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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
crbeagles@gmail.com
(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
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Our premises are monitored via video surveillance for your puppy's safety!

 

How to Get the Pick of the Litter
or Pre-Reserve a Puppy
 
Giving a "pick of the litter" is very difficult from our end, but we know that it's important to many people. In the past, we did not allow pre-reservation of puppies. But, due to increased pleas, we will now work with you if you are sure you want a puppy from a certain mother/father beagle.
 
Please understand that it's often a rocky process, especially if more than one person is waiting on a litter. We must all work together to help it to go smoothly.
 
If you would like to reserve a puppy before it is born, or to get the pick of the litter, please understand the following before you commit.
 
  • First Come, First Served...We allow people to pick puppies in the order that deposits are received. The exception to this would be that if we are keeping a puppy from a litter, we will chose before offering other puppies up for choosing.
  • Before Birth Deposits...To get the pick of the litter, your deposit will probably have to be received before the births or immediately after the births. Spring and early summer are particularly difficult, as the greatest number of people want a puppy to come home in May or June.
  • Time Limit to Choose...A time limit for choosing must be followed, especially if others are behind you wanting to choose their puppies. In other words, we can't hold puppies very long, because other people are behind you in line waiting to get to choose their puppies.
  • "The Timeline..."  We "normally" take the puppies' first pictures around 3 to 5 days of age. From the time we post those photos or send them out, we most often need you to pick your puppy within 3 or 4 days. This is so the next people in line can pick theirs, and the ones behind them can pick theirs, if applicable.
  • No competition? If nobody is in line behind you, we may give you a few more days to choose. But when other people inquire, we need to be able to answer their questions, which usually include "Is Puppy #X available? She/He is our favorite."
  • Guarantees...Our normal guarantees apply for puppies. If we find that a puppy has a fault before it leaves our home, which is rare, we will offer you a refund, an exchange for another similar puppy, or a partial refund if you choose to keep your puppy.
  • Pricing...Each puppy is individually priced (typically before reaching 7 days old), with the amounts set according to gender, color, markings, pedigree, and size. Our Recently-Sold Puppies page "might" give you an idea, although if the upcoming litter is unique/different than recent litters (again, size or bloodlines or special colors), then that page may not be very representative. See our Guarantees page for more information.

Issues to Consider

  1. If you do not feel comfortable picking your puppy as an infant based upon the parents, the colors, markings, and gender, you should not request a pick of the litter.
    Puppies don't show their dispositions until they are almost ready to leave us (and even at that time, their personalities still change a great deal due to normal stages of cognitive development all breeds of puppies progress through). So, pre-reserving is only an option if you are comfortable with the beagle breed as a whole, and you can choose a puppy while it is still an infant.
  2. What if you are not first in line? Will you be able to accept a different puppy if someone ahead of you chooses the puppy you liked the best?
  3. Also, note that if you reserve a pick of the litter, and later a puppy from the same litter is offered at a reduced price, please know that your puppy's price is not changed.  Your puppy's price was possibly set according to desirability, and therefore may not be equal to a price for a different puppy. We sometimes change puppies' prices as they mature with many factors possibly affecting this decision.
  4. Can you get a refund? When it's your time to pick, if you decide that you no longer want a puppy from the litter, you can either wait until the next litter or we will refund your deposit to you. If you paid via PayPal, we will refund whatever our net proceeds are (after their small fee) if too much time has elapsed since your payment to do an automatic full refund.

You've come this far...
If you are sure you are ready to reserve a puppy before birth:

If you'd still like to reserve a pick of the litter or to pre-reserve a puppy before birth, the steps on the Buying Procedures page still apply (the information form and a deposit referenced on that page are required). 

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us. :-)

Thanks,

Toni

 

 

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Cedar Ridge Beagles
c/o Toni Perdew
crbeagles@gmail.com
(the best method to reach me is via e-mail)
Bedford, Iowa
Click here for additional contact information.

Our premises are monitored via video surveillance for your puppy's safety!

 

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