Available Puppies & General Info:
*** I am running behind on answering messages. Jeff had another heart episode and was in the hospital a couple of days. He is at home now and doing ok. I am almost recovered from my recent ankle surgery but still wearing a boot. We are not quite back to normal around here but getting there... so please bear with me on messages. Thank you! ***
~~~For information about adding a Wingshot puppy to your home, please read below~~~
AVAILABLE & UPCOMING PUPPIES
VIZSLA'S : $1500.
Be ready for an energetic puppy !
The next Vizsla litters should be early summer 2021. I already have a list of new owners started. Please email your information (requested below) if you would like to be added to the notification list for summer puppies.
BRAQUE FRANCAIS: $1700.
We describe a Braque Francais as "a Vizsla of another color". They are a velcro breed, just like a Vizsla. Please see their page on this website for their description, they are a rare breed in the U.S.A.
The next Braque litters should be early summer 2021. I already have a list of new owners started. Please email your information (requested below) if you would like to be added to the notification list for summer puppies.
- To See Recent Photos: some past puppies and some of our dogs are on Instagram: "Wingshot_ala" , but mostly they are on Facebook : "Wingshot Alabama-friends & family" . Video's of past puppies playing are on YouTube, search there for "Wingshot Kennels". You can also see PAST puppies here on our website.
~~~~ If you'd like to RESERVE a Wingshot puppy ~~~~
We want to know where our pups go and what type of home/lifestyle they will have, so if you decide you'd like to place a deposit for a Wingshot puppy we ask that you share your personal information with us. We are not trying to be nosey, but these breeds are not a match for every home. We do not accept a deposit without knowing information about the new owner...example: home/family info (work or school, children, current pets, fenced yard, etc), outdoor activities, plans for the puppy, your experience with raising a puppy, how you know of the breed, etc. I do not use an "application", just tell us your info in an email . **PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE NOT BREEDS THAT SHOULD BE LEFT IN A CRATE ALL DAY WHILE THE FAMILY IS AT WORK/SCHOOL **
GETTING YOUR PUPPY
PICK UP AT OUR HOME: Puppies are usually ready for new homes on the weekend immediately after they are 7 weeks old. We refer to this as "puppy day" . We schedule each new puppy parent a time to come in the same order as their puppy reservation number. We try to make this day pleasant for everyone so we ask that you clear your calendar for this day. The puppy selections/ placements are made on this day. We do not require new parents to make their puppy selection before puppy day unless prior plans prevent you from being here on puppy day. In that case, parents would "rate" the puppies #1 thru your reservation number. If you are reserving the "last puppy", we do not know which specific puppy it will be .... until puppy day. We understand that something may come up to prevent you from being here on puppy day , however, we charge an extra $50 to hold your puppy past puppy day (unless it is waiting on flying). In all cases, your new puppy needs to be in your home before 9 weeks old. When puppies leave us they suddenly have to get familiar with not seeing, playing or sleeping with its littermates....and the puppy will be looking for and needing someone to bond with....this should be you, the new parent, not us.
AIR TRAVEL :
NOTE: Currently Delta is not shipping puppies as CARGO due to COVID 19 . You can travel with your puppy in the cabin as a carry-on. SouthWest Airlines & American Airlines are also accepting puppies as a carry-on.
Puppies must be at least 8 weeks old to fly , this age varies with different airlines. Currently the only flight option is for the new owner to fly into either Atlanta or Birmingham airport, we will meet you at the airport with the puppy and you fly back home the same day with the puppy in the cabin with you. You will make your selection from photos & video that will be sent to you. If you prefer to not travel back on the same day, you can rent a car , stay the night and fly back the next day. Some owners have flown in , rented a car, they come here on pickup day to select their puppy in person then drive back.
OTHER: If both pick up at our home and air travel is not an option, we can sometimes make arrangements to deliver the puppy to you... or at least part way. The cost of delivery depends on how far we travel.
PLEASE NOTE : WE WILL NOT RELEASE YOUR PUPPY TO A "PET TRANSPORT COMPANY " unless you notify us in advance of you booking this transport . If something happens last minute that prevents you from being here on the scheduled puppy day, please contact us immediately . We will work out other arrangements to get your puppy to you. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A PAYMENT TO A "PET TRANSPORT COMPANY " WITHOUT TALKING TO US FIRST.
Vizsla puppies are $1500. Braque puppies are $1700. Along with your personal information, we require a $200. deposit to reserve a new puppy. At the time you make a deposit you need to specify if you want a male or female puppy. Many of our puppies are reserved before the litter is delivered. Since we do not know how many male/female puppies will be born, we accept a limited number of advance reservations. The deposit is non refundable & non transferable, unless there are not enough pups born to fulfill your reservation. We CAN NOT guarantee color of a puppy.
For deposits: For payments to reserve a puppy, we accept personal check or a bank certified check ... Make these payable to "Wingshot Kennels". We also accept PayPal payments for the deposit (please use the payment address of "email@example.com " for PayPal payments). For the balance: For puppies picked up at our home, the balance is due on puppy day. We prefer the final payment in cash or a bank certified check. If you make any part of the final payment by PayPal please add 3% to the amount due to cover the PayPal fee. For puppy delivery: please make payment in cash. Late Fee: If you will be picking up your puppy after the scheduled puppy day, please let us know asap so we can make other arrangements.... AND you will have a late pick up fee of $50, unless the puppy is waiting on a flight. MAILING ADDRESS: Please mail payments to Jeff Karnes, Wingshot Kennels, 245 Lakeside Lane, Alpine Alabama 35014.
After the puppies are born and as they grow I take photos and send out by email to keep the new parents updated on their progress. Sometimes I post photos on FaceBook or Instagram but mostly I send the photos via email. Once the puppies start eating and playing I take video's and post on You Tube. I try to do this weekly. The puppies are handled, cuddled, played with, talked to and listen to music daily and have visits from the grandgirls.
We provide you with a "puppy packet" which contains articles on various information ...examples: preparing your home; food, plants & things that are dangerous; tips on house training, socialization, nipping; health info, etc. We also provide health guarantee /agreement which includes a 26 month hip guarantee. You will receive a health record which will list the dates & types of dewormings, 1st vaccine and any other medicine given to the puppies.
All of our adult Vizsla's are AKC registered . All of our adult Braque's are registered with NAVHDA and some are also registered with Canada (CKC). All litters will be registered limited , AKC or NAVHDA registration, this is a non-show & non-breeding registration. All puppies have their tails docked and dewclaws removed. All puppies are vet checked before leaving.
Emails should be sent to "firstname.lastname@example.org" . I prefer email instead of the messenger app on facebook or messaging on Instagram.
Photo Album of Past Puppies
Below are pictures of some of our past puppies.......we love for "parents" to send us updated photos of their new family member! Since the addition of the facebook page many of our puppy owners have posted their vizsla photos there. Thank you to all of you, we love your photos!