Pick up any harmful stuff, Speaker or TV wires, hair drier cords, harmful liquids, small toys, etc.
Introduced the new puppy to older dog slowly. Think of it like bringing a new baby home to an older sibling. There could be confusion and jealousy for the older dog
Feed them separately and monitor them until puppy is big enough to defend it's self.
Remove all older dog's toys, for a while.
Only let them play with toys if they are supervised, do this until the new little puppy is big enough to defend its self. Some dog can be aggressive over there stuff.
Get the new puppy it's own create and bed. Create should be small and grow with the puppy. This is used for house breaking and a safe place for the puppy.
Find the most up to date dog food recalls.
Yes. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required for a puppy pick reservation.
ALL deposits are non-refundable, however they may be transferred to another litter or to another family.
At time of scheduled pick up the full balance and any other cost must be paid,
(via- credit card, or cash)
If you have any questions regarding these terms, call Ann @ 864-332-9053 before paying the deposit invoice. Payment signifies you understand and agree to these “Terms of Deposits” and the Puppy Purchase Agreement. Deposit is applied to the full purchase price of the puppy.
There are 3 things required to make a reservation,
1. Read over the FAQ’s and ask any questions
2. Place a $250 deposit via deposit page.
3. Wait for the Stork.
Reservations are based on a first come, first served basis, per received deposits. That means that when you make a reservation you a reserving a place in the selection process (I.E. 1st Female, 1st Male, etc…) We have found this to work well and to be a fair method.
Please be aware that this means that we don’t know what pups are going to be available at any given time until after the selection process occurs.
Selection occurs at or around 4 weeks of age for the pups or sooner for solid litters or if spots are showing good.
1. We do this for a few of reasons, first being that it allows the pups to grow and develop to a point where their individual personalities, traits, and hunting abilities are starting to show.
2. This allows you as the one selecting a puppy to make a more informed decision.
3. At 6 weeks we chip and vaccinate the pups, which helps to protect them from any nasty viruses you may innocently bring with you (please see our question below regarding visiting for more details). We then allow you to take your pup home.
We have watched incredible pups get passed over. You would be amazed how people base their puppy selection decisions. Rather than the proper matching of the pups personality to its future duties and lifestyle, other deciding factors come into play ie. he licked me a lot when I picked him up, she charged right over to me, she is sooo cuddly, etc. Everyone picks a specific pup based on their personal complex reasons (don’t get me wrong, that’s OK too). But to think that the “best” pup is gone because others were selected first is not necessarily the case. If pick 1 equals an excellent dog, that does not mean pick 10 is a bad dog, I’ll explain:
I frequently wonder if the “Best” or “Pick of the Litter” sentiment goes back to the old days of heavy line breeding, when there would be one or two viable pups (and usually very good) from a litter and the remainder had some serious deformities or faults due to the closeness of the Sire’s and Dam’s genetics. Fortunately today, there are a significant number of GSP’s in North America providing an abundance of genetic diversity, allowing breeders a large selection of excellent breeding stock. That means regardless of when you pick your dog, the likelihood of getting one that is a very good dog is extremely high.
Here at Carolina Shorthairs, we are very thoughtful and methodical about which dogs are bred, they must be healthy, good companions, and have proven themselves thoroughly in the home, field and just in our day to day lives, before they are considered for breeding. We don’t just focus on the pups to be…. we plan for tomorrow success, meaning yours. We want a clean kennel dog, one who doesn’t bark, bark or chew all the time. Now each one has its own personality, but we strive to breed the most versatile companion for all elements of life- Home, Travel, Water or Field.
We then consider each dog’s strengths and weaknesses versus the paired dog, which allows us to forecast which attributes we can emphasize and which we can try to remove or dilute. We believe by doing this we are helping to produce excellent dogs throughout each litter, Pick 1 through 10+.
Another option is to put a deposit down for an early pick in a future litter, however this may require you to wait for a while depending on our breeding plans and litter sizes. Feel free to contact us to discuss.
This question comes up occasionally, but is too subjective to consider answering. These are questions you need to consider to reach a helpful answer.
· What do you want to do with the dog and how much of it?
· How active are you?
· What is your training experience?
· What is your training/disciplining style?
· What dog traits do you love/prefer?
· What dog traits do you dislike?
Starting with this additional information will help narrow the puppy selection and identify good potential candidates.
Contact us with your list to discuss, we're happy to shed light on what is possible, but we will purposely remain neutral when you're making your pick unless we're asked our opinion.
I also really like to answer the question, somewhat rhetorically, with "Your pup is the best pup!" We believe we've given all of our dogs the genetic pre-disposition to be fantastic dogs, but so much occurs after the pups leave our care and is up to you.
So we say, mindfully select your pup, love your pup, train you pup, and make it the best pup it can be.
We don’t allow visitors to see the puppies. There are a number of reasons for this, but they all center around the litters well-being.
These are the primary reasons:
-It stresses the mother to have strangers approach and handle her puppies.
-It does not help in selecting a specific pup (yet). Their coloring and personalities are developing rapidly at this time.
-Most importantly, it increases the chance of exposing the pups to life-threatening diseases, specifically but not limited to Canine Parvovirus. Some of these diseases are easily transmitted and could arrive innocently on your shoes.
Liver roan is the most popular color we and we get asked for it about 90% of the time. However we do not focus on color as a priority but health, temperament and hunting ability. A good dog cannot come in a bad color! Black GSP's are recognized by AKC, black puppies can be registered and can compete in any event except confirmation as it is considered a DQ. However, black is allowed in the German and FCI standard. In fact America is the only place that the black in the GSP is a DQ! The coat pattern of GSPs can be quite varied ranging from solid to one with markings. The coat color of the purebred GSP will be liver and white or black and white but not a combination of liver, black and white. Some shade of liver may be very dark but the color of the dog's nose will indicate whether it is a liver dog i.e. brown nose for a brown dog or black nose for a black dog.
I understand everyone has certain preferences in colors and German Shorthaired Pointers come with a wonderful array of markings and colors. I caution anyone that puts too much emphasis on color when selecting a pup. I recommend looking for personality attributes before color. Picking a pup is a very exciting and special time that also has very long-term impacts, so I'd hate to see someone pick a pup because he has that certain spot on his leg, just to turn out not happy with the pup down the road.
For a starter, you want one that will grow with her. She only needs enough room to sleep and stretch out. So buy one with a divider.
The more room they have, gives them more space to possibly use the bathroom.
Also, set a feeding and watering time. give her about two hours before bed time. Take her out many times before you go to bed.
This will help her through the night. Her little bladder will be fully developed at about 6 to 8 months.
Now when it comes to a GSP, Females and Males have basically have the same attributes, personalities, eagerness, drive and natural ability to hunt attention.
1. Normally smaller, but not always
2. Heat cycle (21 days) would recommend having her spayed, consult Vet for details
1. Normally larger, there are smaller framed boys out there to
2. Likes to pee on everything- neutering may stop this, consult Vet
Every puppy born into the, Carolina Shorthairs Family is AKC Registered. When puppies go to their new homes, they are sold on either limited or full registered. The only difference between the two types of registration is whether or not the dog is eligible to be used for breeding and showing in conformation. Puppies purchased as show puppies or as breeding stock are sold on Limited Registration and can be changed once an OFA Certification is submitted and a unlock fee has been received. Puppies purchased for any other purpose are sold on Limited Registration. Most Carolina Shorthair Puppies are given the option of an upgrade from Limited to Full Registration if the owner decides they want to show their dog and has passed the basic OFA scan with a Good or better reading, and the dog demonstrates qualities that will succeed in the show ring. We do offer studding to any of our families puppies. The stud fee also includes the fee to open the registration. If interested please call to discuss the options.
If you don't intend to show or breed your dog, there is no reason to have Full Registration on your puppy, dogs with limited registration can be shown in any event except conformation. Full Registration does not affect the quality of the puppy, it simply designates the purpose for the puppy.
First….. We don’t like to ship a puppy at such a young age by itself nor do we like to ground transport.
We suggest by a person (New Owner) BUY a ticket and a soft carry on case to transport your new little BFF.
But if that isn’t an option. You will need the following
The airline approved pet porter with airline approved fasteners – $70.00
Required Travel Supplies –Absorbent pads, wet wipes, paper towels, food and water bottle, etc.–$25.00
Airline Ticket – prices will vary.
We will meet you (the Person) at the local airport,
Greenville/ Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).
We will exchange the puppy, health and signed puppy agreement paperwork.
And the remaining balance owed for the puppy plus and additional cost occurred, puppy supplies or create mentioned above.
With the exception of solid Liver or Solid Black dogs a GSP puppies are born white with whatever patches they will have and their roaning or ticking comes in as they age. Puppies will darken up to 6-months of age. Below are some examples of how they change from birth to about 16-weeks. So we will not know how much ticking a puppy will have at birth but we can usually get a pretty good idea before they are ready to leave!
Yes, AS OF 6/25/2021 from AA Website- American Airlines allows small pets (at least 8 weeks old) to travel in the cabin if the combined weight of the pet and carrier does not exceed 20 lbs (9 kg). Pets must remain completely in their carrier, with the door closed, and under the seat during the entire flight.
As if 5/26/2021 the pet fee is $125 per carrier. Check AA for updated cost.
Additional AA Information.
For pets traveling in the cabin, non-collapsible carriers must not exceed 19" x 13" x 9" (48 cm x 33 cm x 22 cm). Animals must be able to stand up, turn around, and lie down in their carrier. Soft-sided pet carriers should be water-repellent, made of padded nylon, and have ventilation on 2 or more sides. For pets traveling in cargo, carriers should have maximum dimensions of 40" x 27" x 30" (101 cm x 68 cm x 76 cm). They must be large enough for animals to turn around, sit, and lie down in a natural position; constructed of wood, metal, or plastic; and they must be leak-and-escape-proof. Doors of carriers must fasten securely and have ventilation on 2 sides in addition to the door. Carriers must also have a water container with outside access for filling.
Puppies are very susceptible to contracting diseases that older dogs’ immune systems can fight off. Giardiasis and coccidiosis are both parasitic infections that are common among young dogs. Up to half of young puppies will contract giardiasis in their life. Both conditions are easily treatable. Both are common in parks, kennels, doggy day care and other areas dogs frequently visit. Your puppy can get giardia many ways such as chewing on a stick, eating grass, or drinking from a puddle. Refrain from taking your puppy to these places until he is at least 12 months old.
It's important to understand that coccidia can be found in the stools of normal dogs. All dogs have some level of Coccidia in their gut. They just flare up at times of stress (i.e when pups are weaned, shipped , changing to new environments, changing food, ect...). The stress can cause the Coccidia to bloom and flair up causing diarrhea.
Once a dog is diagnosed with coccidiosis there are a couple of options for treatment. Dogs can be treated with coccidiostats. Albon (Sulfadimethoxine), Trimethoprim-sulfa (TMP-SMZ), or Corid . Your vet may recommend 5 + days of treatment or a cycle of treatment. The important thing to keep in mind about these drugs is that they do not kill the coccidia that your dog already has, they just stop coccidia from reproducing. The dogs must rely on their immune system to clear the parasite after treatment.
People ask what coccidia is and how their dogs become infected. Coccidiosis is an infection of the intestinal tract by one-celled protozoa. Coccidia spend a portion of their life living in the intestines of the infected dogs. The parasite is transmitted to other dogs in any number of ways such as eating stool, licking feet after walking on parasite, flyies, cats, or people tracking it mechanically are just a couple of ways.
Picking up stools is part of a preventive program. Preventing this parasite can be difficult with litters that live in small areas and places people or other animals frequent often. It can be picked up every easily at a dog park, pet store, shelter, and public dog places. Coccidia eggs can live in the environment for two years - so disinfecting to keep levels down is important.
Steam cleaning is by far the best way to disinfect. The ONLY OTHER WAY to kill coccidia is to use a 10% ammonia solution (Bleach will NOT kill it) - but ammonia cannot be used when the dogs are present - this is important you must move the pup elsewhere while cleaning.
Coccidia is not transmittable between species, each species has there own form of coccidia.
Giardia is another common single-celled parasite that lives in your dog’s intestine causing diarrhea. It sometimes infects older dogs but more frequently infects puppies. Dogs become infected when they swallow Giardia that may be present in water or other substances that have been soiled with feces (i.e. puppy toy that was on the ground where parasite was, stagnant water where insects may transmit it to, water that has been walked through or played in by other dogs, mud puddle at a park or anywhere, often just from walking in areas dogs frequent after rain!). The parasite is aquatic and loves any water source it can get in.
Many dogs infected with Giardia do not get any disease. Periods of stress may cause these organisms to multiply resulting in symptoms of a dog that was previously symptom free. Giardiasis, the illness caused by Giardia infection, usually results in diarrhea. Having giardiasis for an extended period of time can cause weight loss; generally poor condition; and even death in very serious cases.
Once a dog is diagnosed with Giardia the vet will prescribe one of several options. Many will use Fenbendazole for 3+ days (ie panacur or Safeguard). Other options are Metronidazole (flagyl) for 5+ days or Albenazole 2+ days.
The best way to prevent Giardia infection is to make sure that your dog has safe, clean drinking water, and wipe paws after visits to vet, dog park, etc. It is important not to allow dogs to drink water from areas where other animals have left their feces (ie off the ground like a puddle). Baths to get parasites off of the fur especially if puppy has been through muddy areas also helps as dogs groom themselves and then lick the parasite into them. Picking up the feces left by your dog immediately and placing it in the trash.
Cleaning is important to preventing the spread of this parasite also and you will need to use bleach at 1:10 or even 1:5 water ratio, lysol brand II or III, or quaternary ammonium disinfectants to kill. Giardia can live up to 10 years in the ground.
Giardia is a common cause of diarrhea in people, but dog Giardia is not generally considered to spread from animals to humans. While human Giardia may infect dogs and then be passed on to humans, the majority of human cases are of human origin.