Deposit and Waiting List Process, Health Guarantee and Deposit Request

Below you will find all of the information you will need before purchasing a puppy. These are copy and pastes from our various forms that include detailed information for the purchase of a puppy. Please read carefully. The information below can change periodically, please make sure to ask me any questions you may have about the below information.

Reservation Lists and Deposit Policies

Our goal is to provide puppies with good temperaments, great looks, and ultimately in great health! While we can not guarantee what color or gender each litter will produce, we can help you get a good idea of what to expect based on previous litters. We have general goals of how many litters we would like to produce and then rely upon heat cycles and dam body mass index to be exceptional before we breed. If there are concerns for the health of our dams, we won’t breed them during that heat cycle.
Our general goal is to produce approximately 2-4 litters of Orange/White, 1-2 litters of Liver/White and 1 litter of Orange/White Roan annually.

At this point the approximate wait time for each color combination is

Orange/White = 3-6 months
Liver/White = 9-12months
(To see examples of what dogs in these color ranges look like, please click here)
These numbers are approximate and can vary significantly based on the many variables in our dog’s lives. We only breed our females if they are healthy and ready for pregnancy. Even then, there is no guarantee that they will have puppies, or how many they have if they do get pregnant.

RESERVATION LISTS AND DEPOSITS

Our Reservation Lists is for future advertised litters (unborn puppies) from specific breedings. To be placed on a Reservation List for a specific litter, we require a $200.00 deposit. DEPOSIT MUST BE PAID 48 HOURS AFTER RECEIPT OF INVOICE OR YOU WILL NOT BE PUT ON THE LIST.  Once you have been pre-approved and subsequently deposited, you will be placed onto the Specified Reservation List for That Litter (you can find that list under the Upcoming Litters page here). Deposits 100% Refundable during the waiting phase (before the puppies are born) and the first week after a puppy is born or in the event that we fail to provide you with a puppy that met the requirements you listed on the application. The deposit is 50% refundable between the 2nd and 6th week, and the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON after the first day of the puppy’s 6th week of life, so please be absolutely certain you want a puppy.


Deposits are transferable between litters for any reason before the puppies are born or after the puppies are born should there be puppies available on another litter – However, you will move to the last spot available on that list.

Please keep in mind that litter planning is truly guesswork, and nothing is guaranteed. We are working with nature and she can be finicky at times.


All lists get you access to Owners Facebook Page and our Litter Updates Page.

How we place puppies!

Placing puppies in the right home based on temperament and personality is the cornerstone of our breeding program. In the past, we have assessed each individual puppy’s personality and character to ensure a good fit for all homes. This is a growing process and is always changing and improving, so check back periodically for updates. However, we believe we have found a system that SO many of our buyers really enjoy. We strive to include everyone in the puppy picking process in a way that brings excitement, joy, and early bonding with the puppies before they even go home. Below you will find a step-by-step explanation of how our picking process works.

Step One:  Place a Deposit

The first thing you will want to do is fill out an application and place a deposit on a current or future litter. This deposit gives you a number on our list. That number can mean different things depending on where you are on the list and the preferences you and others above you have selected.

Below is an example of a typical list. On this list, there are 3 people who have placed deposits. Let’s say you wanted an Orange and White Male. While you will be 4th to be contacted to discuss which puppy you would like to take home, you would actually have 2nd pick of all the available males:

1. A. Alexander (1st Pick Orange/White Female)

2. B. Barton (2nd Pick Orange/White Female)

3. C. Charleston (Orange/White 1st Pick Male)

4. YOU (2nd Pick Orange/White Male)

YOU MUST PICK A COLOR AND A GENDER THAT YOU WANT! It becomes far too difficult to inform others farther down on the list of what color/gender options they can reasonably expect to be available to them if several people above them state that they want ‘any puppy of any color or gender’. You MUST pick a gender and color preference, and you can only pick one of each (i.e Orange and White Male, or Liver and White Female). While you may feel it limits your options, it makes it much fairer for everyone else on our lists – and it also makes your decision much easier – you would be surprised how overwhelming it becomes trying to pick one of 10 puppies to take home when your options are wide open. Another benefit is that if we do not produce a puppy that meets the options you selected on your application, you can ask for a 100% refund on your deposit. We want you to have what you want!

Step Two: Follow our Owner’s Page and Litter Updates Page

Once you’ve placed a deposit, you will be given a link to the Owner’s Page and the Litter Updates Page. The owner’s page allows you to see photos of our past puppies and discuss various topics with our past owners. The Litter Updates page is where I will post updates on breedings, and unborn and born litters – including photos, calendars, important dates, and videos. This is where you will get all of the information on the puppies you will use for picking out your puppy if you cannot be here in person to do so, I will post weekly to bi-weekly photos and videos and details on their personalities.

YOU MUST FOLLOW THE LITTER PAGE FOR UPDATES – If you do not have a Facebook page, make one or use someone else’s. I will not text people individually – if you are unconcerned about updates and do not follow the page, you will be contacted at the six-week mark to pick out your puppy and be given the pickup date. Unless you call me for an update, you will only receive them via Facebook.

Step Three: Pick Your Puppy

I will call you at some point during the 6th week. Picking is a process, and it can take an entire week to complete as I go down the list in order. As puppies are picked, the list on our website will be updated to reflect what puppies have been chosen. Once I get to your name, I will text you to set up a phone conversation. During this conversation, we will also discuss your plans to pick your puppy up after he/she is 8 Weeks Old. If I do not hear back from you within 24 hours, you will move to the bottom of the list and I will move on.

If you would like to come in person to pick up your puppy YOU MUST SCHEDULE THAT VISIT EARLY ON! You will be given the dates for open visitation.

My advice during and before picking is to have two or three puppies that you would like to choose from rather than have your heart set on one, especially if you are not in one of the top spots.

Step Four: Pick up your puppy!

Even though I allow you to pick out which puppy you would like before they are 8 weeks, they will not go home with you until after they are 8 weeks! Additionally, I reserve the right to place puppies in homes where I believe they will thrive. If I do not think a puppy will do well in your home and with your lifestyle, you will not get that puppy. I also reserve the right at any time to choose a pick of the litter to keep or to place in an exceptional home. This does not happen too often. I will know ahead of time whether or not a litter is going to have puppies in it that I will possibly keep and/or place in exceptional homes. It’s not something that will often be a surprise last-moment decision, so no worries!

All puppies come as follows:

  • With a statement of health from a Veterinarian with details of vaccines, full checkup, including physical exam and fecal test.
  • With tails docked and dewclaws removed by a Veterinarian.
  • With a two year health guarantee against inherited diseases.
  • AKC Registration Papers and 30 Days of free Pet Insurance through AIA.
  • A puppy package including a week of food, a toy and a blanket that smells like their littlermates.
  • Access to our exclusive Edenbright Brittanys owner’s Facebook group where owners of our puppies post update, share pictures, trade stories and ask questions! Edenbright Brittany owners only!

Health Guarantee as Seen on Final Invoice

BREEDER AGREES: Above puppy has been found to be in good health. Above puppy is up to date on its immunizations and wormed. Above puppy is eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club. At the time of sale, this dog/puppy is considered and being sold as pet quality.  Nicole Martin, breeder, offers no guarantee that disqualifying faults will not arise at a later date which would make this puppy unsuitable for the show ring or for breeding. 

Health Guarantee and Buy Back Policies

72 Hour Guarantee: This puppy is guaranteed to be in good health at the time of delivery (or at the time of delivery drop-off with a delivery company of buyers choice). The buyer agrees to have the puppy inspected by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of pickup (excluding Sundays and Holidays). If the puppy is found to be in unacceptable health, a written statement from the veterinarian should be forwarded to the seller and the puppy should be returned within 72 hours (at buyer’s expense) for a replacement. If at any time in the first 72 hours the buyer regrets purchasing the puppy the puppy may be returned to the seller for a refund of the purchase price (minus the non-refundable deposit) as long as the puppy is returned in good health.  If the seller incurs any vet bills due to the condition the puppy’s returned in, those will be deducted from the refund. 

Two Year Genetic Guarantee: If the above dog should develop a severe genetic disease before it’s second birthday and can no longer function as a Pet/Companion Animal, the breeder will replace at no charge with a comparable puppy, or buyer may return dog to breeder for full refund. A proper letter from the vet stating the problem found and the vet’s opinion on the viability of the animal must be sent to the seller within 15 days of diagnosis.  All the vet bills and returned shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer and will not be accepted by the breeder. This guarantee does not include uneven bites, un-dropped testicles, umbilical hernia, or environment induced hip dysplasia. 

Buy Back Policy: If at any point in the life of the dog should the buyer not be able to care for, or chose to no longer care for, the above dog, the buyer should return the puppy or adult dog to the breeder. The breeder may choose to return all or some of the price of dog, depending on the age and health of the dog returned. By signing this contract, buyer agrees they are NOT to rehome or resell the dog to any third party, including a shelter or a rescue. 

Buyer responsibility: Unless otherwise specified, all vet bills for corrective surgery, cosmetic surgery, shots and normal health care, euthanasia, spay/neuter and also shipping are the responsibility of the buyer.

Buyer has read the above contract thoroughly and understands and agrees with the terms set forth in this document.  Buyer also understands that this is a binding agreement and will abide by the terms above.  Buyer acknowledges acceptance of this contract with Buyer’s signature.

Deposit Request Example (this contract will come with the deposit invoice and be considered agreed upon with payment of deposit)

Deposit Request

Dam of litter:

Sire of litter:

Whelp Date:

Available for Pickup:

By paying the deposit invoice in full, Buyer/Payor agrees to all policies, regulations and rules set fourth in this document in its completion. The policies, rules and regulations found here are non-negotiable. Payment of invoice acts as signature of approval/acceptance of policies, regulations and rules found in this document named Deposit Request Contract.

The buyer agrees to place a deposit on one live puppy in the amount of $200.00.
The puppy shall remain with Nicole Martin, Edenbright Brittanys “Breeder”, until the puppy is at least 8 weeks and 6 days, upon which date the total unpaid balance is due, unless noted otherwise in this contract, by which time Buyer will pay the full remaining balance agreed upon between both parties. Payment of deposit does not imply ownership of puppy – Nicole Martin will remain owner of puppy until full purchase price has been paid and puppy has been picked up by Buyer/Payer. Failure to pick up puppy by its 10th week of life is considered a forfeit of puppy and the Breeder has no obligation to keep the puppy for the Buyer, unless otherwise decided between Buyer and Breeder.

BUYER is aware that deposit is 50% refundable should he/she decides they do not want or are unable to take said puppy and Non-Refundable after the picking date.
If something happens to the puppy while in the breeder’s care, the deposit money can be transferred to another puppy of equal value & same color or gender if/when available or be refunded the same way it was sent.

BREEDER: I will accept this deposit amount of $200.00 to hold one puppy until it is at least 8 weeks and 6 days old. If the puppy should no longer be available due to illness or accident I agree to apply said deposit to another available puppy from this litter or another available litter or refund any payment made on the puppy.

Breeder Signatures:
Nicole Martin
664 Liberty Ct, Hortense GA
912-614-7535
nmartin@edenbrightbrittanys.com


Sales Contract Example (you will sign this in person when picking up your puppy).

PUPPY SALES CONTRACT

This contract made this_________day of ____________________and between Edenbright Brittanys and__________________________is in regard to the sale of the following dog or puppy.

Breeder Given Name:                                 Sex:                                     Age: 

Owner Given Name (if given before purchase): 

Color/Markings: 

The above-named dog is being sold as a Pet for the sum of $______________. (A deposit of ________ may be required and must paid to hold the above puppy and is PARTITALLY OR NON-REFUNDABLE.) 

Deposit:  Yes______ No______    If yes, amount and date deposited ______________________

Final Payment: $ _________________              Total $________________

BREEDER AGREES: Above puppy has been found to be in good health. Above puppy is up to date on its immunizations and wormed. Above puppy is eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club. At the time of sale, this dog/puppy is considered and being sold as pet quality.  Nicole Martin, breeder, offers no guarantee that disqualifying faults will not arise at a later date which would make this puppy unsuitable for the show ring or for breeding. 

Health Guarantee and Buy Back Policies

72 Hour Guarantee: This puppy is guaranteed to be in good health at the time of delivery (or at the time of delivery drop-off with a delivery company of buyers choice). The buyer agrees to have the puppy inspected by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours of pickup (excluding Sundays and Holidays). If the puppy is found to be in unacceptable health, a written statement from the veterinarian should be forwarded to the seller and the puppy should be returned within 72 hours (at buyer’s expense) for a replacement. If at any time in the first 72 hours the buyer regrets purchasing the puppy the puppy may be returned to the seller for a refund of the purchase price (minus the non-refundable deposit) as long as the puppy is returned in good health.  If the seller incurs any vet bills due to the condition the puppy’s returned in, those will be deducted from the refund. 

Two Year Genetic Guarantee: If the above dog should develop a severe genetic disease before it’s second birthday and can no longer function as a Pet/Companion Animal, the breeder will replace at no charge with a comparable puppy, or buyer may return dog to breeder for full refund. A proper letter from the vet stating the problem found and the vet’s opinion on the viability of the animal must be sent to the seller within 15 days of diagnosis.  All the vet bills and returned shipping fees are the responsibility of the buyer and will not be accepted by the breeder. This guarantee does not include uneven bites, un-dropped testicles, umbilical hernia, or environment induced hip dysplasia. 

Buy Back Policy: If at any point in the life of the dog should the buyer not be able to care for, or chose to no longer care for, the above dog, the buyer should return the puppy or adult dog to the breeder. The breeder may choose to return all or some of the price of dog, depending on the age and health of the dog returned. By signing this contract, buyer agrees they are NOT to rehome or resell the dog to any third party, including a shelter or a rescue. 

Buyer responsibility: Unless otherwise specified, all vet bills for corrective surgery, cosmetic surgery, shots and normal health care, euthanasia, spay/neuter and also shipping are the responsibility of the buyer.

I have read the above contract thoroughly and understand and agree with the terms set forth in this document.  I also understand that this is a binding agreement and will abide by the terms we have agreed above.  I acknowledge my acceptance of this contract with my signature.

Buyer Name

Buyer Signature in Agreement                                          Date

Buyer Address                                               

Buyer Phone

Buyer Email

Congratulations on your new puppy! PLEASE, contact me for anything you may need: training, health, safety, registration. I do not abandon my puppies when they leave my house! I am always invested in their health and happiness and am always glad to help! 

Nicole Martin

Edenbright Brittanys

912 614 7535

nmartin@edenbrightbrittanys.com