quick turns. Since we often sell to agility and obedience homes, the front dew claws are left on.
| We have no puppies or adult dogs available at this time. We are, however, always ready to help you find a quality Sheltie from another Arizona breeder/exhibitor.
Companion puppies are $1200 which includes the AKC registration fee. |
One of the requirements of an AKC Breeder of Merit is to ensure that ALL puppies from a litter are registered with AKC. Therefore, part of our purchase process is to fill out the registration paperwork and mail it to AKC. Please have your puppy's registered name selected when you come to pick him/her up. (All our puppies' registered names begin with our kennel name - "Istari.")
Show prospects are occasionally available to active participants in conformation. These are priced at $1600 now and another $800(on co-ownership) when they take their first AKC/CKC point, finish a UKC championship or are bred... OR $2000 outright (no co-ownership) & no future payments.