What you can expect to pay for a Whiskey Creek Chesapeake puppy?
If you have been looking around (or dare I say ‘shopping’) for a Chesapeake puppy you have probably seen
there are several different ‘types’ of breeders and/or kennels.
Things you need to ‘compare’
when looking at other kennels that breed Chesapeakes:
*Do they put EXTENSIVE health clearances on their
Whiskey Creek does! You can see for yourself by clicking the ‘Health Clearances’
link under each of our dogs. All of those health clearances cost us HUNDREDS of dollars per dog, but protect
YOU the buyer from investing HUNDREDS of dollars into health issues that could have been prevented had the breeder done the
appropriate health checks on the dogs before breeding them!
*Do they participate in any ‘activities’
with their dogs?
Whiskey Creek does! Most of our dogs have MULTIPLE titles in MULTIPLE venues!
Competing with our dogs in all of the events we do costs money. On average the entry fee for an
event is $25 and up. Add to the entry fee the cost of traveling and you can imagine that competing with
your dogs is not only a commitment in training, but a financial commitment as well.
*Do they MICROCHIP (and REGISTER the microchip!) each puppy before it leaves their kennel?
Whiskey Creek does! A microchip is a form of PERMANENT identification to help owners
recover their puppy if he/she were to get lost. Whiskey Creek strives to NEVER have a pup end up in a shelter
or a rescue group, but if it does, we WANT to be able to recover any puppy of ours that might end up in a situation such as
this and the ONLY way we can ‘protect’ our puppies is to make sure each and every pup that leaves here is microchipped.
Microchips and the registration on average are about $25. A cost that we gladly pay for the extra
security it offers us!
*Do they INDIVIDUALLY register each puppy in the litter with AKC?
Whiskey Creek does! It is $30 per puppy for us to register each puppy, but it is a cost we are happy
*Do they have one or two males and several females that they breed over and over?
Whiskey Creek does NOT!!! We NEVER do ‘repeat breedings’ and we never breed our girls more
than two or three times! ASK the other kennel how many times their male has been bred to their female.
If they have done it more than TWO times, WHY have they done it that many times? We spend a lot
of time researching males that will complement our girls. We often breed to dogs who are deceased, meaning
we incur the cost of shipping frozen semen and surgically breeding our girls- Neither of which are cheap!
*Do they ALWAYS seem to have a litter of puppies available?
Creek does NOT!!! Breeding takes a LOT of time and planning. We are fortunate enough
to be able to dedicate all of our time to a litter of pups when we have one, our puppies ARE our job! Yes!
We are able to be with our puppies 24/7 which means we are able to do more ‘things’ with our puppies then
someone else who might have a ‘formal’ job that keeps them from being able to spend ‘quality’ time
with their puppies. Even though we have the ‘time’ for breeding multiple litters of pups per
year, we choose to breed one to two carefully planned litters per year.
Once you start comparing, you will see that Whiskey
Creek Chesapeakes compared to many of the other kennels is like comparing apples to oranges. You have obviously
seen the quality in our dogs and the puppies we produce hence the reason you have come to this page!
What should you expect to pay for a puppy that comes from Whiskey Creek? Depending on the accomplishments
of the sire and the dam, whether they have offspring that are accomplished, as well as factors such as if the breeding is
an artificial insemination breeding to a dog that is deceased or is no longer able to be bred are influences on the price
of our puppies. Raising puppies of the caliber that we produce is not a cheap endeavor and yet the prices
of our puppies are NOT MUCH MORE than the breeder who doesn’t do health clearances, doesn’t put titles on their
dogs, and who bred their male and females over and over and over again (so often as a matter of fact that they no longer list
WHO they are breeding). So when contacting us to inquire about the prices of our puppies, please keep this
information in mind as what it costs us to produce a litter of puppies is most likely FAR GREATER than the breeder who doesn’t
put the health clearances, titles, time or effort into each and every breeding the way we do at Whiskey Creek Chesapeakes.
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