Reserving a puppy
Our waiting list is usually over a year in wait for puppies. Puppies do come available though, as people decide to pick a different puppy or move to a different litter. You are welcome to get on the waiting list for notifications of upcoming litters by sending us your contact information. If you would like to hold your place in a litter, we require a 200.00 deposit. You can do this thru PayPal or on our web site. Placing a deposit on a litter, will reserve you a puppy from the litter of your choice, it will hold your place, not the price.
You can reserve a puppy in the litter of your choice by submitting a non refundable deposit. This deposit is transferable to another litter only if the puppy of your choice ie; red merle male, does not come available.
Reserves for a specific puppy of a litter are by first deposit received. Example, two people want a Black tri female, the person who gave a deposit first will get first pick of the puppy they reserved. If there is only one black tri female in the litter, then the other party will be allowed to move their deposit to the next litter of their choice, or pick a different puppy from the original litter. When submitting a deposit, add the litter, color and sex of the puppy you want to reserve.
Once the Dam of the litter you are interested in is pregnant, you will receive an email from us notifying you. Once the puppies are born, we send information, videos and pictures throughout the process. Puppy pick time is at 5 weeks of age. We wait until 5 weeks of age, so that you can better see the personality of the puppies before deciding on which one to take home. Puppies are wormed and vaccinated by state guidelines. Puppies can go home at 8 weeks of age. We send you home with training techniques, feeding and care information, health guarantee, vaccination record and access to a professional trainer who works with us.
We want to make sure you are happy with the puppy you take home from us!
Deposits are 200.00, A deposit reserves your spot in the litter of your choice.
The deposit goes toward the purchase price of the puppy.
Merle puppies are 2000.00, tri's and bi's are 1500.00
Split faces are 3000.00
Breeding rights are 800.00 more
Inquire with us about acquiring breeding rights
You are welcome to come to the ranch to pick up your puppy, or we have a nanny that fly's your puppy to you. We have Puppies that have flown with our nanny across the country and across the world.
How it works.. our nanny picks your puppy up from us. Your puppy fly's with our nanny in the cabin. The nanny meets you at your airport with your puppy. This is wonderful as your puppy does not have to go in a crate in cargo!
If you decide to fly your puppy with our nanny, the nanny will contact you with all the details on how it works. We will also set up everything to have your puppy safely delivered to you.
Shipping in States --->
Shipping in states with the nanny is 650.00 +-
Shipping Cargo --->
Shipping is 520.00 +- for travel in the USA. Crate is 110.00. In states health certificate to fly is 250.00. Total for cargo shipping is 880.00 +-
Shipping to Germany, Sweden or Austria ---> Shipping for the flight and nanny is 2000.00+- plus an additional 700.00 for the International health cert, Rabies shot, micro chip, 4 weeks board and 3 weeks quarantine.
Shipping to Canada ---> Shipping for the flight and nanny is 1200.00+- plus an additional 250.00 for the health cert.
Shipping to Australia ---> Do to strenuous regulations to enter the country, we only ship frozen semen.
IRON SIDE RANCH offers a 3 day guarantee that to the best of our knowledge, the puppy/dog taken home from our ranch is free of parvo, distemper, kennel cough. The buyer should take their puppy to their own veterinarian within 15 days of signed contract. If it is found by buyers veterinarian within 15 days that the puppy cannot live a normal life due to bad health, or breeding defects, we will happily refund or replace the puppy once we receive the veterinary reports. The ill puppy will be taken back by us, or can be kept by the buyers, but if kept, must be spayed/ neutered at buyers expense. Buyer acknowledges that if any of the ill health issues arise, seller is not responsible for any medical expenses, no exceptions.
We supply health guarantees on the puppies being sold and health clearances which are genetic tests done on the parents. Health clearances are documented proof, supplied by us, Iron Side Ranch, validating the parents are not affected by any Australian Shepherd genetic or hereditary disorders which can be passed on to the puppy.
As the breeder, Iron Side Ranch can provide documentation of genetic testing done on the parents such as full genetic clearances from Paw Prints Genetics. Puppies are cleared by parentage of being affected by any Australian Shepherd genetic disorders.
We also offer a 2 year health guarantee against hereditary disorders and congenital heart defects. If these genetic disorders arise, we will replace the dog if all terms are met. Your puppy/dog will have had to completed their series of shots and worming and be kept current on all vaccinations, with veterinarian proof. We must be notified within 10 days of diagnosis. All tests are done at buyers expense, as Iron Side Ranch is not responsible for any medical expenses. We will need to have documentation from two veterinarians at separate practices verifying the genetic disorder that we guarantee against. If the two veterinarians agree, we will happily give credit towards another puppy of equal sex and color. Your original puppy will not need to be destroyed or returned, but must be spayed or neutered with the documentation sent to us. Iron Side Ranch does not guarantee against contagious or infectious diseases, virus, neglect, poor diet or preventable conditions. We are not responsible for diseases, injuries or virus which the puppy/dog contracts after leaving our ranch. Iron Side Ranch assumes no responsibility of any kind for expenses.
We do not guarantee hip dysplasia due to the many variables that can cause hip dysplasia. We do however guarantee that all our dogs have hip tests of good or above.
REMEMBER, YOU ARE BUYING A PUPPY, NOT A GUARANTEE. THE BEST GUARANTEE OF A HEALTHY PUPPY IS ONE WHOSE PEDIGREE AND ANCESTORS ARE BE PROVEN TO BE HEALTHY AND SOUND THEMSELVES. :)
We comply with and agree with the standards of the Australian Shepherd club of America.
The Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA) was established as the parent club for the breed in 1957. They are the largest independent breed-specific club in North America! Click this link for the ASCA's information on buying an Australian shepherd from a breeder.
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