Getting puppy to you:
United Airlines has a pet safe program where they ship pets in temperature controlled compartments specifically for pets. The airlines will also allow a puppy to be brought back on board a flight as carry-on if under 20 lbs. At 8 weeks they typically are around 8 to 12 lbs, and start gaining weight at much faster rate after that. We will also hand deliver up to 10 hours in one direction to meet you for $350.00. There are many other delivery service options for animals available today than in years past and we are happy to look into any of them if you have one in mind and would like to discuss it.
***Notice*** Due to state laws we are required to collect taxes of City, County, and State if you live in Arkansas or come to Arkansas to pick up a puppy from us. State taxes, currently are 6.5% but legislation has just been passed to lower that amount over the next 2 years. City and County taxes each range around 2% and as low as .5% for Arkansas depending on the City and County.
Below are some pictures of our past puppies along with our girls Skye and Beauty and our boy Lummi.
Our pups are "Microchip ID" microchipped, they offer pre-paid chips which is a blessing to me. So not only do we Microchip them for their protection but we also pay your registration fee with the Microchip Database for you! And that registration is good FOREVER! You do not have to pay a renewal fee. All you have to do is log in to the website, key in your microchip registration number and fill in your information; name, address, etc and the information of your new baby and you are all set. If they should ever get lost while at home, or on vacation, they will be able to be scanned to find out who they belong to. Please do your part and always keep a metal tag on them with the registration number as well so there is no doubt that the owner can be found if needed. Each kit comes with multiple items that typically varies when I purchase them.
The kits ship with plastic tags with the microchip id # on them. It would be better for you to have a metal tag made for safety sake. I chose to pay for registrations myself because if for any reason the new owner does not get them registered and the dog gets lost and then identified by chip, the "LOT" number can be traced back to me and I can be contacted. This way I can ensure our babies will have a safety net if anything should happen to them.
Below are pictures of our collies that are our current dams and sire. Skye pictured first, she is a tri-factored sable very light in color. Next is Beauty, she is a tri-color collie, after her is Bonnie, she is a blue headed white with blue merle patches. Last but not least is Lummi, he is a darker tri-factored sable.
To get on our waiting list or inquire about available rough collie puppies use our Contact Us Page. If you prefer you may call us at 501-676-2374. Don't miss our puppy video's on the puppy video's page.
Our April 2019 spring litter has gone to their new loving homes. We are expecting 2 litters this coming fall of rough collie puppies including colors of tri-factors, blue merles, tri-colors, sable merles and traditional sable/white. My 2019 list is pretty full. If you would like to be added to the 2020 list please send us a contact form.
Our price for pet/companion of all of our puppies is $1500 regardless of sex or color. We raise our pets on a high quality, species appropriate raw food diet, vet care and have all adults tested. I've completed a Raw Food Nutrition Certification course, to learn about canine nutrition for 2 reasons. First we love all of our pets. Second, to bring you the healthiest puppy possible.
All of our pets are fed a variety of raw meat and organs from grass-fed beef, tripe, lambs, ducks, rabbits, turkey, chickens, mackerel, sardines, raw meaty bones and occasionally wild venison and elk. They also get organic eggs several times a week. I use the honest kitchen fruits and vegetable base mix; human grade food made in a human grade facility, for the extra vitamins and minerals for their health. The ratio is 85 to 90% meat to 10 to 15% fruits/vegetables and extras. I supplement their food with kefir, tripe and added probiotics as a boost to their gut health in addition to their raw diet along with other supplements such as organic kelp and phytoplankton. The puppies will benefit from the excellent nutrition while in the womb. We believe healthy puppies start with healthy parents. The puppies will be weaned on a premium raw blend especially formulated for puppies. When you get a puppy from us they truly will be "healthy".
These are some of the many benefits to feeding raw: Less visits to the vet, cleaner teeth and fresh breath, better weight control, improved digestion, shinier healthier skin and coats, reduction of allergy symptoms, harder smaller less smelly stools, more energy and stamina, lower risk of cancer, better eye health, boosted immune system, diabetes and arthritis prevention. These are certainly just a few of the health benefits while there are many more. The most telling is our pets are jumping up for their food now when it is dinner time. They are practically digging in before we can get it set down, whereas before they would just eat, now they LOVE their food. We do our very best to give our babies the best start in life and we want you to be able to do the same. Anyone allowed to adopt one of our puppies can expect:
To enroll your pet in the national database for "forever" protection click on the provided link... https://buddyid.com/register/
Enter your registration number (the actual chip number located on your AKC Puppy Paper or on the stickers I send you home with, then your owner information and puppy information and your done! The price zero's on entrance of chip #.
Our testing for our collies continues as new tests become available, we never stop. See full testing results by clicking the results buttons on the "Collie Girls" and "Collie Boys" pages. There we list testing done by entities other than Paw Print Genetics.
We quit using yard chemicals many years ago and this past year we stopped using the typical heart worm prevention made from chemicals. We use all natural products such as HWF for heart worm prevention. And their own healthy immune systems should be all they need as a natural deterrent to pests like ticks and fleas. The HWF web site has many more all natural remedies and prevention that are worth looking into before using anything with chemicals. This is a page from their site on flea and tick information.
Now, having said this I do believe in initial immunization for our pets. I do not believe in over vaccination however. Once your pet has had the initial vaccines through 16 weeks ( mom's colostrum provides a lot if not all of this) we do not vaccinate again. There is a titer test that can be done to find out if your dog still has immunities against diseases. If your pet has any titer at all in his or her system, even if it's low, they are still immunized according to what I've read but I'm not a vet. It's too much to get into on this page but here are some resource links: https://thebark.com/content/titer-testing and https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/titer-testing-dog/.
I will be expanding our website over the course of this year with extra pages dedicated to different topics as well as forms of feeding and many different resource links because I know not everyone feeds raw. And I certainly understand that because I've been on both sides of the fence. So for that reason, regardless of what you feed, anyone getting a puppy from me that wants to know more I will be happy to answer any questions and share anything I've learned about any type of feeding.
When we place puppies in homes they are expected to be "forever" homes. Of course sometimes there are unexpected circumstances, if you are no longer able to keep your pet and are not able to find them a loving home we would like them returned to us so we can find them a new home and if not, they will stay with us.
If you would like to have more information about one of our available puppies or would like to be added to our waiting list you can go to our Contact Us page and send us your information and we will make every effort to respond within 24 hours. You may also call us if you prefer at 501-676-2374.
In closing and in short to anyone other then loving families and consciencious breeders : Please note, we absolutely do not sell to pet shops or puppy mills, if we even suspect you are either you will not like the response you get from us so please do not bother to call or email. I reserve the right not to sell my puppies to anyone when I question their intentions for my puppies.
Our puppies are in many US States and we now have 2 in Canada.
Thanks so much to all of the wonderful families who have adopted our babies!! I feel really good knowing they have gone to wonderful homes in all walks of life. Please, please keep in touch, and send me lots of letters and pictures!
Linda and Lance Sorrows