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How much deposit is required to reserve a pup?
Deposit is usually 50% of the purchase price and are generally not refundable unless something is wrong with the pup. Please go to the Deposit Page to have a look at a sample contract and to familiarize yourself with it before reserving a pup!
There is a pup on your website that says "Pending". What does that mean - is it sold?
Pups listings that say "Pending" or "On Hold" usually have either a deposit in the mail [snail mail] and I will need to make time allowance for that payment to reach me, or I have a definite pick-up scheduled within the next few days without a deposit. About 90% of the time, that pup will be reserved or sold within a few days, but every once in a while there will be a no-show or cancellation. Feel free to ask or request an update on this pup to double check on availability. Pups that say "Reserved" have a deposit received and are no longer available - and no - I won't sell a pup that has a deposit to another person, even if you offer me extra money for it.
Do you take checks?
Sorry no more personal or bank checks. Cash only at time of pick-up for the remainder of your balance or the full purchase price for a pup ready to go. Deposits and Installment Payments may be made via Paypal, Mobile Phone Paypal, US Postal Money Orders, NetSpend and Only1 Reload Packs, as well as Moneygram [Walmart] or Western Union. For more detailed info on payments, pls go to the Payment Page.
Can I make several smaller payments instead of one or two big ones?
Payment Plans are generally available on pups under 5 weeks of age - the amounts and frequency of payments depend on the purchase price and the age of the pup. If you want to do this, the sooner you reserve your pup, the more time you will have for smaller installments! If you need more time than that, ask me about upcoming or planned litters - I can give you an idea when we have new babies and you can make as many small payments in advance that you are comfortable with, and then choose from a new litter once they arrive.
Pick-Up, Delivery or Meeting, Shipping.
Use this zipcode to pull up directions to Lyons GA, just outside of Vidalia . If you are majorly from out of the area or out of state and are driving to pick up, I will gladly offer as usual to meet you along the I 16, I 95 or I 75 corridor = halfways or oneway up to 100 miles for me. I need you to work with me on scheduling though, as I work most weekends. During the week is always easier for me, as I can set my own schedule then. I have an entire page devoted to this information - please click here for more info!
Are your puppies AKC registered?
Lately I get this question quite often - so I rewrote that section on my website and made a separate page for it - look for the answers here.
I often get that asked about the poodle coat - is it true that they are hypoallergenic? They don't shed, do they? I heard the poodle coat doesn't matt, is that right? They don't make you itch, do they?
Yeah and nay - and I'm going to tell you about this in easy laymans terms, rather than to go over technical or talk doctorease. First the NAY part. Technically there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic coat that doesn't shed or matt.
If it's alive, it'll grow, it'll replace and renew itself with time, and it will shed skin cells. So much for that myth!
In reality though - here comes the YEAH - poodles are some of most suitable dogs for allergy sufferers, neatnicks and "extreme clean" folks, as well as folks that want a neat looking dog with lots of versatility in the looks department.
In my experience I find they are very compatible with a variety of allergy sufferers - from the ones that have itchy skin break-outs when they get touched by certain breeds of dog or cat hair, to the ones who have mild to medium breathing allergies caused by dog/cat dander as well as other allergens.
I would caution anyone who has medium to severe allergies or uses an inhaler, to poodle test first before getting a puppy, but most anybody with mild breathing or contact allergies, seems to manage being around a poodle kid just fine. This also goes for many [but not all] poodle hybrids - even different pups in the same litter in poodle hybrids may cause various allergic reactions in certain people.
In regards to the shedding and matting - yes poodles shed too [they are alive and kicking after all, LOL] - but what makes the difference is that the hair stays in the coat, until it gets brushed out. So you can pick up your poodle puppy in the morning and kiss + cuddle it good bye on your way out the door to work, without wearing it's coat. Your poodle can sleep on the couch or in bed or ride on the front seat in the car, without anybody else sitting on/in it, showing the evidence that you have a dog.
However - that said - in order to get to that non-matting part, it requires regular brushing and maintenance of the coat, so the dead hair can come out. This [the dead hair sliding down the living hair shaft and getting tangled or caught up towards the end of the living hair] is what causes matting and clumps. And a poodle that does not get brushed regularly - daily would be great, but really - who has the time for that? Once or twice a week a thorough brush out with a slicker or bristle brush is all that is needed to keep your poodle kid looking great.
A poodle that does not get brushed regularly, will eventually get matts - how severe is all depending on what type of shampoos + conditioners you use and how often you bathe, how often you brush or don't brush, the quality of the dog food you're feeding, and how often your dog sees the groomer. Internal and external parasites will also influence coat texture and structure.
A bath and shampoo [plus conditioner if you bathe more frequently or your dog is in a longer clip] once very 2-3 weeks, and a twice weekly thorough brush out [once will do on a short clip if your dog goes to the groomer frequently], is all that it takes to get the most benefits from one of the main selling points of the poodles - no shedding or hair over clothes, furniture, car or carpet - no doggy odors, and a neat looking poodle child you can be proud off!