FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your puppy prices?
Our puppy prices varies from $3000 - $3800 and is based on who the parents are and what registration type you are interested in. We offer both AKC Limited Registration (pet) or AKC Full Registration (breeding rights).
What forms of payment do you take? Payment plans?
We accept most forms of payment including cash, cashier's check, Paypal, Venmo, Cash App, & Zelle. We do not accept personal checks at the time of pickup. We do accept personal checks for the $500 deposit to hold your pick of litter.
We have done payment plans and our one stipulation is that the puppy has to be paid in full before he/she leaves. The puppy cannot be held here longer than 8 weeks old without prior agreed arrangements.
We do offer FINANCING! Check out our financing page above for additional information! This option will allow you to make payments even after you take the puppy home!
What is included with buying a puppy?
UTD on all shots (6 weeks & 8 weeks)
UTD on all deworming (2,4,6, & 8 weeks)
2 Year Hip & Elbow Guarantee
1 Year Genetic Health Guarantee
Samples of NuVet Supplements
Puppy Care Package (surprise what's inside!)
Lifetime Breeder Support
How much is a deposit & what is the process?
We require a $500 non-refundable deposit in order to hold your pick of the litter. You must pick either a female or male when putting a deposit down. Deposits will be taken in the order that they are received. First deposit on a male will receive 1st pick male of that particular litter. Being on our waiting list gives you first dibs when we start taking deposits on a litter. After we receive your deposit, we will email you a deposit form to sign and send back to us.
If you put a deposit down before a litter is born:
**In the event that there is a false pregnancy or miscarriage, your deposit will then be used on another litter of your choice at Hughston German Shepherds. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
**In the event that you put a deposit down for a male, and there are only females in the litter, your deposit will then be used for another litter of your choice at Hughston German Shepherds.Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
**Your pick of the litter must be made between 5-6 weeks old. We highly encourage those picking to decide based off photos, videos, and temperament descriptions, as opposed to coming in person. Our dogs and puppies safety is our #1 priority and with the risk of parvo or other harmful diseases being brought here unknowingly, this is the safest option. If a in person picking is absolutely necessary, we will discuss our biohazard protocol on making a visit.
When can I take my puppy home?
We keep the puppies until they are 8 weeks old.
I live out of state but would love one of your puppies! How would that work?
We have sold numerous puppies to families all over the United States! We can send plenty of pictures and videos daily to help you pick the perfect puppy! Check out our Puppy Map under About Us to see all the states we have sold puppies to!
We use a couple professional USDA certified ground shippers that can bring your puppy right to you! We only use the best of the best and can ensure your puppy will be taken care of along their journey! We will help you arrange shipping but shipping is at buyer's expense.
AKC Limited Registration vs. AKC Full Registration
Limited Registration or PET registration means that the dog is registered but any litters produced by that dog are ineligible to be registered. This is frequently the option if you plan to only have your dog as a pet.
Full Registration means that you have full breeding rights and litters produced by that dog are eligible for registration. This is used if you plan on breeding your dog in the future, after proper health testing of course.
If you buy limited registration from us, full registration can be purchased at any time. Send us a message for more information on how and how much.
What is the best way to contact you?
The best way to get in contact with us would be to message our Facebook page, Hughston German Shepherds. If you don't have Facebook, you can either text or email us. Unfortunately, we live in the middle of the woods and the service here is not the best for phone calls!
Do you allow visits to see your dogs and puppies?
We do not allow visits as we cannot guarantee that someone won't unknowingly bring in any sickness, parasites, diseases or anything harmful into our home or kennel that could compromise the health, wellbeing and safety of our dogs and puppies. When it comes time to pick your puppy (around 6 weeks old) we will provide temperament evaluations of each along with pictures and videos. We can set up a time to do Facetime so you can see each puppy!
We can provide video conferences where you can see the living conditions and get a feel for the environment that our dogs and/or puppies are in. We will send pictures and videos of our puppies and dogs upon request. We also update our page with weekly/biweekly photos of every puppy from birth and until they go to their new homes.
We have detailed information of each adult here at our place under the "Our Dogs" tab on our page. Please take the time to read through each adult and if you have any questions, please ask.
We can provide references from our previous puppy parents, other breeders, and personal references - along with veterinary references upon request with proof that our dogs are up to date on all vaccinations.
What health testing do you do on your dogs?
We do our absolute best on providing high quality puppies that come from high quality adults. All of our adult dogs have their hips & elbows x-rayed and certified with qualifying passing scores. We only breed adults that are anatomically correct and within breed standards. We do a full Embark genetic panel test on every adult. This tests for over 200+ genetic diseases, including DM and MDR1. Results of each dog can be found on their own individual pages. We can certainly provide their test results of each if needed. We also do not. breed dogs that have any temperament issues!
What do you use on your dogs for heartworm, flea & tick prevention?
All of our adult dogs take Heartgard Plus for heartworm preventative. For flea & tick prevention, we use Frontline Plus, which is a monthly topical treatment. Puppies cannot be on any preventions until they are 8 weeks old. We do not give the puppies heartworm/flea/tick prevention prior to leaving, you must get a perscription from your vet at your first appointment.
What kind of dog food do you feed?
We feed Victor Professional and Victor Hi-Pro Plus dog food! The majority of our dogs eat Victor Professional and our pregnant/nursing dogs and puppies eat Victor Hi-Pro Plus! We recommend that around 1 year old to switch them from Hi-Pro Plus to Professional.
What do you recommend for potty training?
We highly recommend incorporating crate training with potty training. We have found that in doing this method, potty training is done in a quicker amount of time.
For further information on crate training / potty training, visit the links below:
Do you recommend any joint or health supplement for the puppies / adults?
Yes! We recommend using NuVet Plus & NuVet Joint for puppies and adult dogs. It has natural human-grade ingredients, USA-made in an FDA-registered pharmaceutical laboratory, and has a 60-day money back guarantee!
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