We only sell puppies to hunting homes. Four Point Kennels accepts a limited number of applications for each litter and we help our puppy buyers select the puppy that best fits their lifestyle and personal preferences. Once an application is accepted we contact prospective buyers regarding the progress of the planned breeding and we have our fertility vet do an ultrasound to confirm the female is pregnant about 30 days after she is bred. Regular updates are put on Four Point Kennels Facebook page or sent via e-mail to prospective buyers during the pregnancy and during the 8-9 weeks we have the puppies at our home.
All of our puppies are micro-chipped, have their first shots and worming and are evaluated for conformation and temperament before they are released to their new owners. We pay to register the puppy with the North America Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA). The SMCNA is currently switching their registration to AKC, so our breeding stock will be registered with AKC allowing puppy buyers to register their pup with AKC if they choose to.
We are one of the few breeders to offer a six year health guarantee on each puppy we sell, if the puppy/dog should happen to develop a heritable disease or hip issues during the first six years that renders it physically unable to function as a hunting companion. Each litter is planned and genetically calculated in advance for the improvement of the breed and our breeding program. We sell to only responsible owners and utilize the “Breeding Restriction” registration offered by the NAVHDA registry. All of our puppies are sold with the understanding that Four Point Kennels retains the first right of refusal should the new owner not be able to provide their dog with a home at any age. Refunds for puppies or dogs returned to us will be at the discretion of Four Point Kennels and refunds are based on the age and condition of the dog when it is returned.
Puppies we sell go to their new homes having already been exposed to people of all ages, other dogs and pets, water, dog crates, gunfire, birds, etc. We release our puppies to their new owner(s) after 8-9 weeks of age. Sometimes we will hold onto puppies longer than 9 weeks if we are keeping one for our breeding stock.
The price of our puppies of hunting/breeding quality varies depending on the proven hunting ability of the pairing, cost of breeding depending on the proven hunting ability of the pairing, cost of breeding (A.I. or cover breeding) and the cost of stud fees/importing semen. Our purchase price includes the health guarantee and training advice/help from us for the life of the dog. We do not require a deposit to hold a puppy for you but the puppy must be paid for before or when the puppy is picked up or before we will ship you a puppy. The Buyer is responsible for the additional cost of shipping and any additional costs if we board the puppy after 10 weeks of age. Please contact us if you have questions and we look forward to working with you and your puppy from Four Point Kennels.