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OUR PUPPIES ARE SOLD WITH LIMITED REGISTRATION (no breeding rights).  In the event you are interested in breeding a WAAP puppy, your puppy will be exclusively AKC registered to me and will be signed over to you after AKC Championship, OR Senior Hunter, OR Master Hunter is achieved and all health clearances through CHIC registration.  No puppy male or female will breed before age 2.  No female will breed more than 3 times.  

Please understand, WE NEED MORE PEOPLE IN AKC EVENTS NOT LESS!  Breeding is NOT derogatory!  Reputable breeders are few and far between.  I can probably argue that less than 1% of all breedings in the nation have an AKC Champion sire or dam.  Even more rare are advanced hunt titles.  I'm literally the nicest person you've ever worked with.  It would be a pleasure to sell you a competition puppy.  However... my puppy, my rules.  The puppy is owned by you with the AKC papers staying in my name until your contract is complete.  That is to say, it is agreed that you own your puppy outright, the puppy will permanantly reside with you however you will not own their AKC papers (breeding rights) until you complete the contract.  

TO RESERVE YOUR PUPPY PLEASE CALL FOR A PHONE CONSULTATION.  PLACING OUR PUPPIES WITH THE RIGHT HOME IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US. 


When  you place a deposit with WAAP, you can say yes or no to any breeding at anytime.   We want to give you the exact puppy you're looking for and you're allowed to stay on the list until you get it!  Some hunters want a white dog so their dog is more visible in the field and some want a liver roan dog so their dog is more camouflaged for duck hunting.  Your color preference is no problem with me.  
  

Puppy picks

Puppy pick/go home day is the same day at 8 weeks old in my home always on a Saturday.  You will have a one hour private appointment time to pick out your puppy.  PUT THAT DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR!!!  Unlike other breeder's who assign the puppy to you, I allow you to pick out your own puppy.  OF COURSE I will assist you in picking out the right puppy for your needs.  I will be there ringside during puppy pick day with advice on the personality of every puppy.  

Puppy pick order is based on the date your deposit was received (competition/show homes get a preferred pick number).  The longer you're on the list, the higher you get a pick!!  The date of your deposit is the pick order.  

At the time of your deposit I do not require you to specify sex.  When puppies are on the ground you will need to choose sex.  No exceptions...  You are not pick #2 (or whatever) of the entire litter.  You are pick number 2 of the sex you choose.  


We cannot guarantee pick number before puppies are on the ground.  Even after your guaranteed pick number, I reserve the right to keep a puppy as my own for my breeding program.      


Sharon, I'm ready to place my deposit, how many people are ahead of me?  Again, per my policy, you will be guaranteed a pick number the day puppies are whelped.  If you're interested in a specific litter, no problem simply stay on the list.  You will still be offered a puppy if your spot in line is up.  

99.9% of the time everything works out perfectly.  I remember the time someone showed up for puppy pick day and gave me a name.  I told them there must be a mistake because I didn't have their name down for a pick.  THEY GOT MARRIED AND CHANGED THEIR NAME!  We laughed!  Nobody was laughing when I told them they didn't have a puppy pick though!!!!!   I'm simply saying breeder's aren't perfect, we make mistakes too.  Puppy buyers aren't perfect either.  Just work with me and we will work things out. 












MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

All puppies are sold under LIMITED registration (no breeding rights).  My puppies are sold as pets. 

Our puppies are sold with a name requirement.  Their AKC name will begin with Wing And A Prayer's or WAAP's (I use both in my own kennel).

You agree to AKC register your pup.  I am not the breeding police on this one and I will not hunt you down for verification.  AKC registration proves ownership of your puppy.  This is for their safety.

Your first 25lb bag of puppy food is provided by me, you pay me my cost (slightly below what you can buy it for).  We feed Orijen Large Breed Puppy food.   After your first bag of puppy food, you may feed any food of your choice but I highly encourage you to feed Orijen or research the raw diet.

You are REQUIRED to buy 1 bottle of Nu Vet plus vitamins available at NuVet.com order code 80373 or by calling 800-474-7044.  These vitamins are shipped to your home for your puppy.  As your breeder, your puppy's immune system is the uttermost importance to me.  These vitamins are for the health of your puppy!  Nuvet has documented evidence that puppies who are supplemented have drastic increase in immune function compared to those on a standard diet of no supplementation.  After your first bottle there is no requirement but you are encouraged to keep puppy on these vitamins for life.  Antioxidants reduce cancer, boost the immune system in dogs just like they do for humans.  50% of all dogs will die of cancer.  Buy a simple antioxidant vitamin for your puppy whether you buy a puppy from me or not!   

Puppy microchips are not optional.  The fee is $20 and you will register with AKC Reunite (lifetime registration is $17.50).  This will be done on puppy go home day and you will be required to register his/her chip before you leave my house.  Don't forget to include your puppy's microchip registration with their AKC registration.  During AKC registration they will prompt you to enter their microchip number.  This is again one more proof of ownership for your puppy.  Their microchip number becomes a permanent part of their AKC registration. 

Our puppies are guaranteed healthy at the time they go home.  We guarantee there is no coccidia, giardia, parasites or worms on puppy go home day or else you can come to my vet, Dr. Euers of Katy, TX at no charge.  Your puppy will have a full vet exam including fecal the day before they go home.  Shots are administerd by Dr. Euers, not me.  

All puppies are sold with a limited 1 year health guarantee for a non-curable congenital/hereditary defect.  If your puppy has a congenital defect that cannot be corrected with veterinary care, your puppy will be replaced and your puppy must be returned to me.  Written diagnosis from your vet of a non-curable hereditary defect is required.  In the event of puppy death, a necropsy is required at the cost of the puppy buyer.  If the necropsy is inconclusive, there is no replacement puppy.  It must show a hereditary defect.  There are no refunds due to vet bills.  There is no health guarantee for an aquired illness (like parvo, corona virus or distemper).  If there was parvo in my kennel, the entire litter would have crashed at the same time.  Do you have a lawn care service?  They mow how many lawns a day picking up poop in their mower?  Yep....  Even though you never took your puppy to the dog park or PetsMart, you puppy can be exposed.  To this date, we have never had parvo or distemper in our kennel.  Parvo symptoms are 3-5 days from exposure to the disease.  Your puppy is not fully immune to parvo until 2 weeks after their 3rd round of shots.  PROTECT YOUR PUPPY!  

An umbilical hernia is a simple issue to fix.  This is not the fault of the breeder and is not covered under your 1 year health guarantee.  

I am a breeder who ALWAYS takes back my puppies in the event it didn't work out at home.  You do not have permission to re-sell, transfer or re-home my puppy/your puppy at anytime of the puppy's life.  If you do not agree to this, then do not buy my puppy.  Your puppy's microchip will be in my name as their breeder.  Your name will be as primary owner.  If your puppy is ever surrendered to a rescue, they will scan him/her for a microchip and see me as the breeder.  They will then call me and I will be one unhappy camper!  I won't be unhappy that rescue called me, I'll be unhappy that you surrendered my puppy in violation of your contract.  

Please don't get me wrong, I'm literally the nicest person you've ever worked with.  I won't give you a hard time or make you feel bad.  If it's anything to you, I returned an adult GSP 20 years ago who jumped the fence and attacked kids on bikes, skateboards or the mailman.  We didn't know the importance of researching good bloodlines back then.  So no, we don't judge you.  Everybody makes the best decision for their family.  

Oops Breeding? 

It has never happened that the sire we used as stud for the dam wasn't the sire that I claimed it to be.  However, if that were to ever happen we agree to fully refund the price of the puppy with the return of your your current pup (nothing else).  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

BECAUSE WE LIVE IN TEXAS, ALL PUPPIES AND DOGS MUST BE ON HEARTWORM PREVENTION!  I only recommend Heartgard.  DO NOT use other products that are extremely toxic to our pets.  It is in my contract that no puppy of mine is allowed to be on Trifexis.

GSP COLORS.  ANY OTHER COLOR IS NOT RECOGNIZED BY OUR BREED CLUB, THE GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER CLUB OF AMERICA (black or lemon is a disqualification).  




Remember, liver roan puppies are born white.  The liver roan color and ticking darken up over time and the full liver roan color isn't completely seen until about 3 months old.  
Here's an example: 

Sarge at 8 weeks old and 4 months old. 





PRICING

Please contact me privately for pricing. 

A quick word about reputable breeders while you're currently in the market for a puppy.  DO NOT BUY YOUR PUPPY FROM THIRD PARTY PUPPY SALES ON THE INTERNET!  This is not respected by reputable breeders.  They charge as high as $1500 and they do nothing with their dogs.  They post no health clearances, litter pedigrees or titles on parents (because they don't have any).  Your puppy could be raised in a puppy mill and you would have no idea if you purchase from a 3rd party.  The 3rd party splits the price with the breeder.  I charge less than their $1500 and I work very hard to better the breed!!!!  Stay away from so called breeders who SAY they breed for health when they never pay for a single health clearance.  Every reputable breeder reports the health clearances of the sire/dam to OFA, the Orthopedic Foundation Of Animals.  Stay away from tag lines like "champion lines".  This means they are selling their puppies on the coattails of other breeder's hard work.  A good breeder needs to do their due diligence and hard work too.  

Spay/neuter: 

The decision to spay or neuter your puppy is your personal choice. You are not on contract with me in regards to this issue.  I do not interfere with a decision that belongs between you and your vet.  However, there is evidence that spaying or neutering your puppy too young will interfere with their development because they need those hormones for growth. Please do your own research on this issue before making your decision.  MORE INFO





PLACING YOUR DEPOSIT



Deposits are nonrefundable.  Your deposit is an agreement to buy a WAAP puppy.  Please DO NOT place a deposit with WAAP without a serious commitment.  Your deposit pays for ongoing expenses for our kennel like field trainers, dog show entries, expensive raw dog food in bulk, handler fees, vet expenses etc.  

Again...  I spend a lot of time on the phone explaining puppy pick order.  Please accept my apology for repeating myself. 

Puppy picks are based on the date your deposit is received. 
You are allowed to say yes or no to any litter I offer you.  Even if you want litter B, you will still get the phone call for litter A if your spot in line is up. 
You are not guaranteed pick number until puppies are on the ground.  Let me explain why..   Some people place a deposit way in advanced to get in line so they can have a higher pick.  They also sometimes have a specific litter they are interested in and it might not be the soonest litter available.  If I told you that you were pick number 5, how can that possibly be accurate?  I try very hard to be buyer friendly.  Getting you the exact puppy you're looking for is my goal.  For this reason you can accept or reject my puppy offer.  This is why puppy pick number isn't guaranteed until puppies are on the ground. 

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What to expect when you're expecting a WAAP puppy

Best dog trainers in Texas.  Tell them Sharon of Wing And A Prayer sent you!

Obedience training, hands down the #1 trainer in TX is James Hamm Lonestardogtrainer.com


Hunting trainers: 
Buck Henderson of Backyard Training kennels, Dallas. 

Brian Lee of Horizon Kennels in Sealy.