If you are purchasing a puppy as a Christmas present please, please, please make a plan well in advance of Christmas to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your new puppy!!! If you are traveling to other peoples’ homes, have hectic Christmas holiday planned or haven’t arranged for a responsible pre-Christmas puppy sitter and you are thinking of purchasing a puppy as a Christmas present please consider waiting until after the Holidays. As a breeder, Christmas puppies are a big concern. Ethical breeders as a group usually steer clear of placing puppies at holiday time. We have a huge fear that an impulse buyer domes a puppy to a forgotten or unwanted future. It is also unfortunately a time when puppy mills have a bumper crop of puppies available.
Puppies are NOT merchindise that you can return if it does'nt fit, they are sweet dependant living beings. This is a long term commitment!! Please dont purchase a puppy if you cant commit the next 10-14 years of your life to caring for a being that devotes its whole heart to you.
Please understand that the Christmas morning festivities can be very traumatic, overwhelming and scary for a puppy. It is also very hard to safely and quietly hide a puppy until Christmas morning, travel or visit relatives. There are also many Christmas hazzards that can arise with toxic holiday plants, rich foods, candy, orniments, tinsel, strings of lights, etc...
This is also the time of year that we are busy with our own holiday plans. We will NOT fly a puppy unaccompanied! Occasionally we have helpers that can meet people part way, but they do charge for this. We work full time, have family commitments as well as care our dogs. There is also a chance that the weather may not cooperate with safe puppy pick-up.
We suggest to people that want a Christmas puppy, but don’t want the huge puppy time commitment during the Holidays, that they wrap puppy toys, a crate, a collar, puppy dishes and a picture of the puppy. A few days after the brunt of the Holiday hoopla has settled down they arrange to pick up their puppy. This has worked out better for most families, especially with the weather factoring into the stress of a pre-Christmas puppy pick-up.