Limited or Full Registration?
Here is the difference between the two registration types. No matter which one you choose your dog will be registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club)
A dog registered with an AKC Limited Registration shall be ineligible to be entered in a breed competition in a licensed or member dog show. It is eligible, however, to be entered in any other licensed or member event. These events include: Obedience, Tracking, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Herding, Lure Coursing, Agility and Earthdog. No offspring of a dog for which Limited Registration has been granted is eligible for registration. Each registration certificate for such dog shall carry notice of the limitation, and the limitation shall continue, regardless of any change of ownership, unless and until the owner(s) of the litter at birth shall apply to AKC for removal of the limitation."
Full Registration ~ Full reg. is for breeding stock dogs and those that are being actively shown in the bench (dog show) conformation ring.
If you ARE NOT a breeder, you DO NOT need full registration on your dog.
When is my puppy ready?
Puppies can go to their new homes on or after they are 8 weeks of age. We have no problems keeping the puppies here past 8 weeks. We now offer a puppy training package that will allow you to leave your puppy for 2 weeks of "Puppy Basics" to include but not limited to socialization, leash training
To Microchip or Not?
One, are they necessary?
If your pet has a high chance of being separated from you, for instance he bolts out your door every chance he gets and doesn’t come back when called, a microchip may be a good idea. If your pet is microchipped make sure the microchip is registered and that your registered contact information is up-to-date. Otherwise, even if a facility finds your pet and reads the microchip, they will not be able to contact you. Here at Rocky Top, all puppies are chipped for future verification if the puppy/or dog is ever in question of where it came from.
What is the deposit for?
A non-refundable deposit is required in order for you to be able to say that you have a hold on a specific puppy. It is a payment of "good faith". All to often people have asked us to hold a puppy for them to never return or even contact us to let us know they have went somewhere else to purchase another puppy. We do NOT take deposits until you are sure you want a puppy from a current litter. Deposits are non-refundable unless something happens to the puppy in our care.
Is Shipping Available?
Yes, we offer shipping by air when weather permits, which is usually most of the year. The cost depends on your location and preference $300-$550. We offer shipping by air, ground or personal delivery (depends on location).
We can potentially meet you half way (for a travel fee) if the distance is too far for you or I to make the whole trip and you do not prefer air travel.