1) Puppy Inquiry
Choosing the breeder of your future dog is a big undertaking and we want to make sure you feel confident in your decision. Feel free to contact us through email with any questions that you have. We will make every effort to answer your questions promptly and truthfully!
2) Getting to Know You
If you have decided on CMP Kennel as your breeder, let us know of any puppy preferences you may have and the type of environment in which your pup will be raised. Press the button below to fill out the application for approval.
*Please note that, as the breeder, we reserve the right to refuse any sale at any time and also to retain a puppy for the betterment of our service dog & breeding program. In this case, you will be refunded any money paid to CMP Kennel.
3) Reserving a Spot on the Waiting List
If you are approved to be added to a litters waiting list, a $500 deposit will go towards the purchase price required in order to reserve a puppy. If the litter does not produce enough puppies of the right sex; a refund of the deposit will be honored; otherwise, deposits are non-refundable. However, you do have a one time option of using the deposit in the future or transferring it to another litter. We recommend reviewing the terms of our health guarantee and contract before placing your deposit so you fully understand the conditions of buying a puppy from CMP kennels.
4) Visiting Your Litter
You are encouraged to visit our home and our dogs, but timing to do so is limited. Because of our very busy schedule; puppy visits are scheduled by appointment only and I keep one day free a month for puppy visits. If you are interested in visiting the litter before take home day, I encourage you to ask early what the visit day is for that month. I can not accomodate individual visits. I allow you to visit the litter between 5-6 weeks old, this is when they are becoming more active and you can see their personalities starting to develop. For the sake of your puppy's health do not visit any animal shelter or a place where pets frequent. PARVO is deadly to unvaccinated puppies and it can be brought in to our home! Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog's feces.
5) Picking Your Puppy
Picks for our litters are honored in the order in which the deposits are received. It is important you "mark your calendar" and reserve this day for picking your puppy. I usually plan the pick up day as soon as the pups are born for the Saturday closest to seven to eight weeks so plan ahead to keep that day open. Those on the deposit list will be informed of the “puppy picking” day which is the same day as take home. Each family is given one hour to choose their puppy beginning with the first person on the reservation list and continuing through the day each hour on the hour. If for some reason, you are unavailable, I will choose your puppy based on your known preferences. Here is a link for similar temperament testing and a great tool to assist you while searching for your breeder:
I am often asked " can I switch days to pick/pick up my puppy" - Rarely does this work. For these reasons; first when you have
say eight puppies in a litter- it is way too complicated to accommodate different days for potentially eight families and generally at least four families will ask. By six weeks the puppies take a tremendous amount of care. On pick up day- I have to wash puppies and get all the take home paperwork ready, as well as puppy bags, put away my other dogs so they are not a distraction to my families trying to meet their puppy and the parents of the litter, my children usually like to go elsewhere for pick up because of the busyness of the day, etc. To accommodate requests means washing puppies multiple times in the same week,and doing all the above several times over, taking time away from other commitments I have. Secondly, if you are not first or last it means you will not get to choose your puppy. Please only ask for a different day in a true emergency. You do have many weeks to plan to come or have someone you trust come pick for you and you also have the one extra day I open up the farm to visits. Believe me, every system I have in place is by trial and error. All my rules are for a reason: to make you getting a puppy as simple and straight forward as possible and for me keeping all the families straight and in the right order. If you still fit in the category of needing a different day, you won't get to pick your own puppy- I will have to pick and your pick up day will be after the scheduled pick up day but I will accommodate true emergencies.
6) Preparing for Your Puppy
To prepare for the arrival of your new puppy, you will need to buy a crate and/or playpen or have an area marked off in your home where your puppy can play. You need to sign up for NuVet Vitamins and buy feeding bowls (buy stainless steel bowls for bacteria control), grooming supplies, cleaning supplies, and a variety of toys. For a detailed list of supplies, please visit my "supplies list" page. To make shopping easier I've added links to my favorite supplies.
Common question: Do I have use the supplements you recommend to adopt a puppy from you? Absolutely not. If you feel strongly that you want to use something
different than what I recommend you can still get a puppy from me. Just indicate that
on your application but know that you will not be getting a health guarantee. You will
be getting a premium, social trained puppy that had a great start. I am open to differing opinions to
nutrition but most families ask for recommendations and are happy to use the same things the puppies
have been on. Please email me if you have any questions on this. The only requirement for the contract that I require is using NuVet wafers for the first year of life as the puppy grows rapidly and needs the added nutritional support while getting so many vaccinations the first year. One bottle on NuVet wafers will last you 6 months. A very small investment in your dogs health. All my dogs are on NuVet for life.
7) Paying for Your Puppy
I accept two forms of payment. A payment by personal check should be submitted two weeks in advance of your puppy going home or cash the day of puppy pick up. Puppy pick ups will be pre-scheduled and I do charge a $20 per day fee for any puppy that stays longer than 9 weeks.
8) Taking Your Puppy Home
Your puppy will be ready to go home once they are seven to eight weeks old, you may choose to either pick up your puppy in person or make travel arrangements for flying to pick up at one of our nearest airports. We have several air line options for you depending where you are coming from. We can also schedule a meeting location with in 2 hours distance, a round trip travel fee is added to cover the cost of fuel.
On pick up day- you will pick out your puppy, we will go over your take home folder, and sign the puppy contract. If you have not set up NuVet before arriving on pick up day- you can still take your puppy home but we will not sign the health guarantee and there will be no health guarantee in place until you have set that up so make sure to get this done early and before arriving for your puppy.
On pick-up day, you will receive the following:
• A freshly bathed, healthy puppy
• Puppy that was raised & loved in our home and on the farm with cutting edge professional handling techniques, getting your puppy off to the best possible start
• Temperament testing to help you select the right puppy
• Signed copy of the Health Warranty/Purchase Agreement as long as you have fulfilled your part of the contract and got on NuVet.
• Veterinarian record of your puppy’s vaccinations and deworming schedule
• CKC or AKC limited registration
• Sample of NuVet immune builder supplements.
• My lifetime support of your puppy
• Puppy Gift Bag