Puppies

Wozzy Pups!

What is special about a California Bichon puppy?  Our puppies are raised in a warm and wholesome environment filled with affection and laughter.  They love to be cuddled and kissed.  We are often asked by friends and new owners how we can bear to part with our sweet puppies.  Our children take pictures of each puppy just prior to them going home and write about what they loved about that particular puppy.  This helps with the separation.  This also explains why we have so many pictures of our beautiful puppies!

What is the price?  The “pet price” (which doesn’t include breeding rights) for a puppy is $4000.  A puppy is reserved with a $900 deposit, and in the order of deposits received.  I am currently reserving puppies about 6 months in advance. You may place a deposit via Visa/Mastercard over the phone, Paypal to my email address, personal check, or cashiers check.  The deposit is refundable until the puppies are born and I have let you know that I have a puppy available and you have confirmed you would like me to reserve a puppy for you.  When I receive your deposit I will email a copy of your “Puppy Deposit Receipt” for your records.  The balance of the price is paid when you pick up your puppy.  For this I am able to accept Visa/Mastercard, Paypal, cash, or cashiers check.

*Please note that I do not accept Western Union and would never ask for payment that way.  If a breeder asks for Western Union, it is a red flag that they are a scam.

What about housebreaking?   The puppies will start litter box training early on- at about 5 weeks.  By the time they go home they are pottying in the litter box at least 90% of the time. The box is positioned opposite their bed, food, and water.  You may choose to continue using a litter box- this is especially helpful for apartments and homes without a fenced yard or in inclement weather.  You can also use the litter box to transition to pottying outside by gradually moving the litter box toward the door/doggy door you want the puppy to exit.  Then you can put the litter box outside on a covered patio or deck.  I use the So Phresh Dog Litter Box and the large size is ideal if you will be utilizing it for more than a few weeks.  I use Yesterday’s News for litter, which is made of recycled newspaper.  I remove stools regularly with a paper towel and replace the litter about once a week.  I sprinkle baking soda in the box each time before adding litter.

What is included?  Our puppies go to their new homes with their first Parvo vaccine, dewormings, and an AKC microchip.  Also included is  a Deluxe Puppy Pack, which includes the AKC registration papers, AKC microchip registration form, health record, a puppy toy, puppy food, a new collar and leash, and samples of Bio-Groom Shampoo and Coat Handler leave-in conditioner. Our puppies are thoroughly examined by our veterinarian at about 8 weeks and are able to go home at 9 weeks.

What is the procedure?  When you have reserved a puppy, I will email pictures of your growing puppy to you every few weeks or so after his/her eyes are open.  Your puppy will be available to go home with you after he/she is 9 weeks old.   We will schedule your visit to our home to pick up your puppy. During this memorable visit you will become acquainted with your new puppy and his/her parents- don’t forget your camera!  You will also become familiar with the environment in which your puppy has been raised.  You are visiting our home- we are not a kennel.  Please do not bring other pets with you for the safety and health of our Bichons and puppies.  During this visit we will review the AKC paperwork and microchip registration.  You will receive copies of the Purchase Contract, Health Guarantee, Pedigree, and Health Record.  We will spend time discussing any questions you may have.  Then you will take your new baby home!

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Here are Wendell, Ruby, and CoCo Chanel.  My family loved listening to Wendell, a professional jazz pianist, perform some groovy jazz tunes when he and his lovely wife, Ruby, visited to pick up CoCo.  Thank you!

What about shipping?  We are able to ship your puppy from the Sacramento Airport for $400.  This includes the airline ticket, travel equipment,  and Veterinarian Health Certificate. Or I can bring your puppy to the Sacramento Airport for $50, if you would like to fly in to pick up your puppy without renting a car.

Thank you, Michelle, for sharing the following video of your adorable son and Charlie- I can’t watch it without smiling! It is obvious that Charlie is all settled in!:)

For information about available Bichon puppies, you may email adrienne@californiabichons.com, fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page, or text (530)308-3433. (I am hit or miss with phone calls.) Information about pricing and the process is below. Enjoy these pictures and videos of our beautiful puppies!

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Eyes just open!

Precious Babies- 5 weeks old!

Precious Babies- 5 weeks old!

Here is Jaina!  You can follow her adventures in San Francisco on Instagram @jainapupmoore

Below is a video of our “Puppy Pavillion” where our puppies love to romp and play!

Bye, Bye, Bertie!  We had Bertie a few extra weeks while his new owner recovered from an emergency surgery.  What a sweet boy!

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We also breed Havanese!  Here are a couple of our cuties from a photoshoot last year.  You can check out our Havanese at www.californiahavanese.com

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Contact Adrienne at adrienne@californiabichons.com, fill out the form below, or text (530) 308-3433.  (I am hit or miss with phone calls.)

Please enjoy these pictures of our previous sweet puppies.  Click on a picture to view it full screen.

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