Adult Dogs For Sale
Email from an adult dog buyer:
Lois ~ I take Shenanigan to school with me every day. There are two people in my class this year that are fairly allergic to dogs, but they can both pet her without any problems. In most dogs that are allergy friendly, it is because the dog does not shed, but this is not the case with Shenanigan as she sheds lightly throughout the year. It might have something to do with the fact that she almost exclusively sheds her undercoat? I though that you might like to know this. Isabell
(for sale after second litter of pups weaned 2019)
(Belatrix x Fremont)
Loves everyone. Smart and will do anything for you and some chicken or a pat on the head.
Will be excellent with children if you introduce her properly and tell her to 'stop', which means stop messing around and be still.
Leash trained and will jog with you about 2 miles but you must start small and work up.
Kind of large for a service dog and too short for a stability dog but she could pass her tests for service dog as she is smart and kind enough. Service dog training takes a lot of training though.
Health: in great health though she did have a slight case of Pano at 9 mo old for about 4 wks. Should live a long healthy life.
1-2-19 Loves everyone. Would love a family. Kids are fine. Enjoys walks. Inquisitive. Child like and will need an owner that can protect her while she learns about life and the world beyond our farm. Is not socialized to the world and city life.
Med/Long coated female out of the Irish Wolfhound lines.
weighs about 130
Girthy and pick of the litter.
This is a way too happy dog, not standoffish at all.
Loves everyone, cats, dogs, birds.
Highly intellegent and very 'willing' and able to do so much for you. She will love to 'dress-up" or to pull a wagon. She loves her picture taken and is a clown.
She would like to play fetch her way as she wants you to chase her for a bit. She is velcro to her owner for the most part as she cant stand being away from you for long. Click on her photo for more info. For sale AFTER her first litter of pups.
What is the range of prices for an adult?
Dont quote me on this:
If i am tired, and have over 10 bitches and she is not spayed and it looks like a gsd: 800.00
If the bitch looks like a Malamute: 800.00
If the bitch resembles a dire wolf is large friendly, loveable and kind and i have had a litter and she is spayed: 2,000.00
If the bitch is not spayed the price goes up and if i am in a good mood: 3,000.00 not in a hurry, not in a bad mood 4,000.00
If the Bitch has never had any puppies and is 3 yrs old not spayed: 600.00
If i only have three bitches and you want one, 20,000.00 (maybe)
If i have 5 males and this male is the lowest on my test sheet, 600.00
I have sold a male Irish wolfhound looking dog for 600.00
Any idea how long it will be before I'd be able to buy one?
As soon as my female adults have had a litter or two. If the pups came out great, i would re-breed them. If they came out looking like gsd puppies, i would bred to a different male. If i dont really like the pups, i would keep one and sell the female.
At this time, i dont have enough puppies for everyone on the list so i have to keep my females to have pups in a year.
The Older American Alsatian
Older American Alsatians become available for re-homing when they are retired from our breeding program. Prices on them vary, many are around 1800.00 and you are responsible for picking the dog up and/or any transportation fees.
There IS still a screening process, just as there is for puppies. I will only place these dogs in the right homes. Contact me by e-mail and let me know you are interested and what your household is like. Send me photos of the home and other animals that will be in the new 'pack'. We shall converse back and forth and I will give you my thoughts on the introduction of the dog to the new place.
Next you must fill out a contract. You can use a puppy contract and change the wording and email it to me in a Word Program through the E-mail is fine... I will fix, fill in, change any wording on my side and send it back to you.
You will then re-read it and change or fix anything, (please use a red font color). If there are no changes, sign and date it and E-mail it back to me. I will now sign and date my copy and send it back to you.
Next, you shall pay for the dog and we shall set up a time for the neutering. The dog/bitch will stay with us for at least one week after surgery if a female and only one or two days if a male.
Should I choose a male or female?
Males are more like the lion, more laid back and more loving in the lap kind of dogs. They will accept strangers more easily than a female will, are less noisy and don't dig as much . This all ties in with their role in life to do the least possible. lol... They were made for procreation and that's what they do best. They eat and sleep to keep up with the only real job they have. Males are also more girthy, larger heads, more king like, regal, longer coats and thicker coats. Male pups of a litter will get about 10 - 20 lbs heavier than the girl pups in that litter.
Females on the other hand have more emotional challenges to deal with as they must dig dens, flurt, jump around, stick their faces/butts, near males cages and romp off. They are more vocal and more hyper. They must feed the babies, find food, clean the babies and protect the babies and the territory.
Females are smaller, lighter in bone, thinner heads, more racier looking... though i do keep only the girthiest of the litter for breeding.
Most folks looking for a companion dog will fall into the male category. Those who get females are happy with them, but I keep telling them that they should have gotten a male. They will not know what cheese cake tastes like unless they take a bite. lol.
Introduction to the New Home
Since these dogs are bonded tightly to their owners it is rather difficult to adopt out one of my dogs, so I must make sure (on my end) that my young adults have the temperament and training to be able to change to a new owner.
1. I don't spend a lot of time loving and bonding with them, which will mean that when you get them, YOU put in your time, love attention, training and working with them, then they will bond easier to you for you will be giving this to them.
2. I bring ALL my dogs in the home and all of them have house manners. I give everyone who adopts my dogs, a background on the dog and how i do it in my home. this is so that the new owners can follow my outline, my work, my training so that your new dog will feel the same as it did when at my home. not many pick up on that and they allow the dog to go wherever it wants through the home , doing things THEIR way. When one does that, the dog will eventually settle down and get use to the home being theirs, but it would have gone more smoothly in my opinion had they followed my lead with their new dog.
These dogs take about six - seven months to really transfer over.. the younger the dog the easier it is to transfer the pup over of course. I have had some transfer over really quick, instantly... but the way i look at it, the longer it takes to transfer the dogs full self (body and soul) over, the more the BOND is strong for his new family and owner.
In all dogs, the more time you spend training and bonding and with the dog, the more you get back in the long run.
What will it cost to own an older dog?
An American Alsatian at 1 1/2 or 2 yrs old will not need to go to a vet until about 10 yrs old. There will be no medical bills unless created by the humans in his/her life that includes any accidents because a human wasn't paying attention.
You may decide to take your dog in for health check ups of course. All my dogs should go to the vet for their first check ups and EVERY dog should get a COMPLETE stool sample tested. This includes tests for gearida and Coccidiosis as we live on a farm and mice, rats, snakes and other critters fall in the water and die, get into the food, shit and piss everywhere and our dogs may sometimes just kill and eat them.
The cost of food, housing and training will be the only costs.
The first year's expenses will probaly include several supplies, especially if you are a new dog owner.
Leash, collar, bowls, grooming tools and other incidentals will add up to around 100.00
NOTE: Adults are not too interested in toys. Most love to chew on pigs ears and bones.
You will also need a good vari kennel or travel kennel that can be used to keep a dog in while you are gone for long periods, or while you travel, or just as a bedroom for the dog will cost about 200.00
It will cost about 40.00-50.00 a sack of decent quality dry food a month.
I recommend mixing in cooked chicken and rice. You can feed one Cornish hen a week and two eggs with the shells on them a week. (a bag of rice will cost about 8.00 and will last you about six months).
Food Cost per month: $30 - $60.00 per mo X 12 = $360.00 - $720.00 per year say 1,000.00 a year
Vitamins and minerals as supplements may cost 10.00-45.00 for the year?
Total cost of this dog for the first year would be about $670 - $1065.00 and Roughly $400-$800 per year (I rounded up to include even more incidentals) thereafter.
800.00 x 10 yrs. (should live till 13 - 14 yrs old)
5 to 8 thousand dollars total life of this dog is my estimate
"If I love my dogs, how can I get rid of them?"
If you have read all the pages of this web site, you have grown to know the person I am. In knowing that; you then know that I am not an ordinary gal.
It takes perseverance as well as a strong will, desire and a hard core to do what I am doing.
There are not very many who could give up dogs or 'adopt' out dogs to 'forever homes' and there have been some blogging going on that I am kind of heartless. That if i loved my dogs, how could i get rid of them.
What I have to say to that is:
1. In my opinion it is selfish of me to want to keep such a WONDERFUL, fulfilling, great dog .... all to my self. How selfish of me not to want to give the dogs I love and hold dear to my heart to another human being who may need this particular dog.
2. How dare they mold me (a person that they have not met, that they do not know) into something that they have conjured up in their weak, selfish and hateful minds. What they say and do, I have no control over and I will not worry myself about...
3. I dont have to prove to anyone that i love my dogs. My belief is that I will see them again. I shall be surrounded by over 3 thousand (not virgins, but) dogs...
4. How great is my love that I could give such a wonderful gift to another?
So it is all in how you look at it. If you have love in your heart for others, you will see it my way. If you have love of yourself and wish to horde all that you see that is great and good, then you would not understand me, and that is fine with me