Frequently Asked Questions
Our focus when breeding our pups is to produce dogs that are family friendly, smart, and great companions. We do our absolute best to breed only quality parents to produce quality puppies that will live long healthy lives. As they grow up we work with them so they have the advantage of coping with stress appropriately and are very trainable and easy to train. All of the our dogs get along, live with, and love kids and other animals. We also try to provide low-shed pups, but cannot guarantee that is what you will end up with as our Australian Shepherds are not low-shed, but they are very smart!
Where else can I find you?
For Social Media: We make regular posts on Facebook, Instagram, occasional posts on TikTok and YouTube. You can follow us here:
We are also PACFA license and inspected with the state of Colorado, have several Google reviews from previous buyers, and also have a PTK Facebook Group for folks that have purchased on of our puppies prior to share and keep up with littermates. We want to provide you with Peace of Mind and feel the best way to do that is with transparency throughout the whole process. We look forward to building a relationship with all of our puppy families.
What's the Purchase Process?
Reach out and tell us about yourself and your needs! We will then begin the purchase process of finding the right puppy for you and your needs!
Next is to fill out our contract and send us a deposit! Waiting List Deposits are $250 (ALL Deposits are non-refundable and required in order to be on my list, but does go towards the purchase price)
Pick Your Pup
If you put a deposit on an upcoming litter, you have secured your place in line. At 3 weeks old, you will pick which puppy is yours! Another $250 Deposit is due at this point.
Pup Goes Home
Typically this is at 8 weeks old, however if you need the puppy to stay beyond 9 weeks of age, we charge $50/day. (other fees may apply beyond 11 weeks old)
How much are your puppies?
We are fairly simple and very honest in our pricing structure. For examples of coloring and explanations of pricing, see here:
What Comes with your PTK Pup?
Before you take home your puppy we at PTK Ranch do our best to set you both up for success and an easy transition. To do this we ensure a few things such as the following:
First set of Puppy Shots covering:
- Canine Coronavirus
Socialized with Other Dogs, Cats, and Kids
Bathing, Clipping, and Nail Trimming experience
Aussiedoodles get tails docked
Having a 'New Home Package' including
- Small Blanket with familiar scent
- Small Bag of Food
- Raw Paws Treat
- Health Record Keeper
- General Puppy Ownership Information (sent via email)
What do we feed and what are our favorite treats?
We take each puppy's health very seriously and have a list of recommended products we stand behind. We do our best to do the research for you to make your puppy purchase as easy and simple as possible. Check out our Resources page for the type of food we feed, our favorite treats, products we like to keep on hand, and even training resources!
Where have all the Shih Tzus gone?
For Shih Tzus we recommend Nana's Happy Pups, Small Shih Tzus, or reach out to us directly for the Imperial/Small sized Shih Tzus, as we have changed our process with them.