Even though this system produces healthier, more capable working dogs, few registries will follow this process because it reduces profits as a result of reducing the number of breeding capable of receiving approval of offspring registration. Adjust the "competition" to fit your needs & goals...and honestly assess the outcome/results.
The American Sentinel Canine Registry (ASCR) provides the owner with a pedigree showing the previous four generations, allowing the owner to take note of the many working dogs that went into producing the lineage behind their dog. Anyone claiming to have American Sentinel Canines registered with any registry other than the ASCR is guilty of fraudulent practices and will be disbarred from the ASCR. Dogs may be named or renamed by their owners, but the formal name shall be preceded by the abbreviation or name of the breeder.
The ASCR also requires the use of performance selection to maintain the working characteristics of the breed. To preserve the desired traits stated in the ASC Breed Standard, all dogs must pass the Breed Suitability Test (BST) as described on the back of the ASCR documents before their offspring are eligible for registration. ASCR Pedigree & Certificate of Registration is normally $20; however, dogs purchased from American Sentinel K9, LLC will come with one copy at no charge.
A deposit of $500 may be placed to reserve a particular selection from whichever selections are available at the time the deposit is received (open spots are highlighted in blue). We wish to have appropriate homes arranged for our dogs in a timely manner and it is unfair to us and the dog to cancel at the last minute. For this reason deposits with American Sentinel K9, LLC are nonrefundable, and we ask that you only place a deposit to reserve a dog if you are 100% certain about your commitment to follow through with your purchase. If a breeding is unsuccessful, deposits may be transferred to a future breeding of the client's choice.
Payments for deposits may be made by PayPal so our clients can secure their desired pick in a timely manner; however, outstanding balances, shipping expenses, and any fees collected for ear cropping need to be paid by either certified check, money order, "Walmart-to-Walmart,"
or cash before the dog or pup will be delivered, unless such payment is made at least 61 days prior to shipment.
The American Sentinel K9, LLC Purchase Agreement explains our commitment, explains our guarantee, and contains important questions for our clients to answer so we can best understand our client's desires and needs. Each puppy we produce is evaluated in terms of temperament, drive, confidence, and structure to identify their potential and update the puppy pictures or videos every few weeks, especially between five and seven weeks of age. Clients are asked to make their final selection by seven weeks of age, so we plan on shipping the pups at eight weeks of age as we have found the puppies adjust to their new homes best at that age. Deviation from this schedule requires that previous arrangements have been made and agreed upon. An extra week may be required for puppies that have their ears cropped. Any outstanding balance, including shipping expenses, must be paid in full before the puppies are seven weeks old.
Ear Cropping $250
If your puppy is between 7-10 weeks, we can schedule the ear cropping with our veterinarian and charge $250 for this service. Erect ears improve hearing and are seen in all wild mammals.
TAIL DOCKING (or not)
There is a lot of incorrect information out there about full length tails vs. docked tails. Review our page about docked tails and cropped ears and you will understand why the tails on our dogs are docked the way they are. If you still want a full length tail after reading this page, we can only accommodate that request if you have first pick on a breeding and are willing to make your pick before the pups are 7 days old, as we dock the tails on the pups on their 7th day. That said, if you read this page, I image you will see there really is no benefit for a full length tail over the mid-length tail when it comes to close quarters combat.
The American Sentinel K9, LLC replacement guarantee is only offered to our clients that complete the American Sentinel K9, LLC Purchase Agreement at the time they make their deposits or purchase, so please send in a completed copy of that form with your deposit or purchase. While we tend to be very good at identifying the working potential in our dogs and are very effective in matching the right dog with each client, we are dealing with living beings, not man-made "cookie cut" products. Each dog is an individual and is slightly different. That is how genetics works. As a result, should any "working class" dog sold by American Sentinel K9, LLC have a genetic fault that negatively affects the health, structural soundness, or performance of the animal within the dog's first two years of life, we agree to provide a replacement pup upon the return of the original dog if the following terms have been met...
This policy offers ethical protection to all parties involved (including the dog), and also helps protect the breed's future. American Sentinel K9, LLC does not refund purchases. All clients that purchase a dog or pup from American Sentinel K9, LLC agree to accept these and all other terms and conditions stated in the American Sentinel K9, LLC purchase agreement.