First, let us say THANK YOU
for your INTEREST in our kennel and dogs and also for viewing the most
important area of this website!!
We try very
hard each and everyday to update our website so that you can follow our
progress with our shepherds! We enjoy sharing this information, because
we feel that it helps you better understand US and our DOGS!! They are
not just dogs, they are FAMILY MEMBERS and each and everyone of them has
a unique personality and things that we love to share, they ARE OUR
PRIDE & JOY..................
emails that ask about pricing and selection of puppies, about our boys,
girls and things that we are known for......... This section of the
website should explain most of those things and if it doesn't, PLEASE do
not hesitate to email us with any concerns or questions!!
whelped both in our home and outside in our kennel. Although the kennel
is almost 7 years old, we continue to make lots of improvements and
changes, so we do have two pages about
OUR KENNEL &
KENNEL UPDATES that you can visit also.
Those two pages will show you pictures and give you information about
Puppies start their new life with an
abundant amount of love and affection from US and from the parents of
the litter. It's very important to us to know that not only do the
mothers have constant contact with their puppies, but the fathers do as
well.......... they have a lot of things to adjust to including noises
that we create and noises of the other dogs in the kennel. We have
a radio going all the time for background noise, we work with our ATV's
and there is an occasional tractor working around and all this is done
near the puppies so they do hear many noises before leaving here for
their new home.
Along with interacting with their Parents, the puppies will get to play
with other adults in the kennel. We feel this is good for the puppies
and our adults. Interacting gives them both good opportunities to enjoy
THEIR PACK in which they live.
Once the puppies start to move around and
start investigating their new surroundings, we start feeding them a
puppy mush along with Mommy's milk and soon they prefer the food to
Mom! They have access to a covered deck, play area and can go from
inside to outside with ease. This helps with the Potty Training. They
learn to potty outside and sleep, eat and play on the inside. (Summer being
easier of course then Winter months) We also watch the Mom very closely
and will pull her away from the pups if she is nursing too much. Pups
have sharp teeth and can harm her eventually if not watched over.
All our puppies have their nails trimmed when needed and all required shots given at the
appropriate ages. Puppies are de-wormed at 2, 4 & 6 weeks of age. We are
also handling the puppies a lot during their first couple of weeks to
ensure they will like the touching and caring that will be needed as
they grow. Handling continues as they mature.
RESERVATIONS ON UPCOMING LITTERS
Many folks contact me and ask how to "RESERVE" a puppy from a
specific Upcoming Litter. Everyone is handled on a First Come, First
Served Basis....We have found this to be the most fair. You then will be
added to the LITTER after we receive your Deposit. Deposits are
non-refundable but can be transferred if need be....On occasion we may
have a litter born that does not have the "correct" number of males and
females for the "reserved".......we then will go through the list and
see who is willing to wait on another litter or I can offer another
puppy, be it male or female in place of yours....meaning if you
"reserved" a MALE and we only had FEMALES, then we would offer you a
female.....and vice versa.....I do have several deposits most of the
time, so if you are certain about a specific litter, please contact me
as soon as possible and I shall let you know how many are on the list
ahead of you.
I send home a Puppy Pack with each puppy
that includes information about them, their parents, necessities to
start out and a lot more..........
Please read about what is in the
Probably the most important part of what
we do is how and what we feed our Moms, Dads and youngsters! It's so
important that I try to have all the information available to you before
taking the puppy home, so that you have time to prepare! I believe in
an ALL NATURAL Diet. It's easy to feed and in most cases, easy to find
in your area. We also carry the food so that you have access to it all
the time. We have chosen Royal Canin Foods for our kennel.
We also provide this to our puppies when old enough and they love it as
well. It is a wonderful food and you can read about it on their
We love it! The other FACTOR in providing
our puppies, parents and retired dogs a good nutritional foundation is
by feeding the best vitamin on the market and that is DOG BLOOM.
It too is explained and gone over in your Welcome Email and Puppy Pack and if you ever
have any questions regarding DOG BLOOM, please let me know.
VISITING THE KENNEL
& DEPOSIT INFORMATION
Due to RECENT changes out of our control
we, we are updating this section.
We ask that you come during our STORE HOURS which
are Fridays and Saturdays from Noon to 5:00 pm. with any questions or
concerns. Because we do not have
employees, it can be challenging in making sure that everyone is taken
care of, both customers and doggies :) In the past we used to be able
to show almost all the dogs to you, but now we cannot. This is due
mostly to the number of KIDS we now have and also due to the
fact that we have added a number of Snowcloud Shepherds to our kennel.
It is not always possible to show the parents and we apologize for this.
accept deposits at the time of your visit and that will place you in order on any
particular litter.... We also get deposits through the mail from time to
time. If I have
more then one litter, you are welcome to let me know which litter you
want to leave a
deposit on and at some point, if you change your mind to another litter, you will
need to notify me as soon as possible. A $100 deposit is required
to be placed on the waiting list. I no longer offer deposit
refunds........ There are some exceptions. Please understand that EMAIL
is a wonderful asset to all of our lives, but they are also lost, or
sent to incorrect addresses and also not sent at all sometimes because
of errors, so PLEASE do not rely only on emails that we will send back
and forth. I cannot guarantee a particular puppy to you without a
deposit. That is why I like folks to come to the kennel and personally
meet with us and place a deposit.
We usually ask that when you know you are
coming to our kennel/store to visit, that you DO NOT VISIT any other
kennels, vet offices, doggy parks or pet store!!!!! This will insure NO disease will be brought
into our kennel harming either the young puppies or other dogs.
This is the Puppy Temperament Test that we
perform and give you the original test sheet. We keep a copy here on
each puppy. This test really helps us in placing the RIGHT PUPPY with
the RIGHT FAMILY. There are different reasons for folks wanting a puppy
and what they are looking for in adulthood of the dog, so we really like
to test each puppy and hopefully match the puppy of your choice with YOU
and YOUR family!! It truly helps me in selecting the RIGHT puppy for
THE RIGHT PUPPY
This has been a wonderful task for us. We
use the Puppy Test above to help us and also we ask that you be honest
with us is telling us what you are looking for. We will help you all we
can once the time comes to choose a puppy. We keep the website and
litter page updated the best we can and from this, you may have already
choose a puppy from it's "look" or "color" but we still try to match
personality as well : ) During the "choosing" process we are in contact
with you all the time through email. If you come out to meet the babies
and they are young, we explain to you about colors and sizes and
anything else that is concerning......but we cannot PICK a puppy for you
on that particular day if they are too young. We do spend alot of time
with them and we try to pick the best personality for your family! I
know it can be hard 'waiting' to know which puppy is yours, but I do
take this seriously so my time is usually limited during the last few
weeks of their life here, before leaving on their BIG
adventure.....Email is usually best during this time..... thank you for
Prices range from $1000-1500. The prices
of my puppies depends on the Parents who are bred. Over the last few years I have
tried hard to keep our prices the same or as reasonable as we can. We
feel we are very fair with our prices. With that you will receive our
FULL HEALTH GUARANTEE and also lots of LIFETIME HELP and
SHARING. We also help with training...you just bring the pup back
anytime and we will help you with any issues you may have. : )
Our puppies are sold with AKC Limited Registration papers............ All
contracts for pet/companion pups fully state that they are sold with NO
breeding rights and spay/neuter is suggested. Puppies with Limited
Registration are priced at $1000-$1500.
We occasionally have puppies that will be more
or less in price............You can read about Limited Registration
We also provide AKC Full
Registration papers which are given under the correct
circumstances, with a Breeding Contract. Puppies who are sold with FULL
Registration are priced at $2500.00.
SNOWCLOUD KENNEL-WHITE GERMAN
We have acquired the last few and remaining
Snowcloud Kennel in Illinois. This took place in August, 2009 with
much help from Richard Horton, Alice Horton's Son. We will have updates and
pictures as time allows and will make every effort to answer any of your
questions or concerns....if you have one of the Snowcloud Shepherds, you
understand how special they are.....please contact me if you would like
to share your stories.....if you are thinking about a white shepherd,
you can not go wrong with a puppy from these bloodlines! Please
let us know how we can help you, if you have any questions or concerns,
or if you just want to share your puppy photos and stories with
The price for a Snowcloud Bloodline Shepherd is $1500.00. Thank you....
We now offer shipping for your puppy. Flight
information changes all the time so we do not have exact information
until we are ready to send your puppy.
This was something we had to start just this past summer to accommodate
requests for the SNOWCLOUD SHEPHERDS. I truly think being a little old-fashioned and asking that you
come to the kennel and meet us and shake our hand is STILL very important,
but because that is not easily done for folks across the country, we
will offer shipping. Please let me know if you have any
special requests as well. We have also been able to provide ground
shipping :) This is something that we will do. We have met
several customers part way. and this has worked out great. This
gives us a chance to meet you and you meet us, as well as get your puppy
to you safely without flying him or her.
We require that your puppy be paid for in full before taking him or her
home. Forms of payment can be CASH, Personal or Business checks, Money orders and Certified Bank checks. If
paying with personal check we shall have to hold the check for 2 weeks
before releasing paperwork, til the check has cleared.
References, including my veterinarian can
be given upon request. I used to have a Guestbook and really enjoyed
all the comments until I was getting unjustified comments and cruel
remarks, along with SPAM that did not pertain to our kennel nor dogs.
Lots of Spam!! So I decided that I would not have the Guestbook. I do
love the emails and updates though and really look forward to hearing
from everyone whether you decided on one of our puppies or not. I
really like to know how we are doing and ask for your help in providing
the best services that we can!! We have since removing the Guestbook
decided on a Testimonial Page for folks to write in! You can view
our Reference Page Here......We may even ASK YOU for references from time to time such as your
We are located in on Route 7,
Burghill which is in northeast Ohio. We are about 1/2 hour North of
Youngstown, Ohio, less then 2 hours from Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh,
PA. It's easy access as Interstate 80 is close by as is Route 11.
We DO offer a Guarantee on all our puppies! We will explain
what we DO for you and also what we EXPECT you to do for your new puppy.
This will be a written guarantee too.
OUR PLEDGE TO
Our pledge to you is to provide you and
your family with a healthy and happy puppy. We try very hard to make
sure that you are happy with the puppy choice and also that you and your
family are ready for a puppy! We provide LIFETIME support and ask for
your emails and comments on how things are going. We also know that
having a new puppy can be interesting and sometimes even scary and
frustrating but we truly want to help if we can. They are born here and
are our KIDS first so we feel honored when you write us or call and tell
us of your puppy's accomplishments!! It is truly an honor to be in this
position and we take this opportunity to tell you that it's a wonderful
gift that we have been given and want to share it with you. We do ask
that you send pictures from time to time and we love watching the
development of your puppy! The SHARING is the best part of it all!!!!
THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!
Kellie & Paren Mintern and
all the dogs!!
Bubba : ) again.....