How much for a deposit? It is not uncommon for our puppies to be sold out a year or more
prior to their whelp. To reserve your placement for a puppy we require a deposit of $200.00. Once a deposit is accepted on
a specific litter, the deposit is not refundable. It is important for
prospective clients to understand that we breed one--maybe two--litters per year. We will accept 8 deposits on a litter (4
males and 4 females). Deposits are only returned if once the litter is born there is not a puppy available for the sex you
have chosen on the pick you have secured. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY. Your position for sex and puppy pick number
is filled in on the agreement. An executed agreement along with the deposit check that clears solidifies your place in the
do I reserve a puppy? A comprehensive agreement will be emailed and/or mailed to you for your signature accepting the terms and conditions.
That document identifies my guarantees as well as your specific pick in the litter for the sex you have chosen.
What are your guarantees? Nobelle Kennels provides a written comprehensive agreement, which covers all of our guarantees
as well as the new puppy owner's commitment. First and foremost, we want the placement of the puppy to go to a home where
the puppy and the new owner will have a lasting relationship and puppy will become a valued member of the family for its entire
life, not only during hunting season, and then put away until next year. We are as selective as to where our puppies are placed
as you should be with the breeder you decide to go with.
When can I pick up my puppy? Puppies can be picked up on or after they are 7 weeks
old. For those clients that are unable to come to pick up your puppy, photographs with descriptions will be sent between the
fifth and sixth week of age. We would then discuss and determi
ne via phone your pick of a specific puppy.
How do I arrange picking up my puppy? We will mutually arrange a day and time to have
you come and pick up your puppy. Since the puppy pick is reserved, we begin with first pick and then work our way down. We
try at all costs to have an ample amount of time set aside so that there is only one client at a time picking out their puppy.
How should I name
my puppy? All puppies
MUST have the prefix of Nobelles; the remaining name is decided by the owner.
What should I feed my puppy? We will provide you with the feeding schedule
as well as the brand of puppy food we use prior to you picking up your puppy.
Should I crate my puppy? We strongly recommend that you crate your puppy. It is easier
for you as well as the puppy. The crate is a safe place where your puppy will feel secure. A crate is used when you cannot
be with your puppy, when you travel with your puppy, when you or your puppy need a break from each other, or when puppy is
being mischevious. The general size of the crate we recommend would be a large size for the females and an X-Large for the
males. For inforamtion regarding crates and pricing please click on the links tab. There you will find value crate. They are about half the price of the competition!
What happens if the puppy has health problems? A veterinarian examines all our puppies before they
are shipped. Pups have their tails docked and their dewclaws removed. They also have their first set of vaccinations. Each
owner will get a certificate provided by the veterinarian. Once a puppy is taken, the new owners have 72 hours to take the
puppy to the veterinarian. If there is a situation relating to health, the puppy MUST be returned and a refund or a replacement
will be provided.
Are there related shipping costs? We at Nobelle Kennels do not like to ship a puppy. In the event a puppy must be shipped, all
costs relating to the shipping of the puppy must be paid for in full prior to the puppy being shipped. Additional costs for
shipment would be: airline, the cost of the crate, additional veterinary fees, and etc. Puppies are shipped FOB Newark International
Airport. If we have to fly out a puppy, we will only ship out VIP or Priority.
What can I expect when I pick up my puppy? We want the transition from our home to your home
to be a smooth one. We are here to help assist you in choosing your puppy, as well as to answer any and all questions you
might have. We have watched the puppies every day of their young lives. We can tell you up to that point the type of personality
the puppy has. We will have the AKC papers ready for you to fill out which we will do together and you will submit the individual
application to the AKC along with the required fee. Also at the time you come to pick up your puppy, we will fill out and
register the litter with the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). Please come with your puppy name picked
out, as I cannot submit the registration to NAVHDA unless every puppy is named. The NAVHDA registered name must match exactly how it appears on the application you are submitting to the AKC. While
we register the entire litter in NAVHDA, just as you will do in the AKC, each new owner should register the puppy in their
name with NAVHDA.
What happens after I bring my new puppy home? For those of you that have any questions, feel free to contact me via email or telephone.
I will help out whenever possible. Questions can be relating to training, behavior, or just to chat on the progress of your
I have a list of references? We provide a full and comprehensive list of references that we encourage you to contact. If it is a repeat breeding,
we will provide a full list of those that have purchased puppies from the prior breeding. The best person to speak to is usually
the wife, as they will give you a "true" unbiased assessment of the puppy.
What can I expect from a Nobelle puppy? First and foremost it is our commitment
to the breed. Very simply, we love the breed. I believe this shows in the end product. Our puppies are extremely friendly,
as they have been socialized since birth. The puppies are raised in our home. Many nights I find my son or daughter has snuck
one of the puppies out of the whelping box and up to their rooms. They
are intelligent, healthy, sound puppies that want to please. Their abilities in the field will be one which is the standard
for our dogs: they will mature early, are conformationally correct, have tons of natural ability, are intense on point, and
are natural retrievers on either land or water.