Puppy Prices For Iowa Born Chow Chow Puppies, Shih Tzu Puppies
The Following PUPPY PRICES apply for our Chow and Shih Tzu Puppies:
While Kennel costs continue to skyrocket due to onerous regulation, record keeping expenses, fees and expensive inputs (utilities, insurance, feed and medical), most kennels are either forced to close or pass on these costs in form of higher prices for puppies.
We at agreatdog, are also faced with these crucial decisions. We have researched our services and found that we are offering services that many customers do not use. These are currently built into our puppy prices. In order to remain competitive in our puppy prices, we have decided to offer a base price for our puppies and then add services in an ala Carte fashion. This allows customers to have the option to choose the services they want and pay for those separately.
The following are the changes in our adoption policy
1) Payment options. People using Paypal or credit cards for payments will now have to add a 3.5% service charge to defray costs of using Paypal and bank charges. We will continue to accept checks, but sufficient time for check clearing must be allowed. Deposits by check for puppies will be ranked in a first come first served basis when check is received by us. No puppies will be released till checks have cleared the bank. Cash is always accepted.
2) Base Puppy Price. We will offer a base price of $650 for Male Shih Tzus; $750 for Female Shih Tzus. Chow puppies may be available on a limited basis and priced at Males $1100, Females at $1200.
These base prices are for the Puppy, Chip and Health Guarantee, and options can be added as desired. We encourage you to add options to protect your investment in your new puppy
a) Puppy only (base price - $25) Must be selected when puppy is 5 weeks old
b) Microchip ID number and health guarantee is the Default Option. The health guarantee remains the same as outlined on our page. It will only be offered to puppies that have our microchip to verify the identity of an Agreatdog. The microchip will not be used for Pet recovery of loss of pets. (we recommend at a minimum)
c) Pet Key Protect My Pet Microchip Registration. The activation fee for PetKey Premium Service remains the same, at $50. These services are outlined on our web page which will help your puppy be returned to you should it ever come up missing. These services do work and many lost pets are reunited with their owners as a result of this service. If the microchip is not registered, pet recovery will probably not happen and your puppy may be lost forever. PetKey is the ultimate service for animal recovery and protection. Option c, requires a microchip offered in option b, and can be upgraded at a later time)
d) AKC registration application papers will be provided at an additional cost of $125. This is for Limited Registration only (can be shown in AKC competative events),
Many people have no desire to breed or show their puppy in competitive events and do not really need the AKC registration papers. This can be upgraded at a later time if puppy has a microchip from option b (AKC does charge late fees for registration and transfer of ownership)
Each puppy we breed will qualify for all of the above optional services.
Due to new USDA regulations, requirements and fees, we can no longer offer shipping. We can not and will not deliver puppies. They must be picked up at our facility. We have decided on this policy in order to keep our puppy prices reasonable and not increasing those prices to defray the new onerous regulatory requirements surrounding shippment of animals.
All sales within Iowa are subject to sales tax of 7%, in accordance to Iowa law.
Reservation Deposit are recommended: Deposits for puppies are as follows; Shih Tzu and Sheltie, $100, Chows, $200. You can make additional payments through Paypal, cash or personal check before you receive your puppy. If you are paying by personal check, please allow time for the check to clear the bank. If you use Paypal to send money, using the Send Money Option, use email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Unverified Buyer Paypal transactions require three days to clear.
To ensure that all our animals all receive extraordinary care, we are Licensed and Inspected by the Iowa Dept of Agriculture, the American Kennel Club and Fredericksburg Vet Clinic (Supervising Vet).