Contact Christopher to find out how to be put on the waiting list. We require a
nonrefundable $200 deposit that is deducted from the price of your puppy.
Puppies are born around 63 days from when the dogs are bred. Add six weeks to that date
if you're going to pick your puppy up, or eight weeks if you're shipping it. For planning
purposes, this will give you a pretty good idea of when you're going to be able to get your
After the puppies are a few days old, Christopher will call you and tell you what the mama
had. If the color or sex of puppy you want isn't available, then your name will roll over to
the top of the list for the next litter. When the puppy you want has been born, Christopher
will tell you the dates of the weekend it will be ready to be picked up
if it's not being shipped. If you have a vacation or something planned at that pick-up or
shipping time, then you may want to wait for the next litter. It's no fun for the puppy after
all its litter mates are gone.
Timing is critical for their development. We're often asked why we let the puppies go at six
weeks instead of eight weeks. Large breed dogs develop more slowly and need to stay with
their mothers and litter mates longer. It's not unusual for a breeder to hold them until
they're twelve weeks old. We've found with English cockers by the time the puppy is six
weeks old, it has been eating dry food out of its mom's bowl since it was three weeks old; it
has been weaned for more than a week; and it's had two weeks to play rough and tumble
with their litter mates without mom's supervision. By six weeks they are at a perfect age for
bonding with their new owners. It also puts them in a new environment with new stimuli.
Owners miss out on that extra-special bonding time if they wait until the puppy is older. At
six weeks they're very sweet and you'll have a little time with them before they get to the
chewing stage and start acting like ... well, a puppy.
If we have to hold the puppy more than 3 days beyond the ship or pick-up date, there will
be a $25 per day fee for boarding unless arrangements are made with Christopher in