Information on obtaining a puppy from Marquis Kennels.
We do a puppy evaluation between 8 and 9 weeks of age on all pups so that each puppy can be match to their new homes. The evaluation consists of Temperament, Conformation, and Movement. Each pup will have a microchip before leaving. All will have several worming and at least 1 vaccinations. No pups are allowed to leave until the evaluation has taken place. We do take in consideration your preference in sex and color when making a selection for you. Before we narrow down a particular pup that will be coming into your home, we would like to be informed of your lifestyle.
When contacting us please let us know the following:
If you have a preference for color or sex in aussies. How will the pup come to you: by shipping or can you drive to pick up your pup? Approximate age of yourself, your spouse and any children? Will the pup be an indoor/outdoor or both? Do you have a fence yard with access from your home? If you live in the north will you be able to give the puppy any necessary sleeping quarters to keep him dry and warm in the winter? If in the south are you able to have the puppy in an area that will be shaded with water during the summer or can he/she have access to your home during the hottest part of the day. As a young pup will someone be available to take care of the puppies needs during the day, such as coming home during the middle of the day to let the puppy out if needed. Any other information that you can tell us to help select the correct puppy for your family would be appreciated. We want to make sure that both you and your puppy are very happy in their new situation.
I highly recommend crate training as a young pup and do not let the pup loose when you are not at home, until both you and your puppy are comfortable with his new surroundings. This can vary with each puppy. You do not want to come home and find your home destroyed because of the puppy having a good time while you are away. This is a good time for him/her to be crated until he understand his limitations.
All parents are OFA and CERF certified. You will receive a copy of this certification in the puppy packet with your new pup when he/she would go home with you. If you would like to see a copy before hand, I can either e-mail a copy to you, fax or send it through the mail. All numbers on each dogs certification are found on my site with their pictures and pedigrees. Each pup does come with a written contract, one copy for you and one for my records, their AKC registration if received in time, otherwise they will be mail to you ASAP, a copy of their pedigree, medical record, picture of sire/dam and information that is helpful to begin your life with the pup.
Deposits (1/3) will be accepted on all pup whether show or pet quality. A Show Quality price on an Aussie is $1,500 depending on litter; Pet Quality is $1000 is sold on a spay/neuter contract with limited registration. Deposits must be in the form of a US Postal money order or cash and the remaining balance must be received before the puppy is shipped by the same method. Cash will be accepted if you are picking up the puppy.
I do ship puppies when weather permits. You are responsible for the crate, health certificate and shipping fees through the airlines. If you have a crate that you would like to send for the puppy ahead of time I will be happy to send him/her in your crate to you. I normally do try to ship the shortest route available either from Gulfport, MS or New Orleans, LA. I also, ship the pup as priority so that the lay over at any destination is as short as possible.