GOLD CREEK RANCH
Gold Creek Ranch Border Collies have been sold to wonderful homes across the United States, in Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Our pups have gone on to excel as working ranch dogs, highly competitive dog sports, therapy dogs, and sweet family / companion dogs, etc. Some pups are better suited for specific goals - we work with you to assist in selecting the pup that will be the best match for your plans.
How Much for a Puppy?
Written in part by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller
Translated into English by: Angel Sophia Nogga
Modified for dogs by: Amber French
Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisedly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a pet.”
No dog is “just a pet.”
Behind every pure bred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill. A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the puppy you just want the cheapest thing you can find! When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every pup ; both dogs owned and every pup they’ve sold for its lifetime. This breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs . The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed, puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family. This does not take into account any puppy/dog who might get sick or need extra help to thrive. Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question.
A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about...In the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning. A breeder will do tests, echos, xrays, analysis, emergency c sections, vaccinations, register litters, research pedigrees, deworm, as well as microchip their puppies and get them evaluated by specialists.
Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they sell to because they are not making money off the sale. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a Breeder has made so they need to be confident its the right fit. Many times saying more no’s then yes... A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline, why? Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.
Because a dog is never “just a pet” it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girl’s protector, an elderly person’s therapy, a member of the family, someone’s whole world!!!
If interested in learning about purchasing a GCR puppy
follow these steps...
Read our Puppy Policy for information on how we raise our puppies, pricing and deposit information.
Fill out our Puppy Questionnaire. This is where we ask about you and inquire on details of the life the pup would have with you.
View our Expected Litters page to see current puppies or expected in the near future. We recommend getting on our puppy waiting list.
Once we have connected and you are ready to purchase a puppy, we will get you a Puppy Contract and request a non-refundable deposit.
Border Collie Puppies
INTERESTED IN A PUPPY?
Due to the overwhelming number of inquiries we receive, we are only able to respond once a puppy questionnaire has been submitted to us. There is no obligation in filling one out but that is the ONLY way to ensure we will get in touch with you.
We care deeply about our puppies and want to be sure they have every possible chance for success in their new home. Because of this, we have a process where we get to know a little about you, what your plans are for the puppy, and some details about the daily life and care the puppy will have. If you aren't comfortable sharing this information with us, buying a puppy from Gold Creek Ranch Border Collies isn't a good fit for you. If you are comfortable with this, let's get started!
YES, I am interested in a puppy from Gold Creek Ranch
If so, before contacting us please first take the time to carefully
read through all the informational material on our website.
More than 95% of all questions I receive are answered on our website. If, after researching us on the website and you still have questions, then please do give me a call as I love talking about our dogs and it is the best way to get to know each other which sure helps in deciding if we are the folks you trust to provide you with a new family member and work partner and for us to know the same about you.
If, after doing your due diligence on our breeding program you decide you would be interested in purchasing one of our puppies, please be so kind and ﬁll out a Puppy Questionnaire as completely as possible and I will happily give you a call and discuss putting you on the list for upcoming pups.
If, in the meantime, you find a perfect pup from another breeder, would you kindly notify me so I can move someone else up the list. Otherwise, I will contact you when a breeding has happened to check on your interest and if "yes" then again as soon as pups are born and we know what we have.