What do I need to know before making a reservation?
Before you make your reservation for a puppy, please consider the following. We are looking for individuals or families which are physically active and can fulfill the activity demands of your puppy and later adult Husky (whether it is through running, long hiking, mushing, skijoring, etc). You should be aware of the peculiarities of this breed. They have a high prey drive (i.e. they chase wild animals) so they should almost never be off-leash in public areas (unless those areas are fenced or, if not fenced, they should be free of wild animals), they have high stamina and require a lot of exercise.
From Siberian Husky Club of Greater Chicago:
WHAT IS A SIBERIAN HUSKY?
Contrary to popular opinion, the Siberian Husky is extremely gentle and friendly in disposition. He is extremely alert and intelligent. The Siberian Husky is by nature fastidiously clean, usually free of doggie odors. They are not barkers. Remarkable for his adaptability, a purebred Siberian Husky is equally at home with adults and children, in the city or country, North or South.
While capable of showing strong affection for his family, the Siberian Husky is not usually a one-man dog. Although he may be low in passionate loyalty, he also has no fear or suspicion of strangers and will greet guests cordially.
The Siberian Husky is NOT a watchdog, although he may unwittingly act as a deterrent to those ignorant of his true hospitable nature. But if in general he lacks the fierce possessiveness of a guard dog, he also lacks that aggressive quality which can sometimes cause trouble for the owner of an ill-trained or overly sensitive guard dog.
Owning a Siberian Husky can be a most pleasurable experience. A mid-sized pure-bred dog of the working breed, he makes a wonderful pet, loving and responsive to his owners. He likes the company of other dogs or people.
Do you enjoy a dust-free, lint-free and HAIR-FREE home? A Siberian Husky changes coat at least once a year. They shed clump by clump of fur. At times it may seem that the owner wears as much of the dog’s hair as the dog himself. Remember, when you buy a dog, you buy his hair, too.
Do you cherish your lawn, your flowers and your garden? So will a Siberian Husky....so much so that he’ll DIG to see what’s in it, around it and under it. IF YOUR LANDSCAPE IS PRIMARY AND A PET IS SECONDARY, take heed.
Of all the shortcomings found in the Siberian Husky, the most dangerous to the owner is his tremendous desire to RUN. But the very first dash that a puppy makes across the road could be his last run, anywhere. A Siberian, for his own protection, should be kept confined or un under control at all times. We just happen to believe that any dog is better off in a proper kennel than running loose all over the countryside. Yes, a kennel dog is missing a lot in life: the chance to be hit by a car; the fun of being dirty, full of burrs and loaded with worms; the opportunity to be attacked by other dogs; the joy of being sick on garbage infested with disease; the pleasure of being tormented by mean kids; the thrill of being shot in a farmyard; and finally the great comfort of never knowing how to behave or where he belongs. We don’t want to see any Siberian Husky become a TRAMP!
How do I submit my deposit to reserve a puppy?
The deposit and reservation are not required. This is just an extra step you can opt to take to ensure that you will be getting a puppy.
It is on a first-come, first-serve basis with preference given to those who match well in terms of the physical requirements of the breed. Please fill out the application so that we can determine if you are a good fit.
If you are a good fit, then we will contact you to arrange the deposit. We will send you a legally binding document for you to sign ensuring that the deposit you send to us will be for a puppy that you reserve. After we receive this signed document back from you, we will ask you to submit your payment to us. You will get a receipt from us for your payment. You can submit an electronic payment through Good Dog only after you have filled out the application there.
It's absolutely crucial that upon making a decision to reserve your puppy, you are fully committed to that decision. Deposits are non-refundable. We are looking for steadfast folks who have no aversion to commitments. By making deposits non-refundable, we are ensuring that the puppies are matched up with the best possible individual and/or family.
When your puppy is fully weaned, you can pay the remaining balance in full at our physical location. You can make your payment using Good Dog. This is the only way we will accept payments.
Are the puppies available for immediate purchase and pickup?
We currently have six girls available.
Can we visit the puppies?
You are welcome to visit us Monday through Sunday during daylight hours to meet and greet the puppies and their parents as well as look at their living conditions.
How much do puppies cost? What comes included with the puppies?
The price of the puppy includes the following:
- Full Rights
- Puppy that is AKC registered
- A 168 hour health guarantee
- Initial meet and greet at the puppies' dwelling place (which is also our home).
- Puppy from health tested breeding stock (CAER, OFA Hips and Elbows, DNA testing and genetic screening)
- Puppy from breeding stock with great temperament
- Puppy with great socialization that has been hugged and kissed regularly, raised with other dogs, and met strangers
- Veterinary exam by a state licensed veterinarian and first round of vaccines done at their office
- Microchipped with AKC Indigo ISO+ microchip
- De-worming every 2 weeks
- Parents pedigree and health certificates
- 4 year Guarantee that your puppy is free from a deadly genetic disorder
- Lifetime of support for dogs and their families; including re-homing
- A puppy folder with important information about your puppy
- Puppy pack that has a toy, blanket with mother’s scent, and several ounces of mother’s coat
- Access to our private Facebook Group
Do puppies come with any pet registration?
Yes, puppies are registered with the AKC.
Do you ship puppies?
Yes, I can bring the puppy to your nearest airport given that you refund the cost of the round-trip ticket when you make your final payment for your puppy. Otherwise, we prefer that puppies to be picked up in-person either at our physical location or at an airport that is local to our physical location.