Why should we buy from you? Peace of Mind
There are two things that will shape who your puppy is before you get them:
1. Their breeding.
We have great lines, and breed to a terrific stud.
2. The Quality of the Breeders.
This one is harder to discern. We are honest about our dogs, their puppies, and in our human interaction.
We don't cut corners. We do our absolute best to provide you with a great puppy. Our dogs don't live in cages
or an outdoor kennel, they live in our home. Our puppies are handled regularly and are socialized with people
of all different ages.
Additional Peace of Mind:
Just like people want to buy from a reputable jeweler so they don't buy a "Blood Diamond" -- you want to know
that your didn't buy a puppy from a puppy mill or from someone who will lie to you about what you are getting,
how their dogs live or how their puppies are raised. When you buy from us, you are welcomed into our home
and can plainly see the quality of our dogs and the care they receive.
How does the whole "deposit" thing work?
1. Contact us to see if the puppy you want is available.
2. If the puppy is too young to go home, you will put a $200 deposit down to reserve the puppy until it is ready.
You can either do this in person, or through Paypal. (Notice: IF you choose to use Paypal you will have to
pay the additional 3.2% fee that Paypal charges).
NOTE: YOU CAN PUT A DEPOSIT DOWN ON A PUPPY THAT IS NOT BORN YET.
ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE!
How much does it cost to have our puppy driven to us?
We are willing to drive the puppy to you -- depending on if it works with our schedule and provided it isn't too far
away. Generally, the furthest we are willing to drive a puppy is 400 miles. That would include cities like Chicago,
Ill., Des Moines, IA, Sioux Falls, SD, Duluth MN, and most anything closer.
If you are outside of that range we would ask that you meet us within that 400 mile range or have your puppy
flown to you. See our next Q. for information on having your puppy flown to you.
The cost is $0.30 per mile (round trip). This covers gas, mileage and my time. Example: From our place to
Wisconsin Dells is 176 miles. 176 x 2 = 352 miles. 352 miles x $0.30 = $105.60.
Also, if we are delivering two or more puppies to different buyers at the same location we are willing to split the
cost of delivery. Example: Two different people buy puppies and want them delivered to Wisconsin Dells on the
same day. Cost of delivery: $105.60/2 = $52.80 each for delivery.
How does it work to have our puppy flown to us?
We are able to fly our pups from Minneapolis/St Paul airport to most major airports in the US. You provide us
with the date, time, and airport you would like you puppy flown to and we do the rest. According to federal
guidelines, the puppy most be 8 weeks old or older in order to ride on a plane.
Including the flight, approved travel crate and veterinarian health certificate it will cost $300. Don't worry about
the puppy -- they'll probably sleep most of their flight and be excited to see you when they land.
What forms of payment to you accept?
Cash, or Paypal
(NOTICE: IF you choose to use Paypal you will have to pay the additional 3.2% fee that Paypal charges)
Can we meet the parent's of our puppy?
Sadie, Maddie, and Bree all live in our home and would be glad to make new friends when you come to pick up
But as far as the studs go, they live at another breeder's home and are not available. Information on the studs
is available on the "Our Dogs" page.
Why don't you dock your puppy's tails?
Our puppies are bred as pets and tail-docking a pet's tail serves no purpose other than cosmetic.
Seeing as though it is a cosmetic surgery and causes the puppy a good deal of pain, we elect to leave
our puppies as God created them -- happy and with their tails wagging!
What do you feed your puppies?
We feed our puppies Diamond Pet Foods, Small Breed Puppy Food.
Their pet foods are high quality, a great value, made with natural
ingredients and with no meat byproducts, and they don't use "fillers"
like corn, wheat and soy. Other companies use these ingredients
because they are cheap. A puppy or dog's stomach can't properly
process these ingredients. They don't end up staying full as long so
they eat more, you buy more, and all that puppy food has to go
somewhere, so you end up cleaning up more!!
The Small Breed Puppy Food comes in small kernels which are easier for
the puppies to handle when they are first learning how to eat puppy food.
All of our puppies come with a small bag of their puppy food. If you want to
switch puppy food brands, you can use this bag to help them transition
from their current brand of food to their new brand.
We get our puppy food from our local pet store. Like many stores, they carry the Diamond Brand, but not the 40
pound bag of Small Breed Puppy Food. All we have to do is call them up and ask them to order a bag. We pay
about $43 per bag, so about $1 per pound. We recommend using Diamond Pet Food's dealer locater to find a
pet store near you from whom you can order your puppy food in the more economical 40 pound bag.
Where did you come up with the "Queen of the Hill Puppies" name?
There were two aspects that went into the name. First, we own a Victorian home located on top of a hill,
and second, our dogs enjoy the life of doggy royalty. They eat great food, get plenty of toys and play time, and
most importantly, don't live their lives in cages or outdoor kennels like a lot of other dogs used for breeding.
What is your "Health Guarantee"?
72 Hour Guarantee: You will receive a WRITTEN CONTRACT stating if within 72 hours of receiving your puppy,
you find your puppy to be sick or to have some other health issue AND do not wish to keep the puppy you may
return it. This does not cover buyer's remorse -- the puppy must be taken to a veterinarian within that 72 hour
window and deemed to be sick or have some other health issue. The veterinarian must then write us a letter
detailing: Physical characteristics (breed, age, sex, markings, etc.), the health issue, the date and time they
saw your puppy and then sign the letter. If you are returning the puppy you must complete these steps AND
contact us before returning the puppy .Queen of the Hill Puppies must receive the completed and signed letter
from the licensed veterinarian and approve it before any return. Shipping and handling costs and any cost
associated with the exchange of money through Paypal will not be covered by Queen of the Hill Puppies. Queen
of the Hill Puppies will also not be liable for the bill from the veterinarian, whether the puppy is deemed sick, or
1 Year Guarantee: The WRITTEN CONTRACT also states that if within the 1st year of life you find you puppy to
have a genetic defect AND you do not wish to keep the puppy you may return it. The puppy must be taken to a
veterinarian within the 1st year of life and deemed to have a genetic defect. The veterinarian must then write us
a letter detailing: Physical characteristics (breed, age, sex, markings, etc.), the genetic health issue, the date
and time they saw your puppy and then sign the letter. If you are returning the puppy you must complete these
steps AND contact us before returning the puppy. Queen of the Hill Puppies must receive the completed and
signed letter from the licensed veterinarian and approve it before any return. Shipping and handling costs and
any cost associated with the exchange of money through Paypal will not be covered by Queen of the Hill
Puppies. Queen of the Hill Puppies will also not be liable for the bill from the veterinarian, whether the puppy is
deemed sick, or healthy.
Do you have references?
In addition to our "Satisfied Customers" page, where you can read about past customers, their experiences
and thoughts about our puppies, we also have some very gracious past customers who are willing to act as
references to SERIOUS potential buyers. If you would like more assurances than what is on our web page,
please contact me and I can provide contact information.
What is "Hybrid Vigor"?
Hybrid Vigor is the term used to describe the result of breeding two separate breeds with the resulting offspring
receiving the best of both breeds while reducing or eliminating the genetic health problems of one or both
For example: By breeding a Lab, whose breed is known for hip dysplasia, with a Poodle, whose breed is not
known for any hip issues, the puppies are a lot less likely to have any issues with their hips. This can also be
true for allergies, eye issues, heart defects, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: All of our breeding dogs have been health tested for genetic health issues known for their
breed. All of our breeding dogs are 100% healthy and have passed their health screening, otherwise they would
not be bred. As a result of having high quality, health screened breeding dogs, and cross breeding to take
advantage of Hybrid Vigor, our puppies are highly unlikely to have any genetic health problems.
|Can you spot Sadie??
She's hiding out in the shade.
Queen of the Hill Puppies
|"Where the dogs are treated like royalty!"
|Sadie, showing me
where to look for fish!!
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