Those on the wait list will be contacted first, as soon as the puppies are born, and given the opportunity to put a deposit on a puppy and will be ordered by number of picks. Deposits are refundable, of course (see my policy on the Home page). For example, the third person who contacted me about wanting a male from the wait list will be given the number 3 pick of the male puppies.
Those on the wait list must wait until they are four weeks old to make their picks so that we can all have a better understanding of your puppy's needs. At four weeks old, I will be better able to determine their conformation and personality and know how much each puppy will be. Different families are looking for different things in puppies; some want a red male only, others prefer a more energetic puppy, etc.
In summary, if you want a puppy for sure.. let me know so I can put you on the wait list. When they are born, I will contact you and see if you are still interested in one of our babies. If you are, you will be asked to put down a deposit and be given a number of pick (e.g., Male # 2). You will have a guaranteed puppy, but specific puppies will not be selected until they are four weeks old in the order of picks. After those on the wait list have selected their puppies, all other puppies will be posted as available.
If the wait list becomes full and deposits are put on all available puppies, do not become discouraged. Keep following the Blog and the Available Puppies page because sometimes unforeseen circumstances prevent families taking puppies home. I also have a refundable deposit policy so that those who put down a deposit may change their minds