Owning a Field Stone Border Collie begins by placing a deposit (which goes toward your final purchase price) and securing your name on our deposit list. People are allowed to choose their puppy in the order their deposit was received (chronologically). For example; depositor #1 gets first pick, depositor #2 gets second pick and so on. That being said, as the breeder, we have the option of first pick from our litters. We always try to accommodate everyone’s wishes, but we cannot guarantee colors, energy levels, etc., so please take that into consideration before placing a deposit. Border Collies have traditionally been bred as herding dogs and potential owners MUST understand the breed before buying a pup.
Please note: If you place a deposit and decide not to continue with FSBC you may request to be removed from our list by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. $200 of your deposit is refundable up to the point that you are offered a puppy. If you change your mind after you have been offered a puppy or reserved a pup and we have moved on to the next person on the choice list your deposit is forfeited and is no longer refundable. Your deposit will only be refunded if you have not been offered a pup. It will take approximately 30 days for your refund to be mailed to you. Once your deposit is received you have two years to reserve a puppy at the rate in which your Deposit Agreement Receipt stated. If you choose to wait to reserve a puppy after that timeframe your final payment will be equal to the current puppy purchase price.
If a litter doesn’t produce what you are looking for you are welcome to transfer your deposit to the next planned litter which will remain in chronological order. Your deposit is no longer refundable once you have been contacted by us to choose your puppy or chosen a puppy from one of our litters and then change your mind. We will gladly place you back on the deposit list in your original chronological position. You won’t lose your chronological place on the deposit list if you choose to pass on a litter and transfer it to the next planned one.