I am located in Newark, Delaware.
I meet with ALL prospective buyers so they can visit with the pups, see parents (unless an outside stud has been used, in which case photo of sire) and we can decide if one is a good fit for you.
There will be the usual non-breeding contract with the full purchase price refund for the lifetime of the dog.
Puppies must be 8 weeks old to leave for their new homes.
If you would like to know when puppies are born, or when a young adult or retired adult is available, sign up for the newsletter to be sent to your email. That way you are automatically notified.
It replaces the traditional "waiting list" so you know when there are sheltie puppies for sale and can call or email to make a puppy visit appointment. You also get updates on new pages and useful dog supplies and equipment to keep your pup healthy and happy.
Occasionally I have adults also available.
Each breeder decides what they wish to do in order to maintain healthy dogs and bitches.
As you can see, both on this page (when there is a litter expected) and on the “boys” and “girls” page, I list the medical clearances performed on each animal for the prospective buyer to see. Other breeders may do the same, some may do less testing, some do none. All the testing and cost of maintaining the adults adds to the cost of each puppy.
Copies of both parents' medical clearance certificates and forms are given to each puppy buyer so they can be assured the tests were actually done. Those forms are also very helpful for the vets that will be caring for these puppies once they go to their new homes.
With a Yankee Sheltie you are getting a puppy that was produced utilizing the best practices, the best nutrition, the best knowledge that I have. That is because I enjoy this activity and enjoy learning about canine care. I am passionate about raising dog breeding to an art form.
Other breeders may or may not have a contract that stipulates what the sale involves. I have one.
WOW! What a concept!
Here are the highlights:
If you would like to read the actual contract, click this link.
People often ask why I include the full refund guarantee with my dog contract.
It’s because the purchase being made is of a living, breathing creature. Not a stick of furniture to be thrown aside when it gets too old and tattered,
Or goes out of style,
Or the Sheltie gets ill and vet costs are no longer affordable,
Or the kids get bored with it,
Or a couple divorces and can’t decide who gets the Sheltie, so neither one ends up with it.
Life can get messy. We all should understand that.
And while I do my best to match a Sheltie to a buyer, there’s no guarantee it will be a perfect fit 100% of the time. That’s like asking me to stack marbles. The dog contract sets everything in writing should things not work out as planned when I have Shetland Sheepdog puppies for sale.
I guarantee to give your purchase price money back minus any non-refundable deposit if you aren’t happy with your Sheltie for any reason, at any time (as long as it is still alive).
And if a buyer sees that he’s getting his money back simply for returning a Sheltie he doesn’t want, there will be fewer abused, neglected or abandoned animals.
My Shelties always have a home here at Yankee. So all prospective buyers of my Shetland Sheepdog puppies for sale are required to sign a dog contract before they walk away.
I believe if I am willing to breed, I should be willing to take responsibility for what I have produced… for life. This written contract helps to accomplish that.
And remember, it protects you as well. Having things in writing is always best.
Anyone coming to my home to see puppies needs to sign a short statement verifying they are not visiting as an undercover animal rights fanatic looking to do me or my dogs harm and also give me a copy of their driver's license for security purposes. I must have this before you arrive.
If you would like to get a copy of this Visitor Representation form, click this link.
Every once in a while, someone will ask if I would stipulate monthly payments in the contract for my shetland sheepdog puppies for sale. My answer is always “no”. The reasons are as follows:
Having a sheltie is not a necessity of life. It is a luxury item. If you don't have the required purchase price, then it would be best to return when you have the purchase price saved.
If you can’t afford the purchase price of a purebred puppy, I can almost guarantee you won’t be able to afford the routine vet expenses. Let alone if s/he has an injury and requires surgery.
Retrieving a pup for nonpayment is a difficult and emotional situation for both parties. I loathe the thought of taking a puppy away from a child because mom and dad didn’t pay for it.
So, all shetland sheepdog puppies for sale are always for full payment. This can be via cash, check or credit card if you wish.
As with all things, you have a choice as to what level of quality product you wish to buy. For what amounts to a 10-15 year relationship with your dog, I believe that the better the quality, the better chances for happy, carefree time together.
Price for puppies is $1600. Here is what is included with every sale of a Yankee Sheltie puppy:
There is so much more that puppies go through before they ever reach the arms of their new owner. If you are interested in a little "back story" on what happens here at Yankee Shetland Sheepdogs, try the links below. After all, you want one that is beautiful, healthy, and fun.
Call 302 668 5064 or email email@example.com for an appointment to visit and possibly reserve a puppy.
I used to implant and register a microchip but I'm finding that the nefarious dog thieves have become adept at surgically removing the chips, so have t wonder at their efficacy. However, if you feel it is worthwhile, your vet can implant it. Just remember that YOU have to register your contact info with the chip company in order for them to be able to contact you,
Please see my page on the microchip for specifics.
I also used to register your pup with AKC but they have changed their system at this point where it makes for sense for you to do it either by snail mail or online.
Go to this page for further info.
If you are still researching whether this is the right breed for you, check out the page on Sheltie Personality. I'd rather see you choose a different breed than make a mistake on the type of dog that would work best for your household. Just because these sheltie puppies for sale are cute, doesn't mean you'd enjoy them for a lifetime unless they are a good match for you.
Puppies are for sale to approved homes. We reserve the right to make the final determination if a sale is to be made. This is in an effort to make a good match.
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