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August 15, 2016.Mythic Kingdom.28 Likes.6 Comments
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VISITING OUR PUPPIES AT OUR HOME

We do invite every pre qualified family to visit us and our puppies. It’s the best way to get to know our puppy families. They get to meet us and vice versa.

There are as many types of breeders with visiting policies as there are families.

1 STAR BREEDERS who have a quick call with you and do not ask you a lot of questions. It’s all about “YES, I have the puppy for you. Send me the money and I’ll ship the puppy to you.” Some families agree to this as they are in a rush to get their puppy. Others don’t know that this is not a sign of a great breeder or they just don’t care.

2 STAR BREEDERS who do want to speak with you over the phone and do make an effort to get to know a bit about you. Then when you ask to meet them and their puppies, they will say they can meet you with the puppy at a public location near their home if you are buying the puppy. They will not meet you if you want to meet them and their puppies before deciding if they are right for you. Some families buy a puppy from this kind of breeder.

3 STAR BREEDER will say, “There are pictures of the puppy and a video on my website so you have a good idea of the puppy and me. I don’t have anyone come to our home as we have young children. We can’t risk unknown people coming to our home. They may be crazy or bring in diseases to my puppy.”

4 STAR BREEDERS who allow you to come and pick up a puppy you are buying.

5 STAR BREEDERS who allow you to come and visit the puppies she has available for adoption.

6 STAR BREEDERS who invite and encourage you to visit them even before puppies are born. They insist that you visit if you are within a reasonable driving distance. They allow you to come visit as often as you want or need before or during the adoption process. This is Mythic Kingdom. Yes, we go above and beyond what other breeders do.

Every breeder has their own reasons for the visit or no visit rules. We know every kind of breeder. Yes, there are crazy people, as well as crazy breeders. We have children and do our best to pre qualify families prior to them visiting us. If they are within driving distance, yes, they must come to our home. So far, we have enjoyed 99% of the visits.

Yes, we have had few families come and were turned away. They were not allowed to put in a deposit. They were not allowed to adopt. We take puppy adoption very seriously and are not looking to get rid of our puppies or make the sale to the first person who makes an offer.

One reason a lady was turned away was because Tim and I got the impression the lady was buying an expensive purse, a fashion statement rather than a puppy. Our puppies are not accessories. They are living beings needing protection, first by us and then their puppy family.

Another lady had her driver bring her to our home for a visit to see a particular color puppy. We brought her to the backyard since it was a beautiful summer day and everyone was out playing. Tim and I showed her examples of colorings and all throughout the visit, she would point to our parents or puppies that were already spoken for saying, “That one is pretty. I want that one.” When we told her the parents are not available for adoption or a particular puppy already has a family or a puppy is not tempermentally right for her, she would point to another one and say she wanted that one. I asked her pointed questions to figure out what she needed and or wanted but I could not get a direct answer. It was just, “That one is pretty. I want it.” I very politely told her we are not the right breeder for her and she needed to contact other breeders. Tim, of course, was not as tactful. He told her directly she needed to leave and no one should let her get a dog as she does not get that they are living beings. She wanted a puppy from us and liked the way we did things but it was clear to Tim and I that she didn’t understand how we did things. She interviewed well over the phone but in person, it’s a different story. We also learned that we cannot have everyone out, or too many as it can be over whelming to some families. Now we only bring out the ones that match a families energy level and the gender, coloring, size, age and any other factors that are important. Depending on the vibe the family gives off, we may have out the puppy’s siblings and or playmates. They may also be out for socialization. I am really into having lots of people handle our puppies in a safe environment. I like to take the opportunity of families visiting to have the puppies socialized.

Another couple brought their Yorkie even though we had discussed our visiting dog policy. They came to the front door and after being brought into our home, they started to pull out their dog from the dog purse. Tim told them that we no longer allow outside dogs into our home and they cannot bring the dog out of the bag. They said, “She is so good. Besides, we want to make sure she gets along with the new puppy.” Tim explained our reasoning, that it’s for the health and well being of the puppies. But they did not get it. To be polite, we did let them stay with their dog in the bag. Of course they fell in love with a puppy. I politely told them that we are not the right breeder for them and vice versa. Having open and easy communication is very important to us and we did not feel that was the case. They insisted that they adopt the puppy. We said no. Would it have been easy to let them adopt the puppy. Yes. But would it have been ideal for the puppy? NO! It would also have not been good for a long family breeder relationship.

Over the years, we have refined our puppy visits. We used to have families walk all over the house during the puppy visit. We used to let them bring their pets. We used to let them visit as long as they wanted. We used to let families sleep over at our home. We used to feed almost everyone who visited. Now, we have a much a puppy visiting policy that has worked for us, our visiting families and puppies.

Here is the Puppy Visit information:

After we get your completed puppy adoption form and both of us have interviewed you, we will be allowed to visit us. I do puppy visit scheduling on a date and time that is good for all of us. If you need to change it, please give us a heads up.

If you are driving or flying in to visit AND pick up your puppy, please let me know. This way, we can have your puppy’s things prepared. You can also look at our GET READY: INFORMATION BLOG to see what you need to bring with you.

I give you our gps address so you know the route and timing. You can look on our blogs for information on driving to us, hotels, airports and attractions are on our website.

You may bring friends, siblings, a significant other and or parents. Please let us know how many people and the relationship to make for a smooth visit.

You may not bring your pets. We used to allow this until we had a horrible outbreak of ear mites after a family brought their dog for a visit. I am sure your dog does not have ear mites or other easily communicable diseases but we cannot take that chance with little puppies in the house. Please do not bring one in a bag thinking it will be ok like 2 families have done. Even in a bag, it’s not safe for our puppies. We are very serious about keeping communicable diseases out of our home.

On the day of the puppy visit, please text me or Tim when you are 30 minutes from our home. This insures we are home for your visit. We know you understand we are a very busy family with young children who need to be driven everywhere.

When you arrive at our home, you will be asked to take off your shoes by the front door. If you do not have socks, then we will give you a pair to use. We will take you to our visiting room where you can wash your hands in the bathroom. We have chairs and a sofa (the red carved wooden Chinese day bed we take puppy pictures on) you can sit on or you can sit on the floor the way I do. This is where you get to meet your puppy or puppies.

If you know which puppy you are in love with, then your puppy will be out. We may have your puppies siblings out so they can be socialized during your visit. If you have couple of puppies you are interested in, then those puppies will be out.

During your visit, we will answer any additional questions you may have. You can write them down and bring them to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Yes, you may take pictures of our puppies during your visit. Yes, you may do Face Time with your family. Yes, you can do videos of the puppy or puppies on your cell phone.

If everything goes well during the visit:

  1. You can put down a deposit for your puppy or for a puppy already born or to be born. This can be in cash or by check and we’ll give you a deposit receipt, as posted on our website.
  2. If you already have a deposit in for your puppy, you can make a partial payment if the puppy is still too young to go home or if you need more time before your puppy comes home. We will give you a partial payment receipt, as posted on our website.
  3. If you came to pick up your puppy, we will give you a signed contract, as posted on our website, and the list of items your puppy is going home with. If you need to pay the balance, please bring cash. No checks are accepted during pickup or delivery.
  4. OR say you are not sure or we are not right for you. It’s fine to say so. We prefer our families to be direct too.

We do not bring up putting down a deposit during the visit. We don’t want a deposit unless you are sure you want to work with us. It is up to you to mention it for discussion. We never use pressure tactics!

If at any time during the visit, we feel you are the right family for us or vice versa, we will let you know.

After we walk you to the door, we wash the puppies and then give them back to their Mommy for nursing or give them their meal. We then sanitize the guest and bathroom with a bleach solution. We cannot get rid of 100% of germs but we do the best we can to prevent and then to get rid of. It’s a lot of work but we need to take steps to safeguard our puppies well being. If you are a Mythic Kingdom Family, you will understand.

Home of the smallest and tiniest sized Chinese Cresteds in the world & the sweetest teddy bear faced little Mi Ki puppies!

Our passion: Breeding the smallest sized Chinese Crested puppies, blue eyed and odd eyed Chinese Crested puppies in the world, as well as the rare breed of tiniest Mi Ki puppies out of health tested parents. To go above and beyond what other breeders do by treating each puppy and our valued puppy families like royalty.
Our mission: Share the love of Mi Ki puppies and hairless and powderpuff Chinese Crested puppies with you.

“I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.”
Jet Li

 

Comments (6)

  • DaveAngela . June 29, 2017 .

    We’re so excited to visit your family and your beautiful Cresties. Can we come and visit prior to buying Cresteds? We’ll either drive or fly. So excited to see your miniature Cresties.

  • JHBKove . June 29, 2017 .

    Hi. Penelope is the best dog we have ever loved. She is always by our side. I have been having health issues and she has helped me to recover. We feel so blessed to have met you and adopt Penelope. She is healthy, lovey and the sweetest dog. She is 6 years old, or young, and has never been sick! She loves to sun tan and it gets hot here. Hates the pool but loves to hang out with us by the pool. She is so cute! Thank you Tim and Christina.

  • (Author) Mythic Kingdom . June 24, 2017 .

    Hi Josh. We are so busy taking care of our puppies, parents and our human kids. But it’s the good busy. It’s family like your that love our puppies and appreciate them that makes it all worth it. Thank you for your continued support and love of our little Cresteds.

  • Josh . June 2, 2017 .

    Our visits were wonderful! We flew in to visit and then flew in to pick up our Blu Belle. They love their puppies and are so gracious. It was worth flying in since we got to spend so much time with Christina and Tim. We love that they would not ship our puppy like all other Cresteds breeders do. One of our Crested got sick from being shipped cargo so we didn’t want to risk that. This was one of the signs of being such exceptional breeders. Now we are spoiled with the best little Chinese Crested ever and having experienced the adoption experience.

  • JJJS . May 14, 2017 .

    We had all but 1 of our puppies flown out to us in cargo (we’re never doing that again, ever!). 1 we went to pick up at the breeders facility. We had 1 breeder say we can come but we would have to meet at a public place as she did not have anyone over to her house. We had few tell us we could not visit even though we were willing to drive a long way. She said she never allows people to come and visit, that it was unhealthy for the puppies. We have heard and seen it all. Well except for being told it is required to visit or pick up the puppy in person if we are close enough. That is new. We also love that you have families fly in to visit and pick up puppies. It must be amazing to go visit and play with all of your puppies. That is the way to go.

  • SSSnowBirds . May 8, 2017 .

    Really great family and the best puppies.

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