The general protocol I have for the puppies is as follows: I put families down for picking out a puppy in the order I receive their $300 deposit. So, first deposit gets first pick, second deposit, second pick and so on. These picks are done at 8 weeks of age, after the litter is evaluated for show potential by myself and other breeders that I know. The puppies which are show quality will go to show homes first, then the remainder of the puppies will be chosen by the families wanting pet puppies.  I keep everyone up to date by regularly sending photos to their email/facebook. When the puppy is chosen, $1700 is due for the remainder of the cost. The parents are both certified for OFA hips, elbows, eyes and heart before they are used for breeding. The puppy will be vet checked, have its first series of vaccinations and be given any other wormer or medication that are required before going to their new homes. They will also be sold on a limited registration with an over 1 year old, spay/neuter agreement.