The first step in the adoption process would be to fill out an online Puppy Questionnaire.
The questionnaire helps us to determine whether the dogs that we will be breeding might be well suited to your needs. We make an effort to respond to every inquiry so if you receive no response, please contact us again.
Once we have received your questionnaire and have placed you on our list, we encourage you to keep in touch with us for updates. We try to post updates on our website as often as possible and once puppies are born, we will post photos of the puppies every 7 – 10 days. The puppies are graded for structure and temperament tested at 7-8 weeks of age. At that time, we make our final decision on which puppies will be rated as pet companions and which ones will be chosen as show quality.
In the event that we do not believe that we will produce what you are looking for in a Rottweiler, or that we simply do not have puppies available in the foreseeable future, we will send you a list of reputable breeders so that you can continue your search. Should one of those breeders work out for you, we will be happy to forward your application to them. We will only refer breeders who we know personally.
How long do I have to wait for a puppy?
It’s not unusual for potential clients to be on our waiting list for up to a year or more. Reservations are not honored in the order that you contact us, we decide which puppy goes to which home we deem best for them. So, you may wait for a month, or you could wait up to a year. You may not get a puppy as quickly as you would like to, but good things are worth waiting for
Should we send a deposit to ensure we're on your waiting list?
No. We do not accept deposits. If we determine that yours is the type of home that we are looking for, then we will start to evaluate each litter with you in mind. Sometimes the perfect pup arrives relatively quickly, sometimes it's a few litters before the right match comes along. In any event, we want you to have the opportunity to continue your search without being tied to a particular breeder or litter.
*Although we know several reputable breeders who do take deposits, please be cautious of breeders who ask for large or non-refundable deposits. There are many internet scams involving puppies and it's likely you'll not only lose your money, but end up without a puppy.
Can we come and visit the dogs and puppies in your home?
Yes, you are welcome to come here to meet all of the dogs. The reason for this is so that we can learn more about you and better determine what you are hoping for in terms of type and temperament. Once we understand why you are attracted to a particular dog for instance, it can give us insight into which puppy will eventually be right for you.
In the case that the right puppy appears to have arrived, we will also want you to see and interact with that litter. In many cases, prospective owners choose to visit litters well before they are ready to bring a puppy home. The advantage to this is that you will develop a better understanding of how we match puppies to their homes, as well as learn to objectively evaluate pups without the emotions that come with knowing yours may be in that litter.
How do we know which litter or puppy will be best for us?
After spending the initial eight weeks with the puppies, and then doing a formal evaluation of their temperament and structure, we have a very good understanding of what each puppy is like in both respects. Some people want to choose their pup themselves, in most cases we do not allow this. The best advice from most breeders is that first of all, you do your research to pick a breeder that you trust, and then you trust the breeder to place the right puppy with you. If there is no pup available, you will have the option of carrying over your reservation to a future litter.
To us, there are no first, second, etc. “picks” in a litter. No two homes are exactly alike; each family has a different ideal puppy. By us choosing the home for each puppy, every client gets the pup best matched to them, so that everyone gets “first” pick, best suited for their home and for what they want to accomplish with the puppy.
Are all of your puppies placed as Show Dogs?
No. First and foremost, every puppy we produce is someone's companion. We are careful to make matches based on compatibility rather than the pup's potential to win in the rings. That said, a large percentage of our pups end up well suited for various areas of competition and their owners find they usually excel at whatever they try.
Our pups are active and do best in homes that will keep both their minds and their bodies exercised. For this reason, we require that all of our pups attend obedience classes. We have many resources and will be happy to help you find a trainer in your area. Many of our owners find that showing their pup is a natural extension of their training and an enjoyable way to spend time with their best friend. There are many types of competition...from traditional dog shows to obedience, agility, tracking, rally, herding or schutzhund as well as other rewarding outlets such as search and rescue or pet therapy. We can help you find the venue that best suits you and your pup.
Do I have to co-own my puppy with you?
No owner is required to co-own, but many decide that co-ownership is an advantage when it comes to helping their dog reach its full potential in the show or working venues or when it is time to breed their dog. In these cases, we will write up a separate co-ownership contract which will outline the terms of our additional agreements. In our co-ownerships, the owner remains in control of all decisions made for the dog. We are simply there for additional support.
We have had excellent luck with co-ownerships, however, it is important to make sure that you have everything outlined, in writing, before entering into these types of agreements with a breeder.
We are a great distance from you, will you ship a puppy to us?
No, we do not ship our puppies. We take great care in raising pups so that their early experiences are beneficial to their development. When a puppy is shipped alone, it must go in the cargo hold of the airplane. There are many risks involved which we are not willing to take.
If you are such a distance from us that air travel is the most convenient way to reach us, we suggest that you fly to us and carry your puppy back in cabin in a "Sherpa" type pet carrier. This ensures that you are in control of what happens to your pup throughout your trip. We have found that our pups travel very well this way and that it is much more stress free for both ourselves and the puppy.
Does the price vary for Male/Female or for Show Quality vs. Pet Quality?
No. We have one set price for all of our puppies. We put an equal amount of time into breeding each litter and developing each puppy, as well as into screening homes and, later, supporting our owners. To us, every puppy has the same "value" whether it's a top rated show prospect, or a beloved pet.
At what age can the puppy go home?
We will normally allow a puppy to go home between seven and nine weeks. We prefer the eight week mark, however some of the puppies that travel home via the airlines need to meet certain height and weight specifications and therefore need to go home closer to the seven week mark. Occasionally a puppy will need more time with us in order to fully assess where he/she should be placed. No pup ever leaves our home until we are completely comfortable with the match we have made.
When you come to pick up your puppy, don’t expect to breeze in and out in 15 minutes. This process takes time. Even though you will have received a contract prior to this date and have had time to ask any questions about it, we will once again go over the contract to make sure you fully understand your obligations (and our commitment) to it.
Our relationship doesn’t end once you take your new puppy home with you. We will be available to answer questions, enjoy your brags and provide assistance for the lifetime of your dog. We hope you will keep in touch with us for as long as your JungerSohn pup is with you.
Take your time and do your research. Whether you choose to purchase a puppy from us or someone else, we are happy to take the time to educate you about the breed so that you may make an educated and informed decision when choosing your puppy.