As a responsible dog breeder, Tarraray wants to be very upfront with you, and hope that you will be upfront as well. A great breeder has the best interests of their puppies in mind, not who ever has the money.
To work out who is the perfect fit for my new litter, it is important to ask you, the potential buyer a number of questions – either face to face, over the phone, by email or via Facebook. I will then ask you to complete a questionnaire and commence the interview process.
Once completed and accepted I will place you on the wait list and people on the waitlist will have the first choice of the litters. To be placed on the waitlist, simply fill in the Interview Form with details of what you are looking for in a puppy and push the submit button. I will reply via email, Facebook or phone to help with any questions, and to organise a deposit to place you on the wait list.
The deposit is transferable to another litter, but not to another person, and is non-refundable if you change your mind. It is refundable if no puppy is available, if I feel this litter is not suitable for you and other circumstances. The deposit signifies good intent to follow through with the purchase of a puppy when the right puppy becomes available. Your wait list fee will go towards the purchase price when a suitable pup is available. No deposit will be taken until it is confirmed that puppies are on the way.
I don't run huge wait list - I like to make sure that people receive their pup in a reasonable time, so will only open wait lists when I know pups are going to be available soon.
Once you are on the waitlist, you will be notified when pups are born and settled with their mum.
The number one breeding rule is to try to make the next generation better than the one that is here now. How a breeder does this varies, but the general consensus is for the breeder to keep the “best” puppies to further their breeding program and send the rest onto wonderful homes where puppies can thrive with their new families.
For the first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life, I’m constantly evaluating them to see which ones I like the best. Those at the top of my list are selected to “stay in the family” so that I can raise them up, do lots of things with them, prove their value/contribution to the breed, and use them to create more generations of outstanding Belgian Shepherds. Obviously, not every puppy in a particular litter will be my favourite puppy. Those that I decide not to keep for myself are those who are available to good homes. To state the obvious, I’d be doing a dis-service to my breeding program if I presented a prospective buyer all of my puppies, and that buyer walked out the front door with what would have been the best puppy for my next generation.
What makes a good home? For starters, a good home is a home that values my input as the breeder and trusts me to make the puppy placement decisions. After all, I’m your puppy’s go-to human for the rest of its life and I promise you that I’ll know them better than anyone. If I’ve done a good job getting to you know you, the prospective puppy buyer, I’ll have a pretty idea about what you’re looking for, too.
What if you want to pick out your own puppy?! After all, it’s your purchase, your puppy, and your commitment for the lifetime of that puppy. You want to be sure you’re picking the right one for yourself, and you especially don’t want the one that didn’t warm up to you when you first met it. I value your enthusiasm but if you’re dead-set on picking out your own puppy, I’m simply not the right breeder for you and you should look elsewhere. (Oh by the way, that puppy that didn’t warm up to you could have had the biggest, bestest game of chase with his littermates just prior to you showing up, and he was simply exhausted.)
In summary, when you go pick out a car, you let the dealer ask you what colours you like and what options you want, and then you let them walk you to that exact car. When you buy a house, you pick out a realtor, tell them what you want, and let him show you the houses they’ll think you’ll love.
Buying a puppy is no different. Find a breeder, be patient, and have them pick out for you exactly what you want. You’ll be happy. They’ll be happy. Everybody wins!!!
Once you have decided to purchase a pup and a litter is confirmed, a deposit of $500 may be made via PayPal, Bank Transfer, or Cash. Deposits are non-refundable with the exception being if something unforeseeable was to happen to your puppy, in which case your deposit would be fully refunded or you may choose to apply your deposit towards the purchase of another puppy. Deposits are made in the good faith that you wish to purchase the puppy, and are non-refundable.
LOCAL PUPS can either be paid for in full by Bank Transfer by 10 weeks of age, or on pickup by prior arrangement.
INTERSTATE PUPS All pups who are travelling interstate are to be paid for in full (puppy and transport) by the time they are 10 weeks old.
This gives us time to complete the paperwork and post it to you so it arrives before the pup, so you can enrol easily for puppy preschool (you will need the vaccination paperwork for this).
Due to the work we put in to our pups, and their breeding, they are confident and very relaxed about travelling. They fly just after 12 weeks of age, and are vet checked prior to flying.
We arrange the flights for the pups who are flying with Bay City Pet Transport.
Flights are usually arranged for a Friday, which gives most owners the whole weekend to settle in with the pup. We drive to the Brisbane airport to keep the cost down for owners, at no cost to you.
Flights are available to most places in Australia and we will obtain the costs for you.
We can arrange road transport for your pup through Dog Movers. We will arrange this for you.
They have a regular weekly Express trips each week between Melbourne & Townsville by most main routes including Central Victoria, the NSW Riverina, Canberra and the New England Highway Regions.
Additionally to the above fortnightly services include Central Queensland and Cairns and further out into Northern NSW via Dubbo, the Central West and the Northern Newell Highway region.
All pups come with full C5 vaccination, Puppy heartworm, microchipped (joint names on State register & AAR register), desexed (tubal litigation or vasectomy) wormed, ANKC Pedigree (joint names), lifetime guarantee. Everything is done for you in the cost of your puppy.
Their parents have had comprehensive health testing so we avoid pups with hereditary problems.Their diet will have been a top diet of Stay Loyal with top quality raw and they will have received individual time, attention and handling each day. Pups will have had the chance to develop confidence meeting other dogs and people, managing themselves on different surfaces, short exploratory walks with their Mum, plus basic crate training.
All this is done to ensure the welfare of every life we choose to bring into this world & by doing this we try to ensure that there is no dumpage of our babies & make sure everything we breed is in the right homes & if circumstances change we will take your baby back no questions asked.
We guarantee we will take a dog back at any time for any reason amd it is part of our agreement that if you cannot keep your dog it MUST come back to us.