Beginning November 18, 2013, I will be joining a very large
number of other breeders across the U.S. in no longer shipping
puppies. Due to a change in Department of Agriculture
regulations for pet breeders that USDA itself has interpreted
in contradictory ways, it is impossible for most persons who
sell dogs to know whether it is legal to ship a dog that the
buyer has not already seen at the seller's location.
Violations of this rule carry severe penalties. For our
safety, ALL sales must take place at the breeder's premises.
This ruling is going to seriously curtail the choice of those
wishing to buy the puppy of their choice unless you are
willing to travel to your breeder of choice regardless of
distance. As written this will also affect service dogs being
made available to those in need.
While we do understand the need to stop those who don't
properly care for their animals, and who knowingly sell sick
puppies, we already have state and federal laws for those
If you would like to help us fight this bad choice of
please contact me or your breeder of choice to see what you
can do to help. It is YOUR right to be able to buy a puppy
from whoever you choose and to pick it up personally or have
your puppy shipped to you or to meet your breeder at a
mutually agreed upon place to save you
travel and expense. However you only have that right if it
remains OUR right to offer those choices.