Frequently Asked Questions
Please review these questions if you still have questions feel free to contact me.
Q: Why don’t you give out breeding rights?
A: I prefer all my pups got to pet homes, and I give pet homes priority. I am obviously not against breeding, but I am against newbie breeders wanting to put 2 dogs together to try to make a quick buck. Most people looking to breed have not researched the breed, and have not researched breeding. They know very little about how to read a pedigree, genetics, the ins and outs and ups and downs of breeding. I am open to working with well established, knowledgeable breeders who have similar goals for their breeding program that I do.
Q: What’s the difference between AKC, ACA, UKC, APRI and CKC (continental kennel club)? I was told AKC is more reputable.
A: AKC, UKC, CKC ,APRI, ACA, are dog registries. They simply keep track of your dogs lineage (pedigree). A pedigree proves your dog is pure bred, and gives info on past generations to help breeders better understand their dogs lines and genetics. Some kennel clubs put on dog shows, agility trials, etc. AKC is the oldest registry and most known in the United States. CKC is new and is still an open registry. Meaning they are still registering dogs based on photos and witnesses. Please understand that all registries were open at one point. As more and more breeders dual and triple register dogs, you can find more and more dogs with AKC based pedigrees in other registries. For example, Tyrion is AKC and CKC registered. ALL registries can be scammed. There are cases all the time where AKC is revoking registrations because breeders lie about the sire or dam, use unused puppy registrations to registers unregistered dogs, even listing dead dogs as parents to forge AKC paperwork and registration. So my point is this, a registry is ONLY as reputable as the breeder using it! A dog registry does not ensure health, temperament, and they are not the dog police. They make money registering dogs, that’s it.
Q: Do you stud your males?
A: No, not at this time.
Q: I want to put down a deposit, but I only want blue eyes. Can I get my deposit back if my pick does not have blue eyes?
A: No. Deposits are non refundable (but transferable). We do not breed for eye color and do not make guarantees based on eye color even in older pups.
Q: Do you charge more for certain coat colors, coat types, eye colors or gender?
A: Absolutely not and anyone who does is scamming you. There are NO rare coat colors, eye colors and one gender is not worth more than the other!
Q: Do your puppy’s come vet checked?
A: YES! Our pups see our vet at any indication there is a problem. They ALL see the vet between 7 and 8 weeks for a hands on vet check and fecal exam. We do not allow our pups to leave without first being checked by our vet. All records and proof of visit go home with your puppy.
Q: Are puppies vaccinated?
A: Most defiantly. All puppies leave current on vaccinations and have been dewormed on schedule.
Q: Do you use a third party to sell your pups?
A: NEVER! Our pups stay here with us for 8 weeks before going to their forever home. We breed, whelp, raise and find homes for all our pups ourselves! Rest assured that when you talk to me you are talking to the person who has invested all her time in her pups and stays with them throughout the first 2 months of their life. We are committed to raising our puppies and finding them good homes. We do not use a broker or sell to pet stores. We do not have multiple locations, or house our dogs off site.
Q: Can you tell me about another breeder in your area?
A: I refuse to bash other breeders. Many breeders run their program differently and that’s ok. It doesn’t mean it is wrong. I do have several breeders I can recommend if I do not have what you are looking for. With that being said there are many shady breeders statewide and nationside who embellish, exaggerate, and lie about their dogs, their lines and their program. I advise you to ask questions, and more questions. If claims are made on lines (Champion lines, Ch parents, Showing, Working, Service dogs, Genetic test, etc) ask for proof! If you don’t feel comfortable, don’t put down a deposit!
Q: I have a husky I need to rehome, can you take him? Are you a rescue?
A: We are always willing to help any husky in need and I can assist in finding a home by placing ads or putting you in contact with legit rescue operations. But we are not a rescue organization. There is alot of paperwork needed to become a true non profit rescue organization. Please beware that there are breeders (puppy mills) who pretend to be rescues to get free breeding stock. There are also scammers who use rescuing as a way accept donations and get money. They promise the money is for vet bills and pet supplies but it goes into their pocket. Please do your research before surrendering your dog or donating to an organization. With that being said, our purchase contract does state that any Supernova puppy can not be rehomed without our approval first and if need be should be returned to us.
Q: Do you do daycare or boarding?
A: No, we are not set up to board and there are licenses and legalities involved that we do not have.
Q: What is the difference between Champion (show) lines and having Champion parent(s).
A: I am not an expect, but here is what I was taught growing up in a show home. Neither assures your pup will be show quality, and any claim outside the first 3 to 4 generations is irrelevant and has little impact on your pup. Champion lines can show that your pup has breed standard dogs in their pedigree making the assumption that the chances are greater that your dog adheres to breed standards. It does not assure health, and temperament. Your chances for show quality improves with a Champion parent. But if that Champion parent was bred to a pet quality pup, that means your chances for a show quality pup is greatly diminished. Of course Champion to show quality or Champion to Champion gives the highest chance at a show quality pup, but there is still no guarantee.
Q: What are Seppala (working) lines
A: I really encourage you to research the Siberian Husky, they have a fascinating history. Here is my quick version. The Siberian Husky was originally brought to this country by Leonhard Seppala, and were bred to work/pull sleds. As time went on the breed split between the Show standard and the Working dogs. A select group of breeders worked hard to maintain breeding dogs that could excel at racing/pulling while maintaining the standard and lines set by Leonhard Seppala. Those huskies become known as Seppalas. They are still registered as Siberian Huskies but there is a movement within the community to try to create a separate breed and a separate breed standard for high content Seppala Siberian Huskies. For a more in depth history of Seppala Siberians, please visit www.seppalas.com or www.seppalakennels.com.
Q: Another breeder in your area is charging more for their dogs? Why are yours less?
A: Again, I can not speak on other breeder’s program and what they charge. I know there are breeders in the state that charge $400- $600 more per pup. I also know breeders in the state that charge $200-$300 less. I price my pups based on the quality of the pup, my breeding expenses, to compensate my time as well as try to stay affordable to the average family looking to add a husky to their family.
Q: I have a Pomeranian, can I breed it to your husky?
A: No. I personally do not agree with mutts/mixed breeds/designer dogs. I think most people do it without consideration for the animal they are creating (genetics) and only do it for a huge profit.
Q: Do you breed more than one type of pure bred dog?
A: No. Our focus is on Siberian Huskies and Siberian Huskies only. You can sometimes find breeders who breed 2 different breeds that they love, but I would really rethink buying from anyone who breeds multiple (3+) breeds. It is often a sign of a puppy mill or someone who is trying to increase their profit by appealing to a larger market!
Q: I have more questions how can I contact you?
A: Email: SupernovaSiberians@gmail.com
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