No puppy held without a deposit, all puppies are for sale until deposit is received. No exceptions! A DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE!
We use and recommend Nutri Source Puppy Food & NuVet Vitamin Supplements

  • All of our dogs are registered with the America's Pet Registry Inc. (APRI) or American Kennel Club (AKC) some puppies have CKC, NSDR, ACA or ICA depending on the breed. Any puppies registered with AKC, will be sold with limited (pet) registration, only given after proof of spay/neuter. Full registration (breeding/show rights) may be available on some puppies and must be discussed before purchase of puppy. There is an additional charge for full registration, full registration only to approved show/breeding homes.
  • APRI is the registry of my choice. This company has been a major supporter of the dog breeding, owning and showing business. I support those who support me.
  • A note about Limited vs Full Registration: Limited means that your puppy IS registered, but any offspring born to the dog will be ineligible for registration. If you are not a breeder, then you do NOT need full registration for your puppy. A dog with limited registration can still be entered in activity events with AKC, such as field trials, agility, fly-ball, etc. APRI also has shows.
  • Our puppies are ready to go to their forever homes at the age of 8 weeks in most cases. They will have had their first set of shots, and will have been dewormed according to the schedule suggested by my veterinarian. Puppies come with a 1 year health guarantee against life-threatening genetic defects. We also provide lifetime breeder support when you purchase one of our puppies.
  • Microchipping is available before leaving.
  • A non-refundable deposit of approximately 40% is required to reserve a puppy until it 8 weeks old and ready to go home with you. I accept credit cards, Paypal, with a small convenience fee). No deposits accepted on puppies over the age of 8 weeks. By filling out our Deposit form this is a binding contract. A deposit is non-refundable if you change your mind. The only reason for a refund is if the puppy gets sick, injured or dies while under our care.
  • Puppies must be paid in full by the age of 8 weeks. Final payment can be made by Credit card, Paypal, or cash- no checks please, for puppies being delivered. Local pick ups must be paid in cash.
  • There is an additional .0825% sales tax that must be added for all puppies picked up in here in Texas. All credit cards and or pay-pal payments will have 3.50% charge to cover additional paperwork, service charge convenience fee.
  • Any puppy being 'held' after purchase after 8 weeks of age, will be charged a $3.00 per day boarding fee, i.e. holding for Christmas, Birthdays or other gifting dates. No puppy held without a deposit. Any puppy over 8 weeks only full payment will be accepted.
  • Our puppies will be eating Nutri Source Puppy Food (dry formula). Keep them on Nutri Source for the first year.
  • New puppies must be treated as babies. They are usually nervous about their new surrounding and the new family. Putting them into their crate with the food and water leaving them alone usually works best to get them to eat and drink. It is very important that they eat and drink. I feed Royal Canin Small Breed Puppy, as the sample you were given, while supply last. Do no change the food for at least 30 days. If they are not eating it is not because they don't like it, it is all they have ever eaten. Keep dry food and water available at all times the first two weeks. Do not give the puppy bones, table scraps, milk, treats, etc. Any change will upset his/her stomach. Should the puppy get diarrhea, one teaspoon of plain yogurt can be given once a day, the probiotics in yogurt will help clear up the diarrhea, until you can get the puppy in to the Vet.
  • We don't allow others in our kennel area or outside dogs to socialize with ours because of the chance for disease."We will not tolerate credit card charge-backs! Any charge-backs will be prosecuted to the fullest and will be turned over to a collection agency, after which it will be reported to all credit reporting agencies as an unpaid debt that will remain on your record until paid in full. If you pay with a credit card belonging to someone else than the cardholders name will appear on all the puppy's paperwork along with the actual purchaser's name."

All pick up and/or delivery charges and Veterinarian care is the responsibility of the new owner, once the puppy leaves our property.

FYI: When shopping for a puppy:

There may be puppies offered at a cheaper price. It is hard to compare apples to oranges, as not all puppies are created equal.

Many puppies come from inexperienced breeders. Many don't have genetic testing, vaccinations, preventive medications for things like giardia, coccidia, kennel cough, fleas, ticks etc. Some do not come with a health guarantee, some come with 24, 36 or 72 hour guarantee some come with 1 or 2 years genetic guarantee, some may come with lifetime guarantee. Some come from licensed and inspected breeders/kennels and some do not.

For any potential buyers: Do your homework before the sale. Inspect the puppy, look at it's bite, check the skin and hair, look in the ears, check for hernias. If you do not find it acceptable, DO NOT BUY IT. Don't buy a puppy then decide it was in horrible condition.

A Breeder can not guarantee you the size and weight of a puppy, they can only give you a guess based on family history. Puppies like children may or may not look like their parents. Puppies, like children won't all be the same size.

An 8 - 12 week old puppy is not fully housetrained. Housetraining may be started, but a puppy will have to learn, the rules and schedule of the new home.

Breeders meeting you off site is not always a warning sign. This could be for his and your protection. I myself, don't like going into strangers homes. There are a lot of animal rights activist who harass breeders.

If you have a problem with your new puppy, call the breeder first as soon as you see a problem. Most breeders want to solve a problem before it goes any further.

When you purchase a puppy, take it immediately to your Veternarian for a well puppy check up.

Follow the breeder's directions on feeding and care.

  • When asking for references, no one will give you names of unhappy customers, so references are not always accurate.
  • When asking for the name of the breeders Vet. Some Vet's do not want to be bothered with 10 + calls a week asking about a breeder, so many breeders may not want to give out their Vet's information. The privacy act does fall into that category.
  • When talking to be breeder: Identify yourself, tell them what puppy/breed you are calling about. (Breeders are not mind readers and usually have 10-50 calls a day). Ask questions, do you feel comfortable talking to them? Did they have time for you? Did they answer your questions?
  • When you visit the breeder, inspect your puppy. If there is anything that you feel uncomfortable with walk away.
  • If the breeder is pressuring you, walk away. Nice quality puppies sell themselves.
  • Most breeders want to build a relationship beyond the sale, we like getting updates, progress reports and pictures.
  • When you do decide on a breeder and puppy, take the puppy directly to your Veternarian for a well puppy check up.
  • If you want to continue to have the right to purchase a puppy from the breeder of your choice or the right to own a dog, stay informed, do not allow HSUS, PETA and other Animal Rights activist to take this right away. Breeders want animal welfare, healthy happy puppies, dogs and puppies are a loved addition to our families, but do not deserve higher rights than our children. Keep in mind while pets are loved, they are animals and they are not Human Babies.

What you need to know when purchasing a puppy.

  1. Buy a puppy that is clean and has a shiny coat, it's an indication of good health.
  2. Buy a puppy that has bright pink gums; this is an indication that the puppy is free of parasites or worms.
  3. Buy a puppy that has clear eyes, not cloudy. It is another indication of good health.
  4. A puppy’s belly should be in proportion to the rest of its body.... pot bellied is not a good thing.
  5. Buy a puppy only if given a written health guarantee, time to take to your Veterinarian for a well puppy check up.
  6. Keep your new puppy warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  7. Don't buy a puppy that you don't really want, hold out for exactly what you are looking for.
  8. Pay someone to help you train your puppy, if you are unable to do it yourself, this will make you much happier in the long run.
  9. Male puppies usually will not hike their leg if you have them neutered at an early age.
  10. Keep your puppy on a quality dog food to maintain a healthy immune system throughout its life.
  11. Do not take a new puppy out to the park, or shopping until it is older than 16-20 weeks & has had all of its puppy shots.
  12. Train your puppy to love it's crate this will make both of your lives more enjoyable.
  13. When traveling, crate your puppy/dog.
  14. HYPOGLYCEMIA....learn this word, and ask how to help prevent it from occurring with your tiny puppy. It means Low Blood Sugar, and tiny breeds can die from it if they are not properly cared for. Ask for instructions, and follow them. This is not a condition that is your breeders fault; it indicates that your puppy is not eating often enough, and is unable to maintain proper calorie intake and thus resulting in Low Blood Sugar. Tiny breeds must eat often, stay warm, get plenty of rest & have as little stress as possible during the first few weeks at its new home. It needs time to adjust. Keep Nutra-Cal or honey on hand for emergencies, and if you see that your tiny puppy is just lying around and is not interested in eating or drinking......SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY!
  15. Shipping is a safe mode of travel; most puppies tolerate it well.
  16. Ask your breeder if your puppy will blow it's puppy coat as a teenager. Some breeds loose their puppy hair, and it can be very disturbing if you are not prepared for it to occur. Adding olive oil or salmon oil as top coat to dry feed will help. NuVet Supplements can also help with keep coats healthy.
  17. COCCIDIOSIS:... this is a single celled protozoan that are commonly found in puppies & kittens, but they are not visible to the naked eye; which makes them easy to go undetected. Albon, Toltrazuril, Ponazuril or Sulfadimethoxine is routinely prescribed for prevention and treatment. These protozoan’s can develop into a problem during stressful periods. such as weaning, transport, and relocation, etc. These problems will occur only if it goes undetected, and untreated for several days at which time it could be fatal due to weakness, diarrhea, and dehydration. Some of the first signs that your puppy may be having trouble with coccidia is a bloody, or loose stool, sleeping a lot, hot nose, pale gums, not interested in eating or drinking. All these symptoms are leading up to dehydration & ultimately death. Coccidiosis is easily treated & prevented if you know what to look for, and what to do for it. Treatment should not cost an arm and a leg; if it does......change doctors!
  18. Before spending lots of money at a vet's office call your breeder, and ask if the price is reasonable or even necessary. Some vets will charge outrageous prices for their medicines or services. Prices do vary from vet to vet, but there is a major difference between competitive, and rip off!
  19. Take all vaccination records to the Vet for your first Well Puppy Check up.
  20. Do no change the puppies diet for at least 30 days.
  21. We do not recommend using: Banfield Pet Hospital @ PetsMart
  22. Worms, Coccidia, Giardia are rather common puppy problems, it your puppy has these do not panic, it is treatable. We do everything possible to treat for and avoid these problems, however, they are fairly common.


Start at the idea age. The best time to begin housebreaking a puppy is when it is 7-12 weeks old. At this age, you can teach the puppy where to eliminate before it has established its own preferences. But don’t worry if your puppy is older when you start housebreaking: it will still learn, though it may take a little longer.

Six to eight times a day, take your puppy outdoors to eliminate. Choose an appropriate spot to take the puppy immediately after it wakes up, after play sessions, and 15 to 30 minutes after meals. If you take your puppy to the same spot every day, previous odors will stimulate it to urinate or defecate. Many puppies need 15 to 20 minutes of moving around and sniffing before they eliminate. Stay with the puppy the whole time. Housebreaking problems can result if you’re unsure whether the puppy actually eliminated and you let it return to the house too soon. Remember, the puppy needs to focus on the job at hand, so don’t play with it until it has eliminated.

Use a key phrase while your puppy eliminates. If you repeat the same phrase (i.e. “go potty” or “take care of business”) every time your puppy eliminates outdoors, it will learn that this phrase means that it’s the right time and right place to eliminate.

Once the puppy eliminates outdoors, immediately reward it. Reward the puppy by praising it, giving it a treat, or playing with it. Always reward immediately! The puppy will not learn to eliminate outdoors if the reward comes when it returns to the house. Instead, the puppy will think that it’s being rewarded for coming in.

Supervise the puppy indoors as well as outdoors. Find a room in your house that allows you to watch your puppy as much as possible. This will help you catch the puppy if it starts to eliminate indoors. You can also leash the puppy or place a bell on its collar to help you keep track of it.

When you leave home, put the puppy in a crate. When you can’t supervise your puppy, leave it in a small puppy-proof area such as a crate. The crate should be large enough for the puppy to stand and turn, but not too large, that would allow room for the puppy to soil one end and sleep in the other. Remember that young puppy’s bladder and bowel capacities are limited, so let the puppy out at least every 3 hours. If you leave for work at 7:00 AM, don’t expect the puppy to hold it until you return after 5:00 PM, you go to the bathroom during the day, so will the puppy.

Don’t punish after the fact. If your puppy has an accident in the house, don’t go get the puppy and rub its nose in it. This doesn’t do any good because the misbehavior has already occurred. Instead, try to catch the puppy in the act. If you see the puppy getting ready to soil, don’t swat it, but stomp your foot, shake a can filled with pennies or a small water bottle filled with beans, or startle the puppy yelling, “Outside!” The puppy will likely stop what it’s doing, and you can take it outdoors to eliminate.

For the first 2 weeks leave food and water out free choice, all the time, until he/she is adjusted to their new home. After the transition period, don’t leave food out all day. Feed your puppy at set times every day, and remove the food bowls after 20 minutes. This will create regular intervals at which the puppy will need to eliminate.

Thoroughly clean areas where the puppy has eliminated in the house. Use cleaning products that clean both stains and odors. It’s important to clean a soiled area completely; otherwise your puppy may return to it and soil the area again.

Stick with the training program. Most puppies can be successfully housebroken by 14-20 weeks of age. But a puppy needs a routine and consistency. Remember you are dealing with a young puppy, don’t expect more than the puppy can do. A new puppy needs potty breaks for about 15 minutes each. A puppy can 'hold' it between potty breaks for only a short period of time, this time builds up the older the puppy gets. As a rule of thumb to figure how long your puppy can 'hold' it, take the number of months old the puppy is and add 1 to that number and that is how many hours between potty breaks. (8 weeks = 2 months + 1 = 3 hours between potty breaks. This will increase as the puppy gets older.

If you are having problems: google search or you tube search: the puppy apartment by modern puppy. I have used this method many times for problem puppies.

New Puppies require a lot of quiet time to rest. Too much playing and activity will stress the puppy out. Put the puppy in crate and leave it alone for frequent naps. The first two weeks is the transition and adjustment time. Remember, he/she has left the only home it has even known and the only family it has ever had, please be patient, kind and understanding with it. Everything and everyone is new, all the familiar things are gone, all the rules have changed. Remember, this is a baby puppy.
If you have any problems of questions, please call me, email or text me.
Jo Guthrie
jothrie@yahoo.com or call 903-385-5577


Please note: Sometimes pictures and information may be found on other websites, some times, they are advertised by me, however some times they are posted on other sites without my knowledge, some sites post just to have ads. Many times the ads have the wrong information, wrong price, pictures that don't match the puppy information, etc. The price and information on this website: kando puppies, is final and is the accurate information. We do NOT honor information given on other sites. Please when emailing confirm the price before driving out thinking you are getting a particular puppy for a certain price.