Pryde Puppy Placement Policy

This is required reading of all who wish to be considered for one of our puppies. Please understand our process of placing our puppies is to make sure the best match possible is made between puppy and new owner. If you contact us about one of our litters it will be asked if you have read this page in it's entirety and understand it completely. Puppies are the cutest little things. I haven’t seen one yet that wasn’t adorable. As a breeder, it is important for me to make sure my babies go in caring, loving homes. After the “cuteness” wears off, you will have a puppy that requires a great deal of time and attention. Please take the time to read the information contained below before filling out an application for our puppies.

As soon as our puppies are born, we start watching their growth and development.  I keep track of which puppy walks first, which one climbs/falls out of the whelping box first, which puppy is the bully, which one is the push-over and everything in between.  The reason I do this is so that when the time comes to place the puppies into new homes, I can ensure that the right puppy goes to live with the right family.  This is of vital importance to me because if a family gets a puppy that is too laid back, or on the other hand, too dominant for their household, neither the puppy nor the family will be completely happy with the arrangement.

In my placements, I try to ensure that my puppies make it to their "forever" home on the first try; that they don't have to come back to find a new home when they are older.  This is very hard on the family, myself, and most importantly, it is very hard on the dog.

When I am making the decision as to which puppy will go to which family, many factors come into play:

  • The family unit as a whole (children or adults only & other family pets)
  • If there are children, how old are they and have they had experience with pets before?
  • How active is the family?
  • Has the family owned a dog, specifically a Boxer, before?
  • Is the family willing to follow our diet and vaccine recommendations?
  • Is the family willing to spay or neuter their pet?
  • Is the family willing to allow us to show their pet?
  • What type of activities does the family want to participate in with their pet?
Of course, I also take into consideration the family's preference for color and gender, but I will not place a puppy I feel is unsuitable (for any reason) into a home simply because they "want a girl" or a "flashy brindle puppy".  In cases where we don't feel we have a puppy that will suit your home, we may recommend another breeder with another litter, or we may recommend that you wait for our next litter.

In either case (you get a puppy or you don't), expect not to know which puppy you are getting a puppy until the litter is at least six to eight weeks of age. I cannot make decisions about placement based on temperament or conformation prior to that time.

As a buyer, the choice is yours as to the breeder you want to deal with.  If you don't like the way I place my puppies into their new homes, that is absolutely 100% your prerogative.  I am more than willing to help you find a breeder you can trust.  I completely understand that the way I raise, rear and place my puppies is not everyone's ideal.

However, if you decide to purchase a puppy from me, my promise to you is that I will always be up-front and honest with you...even if I know you may not want to hear what I have to say. The puppies I raise were brought into this world by me and therefor I feel it is my responsibility to them for life that I ensure they have a happy & safe home for their entire life.

If you are still interested in owning one of our puppies, please contact us via our questionnaire to complete and return to us for us to start to get to know you better. Please include if you have viewed our puppies and interested in a specific puppy.