Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Can we Come Visit?
Yes, we welcome visitors and people who have reserved a pup when the puppies are 8 weeks old. We call it "Puppy Pickup Day."
No, we do not accept visitors before the pups are 8 weeks old. The safety of our puppies, dogs, and family will always be placed above a potential sale.
Puppies are still developing their immune systems and are not protected by vaccinations and maturity yet. (People can inadvertently—or even intentionally—carry diseases in on their shoes, hands, and clothing). Many fatal diseases like Parvo and canine influenza are highly active year round. If Parvo is introduced to our home and yard, we would have to move because it takes 12 months - 2 years to get rid of it and that date resets every time another dog or puppy gets it.
We are a real family, with a real life. We have other responsibilities inside and outside of our home and we prioritize any additional time that we have with spending time raising our puppies.
These puppies are also not ours to risk—they belong to the families that are taking them home and we are just their caretakers for a brief period of time.
To help families be apart of their puppy's raising, I frequently text and post on social media updates about the puppies, what growth they have gone through, what's been happening around our house, and any recommendations I have for preparing for your pup. It's truly a fun interactive experience and I know how exciting it can be waiting on your little one to come home!
What is Genetic Testing?
Genetic or DNA testing is the "gold standard" for ethical dog breeders. Genetic health testing is done by sending in swabs with the DNA of your dog to authorized companies like Paw Print Genetics or Animal Genetics who are authorized to conduct the analysis. This is an extremely valuable tool and any breeder not taking the time or spending the money to do the most basic tests is not one you should consider getting a puppy from. We only breed dogs that are clear for common genetic health conditions.
Do you offer shipping?
Yes, we can ship from the Will Rogers World Airport. We prefer to use United Airlines Pet Safe Travel Program. They have a great reputation. The average price for shipping your pet + the crate it will need to travel in is usually around $450 and up. This amount can vary due to flight costs.
We can also meet you at the Will Rogers World Airport. We are happy to bring your puppy to baggage claim and you can fly back with you new puppy.
How much are your puppies?
Our pricing is based on each individual puppy according to several factors including: size, sex, color, markings, eye color, conformation, and overall quality. On occasion we will place a puppy that has a mismark, or that is a little older, in a pet only home for less. Prices are subject to change depending on the seasonal market and supply and demand.
Our prices below include full breeding rights unless specified in your contract. These are our starting prices. Blue eyed, small toy, and natural bob tailed puppies will be priced higher. Go to the link below to see our average cost.
Why are they priced so high?
This is clarified to most individuals who take the time to research our program and compare it to others, however we do receive this question on occasion. Our costs are no different than the cost of any ethical breeder on the market. Outland Aussies invests the absolute best into our litters. Our sires/dams are hand picked and proven quality by titling and all the available health tests. The litter receives the best care, not to mention all of the time and effort we spend screening potential buyers and then supporting them with their questions and follow up for the rest of their puppy’s lives. You get a healthy, well rounded puppy that fits your needs and all the support you could imagine from us. You can expect to pay between $2500-3500 for a quality bred puppy by a reputable breeder. The hours we spend with our puppies properly socializing and desensitizing them, advertising, keeping up with our website and other social media accounts (making it a fun and interactive experience for buyers) communicating with prospective buyers, updating current buyers, and the time it takes to clean and sanitize things daily is my passion and my job. This can be done so much more cheaply, however the buyer would then have to to deal with a lifetime of repercussions of an insecure dog that wasn’t socialized or desensitized, and thousands of additional dollars spent on health issues. Did you know that the average vet bill for a puppy mill puppy or rescued dog is $5,000?
Puppies from great lineage cost more on the front end, to better ensure a great dog that lives up to the wonderful characteristics they are known for when bred properly. Buyers looking for the cheapest puppies on the front end will usually end up costing them thousands more on the back in with behavioral/health issues. Not to mention their sanity, which is priceless in my opinion. There’s cheaper everything in this world. Ethical breeders like myself put thousands more dollars and hours into our dogs to save buyers thousands down the road.
If the pedigrees, lineage, genetic testing, socialization, and health of your puppy is important to you then I am so glad you found us. Puppies are a 12-15 year commitment to an animal that will live with you everyday... so we so glad that you are taking this seriously. Your diligence is the characteristic we are looking for in prospective buyers. We care deeply about our puppies and the homes they go to.
When can I take my puppy places?
Before taking your puppy around town, ensure that you have visited your veterinarian and your puppy has received a clean bill of health and all necessary vaccinations. Safely socializing your puppy is important to creating a well-rounded dog.
How much is the deposit?
A non-refundable deposit of $250 will hold a pup based upon the suitability of each individual home. (Deposits are applied to the purchase price of your puppy) If the puppy of choice was not available, then deposit will be “rolled over” to the next available litter. When Paypal is used I add 03.5% to cover the user fee unless paid through the "friend and family" option.
Do you have a health guarantee?
Yes, please see our puppy contract document under the "More" menu.
Can you board my puppy?
Yes. If a puppy needs to stay with us longer than their 7th week pick up day. We charge $15.00 per day. This includes food, worming (if needed), socialization and plenty of play-time.