. There are currently no "Available Now" Redteddys. We expect our next litters March to May, 2024. To reserve a future puppy, please complete our application and wait to hear from us. If we do not reply in two days, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as some applications are delayed by the server. When your application is approved, to move ahead and reserve a future Redteddy, you would send the non refundable deposit. We can schedule phone calls and Facetime chats as well as give references, etc., to make sure you are comfortable doing so ahead of time.
All our pups go hone with our two year health guarantee, microchip, AKC limited registration documents, health records veterinary certified report and more! To inquiry about reserving an Available Now puppy from this litter please complete our APPLICATION Parents: Arkansas Bill & Paprika
Above: Redteddy's sire Prince Beau. Redteddy Poodle puppies are sold as happy, healthy family pets. Each puppy has limited registration documents from AKC, usually, or UKC. (In limited situations and our input in choosing and testing both parents, families may breed their Redteddy with AKC registrations.) HOW TO AVOID INTERNET PUPPY SCAMS Share this with friends, co workers, family, etc - anyone you care about who is searching for for their next best friend, so they do not get ripped off: There are a lot of puppy sale scams on Craigslist and social media. In fact, MOST puppy sales on the internet are scams! New York and California recently passed laws that made it a requirement to only buy a puppy from a breeder or a "rescue operation." This is great! Pet stores were not the best places for very young animals. But now with the fad to "rescue" an animal many "Rescue organizations" have cropped up. We sincerely commend the service of the hardworking people who go into hoarding situations, and puppy mills and truly rescue suffering dogs and cats. On the other hand, there aredisreputable operators who buy puppies from puppy mills in the Midwest and south and represent them as rescues. Be super careful and do not automatically assume that just because it says it is a Rescue organization, it could be a wolf in sheeps clothing: Do your research! If you are already reading this, you are a caring person doing the appropriate research. If someone you know is seeking a puppy from a breeder, please send them this page and/or tell them the pitfalls so they do not get ripped off. One of the best ways to be assured you are getting a healthy puppy and not supporting the unethical treatment of animals, is to get a friend whose dog you like to refer you because then you know for sure. If your searching for a particular dog and do not have a referral ask local vets. Another option is get a referral from a stranger whose dog you like: people love to tell their good (or bad) experiences getting their puppy.
Try these tips BEFORE sending a deposit: Look carefully at the email address. Hover over and then copy the seller's complete email address, paste it into google. Sometimes this search will reveal links or comments that others in your situation posted to warn that the 'seller' is a scam. Other times it will show up in a foreign country. If the email seems ok, ask to see photos of BOTH parents, and ask where the puppy was born. Ask how long they've been breeding and if they will allow you to speak with their vet. It's ok for a legit breeder not to have a track record - everyone starts somewhere - but you will need your own contract if they are new . Be AWARE and don't fall for a sob story! Scammers do not want to meet you, good breeders do want to meet you, to make sure you will treat their puppy with love! Scammers know this and will try to divert your interest in meeting them and the parent dogs with long winded sob stories. Scammers love to spin sad stories about why they need to have a third party deliver your puppy, why they need to rehome their puppy, etc. Beware of long stories and bad grammar as signs of a potential international fraud. If you are sure the puppy actually exists and you are convinced that the deposit is the right thing to do, talk to your bank about how to reverse a check. Most banks have a ten day policy in which you can reverse a payment, so make sure that the date of delivery is less than ten days from the date of the check. This is still somewhat risky, as they could cash the check and be gone, but it is something of a defense. Instead, if possible ask to meet in person and give them the deposit in the form of a paper check or USPS money order and DO NOT PAY THE DEPOSIT IN CASH or BIT COIN. Puppy mill puppy sellers insist on meeting in a public location ostensibly for their protection. But good breeders should be proud of and want to show off the environs where their dogs live. Some breeders may be out of state and may still be legit. If they will not let you visit in person, REQUEST: 1) FaceTime with them and the puppy 2) CURRENT VIDEOS 3) INDIVIDUAL photos of your puppy and the litter. Good breeders have dozens of videos and pix It is possible to upload photos to see if they are stock photos: Scammers may have the most beautiful images of the nonexistent puppy they are offering, because they stole them!
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PAY FOR DELIVERY That the "breeder" sets up. And, NEVER NEVER NEVER pay for delivery or pay for the puppy before you meet the puppy in person. Delivery should only be paid when the puppy is in your hands, not before. More tips to avoid scams: 1) Ask to talk to the breeder by phone. This will weed out non English speakers. 2) If they send a few photos, ask for a different point of view. For example, if the photos only show the puppy asleep, ask for one of its face awake. This will help weed out those using photos they found online. RESEARCH THE INTERNET TRAILS: Emailed and texted photos have address trails. Hover over the email address and see where they originate. Google the address and see if it goes to a completely different breeder/state/country etc.
3) If the breeder says they have done DNA and/ or hip and elbow tests, request to see the certificates. Nowadays most legit breeders have these. Next, and this is IMPORTANT, when they email or text you the certificate, hover over and get the complete address from which it originated. A scammer once used our certificate and the address showed RedTeddy. A person searching for a red Poodle - someone who clearly did their research, contacted us and found it was not one of our puppies. ASK FOR THE BACKGROUND TESTING The companies who do these DNA and health tests are also your resources! Ask what company did the health tests and then call them directly. They can check if the certificate is legit or if they have no such record. Ask the 'seller' for the birthday of parent dogs, then once you have the certificate check that the birthdays match.
5) If the pup is being sold as AKC or from AKC parents, ask for the mother's registered full name and then call the AKC and see if there are recent litters for that dog. Explain to AKC that you are suspicious about possible fraud and they while they will not share much, they should give you basic info as to if they have a litter registered for the mother dog and/or the birthday of the pup you are buying. Some scammers change dates on the forms AKC should be able to confirm or deny it.
6) AKC will not give out contact info but they will email the breeder shown on the pedigree on your behalf with your contact info if you ask nicely. We did this and the real breeder got in touch and confirmed it was a scam!
7) If the puppy is being sold without papers, ask for recent vet records on the puppy and/or the parents. In the USA vets may only confirm the owner is or is not a client. If they do not recognize the name you've been given that's a bad sign. If the vet does confirm they are clients, ask them if they would recommend them. NOTE: Scammers may use stolen or 'creative' vet reports, changing relevant dates and names. Google search the vet office and confirm the form you have is real by contacting them using the website contact info.
8 ) Check the dates and handwriting on the vet report. We once received a vet report for a puppy we were told lived in Tennesee with this date: 28/02/2022. Notice the difference? (in the USA, we put the month first). Look at how they write their numbers. 9) Do not pay with bitcoin or anything other than a usps money order or reliable payment app or Paypal backed up by your credit card.
NEVER NEVER NEVER use a PAYPAL ACCOUNT BACKED UP BY YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!!! If you are scammed out of a deposit Paypal is your first line of defense but if Paypal can’t get their money back from the scammer, you won't get it back unless your purchase also went thought your credit card. As long as you have an email or text thread of communication with the scammer your credit card back up should help you. If everything looks good and you feel confident in sending a deposit and want to use Paypal, which we recommend despite the 3% fee, Call Paypal, (888) 221-1161 BEFORE you send money and give them the seller's Paypal account info. Ask the representative where the Paypal account originates. It should be in the same state and country where your puppy is, you may need to ask for a supervisor. If the account comes up as in, for example, Bangkok, it's fraud. If the sellers account looks good, ask if there have been any fraud cases against it. We use PayPal, but other banking apps might do the same.
Feel free to share this advice to anyone you know who is looking for a puppy, especially older people who are not savvy online consumers like you are. Let's work together to stop the next family from the heartbreak and financial misery of being scammed when looking for a best friend.
*If you get to the point of buying a puppy from the seller who does not have a track record or is very small, have them sign papers you put together to protect yourself. Include the seller's contact info and a copy of their license. This paper should have them agree to follow all the laws covering the sale of puppies in their state. Small breeders may not know it, and larger breeders maybe hiding from the Department of Agriculture that protects buyers. As a breeder in NY, we are required to give all buyers a copy of the laws that protect them with each puppy. Smaller breeders selling a few pups a year are exempt, so you will need to have them sign your paperwork saying that they agree to abide by the law even if not legally required to do so.)