Collection / Transport
We welcome new owners to come and collect their puppy at the farm and come for a chat. We will provide our address for serious enquires - its not uncommon for people to have puppies stolen. Please note; we do live on a farm, out of town, on a good quality dirt road.
But for those unavailable we can often meet in Ipswich/ Toowoomba or Gold Coast depending on circumstances (we charge for fuel). There are also a number of local 'pet taxi' services.
For interstate buyers we can put puppies on a plane at the Brisbane airport (we sometimes change for fuel - its best if we can the combine trip with another owner).
We only allow pups to fly direct from airport to airport and you must be available to collect your pup immediately. Google pet transport or pet carriers and we can help you make a booking that suits everyone.
Its a long trip for a small pup, bring a very small snack and fresh water to the airport. They often get hot when stressed, offer a small amount of water or cold food, so not to upset their tummy on the car ride. Don't stop at a park on the way home - remember they are not finished their vaccinations.
Please contact us if you have any questions when you get home - were happy to help with even the silliest of enquiries if it can help you and your new pup. Please contact your vet in the case on an emergency.
A balanced diet is essential for growing puppies. We recommend feeding real fresh food (no bones yet) and a high quality commercially available puppy so your pet receives all of the nutrients their organs and bones need to grow into a large healthy dog.
Puppies have small stomachs and require small meals often. Three to four meals spread throughout the day is best. Clean water must be available at all times.
At home, your puppy needs somewhere comfortable to sleep and access to somewhere protected from the weather. When your puppy first arrives at home, he/she will be used to cuddling up with his/her brothers and sisters at night. This means you may experience some crying for the first couple of nights. To settle your puppy in, provide a familiar blanket and a basket or box to curl-up in. You can also place a ticking clock under the blanket to simulate the mother's heartbeat.
To keep your puppy's bright little mind active, supply a good range of toys such as Kongs, treat balls, rope chews etc which are rotated over the period of a week. This will ensure the toys are appealing and novel each time they are given to your puppy.
Pup worming, vaccination, immunisation info.
Your puppy will have been vaccinated at 6 weeks of age. It will require a booster shot to protect your dog at 10-12 weeks- speak to your vet. Your dog will have been micro-chipped, remember to update your details in case it is ever lost.
Try to limit your dogs social interactions and outings until vaccination is achieved. As a rule of thumb, one week after the last vaccination your puppy can socialise with other dogs or go for walks in the park etc.
To maintain immunity, adult dogs require an annual canine booster . Ask your vet to check your dogs general health, especially eyes and teeth.
Puppies need to bewormed at with an allwormer at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age, then every month until 6 months of age and then every 3 months for life. Be sure to select a wormer that is suitable for young puppies.
We would like to encourage you to desex your dog if you don't intend to breed from it. Male and female puppies should be desexed at the age of 5 months. This is at a time when your pet is approaching sexual maturity and for females before they come on heat.
"As well as reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies, desexing prevents pets from roaming, fighting or causing nuisance to neighbours. In females desexing significantly reduces the risk of uterine and mammary cancer and in males castrating reduces the risk of cancer of the prostrate gland and testicles. In male puppies, desexing can assist in preventing territory marking and leg lifting which adolescent male dogs tend to learn to do inside of the house first. "
Keep on top of fleas and ticks prevention will ensure your dog remains healthy and could prevent an expensive emergency trip to the vet.