Dalmatian Puppy Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do you sell puppies for?
Dalmatian puppies are $850.
Will the puppies have all their shots?
Yes, and no. The puppies will leave my place being up to date on shots and wormer. I start them with a 5-way vaccine at 6 weeks old. They get wormed at 4 weeks and at 6 weeks.
They need booster shots about every 4 weeks after their initial vaccination as well as regular worming. I suggest at least 4 rounds of puppy shots. At 4 moths old they are old enough for a rabies vaccine. Then they should be protected for a year, but be sure to ask your vet about vaccinations as well.
How old are the puppies when they go to their new homes?
I have found that dalmatians are ready for pick up at 7 weeks old. But I watch each litter and each individual puppy to make sure they are eating well and ready for new homes.
They leave with vet records, puppy care package and a little toy or blanket that smells like home to ease the adjustment.
I live…. will you meet me half way?
I would love to say yes to every person traveling distances to get a puppy from me, but it just isn’t something I can commit to. Some litters have as many as 11 puppies. That means 11 people are trying to get their puppy on roughly the same day from me. If I promised to meet each person half-way… Well I don’t need to explain it. I also live on a ranch have lots of chores to do each day. So getting away from the house is very difficult for us.
That said, I do try to help as much as possible. If I know someone that travels your direction I can try to arrange transportation and a lot of times I can arrange travel with another puppy buyer from the same litter.
So don’t be afraid to ask and I will try to help as much as possible.
How does buying a puppy work?
I contact everyone on my email list when I announce a new litter of pups. After a couple notifications one email, I post pups on my web page and Facebook. First come first serve. To get on my email list click here.
Ideally I like people to come and meet the puppies in person, but I know that isn’t always feasible so I can take pictures, videos and I try to explain each pups individual characters to help you decide which pup is right for you..
It is only after you have chosen your perfect puppy that I ask for a $100 deposit. That will hold that specific puppy for you. If you have a name picked out, I will start calling the puppy by that name, and I continue to post photos so you can see your baby grow.
How do dalmatians do with children?
My dogs are great with kids. I expect the pups will be too! Although, do be sure your pup is in a safe environment where they aren’t being abused by the kids and can “escape” for some free time fi they need.
Are your dogs BAER hearing tested?
Unfortunately, it is over 8 hours to the nearest BAER hearing testing facility for me. So it isn’t something I can do. But— that being said every breeder I have talked to says they can tell when their pup doesn’t hear. They sleep longer, and don’t startle at noises and just act a little off.
I have a health guarantee that covers genetic problems like hearing, and knock on wood, I haven’t ever had a genetic health issue with my pups.
I hope this helps. If you have additional questions you are welcome to call me anytime!
Thanks so much!