Please take the time to read through our Questions and Answers. This page will answer nearly MANY of your questions and probably some you didn't even know you had:)
Included here is info on Shipping, vaccines, pricing, colors, AKC registration questions....etc....
Q. How do I make a deposit???
If you are interested in working with us now or anytime in the future, the first step is to submit a puppy application! If you are approved, then you would become eligible to place a deposit on an available puppy anytime now or in the future.
If you are approved and decide you are ready to commit to a specific puppy, you would let us know. We then email you a deposit invoice through Paypal. NO ACCOUNT IS REQUIRED! Anyone may proceed as a guest. The invoice contains all the info about the puppy you are choosing and our deposit contract in the terms and conditions section, this serves as our deposit contract. There is a 3% Paypal fee. We pay the state and federal taxes. Once deposits are placed, the site is updated to announce the news, the puppy is removed from the available page and placed on the pending page which is where the new pics/weights will be posted bi-weekly.
Q. How much do you require to hold a puppy?We require a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit to hold your puppy with the balance due in full by 8 weeks of age if you live out of state and at puppy's pickup date if you live in WA state. Deposits are HALF the total price of the puppy. When we receive a deposit that puppy is listed as sold and is no longer available.
Q. What if I life out of state? How does puppy get to me??
We encourage every family to make the trip out to us if at all possible!! We've had many families fly in and make a weekend getaway out of the trip. Other families fly in and out the same day. We can meet you at our airport Seattle-Tacoma International, or you are welcome to rent a car and pick up at our home (90 minutes south of the airport).
We also offer NANNY transport. This means puppy is hand to hand carried from us to you, carried on the plane as a carry-on, cared for during the flight and delivered to you at your local airport. The nanny fee is an additional $400 cash paid to the nanny upon puppy's arrival. Nanny's fly standby so there must be some flexibility on scheduling to accommodate last minute changes. This flexibility is well worth it for the convenience of delivery and comfort for puppy!
Although we've found it to be safe and effective, we no longer offer traditional shipping.
Q.When can my new puppy come home with me?
Our puppies must be a minimum of 9 weeks old to leave the litter. Often a particularly small puppy will have to stay with the litter until it is 12+ weeks old. We want to make sure that our puppies are capable of eating well on their own and maintaining their blood sugar to reduce the chances of hypoglycemia once they leave here.
We also want to be sure that they are mature enough to handle the stress associated with moving to a new home, leaving behind their mother and littermates, meeting new people & animal friends, and experiencing different routines and living situations.
Pomeranians are a toy sized breed, they are delicate even as adults, by they are especially fragile as puppies. Also, Pomeranian Puppies learn a great deal about how to be a great companion dog from their mothers and if taken too soon, they don't learn certain skills. We know how hard it is to wait for your new baby to come home, but please respect this policy and understand why it is important for your puppy to remain here until 9+ weeks.
Q. How much do your pom puppies cost?
Our puppy's prices vary depending on pedigree, sex, color, and full or limited AKC registration. Generally speaking puppies with the rarest, most exotic, most desirable, or most frequently requested traits are going to have a higher value. Prices range $1500-$2500 depending on the puppy.
Lowest prices for example might be for larger black male (common color, bigger in size, and male gender) Most expensive prices for example would be for a smaller merle female (hardest to produce color in the correct quality and is the gender, and size most requested). Also it can depend on the litter itself, three males in all the same color will be priced lower than a litter with different colors/genders. It also depends on what we have planned for that year, one litter of whites per year will be priced higher than if we have several litters.
We acknowledge that our puppies are expensive and are a significant investment, but we are right in line, if not lower cost, than other breeders who are similar to us and have similar quality dogs. We are also now certifying our adults patella & cardiac with the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals).
Remember, this is a companion you'll have for the next 12-14 years!
Additional details on prices available upon request.
Q. Are your puppies vet checked before going to their new homes?
A. YES! All of our puppies are vet checked by our regular vet (at 6-9 weeks old). If any defect or illness is found at the vet exam, your deposit will be refunded. (Please see deposit contract for details). All of our puppies are de-wormed by us at 2,4,6,8 and 10 weeks old (with NEMEX). Our puppies are bathed, brushed and groomed weekly (to keep their coats clean and healthy and to get them used to being groomed). We treat your puppy with a flea preventative just prior to going home to ensure our puppies come flea free. Your puppy will have received TWO series of vaccines (@ 7weeks old and @ 10 weeks old) and will need two additional sets (plus rabies) to ensure full immunity to the most common viruses.
Q. Why should I choose Parker's Precious Poms as my breeder?
If you value integrity and are looking for an ethical hobby breeder you've found us. Unlike backyard breeders, our breeding stock are not just our pets, they were hand picked for their pedigree's, physcial traits and dispositions and come from reputable and responsible breeders. We do not in-breed. We only breed our girls when they are mature and capable of raising a litter successfully. Our girls are not bred on every heat. We are involved in every step of the breeding, whelping and raising process, this means that not only do our puppies receive top quality care, it means we know each puppy very well and can help place the right one with the right family. Our puppies are our babies and we will happily keep any of our puppies if we aren't able to find it the right home.
Q. Are your puppies toy pomeranian's, teacup pomeranian's or mico mini pomeranian's?
To answer this question is first to know that Pomeranian's are a Toy Breed. There is no such thing as a "mico mini" or teacup. Poms standard weight is 4 to 7 lbs. Some are smaller and some larger. We aim to breed standard sizes and most of our puppies will fit these standards, however occasionally puppies will be less than 4 lbs or more than 7lbs as adults. We can not guarantee adult weight for our puppies. We do our best to track and estimate each puppies adult weight using our weight chart.
Caramel X Monte (retired) (Chocolate&Tan Male)
Q. Do your puppies have teddy bear faces, baby doll faces or fox faces?
The breed standard calls for a "fox like" snout, however we find all the faces equally adorable and raise adults that can produce any of these faces. A "Fox Face" is a longer, narrow snout. A "Baby Doll Face" is a slightly wider, slightly shorter snout, this is in between a fox face and a teddy face. A "Teddy Face" is a very short and often very wide muzzle, giving the Pom a bear like appearance. We try our best to identify the face on our puppies, but we cannot guarantee the face your puppy will mature with.
Q. Are your puppies AKC registered?
100% of our Poms are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). It is the only registry we register our puppies with. We do NOT breed unregistered dogs. All of our Sires are DNA certified with the AKC. 100% OF OUR PUPPIES COME WITH AKC PAPERS (Most go with PET rights, some do come with breeding rights but only to approved hobby breeder homes).
Q. What's the difference between full or limited AKC papers?
Limited AKC means you do not plan to show or breed your new Pom and the limited box will be checked off on your registration application which will restrict both.
Full AKC means that you plan to either show or breed the puppy and need full registration. Not all puppies will qualify for full registration.
Please see puppy contract for more info on registration rights.
Q. How much should I feed my new puppy?
These little ones need to eat and drink so not to get hypoglycemia which is common if the pom does not eat regularly. We free feed all of our puppies as well as keep fresh water available at all times. Hypoglycemia is almost always preventable so make sure you monitor your puppy's eating habits.
Q. Do I have to give more puppy shots even though you already gave a set?
YES!!! When you purchase a puppy from Parker's Precious Poms you are given a vaccination record showing when the next series are due. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to keep all scheduled vaccinations to keep your pet healthy and safe! Every puppy goes home having had one parvo only vaccine and a 5 way vaccine, including a second parvo shot.
Q. Can I let my new puppy go outside on a walk or go to the dog park?
No! Until ALL puppy vaccinations are completed at 16 weeks of age, it is best to keep your new puppy away from parks, grassy areas, other animals, and from chewing on shoes which can carry diseases as well. You can designate an area in your yard and cover it with newspapers or a wee wee pad. Use a pet stroller if you must take your puppy with you.
Q. Can my new puppy change color?
Yes, Sables do change coat color as they go through the puppy uglies stage. Other colors may change as well. We cannot guarantee adult coat color, length or texture but we do our best to identify the color of our puppies and give an educated guess as to what they will look like as adults based on the parents and of how past puppies turned out.
Q. Why does my 4 month old puppy not look so fluffy?
All Poms go through the uglies stage. That is where the cute little 8 week old fur ball goes through a transformation. The adult coat usually starts to come in around 8 months or longer in some poms. It is normal. See our PUPPY UGLY Page for pictures and more info!
Q. What makes for a better pet..male or female?
Q. What age should I spay/neuter my new pom puppy?
For males we recommend a minimum of 6mths old and for females a minimum of 8 mths old.
Q. Do you offer stud service?
Yes! The prospective dam must be AKC registered with full breeding rights. We have to review the Dam's pedigree to make sure that our Stud and your Dam would be a good match. Dam must be UTD on all vet work and we will need records showing proof of vaccines including rabies. Dam must have current negative Canine STD test (within 7 days of being bred) and be in good health. Stud fees range from a set fee to pick of the litter depending on the Dam.
Q. Are Poms good with children?
Although Pomeranians can make excellent family dogs, Pomeranians are not considered kid friendly. Older children may be okay but we recommend a larger pom for the safety of the dog. Our puppies get plenty of TLC and are used to being around people as well as household noise, T.V., music, visitors, etc. Our pups have puppy playpens where they get to romp and play and see what is going on around them when they are not out with us.
Q. How does your waiting list work?
We get this question often. Parker's Precious Poms always has first pick if we should decide to keep a new puppy. We begin accepting deposits on new puppies once they are born, deposits are accepted on a first come, first served basis out of the pool of approved homes. We do not keep a traditional waitlist like most breeders, everyone gets an equal opportunity if you are approved! It's really about who is ready to move forward and commit first. We get a lot of people who like a puppy but want to wait until it gets older to see how it is going to turn out, please understand we cannot hold a puppy without a deposit so they will still be listed as available.
Q. Do you breed pomapoos or other designer dogs?
No! We only raise AKC Pomeranian's! No other breeds and no mixed breeds. Poms are very dear to our heart and they require all of our love and devotion.
CH Exotic Terminator (retired) X Caramel (Chocolate Male)
Q. Can you guarantee my puppy will only grow to be a certain size?
No, it is impossible to tell at such a young age. We have seen tiny pom puppies grow up to be 6 lbs and larger pom puppies stop growing and turn out to be 4 lbs! There are always throw backs in lines so sometimes you get a larger pom over 7 lbs and sometimes a tiny pom under 4 lbs! There are MANY benefits to a slightly larger Pom, such as lower risk for hypoglycemia, leg breaks, trachea injuries and safer play with children.
Q. Can you breed a merle to a merle?
NEVER! Merles can be tricky if you do not know about them. Even some pups born to a merle parent that do not look to be a merle can actually be a phantom or hidden merle. Breeding merle to merle can cause puppies to be deaf and blind. Merle puppies that were bred safely are just as healthy as any other color, but beware of merles out of two merle parents.
Q. I do not plan on breeding my new puppy but would like full AKC papers anyway....?
We can not do that. It is our experience that if you want full AKC registration you plan on breeding the puppy. Most pet families are not interested in papers at all, only their new baby. So please, be honest and upfront when contacting us about one of our babies. We are happy to sell breeding quality puppies to hobby breeder homes-but you may have to answer more questions and/or we may have to do a home visit. We do NOT want our babies going to pet stores, puppy mills or to inexperienced/unprofessional breeders.
Q. I was wondering how often you email pictures of the new puppy we just bought?
We know how very exciting it is to see your new baby grow and develop over the next 8 weeks. We try to update the site with new pictures weekly or bi-weekly until your new baby goes home, but it is hard sometimes. Pictures are usually upated at birth, 1 week old, 2 weeks old, 4 weeks old, 6 weeks old and at 8 weeks old. Videos are posted at around 7 weeks old. Picture updates are not always posted on the exact day puppy turns a week older! It just depends on what we have going on that day/week. But we are always here to give updates and answer any questions you may have about your new puppy.
Q. What is the best way to housebreak my new puppy?
We start paper training at at 4 weeks old, once puppies are up and walking! Most families use pad or paper for the first several months, introducing outside for potty breaks but relying on the playpen and pads for indoors. Once puppy is a little older an adjusted to the home, they can be aggressively house trained using a crate, strict supervision and a schedule until they learn.
Q. What exotic colors do you have?
We have a very small breeding program, so some colors are very rare for us, but we try to offer a range of colors. Health, temperament and overall quality should always be the priority over color!
We only want FOREVER homes for our Poms ~ If you do not plan on making one of our babies part of your family forever, please do not contact us. They deserve all the love and attention in the world, and they will give so much back by being a beautiful and loving companion that will ALWAYS be there for you.
They Deserve No Less!