Puppy Purchase Information
We don't breed dogs, just to sell puppies. We breed to preserve the breeds we work with.
Each breeding is planned well in advance and chosen to produce puppies with sound temperament, structure, and ability. To produce everything we are looking for in the next generation of our breeding program.
At Nosam our goal is to produce a dog with natural ability who can also be a well-adjusted member of the family.
We select parent dogs who possess a natural ability to hunt, an innate desire to please, stable temperaments, and good health with an off-switch. We take great pride in matching puppies to the right homes. Please click the dogs tab above to see our the dogs in our program.
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR NOSAM PUPPY?
HEALTH TESTED PARENTS
A responsible breeder is one who among other things does genetic health testing on their breeding dogs in order to ensure that they produce the healthiest puppies possible. Producing puppies means the risk of genetic health issues. The type of testing will vary based on the individual breed.
Many people do not think twice about spending thousands on veterinary care, training, and grooming, but will balk at the purchase price of the puppy. However, price does not necessarily mean that the puppy is well-bred or that genetic testing has been done. It is important for potential puppy buyers to look at the pedigree of their new puppy, ask questions, and see documentation on health and genetic testing that has been done on the parents.
By purchasing a responsibly bred puppy of known pedigree, you can determine if testing has been done for diseases for which they are at risk based on their breed. With genetic testing, you can avoid the diseases for which the dogs were tested. Genetic testing will not exclude all possible inherited and acquired diseases, but this is your best available option to increase the odds of having taken home a healthy puppy. Puppy buyers can know they are looking at puppies that have a reduced chance of inheriting breed-specific health problems when the parents show favorable health screening results. Thus saving money in the long run
All of our dogs have been screened for at least hip dysplasia before being bred to ensure they are free and clear of OA. We are currently using PENNHIP to screen our breeding stock for Hip Dysplasia. OFA, UC Davis, or Embark will be used for further testing. Each breed has various different requirements for testing. You can check the dog’s individual pages to see their results!
Vizslas: Hips, Thyroid, Eyes & Cardiac
German Shorthaired Pointers: Hips, Elbows, Cardiac, Cone Degeneration, & Von Willebrand's
HUNT TESTED PARENTS
All of our dogs are tested for hunting ability in AKC or NAVHDA tests. Many of our dogs also compete in other sports such as dock diving or fast cat.
If someone is only looking for a pet, why should they consider buying a puppy from parents with a title?
After all, their pet will not need the drive or desire that a hunting dog should have; all they want is a good companion. So are titles on the parents really all that important?
Having a title shows that this particular dog is intelligent and trainable, and is capable of being trained reliably to an advanced level. It shows the dog has the desire to work with its handler, and the ability to learn new behavior. The dog that possesses these traits can pass them to its offspring. A dog that does not have these traits cannot! This is very important for the pet owner because a dog that has the genetic desire to learn and work with its handler is much easier to train!
A title demonstrates that the breeder does more than just breed their dogs. They are engaged with and involved in other activities besides breeding their dogs over and over.
A title shows that the breeder has had the opportunity to compare their dogs with other representatives of the breed, and to compare them against a set, objective test (that was designed with the pointing breed in mind). Such as AKC hunt tests, field trails, or NAVHDA tests.
A title shows that the dog has actually left the breeder’s property, and been exposed to everyday situations beyond the small world of the breeder’s home. The title shows that this dog has been through the stress of training and trialing in an environment much different from its comfortable home, and the dog has handled it successfully
A title shows, in part, that the dog has the proper working temperament of a GSP or Vizsla.
Training and titling a dog thoroughly inform the breeder so that they can make good breeding decisions.
They now know without a doubt who and what their dogs are, and have proven it through the training and titling process. They know where their dog needs to be complemented, and what needs to be corrected for future breeding.
Which breeder would you rather get a puppy from one who has thoroughly informed themselves on and proven what their dogs are like through training and titling them or one who “knows” what their dogs are like at home only, and who decides that this is good enough for breeding, without any objective proof or test?
Each puppy comes with a written health warranty and contract. Please read over the contract to obtain information on the full written guarantee. A copy of our health warranty will be signed at pick up or upon receiving your puppy. A copy will be provided to you as well in your puppy folder.
All puppies are sold on non-breeding AKC LIMITED or Limited non-breeding NAVHDA registration. This means you cannot breed your puppy & when you sign our contract you agree to not allow your puppy to be bred. We do NOT offer puppies with full registration. Please note that we have the option to choose whether a litter is AKC or NAVHDA registered.
A collar tag isn't enough. If your dog's collar breaks or its collar tag falls off or becomes illegible, a microchip permanently identifies your pet to help your pet get back to you if it is ever lost or stolen. All puppies are microchipped and enrolled in AKC Reunite before they leave our home. AKC reunite microchipping is included in the price of your puppy. We also prepay to enroll your puppy's microchip. Nosam Kennels will be added as alternative contact in case, for some reason, you cannot be contacted.
WATCH YOUR PUPPY GROW
Weekly watch your puppy grow updates! Includes videos, professional-quality photo shoots, and developmental information so you can be a part of the puppy-rearing process. This program allows each buyer to get an in-depth look at our program and helps to provide a more informative puppy selection process. We try to fit in as many photo shoots and videos as we can. Puppies are matched to families based on the overall lifestyle and the needs of each puppy.
PUPPY CULTURE RAISED
Nosam Kennels is proud to offer Puppy culture-raised puppies! Puppy Culture represents a gold standard in puppy rearing and early socialization. Puppy Culture is a program used by Breeders and Puppy owners, all over the world to improve the lives of their puppies and to limit behavioral issues by helping puppies to cope with and move past things that would otherwise cause issues as adults. Please check out our PC page for more information!
VACCINATIONS, DEWORMING, AND VET CHECK
Puppies will come with the first set of vaccines before leaving our home. Each puppy will be kept UTD on a vet-grade deworming schedule to ensure they are parasite free throughout their development. We will also cover proper deworming protocols, provided flea preventives so they go home flea free, and will have had at least one vet check with our vet prior to leaving. An Exam from a licensed vet. Health certificate, Vaccine record, Deworming record, and a Fecal. The vet checks the heart, lungs, eyes, hernias, testicles, etc.
PUPPY CARE DOCUMENTS
We will provide reading material with each developmental update to help better prepare you for your puppy. This includes feeding and nutrition information, training tips, breed tips, puppy checklists, and more on our puppy owner website!