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How to become a Gottin Puppy Owner

Sarah spends a great deal of time choosing the perfect homes for our puppies. Every owner is interviewed and needs to be committed to raise their puppy to the highest standard. This involves:
the puppy being allowed inside,
crate training,

obedience training (for at least 1-2 years),
lots of socialisation,
feeding good quality food for the duration of the dogs life, not desexing the puppy until MINIMUM 1 year but ideally not until they are over 3-4 years and fully grown or not at all if they don’t require it (read more on this below in our Spray Neuter Policy)

1. Complete the Puppy Inquiry Form

2. Sarah will contact you for a phone conversation regarding the form and confirm the sex/coat and other details mentioned

3. Sarah will confirm when the next litter is due 

4. Puppies are born. They are raised in the house and Sarah carefully observes the puppies temperaments for each home on the waiting list and a short list is created for potential homes.

5. Potential owners can follow the puppy updates on facebook @gottingermanshepherds and instagram @gottinkennels

6. Once puppies are 4 weeks old, Sarah contacts potential owners and lets them know if they are one of the selected owners for a puppy from this litter or if they need to wait until the next litter

7. When the puppies are 5 weeks old the 'Puppy Playdates' commence for the owners to come and see the puppies, they leave some toys or item of clothing and start asking any questions they might have regarding taking their puppy home 

8. At 6 weeks Sarah selects which puppy is going to each home (the reason this is at 6 weeks is because long coat puppies can sometimes take a few weeks to identify and if puppies are going to show homes or going to be retained)

9. At 7 weeks the second 'Puppy Playdate' is held, the final questions are asked and Sarah confirms all the required items have been purchased. Eg. A crate (we highly recommend crate training), puppies have been signed up for obedience school, 2nd and 3rd vaccinations have been booked in, the correct food has been purchased.

10. 8-9 weeks the puppies are ready for their new homes, each owner has a lengthy pick up and Sarah goes through everything (again) so the owners are calm and prepared for their new additions.

11. All puppy owners are added to a private facebook page to keep in touch with other Gottin puppy owners, Sarah keeps in regular contact with puppy owners.

Before puppies leave our care they are:-

  • Raised in a clean, loving environment;  
  • Registered with the VCA;
  • Vaccinated;
  • Wormed regularly;
  • Microchipped & 
  • Monthly Heartworm program is commenced.

Purchase price of a puppy  comprises  the Göttin Puppy Booklet  and puppy pack with the following detailed information:  

  • VCA Certificate of Registration & Pedigree (all puppies are sold on the Limited Register - check out the difference between 'main'  and 'limited' register pedigrees on our FAQ page);
  • Photos of sire & dam;
  • 5-generation pedigree;
  • Copies of sire & dam's Hip/Elbow results;
  • Contract of Sale;
  • Feeding chart;
  • Information on raising a puppy until  the age of 12 months; 
  • Vaccination Certificate; 
  • Toy (type of toy or gift may vary from time to time);
  • Lifetime support for you & your puppy/dog;
  • Our relationship with our puppy owners is of paramount importance to us.

Make sure you take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ Page) before contacting us.
Please refer to the 
spay/neuter article before contacting us.

  • By completing our Inquiry Form you are REGISTERING your INTEREST in an upcoming Göttin Puppy as a family companion.
  • At Göttin kennels we endeavour to ensure that all suitable applicants are guaranteed a puppy as soon as possible. However please note that your inquiry and any subsequent listing on our 'puppy waiting list' does not automatically guarantee you a puppy.
  • In order to protect the best interests of our puppies we expressly reserve the right to refuse buyers,  if those buyers are considered unsuitable.
  • Once our puppies are 4 weeks old you are able to secure one of our lovable babies by providing a $.... deposit.

NB Our SPAY NEUTER POLICY: For whose benefit are you desexing your puppy - your benefit or your dog's long term health?
Generally our puppies are owned by people who wish to spay or neuter their family pets, with many vets advising to do this at a very early age – under 12 months. However, while understanding pet owners wishes to follow their Vet’s advice, scientific evidence is mounting that early desexing can be detrimental & can deliver serious consequences to your dog’s long term health . Amongst those health issues are: shortened lifespan, atypical Cushing’s disease, cardiac tumors, bone cancer, abnormal bone growth and development, CCL ruptures, and hip dysplasia.
We advise that if you MUST spay or neuter your family companion - spay or neuter at a minimum of one year if not two years of age. Allow your pet to reach full maturation and reach adulthood before considering surgery.

For more
information on spaying/neutering your pet.
nformation on Spaying and Castration (Neutering) Dogs
Link for
Neutering Dogs in Depth

We are assuming that you have extensively researched the breed and if this is the case and you are interested in a Göttin Puppy,
please register your interest by completing & submitting the 
puppy inquiry form.  

GSD featured on this page is Sheznova Djossi - Harlow preparing for her Göttin D Litter

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Contact Details

Sarah Buckley
Mernda, VIC
Phone : 0431235575
Email : [email protected]