Frequent Questions

How do I get a Trifecta or Ultra Quest Miniature American Shepherd puppy?

Please give me a call or text or email. 

You can also fill out an application through our puppy page on Good Dog.    https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/trifecta-miniature-american-shepherds-california
I will get back to you and we can chat about if one of our pups is a good fit for you and your family.

Where can I see more pictures of your parent dogs and puppies?

This is our website page link to Good Dog. com   https://www.gooddog.com/breeders/trifecta-miniature-american-shepherds-california
There you will find pictures of the parent Sire and Dams along with individual puppy pictures of current litters. As we work toward building our kennel page here, for the time being, gooddog is where you will find more about us.

Do you have a waitlist and how do I join?

We currently have pups available.

We do have a waitlist.    (read here)

After we chat and we both agree that a Trifecta or Ultra Quest Puppy is right for you a $200 reservation fee will place you on the waitlist and hold your spot. 

Waitlists are honored in the order that deposits are received for your preferred gender and color. Most people have a preference if they want a male or female and what color they prefer.  If you are flexible with color and gender with your focus based on the right temperament fit for your family may increase in getting a puppy sooner. If we don’t have a pup in our current litter that meets your needs you are automatically rolled over to the next litter, usually in a higher pick position.  

Do you health test your dogs?

-Absolutely Yes! Our parent dogs have had extensive health tests as recommended by the Miniature American Shepherd parent club MASCUSA (PRA/PRCD, MDR1, HC, CEA, DM, plus in most cases CDDY).
Most have their OFA CHIC # available publically on the OFA Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.  

The OFA created the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) by partnering with participating parent clubs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds. OFA has established a recommended protocol for breed-specific health screenings. Dogs tested in accordance with that protocol are recognized with a CHIC number and certification. 

Dogs in our program that do not have CHIC # are in the process of meeting all the necessary testing requirements.

Does my puppy come with a health guarantee?

Yes, all of our puppies come with a written health guarantee! Our genetic health guarantee covers your pup for its lifetime. That means your puppy will not be affected by any of the inheritable breed-related genetic diseases the parents tested clear for. This guarantee extends to hip dysplasia that is proven to be genetic by 30 mos. 

What does my puppy come home with?

Spay/neuter contract, health guarantee, a blanket that smells like their mama, a bag of the food your puppy has been eating, a bag of the potty box pellets, the first round of shots, their health records, the deworming schedule, new puppy folder including grooming and training, a lifetime of support for as much or as little as you prefer.
**I always have time to talk dog! 

When can I pick up my puppy?

Our puppies are ready to go to their new homes at 8 weeks of age. If you need us to hold your puppy after he/she turns 8 weeks old, please make arrangements with us ahead of time. There may be a daily/weekly boarding fee for any puppy that is not picked up by 9 weeks old.

If they are being flown with a flight nanny then the charges do not start until after the first week they are able to fly home.

Do you ship puppies?

Yes. We have a few different options for our long-distance customers. We have experienced flight nannies and we highly recommend this option.

What if I can no longer keep my puppy?

We care about our pups. We understand life happens and plans unexpectedly change. We will help you place your dog in a new home or take them back without questions.
We often have people that ask for an older dog. 

Male Vs. Female - Which is Better

Males tend to be more affectionate on average & will also have fuller coat fur than females. On the other hand, females tend to be more independent than males & tend to be more clingy as they age.
I couldn’t tell you which sex is better for you; both are fantastic. 

People tend to get nervous about a male due to the misconception that “males mark.” Intact Stud dogs tend to mark; neutered males do not. Properly house-trained as puppies, neuter your pet, then you usually won’t have a problem with marking.

If you already have a dog & want to get another, I always suggest getting one of the opposite sex because they tend to get along better than same-sex pairs.

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Miniature American Shepherds

Call or Text Lenny Ann Schudar

(619) 977-8894

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