STUD DOG TERMS
contract available upon request
Our males are happy to service your girls. We try and keep things simple and explain the basics here.
- Your dog must be a pure bred. We will not breed to anything that is not pure bred so please do not ask.
- Your dog must have registration papers from CKC, AKC, or ASCA, as an Australian Shepherd or Miniature American Shepherd
- Your dog must also have Hips and elbows rated through OFA or PennHip
- Your dog must have full genetic testing through pawprint, orivet, embark etc
- Your dog must have an eye exam dated within 12 months of the breeding
- Your dog must have a clear brucelosis test dated within 3 months of the breeding.
When you are interested in using one of our stud dogs, please contact us so we can negotiate.
Price for stud service is the current price MY puppies sell for which in 2020 is $2000. That price is subject to change.
We try to protect both parties and this is a legal business transaction, we are always willing to talk and negotiate some details.
- Payment may be asked for in the form of currency or in the form of a puppy back.
- We usually ask for 1/2 the stud fee up front in the form of cash when you drop her off and the other half when you pick her up.
- If we are taking a puppy we will give back the stud fee payment when we pick up our puppy.
HOW IT WORKS
So we have agreed that we would be happy to let our boy breed your girl and we have agreed on a price and everything is in order.
Now we wait for her to be in season.
When she is in season she should be brought to us as soon as possible so she can get comfortable in our home.
She will be in our home as part of the family, we do not have "kennels". So we will need to know her routine and what she is allowed
to do at home, such as be on the furniture or not so we can keep up with her rules. We ask that you bring food with her so she has
a regular diet.
When she is dropped off if we require copies of her paperwork - pedigree, registration, and all health testing if it has not already
been provided. At that time we will also sign the contract which goes over everything in detail and will be agreed upon before you
drop her off and the $1000 deposit payment. If you do not sign the contract, we will NOT breed the female. No exceptions.
She will be here for about 2 weeks or so. Every girl is different in how long they are in standing heat, we will keep her until she is finished.
We keep very clear records for you on her breeding schedule. We will record each day she is bred.
When she is finished breeding you may pick her up with all the paperwork on our stud dog, his registration pedigree and health clearances
and at this time the remaining $1000 is due. We will not release the bitch until we are paid in full or other arrangements have been put
in writing to protect us BOTH.
Everyone will have some questions which we try to answer.
Yes there will always be a contract signed by both of us as well as a witness. Even if we are long time friends, I would rather have
- Does there have to be a contract?
paperwork that we never need instead of a hurt friendship from a misunderstanding.
Each contract will be written up separately as each situation may be different. For your safety as well as mine we do not do anything
without a written agreement outlining everything possible. It may be a 5-6 page contract, but thats for your safety as much as mine
and you get ample time to go over it and make sure it protects you and your female and your interests before ever dropping her off.
While I have never had anything like this happen, we do put in writing a guarantee for her safety and we do put a value on her in
- What if my female gets injured, lost or killed while you have her?
case anything did happen while we had her so we would be paying you back. There is also a clause in case any damage is
done to our male. We want to protect both dogs in this situation and while anything happening is very rare, we want to cover
all our bases ahead of time.
We do put a partial guarantee on the litters our boys produce. We guarantee that she will get pregnant.
- What if she doesn't get pregnant?
But the boys can only fertilize as many eggs as she releases so we can not guarantee the number of pups in a litter.
We also can not guarantee that she will not need a c-section, that the pups will be born live, or that they will live to 8 weeks of age.
A stud dog has nothing to do with any of that. His job is simply to deliver the sperm to the eggs and fertilize the eggs.
The rest is in the females hands and the hands of the females owner. We can not guarantee she will be properly cared for while
pregnant or that she will be a good care taker when the pups arrive. We usually offer a re-breeding if she produces less than 3 puppies
(unless we agree to something different ahead of time), but that's all we guarantee. However if we know that she has had several litters
for you previously and you have only ever had 2-3 puppies from other stud dogs, then we would expect no different from our stud dog.
NEVER and I repeat NEVER does a boy leave our property to go to the females home.
- I don't want to leave my female, can't I bring the male to my house?
I have well over 20 years of breeding experience and this is just never done. The male must be comfortable to breed, he will not be
comfortable at your home. Stress can affect his fertility, so we do not do anything to stress him out. If your female is not friendly
enough to come here and fit into our home for 2 weeks, then perhaps she should not be breeding. If she is not house trained,
crate trained or does not have a good recall, then I highly doubt I would agree to breed to her anyhow as I want puppies from my
boys in responsible homes who can train and socialize their dogs. There is no situation where I send my boys anywhere. Sorry.
If you have other questions, have a female you might like to breed to one of our boys and would like to see a contract.
Please feel free to contact us any time.