Like most, I am sure you are wondering what determines the price of our puppies. Let me start by saying we price our puppies individually based on various factors. Let me explain them for you.
First, size. After years of experience and continued relationships with families who have received their puppy from us, I am able to give you an educated guess that generally turns out to be spot on. There are some tell tale signs when a puppy will be (stay) extra small. First, his/her ears will not lengthen at the same time as the littermates, its usually a couple weeks later. I can also judge by the parents and grandparents, past litters, among other indicators.
Second, color and markings. We strive for the classic traditional beagle features, like the tricolor and blaze (white stripe between the eyes). We do occasionally get a chocolate, lemon, red, silver and even lilac and hare-pi. While those are all attractive colors, our favorite is, hands down, the traditional tricolor.
Third, physical attributes. This includes a variety of things, such as confirmation, ear length, short legs, boxy chest, etc.. We make sure all of our moms and dads are as close to perfect as possible so that they will pass down these features.
More important than anything listed above is HEALTH. Every puppy that leaves here is backed by a guarantee against any life altering genetic issues. Above all else we want our puppies happy and healthy. We are adamant about our adult dogs' health and wellbeing, and that, in turn, produces superior puppies.
Its Friday, which means its flight day at Perfect Pocket Beagles, bittersweet... I am so excited for my puppies to meet their forever families, but I am also sad to say goodbye to them. Currently I am anxiously awaiting the puppy parents to call or text letting me know they have their new puppy in their arms.. happy day. I get to know the families that get our puppies, and I am excited for them as well. It's so cool when they keep in touch and text over pictures as they grow. Sometimes they even send us Christmas cards with their family photo, and the pup is always front and center!
We have had an arctic blast down here in Oklahoma! We didn't lose power, thank you Jesus! But we did have propane heat on stand-by just in case. I let the big dogs out in the snow today to play, and they loved it! American Airlines in Dallas put an embargo on all live animal cargo from Wednesday through Monday, which was a bummer. But, whatever is safest for the pups is what we want. My travel team has been awesome to reschedule flights for next Friday, and we are all thankful for that. I am so ready for spring! Ready to see green grass, birds everywhere and put these winter coats away. I could also go for longer daylight hours, too. We are getting closer every day!
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