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 our buyers a puppy with an excellent temperament, great looks, and great health! While we cannot 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
A deposit must be paid to reserve a spot on any planned litter or any available puppy from our current litters. To be placed on a Reservation List for a specific litter, you first must fill our an application (you can find the link to the application here). After I have received the application, I will contact you via text message so that we may set up a time to speak. The phone conversation is a vitally important step in our selection process, and you cannot move forward with the purchase of an Edenbright Puppy without first speaking with me. This phone call gives me a chance to understand more about what type of puppy you may be looking for, and it gives you a chance to learn more about Edenbright Brittanys and our puppies. Once the phone conversation is over, if you are ready to place a deposit, I will send you an invoice via the email you provide on the application.
Our despite price is $200.00. 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 the running reservation lists for all of our litters under the Upcoming Litters page here). Deposits 100% Refundable during the waiting phase (before the puppies are born) and up to the puppy’s 6th week of life, or in the event that we fail to provide you with a puppy that met the requirements you listed on the application (i.e you wanted a male, but no male is available). The deposit is 50% refundable after the 6th week, and the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE FOR ANY REASON after the puppy’s 8th week of life, so please be absolutely certain you want a puppy. Below you will find an example of our deposit contract – this contract will be attached to the invoice you are sent and is fulfilled by full payment of that invoice. Please read carefully before placing a deposit:
Dam of litter:
Sire of litter:
ETA of Litter:
Dates of Birth are subject to Change
By paying the deposit invoice in full, Buyer/Payor agrees to all policies, regulations and rules set forth 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, and puppy is picked up from breeder on a previously agreed upon date, upon which date the total unpaid balance is due and must be paid in full, unless noted otherwise in this contract. 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 12th 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. Failure to pick up puppy by the 12th Week of Life will result in a loss of full deposit and a refund of any extra money paid on Puppy’s remaining balance.
BUYER is aware that deposit is 100% refundable should he/she decide they do not want or are unable to take said puppy 50% Refundable after the pups 6th week of life and Non-Refundable after the pups 8th week of life. 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 all of any payment made on the puppy.
664 Liberty Ct, Hortense GA
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. We carefully asses each and every puppy’s individual personality throughout their 9 weeks here by keeping meticulous records pertaining to temperament with their littermates, reaction to stimuli and stressors and their behavior during one on one playtime with me. 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 the puppy that 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, with the photos and videos becoming more frequent as the puppies get older and begin to show 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!