#1 Criteria - Our Siberian Husky puppies need your love beyond price, coat color and eye color! In my selling a pup to you, you must truly want to LOVE this pup!
Our prices reflect the cost it takes to give these parents and puppies the best possible chance to be the healthiest and best socialized pups they can be before going home with a new family. This includes food, vitamins, vaccinations, vet checks, and continued health testing on parents. It also reflects countless hours of being certain Mama is catered to and puppies are born healthy and stay healthy. My love and dedication to these puppies are a given. I want the best for them and that includes the best FOREVER FAMILY. Period. That is my MAIN FOCUS. This means many hours of interviewing possible new homes. Raising my puppies is truly a labor of love. I want the very best for them.
I will keep in touch with deposit holders. I want all my future puppy families to feel free to contact me! No question is too big nor too small. I am here to help you transition your new baby into your home with guidance with hopes that it goes smoothly not only the puppy but you also!
Watch for updates. Once pups are born, pictures will be posted after one week of age then updates will occur every 7 to 10 days in the litter's individual album.
Please ask questions when they arise. Your questions are a part of my job in providing a pet to you - no matter how big or small of a question, PLEASE ask! I will do my best to help answer them.
Show/Full Rights - Show pups are a different contract that includes many steps in assuring the future of the puppy. If a show pup is purchased in a litter, we wait until 8 weeks of age for structure evaluation before one is chosen. We're sorry to have to make anyone wait, but it is what I feel is best for my breeding program along with producing better with every selective pairing I do. The future of this breed depends on such decisions.
The First 8 Weeks
When Puppies are Born- Echoing Wind's website and email update notifications will be posted and sent to those with deposits. If you have not already, during the next 8 weeks it is a good time to start preparing to bring the puppy home. Make sure to place your Nuvet Order!
Week 1 - After the first week, I will begin making a "litter web page." On this litter web page, every 7 to 10 days new photos will be posted of each puppy. This is somewhat time consuming, but very fun. So please have patience with me on weekly updates and photos.
Week 2 - Puppies receive their 1st deworming. Around 10 to 14 days old is when the puppies start to open their eyes.
Week 3 - Puppies start eating solid foods.
Week 4 - Puppies receive their 2nd deworming and this is when we will also take our first video of the litter. The video will be posted on the litter's page. Around 4 weeks of age is when the puppies start what we call "hippo playing," and it is a fun age to make your first visit to see the litter if desired. This is also when we start to have an IDEA on what the eye color will be on each puppy. At this time I might have a general idea on what puppies might be stay here from the litter (if any). If I do have an idea on what puppies might be staying I will place "ON HOLD" by those puppies. Any puppies that do not have "ON HOLD" by them means they are available to the people with deposit to make their pick from. Around 4 weeks of age is when I typically want the puppy buyers to have an idea of what puppies most interest them, narrowed down to their top 2 to 3 picks.. All picks are made in the order in which deposits are received. As the breeder, I always RESERVE THE RIGHT to first pick(s) of each litter.
Week 5 - Puppies are spending up to 5 hours at a time away from their mom. This helps in getting ready for when they leave their mother. Puppies are eating more solid foods and are able to play outdoors more (in summer months) exploring tunnels, toys, new places/surfaces etc. This also is a fun age to visit the puppies!
Week 6 - Puppies receive their 3rd deworming and 1st vet visit and vaccines! Around this time we usually have a good idea on which puppies are staying and going to new homes. This week expect all deposit holders to make their decision on what puppy they want. This makes it much easier on everybody and gives me time to have all paperwork/take home bags/DVDs etc. finished before the final take home day arrives. Once each puppy buyer has made their pick, the puppy buyer's name will go by their pick puppy on the litter's page. A new litter video will be taken and posted on the litter's page. If any puppies are being shipped, we like FULL PAYMENT to be made at this time. At this time we will also microchip your puppy for you. It is additional fee of $20.00. Please let me know by 6 weeks of age if this is something you would like to do. I, myself, HIGHLY suggest this be done.
Week 7 - This is when we would like all puppy buyers to have arranged their pick up dates with me. The sooner we know the date, the better. This also is a good time to schedule ahead for your puppy's first visit with your vet for that first 48 hours your puppy is home with you, and for its 2nd vaccines.
Week 8 - 8 weeks of caring 24/7, staying up at night to take care of mom's and puppies' needs, especially during the first 3 to 4 weeks. Tons of laundry and cleaning, tons of love, lots of food, lots of picture taking, and hours and hours of updating the website, all with a hug and smile with adorable loving pups wanting to climb all over me asking "when will I go to my new home?" It's a labor of love, but it's all worth it. :) Puppies are now ready to go to their new homes! Please make sure to bring a collar and leash with you when picking up your puppy. We will let you visit the pups' mom (and dad, if he is one of ours and not an outside stud dog), and go over your puppy's AKC registration papers, pedigree, health record, food, and parents' health testing, and other necessary things about your puppy at your pick up date. This usually takes at least an hour.
Good vommunication is vital in working together for a positive experience! Email is used frequently, yet a telephone call helps clarify points or making a long typing session more friendly with a call. Thank you for working with us!