Beautiful - Loyal - Intelligent
German Shepherd Dogs "Vom Pegasus"
"Frequently asked questions"
Questions about Payment method
Do you take Credit Cards?
Yes, we do. We take Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discovery Card.
What other payment method do you take?
We take Money Orders, Personal Check or Cash.
How much is the deposit?
To reserve a puppy out of a pregnant female we require a $ 400 deposit at the time of pregnancy's confirmation.
Questions about the Parents
Where are the parents from?
All of our dogs are from European - German Bloodlines -
How old are the parents?
All of our females will be older than 24 month of age (2 Years) before we start breeding them. In their 8th year we will retire our female out of our breeding program, sometimes younger.
Our males we start breeding with 18 month of age and we retire them out of our breeding program with 12 years of age.
How big are the parents?
Our dogs range between 70 lbs. and 95 lbs. All of our dogs are kept in a good working weight and condition. They are over medium size to large dogs, strongly build with excellent expression.
Are the parents hip certified?
Yes, all of our breeding stock is hip certified. Some of them are certified in Germany, some of them here is the US (OFA), some of them have other origin of their hip certification.
All dogs in Germany must have hip and elbow certification for the breeding program of the "SV".
Are the parents friendly?
Yes. All of our dogs are very well socialized, very well trained and very friendly from nature. Will they protect us. Absolutely. A German Shepherd is a very balanced dog and knows when a threat is posed to his family. Only than will my adult dogs and should a German Shepherd show protection.
Are the parents on the premises?
Our female dogs are all at our facility in Charles Town, WV or with family members as a house dog. Our males reside either with us. Outside stud males are with their owners. We are very thankful to Maria Darland for her faith and trust in us to help her train, handle, board and breed her two beautiful dogs.
Questions about the Puppies?
What is the color of the puppies?
German Shepherds come in Black, Gray, Bi-Color, Black-Sable, Black and Tan and Black and Red. We breed all of the color's except white. White German Shepherd is against the standard of the land of his origin, they are available, but will be without paper due to the white color.
Do you guarantee your puppies?
Yes, we give a full health guarantee of genetic diseases for 12 months, including the hips.
Who will pick the puppy I will get?
We will help you to select the right puppy. Our experience have led us to that it is best that we are involved in the placement of the puppies. We know each individual temperament and drive. Our motto is: "if your are happy with the puppy, the puppy will always be happy"
Are the puppies vaccinated?
Yes, all of our puppies are vaccinated. We give the first vaccination at 6 weeks of age. My veterinarian recommends to vaccinate the puppies every 3 week (after they turn 6 weeks old) until they are 20 weeks of age. So, the puppy should be vaccinated with 6 weeks, 9weeks, 12 weeks, 15 weeks and 20 weeks.
Are the puppies dewormed?
Yes, all of our puppies are dewormed from the 3rd week on. We deworm all of our puppies every 3 weeks until they are 20 weeks of age.
All of our puppies are dewormed with Anthelban V and once with Dorontal.
How big will my puppy be once an adult dog?
The female dogs will be about 70 to 85 lbs., depending on size and figure. The males will be between 80 to 95 lbs. lean.
Can I come to the facility and pick my puppy up?
Yes, absolutely. Everybody is more than welcome to come out and pick up their puppies, but most of our puppy buyers live too far away from our facility and choose to have their puppy shipped or personally delivered.
Can I visit the facility?
Yes, anytime you like, you are more than welcome to stop by and meet our dogs, tour facility and meet us.
Questions about shipping the puppies?
Can you ship the puppy to us, we are in Denver, Colorado, CA, MA, FL, ........?
Yes, we ship across the United States and Over sea.
The cost of shipping depends on the weight of your pup and the airline we use. Puppies shipped overseas require a rabies vaccination.
At which age can you ship the puppy out?
No puppy can be shipped overseas or across our nation before the age of 10 weeks.
What is the cost associated with shipping my puppy?
Your puppy needs a health certificate from a veterinarian and a crate.
Questions about the Puppies documents
Is the paperwork coming with the puppy?
No, we send the papers out via e-mail, or, Federal Express, or USPS.
We include a couple of days of dogfood which comes with the puppy and a color and a small leash.
What type of paperwork does the puppy come with?
We will register the puppy for you with the AKC.
Every puppy has his own little folder with copies of pedigree's of their parents, DNA of parents if available, pictures, copies of hip certification, vaccination records of the littler, literature of the vaccine and deworming used on the puppies, a little help sheet of how to integrate your new puppy into you home. We also include a copy of the contract.
What can I name my dog?
Your puppies last name is "vom Pegasus".
Each litter starts with a different letter of the alphabet. We ask you to find a name with letter of your puppy's litter.
Questions about my Puppies training
Can you help us train our puppy?
Please visit our "Training" page for more information. We do offer a variety of training.
Questions about feeding, nutrition and exercising the puppy
What type of dogfood should we use.
All of our puppies are maintained on Eagle "High Performance" - orange bag. Eagle food is a very high quality dog food, with all the nutrition a puppy needs. The small dry pellets are should be soften with warm water for 5 minutes before the puppy eats. Most of the time we add a tablespoon of cottage cheese and some raw ground beef 80/20 to help with ear and bone development. Always have water available for your puppy!
What do you think about Pet Tabs vitamins?
Do you have any other suggestion on feeding?
Yes. We always put 2 table spoons of natural yogurt or cottage cheese into the puppies food, as well as some raw ground beef.
Can I take my puppy on a 2 mile run?
No. Your puppies bones are just starting to develop. You do not want to over exercise your puppy at a very young age. Puppies need to sleep, eat, play. They do not need to stress they joints and muscle. To much exercise in an early stage can actually be hurt-full to your puppy. You should avoid letting your puppy jump down stairs or high objects. Avoid playing on step hills and do not start to bike your puppy until all the muscle and bones are fully develop and strong.
What exercise is good for my puppy?
Take your puppy on walks. Let him/her play with children or other dogs his age, but make sure nobody steps on your puppy, or dominates your puppy. Take your puppy to puppy classes designed for puppies, but do not exceed that session longer than 1/2 hour. Build a good foundation for a happy obedience with short, but good sessions.
If you like to teach your puppy to track, find a group like www.poduim.org which teaches Puppy Schutzhund Classes. Schutzhund has many stages and the different phases are taught separately. Keep the mind of your puppy going by offering him/her mental workout, like tracking and obedience. Mental workout is as important than physical workout.