The following are Husky Palace’s FAQ. If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to let us know.
General Questions About Us
Q: How long have you been breeding?
A: We have been breeding Siberian Huskies since 2005 and Doberman Pinschers since 2010.
Q: Do you guys require an appointment to see the puppies?
A: Yes, Husky Palace/Doberman Palace do require you guys to make an appointment. No walk-ins. Some people make an appointment a week or a day in advance. However, some people have called in the morning and are able to come that same afternoon. We are normally available Monday to Saturday all day (yes, you can even come at 10 pm if you have to). On Sunday we only have some hours that we are available. Since we attend mass these days.
Q: Does the processing fee/deposit goes towards the adoption fee?
A: The processing fee for our Doberman Pinschers and the majority of the Siberian Huskies does go towards the adoption fee.
For our Alaskan Klee Kai and Copper Siberian Huskies we do require a deposit. The deposit does not go towards the adoption fee. The deposit for the AKKs and Copper Siberian Huskies is only refunded once you send us proof that the pup was spayed or neutered before 7 months old.
Q: Have your Siberian Husky and Doberman Pinscher puppies received any vaccinations?
A: Our puppies are up to date with their puppy shots and dewormings. We provide a health record showing proof they have been vaccinated and wormed.
Q: What is a microchip and does your pups come with one?
A: A microchip implant is for permanent identification in case your puppy is ever lost. It does not hurt the puppy; it’s like getting a shot. The microchip will be located in the muscle between the shoulder blades of your puppy.
If your puppy was ever lost and found by a Humane Society, animal control, breeder, or rescue the puppy would be scanned. Then using Pet Microchip Lookup you would be notified of where your puppy is located.
All of our dogs and puppies are microchipped. We want to ensure that if you lose you fur-member you have a high chance of getting her/him back.
We use AKC Reunite prepaid microchips. AKC Reunite does not have annual fees like other companies. Additionally, we pay for the installation fee. Therefore you do not have to pay anything in regards to the microchip. All you have to do is update the contact information. Since at the moment, the puppy is registered under our name, our address, and our phone number.
Q: Can I pay the full amount by credit or debit on the website?
A: For those who are picking up their puppy you must pay the remaining balance by cash at the time of pick up, no exceptions. If you need your puppy to be ship in the USA, Canada, or Puerto Rico you can pay the remaining balance by credit or debit or cashier check (if the pup is younger than 7 weeks old). This can not be done on the website.
Q: Are the puppies registered?
A: All our parents are AKC registered and all litters are registered. If your pup comes with AKC papers than you can ensure that your puppy is purebred.
There are two types of AKC papers. Limited and Full. Our puppies come with AKC limited. A family can obtain full but must be approved.
Q: What is the difference between limited and Full AKC registration?
A: Limited Registration means pet only. Thus you can not use the pup/dog for breeding (offspring of a dog with “Limited” AKC is not eligible for AKC Registration). Your puppy/dog can still be registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club). The puppy is still eligible for some show events if you decide you want to show your dog.
“Full” AKC is just like it sounds, the puppy/dog is eligible for all AKC Breed show events and its offspring can be registered with the AKC when it is bred with another dog of the same breed that is also registered with “Full” AKC reg. For Full registration, you must fill out the Full AKC application Once you fill the application out and you are approved you will have to pay the Full AKC Fee.
Q: Why is there a fee and an application for Full AKC Registration?
A: Breeding dogs is not for everyone.
First, the person must know the breed very well. Thus owning or owned a Siberian Husky/Doberman Pinscher before or has done extensive research on the breed.
Second, for the people who are planning to breed more than 5 dogs, this must be your only job. You can not have a full time or part time job. Breeding requires all your time. Most of the times you will not be able to go to family reunions or vacations since you have to take care of the puppies and dogs.
Third, you must be economically stable. You must always have money for any emergency. You have to have money to feed and provide all your dogs and puppies with their shots. Thus if you barely have money to take care of one puppy/dog how do you think you will have money for more than 1 dog and their puppies?
Q: Can you explain more on the fee of the AKC full registration (breeding rights)? When do I, the potential parent, need to tell you I want breeding rights?
A: For AKC full registration you will have to let us know before we shipped the pup or you picked up the pup. We will only charge you the original fee. If you are not 100% sure if you want to use your pup for breeding then you can wait. However, there will be a late fee, $200. The late fee is applied when you did not inform us before we shipped or you picked up the pup. Even if you decided the next day. Since we have to do more work to help you get AKC full registration. If you wait and you registered your pup then the original fee will be doubled and the late fee will be applied. We have to do much more work (more forms) to revoked AKC limited registration (pet only).
For example, let’s say the original fee* is $1,000. You decided a year later to use your pup for breeding and you already registered him/her. Thus the AKC full registration will now be $2,000 + $200 = $2,200.
For the Siberian Huskies, the AKC full registration original fee is different for each litter.
For the Doberman Pinschers, the AKC Full registration original fee is different for each pup. However, none of our Doberman Pinschers will be AKC full registration for less than $2,000 (the original fee and the pup).
*the original fee can change. Thus whenever you informed us you want AKC full registration we will charge you the fee we are charging at the time.
Q: Do you ship?
A: Yes, we do ship our puppies. Puppies are shipped starting at 8 weeks old. To learn more about shipping visit our Shipping Information Page.
Q: Can I change the pup’s name?
A: Of course you can change the pup’s name. The reason we name them is that we do not want to be calling them #1 or red female come over here. We try to call them by the names we give them to the minimum so they won’t get used to it. If you placed a processing fee/deposit on your new furmember and already have a name for her/him let us know! So we may start calling them by their real name. Hopefully by the time you pick the puppy up she/he is used to it.
Q: Are you a commercial dog breeder?
A: No, we are not commercial breeders and refuse to become one. In order to become a commercial breeder, you must have at least 30 breeding dogs. Being a commercial breeder is just a “fancier” way of being a puppy mill. These breeders will be checked once by the animal control every year. Commercial breeders are establishments of large-scale facilities where dogs are confined in extremely small kennels with little to no exercise or positive human contact. The purpose of a commercial breeder (puppy mill) is to sell the pups for profit through retail pet stores or/and brokers. We will never have more than 10 breeding dogs nor sell our puppies to pet stores or brokers.
Check out Save Them All to learn about how the dogs and puppies are found at these commercial breeder/puppy mills/LLC.
Q: Do you guys offer stud services?
A: No, we do not offer any stud services. We personally do not like stud services. Since one is not aware of what the other dog can have. They might have STIs. Yes, STIs are a real part of a dog’s life. Or what if the other dog has fleas. Or what if they have any other health concerns. Too many what ifs to breed a dog. We only breed our females with our males.
Q: Would you take back a dog if I could no longer keep the dog for whatever reason?
A: Of course! One of the paragraphs in our guarantee is regarding returns. The adopter, you, must return the puppy to us, Husky Palace, if you no longer can care for the pup for whatever reason, no exceptions. Any Husky Palace or Doberman Palace pup is always welcome back. We will find the pup/dog a new caring home where the new parents must have had a Siberian Husky or Doberman Pinscher before or at the moment.
FAQs For Our Siberian Huskies
Q: What is the difference between a standard, plush, and wooly coat Siberian Husky?
A: Maintenance of coats vary by length, so be sure if you want a wooly coated Siberian Husky that you are willing to keep up with it.
- A standard coat Siberian Husky is when her/his outer guard hair is between 1 inch to an inch and half in length. Their fur seems to look flat and thin.
- The plush coat is between the standard and wooly coat. Not flat nor fluffy. Just in the middle. The length of their outer guard coat hairs tends to between an inch and a half to 2 inches.
- The wooly coat simply means a slightly longer, thicker, much fluffier coat than the average coat for a Siberian Husky. Their outer guard hairs are longer than 2 inches.
Q: Are Huskies good with children?
A: Yes! Siberian Huskies are excellent with children. 🙂
Q: Do you sell Mini Siberian Huskies or Merle Siberian Huskies?
A: There is no such thing as a miniature Siberian Huskies or Merle Siberian Huskies. Thus we do not breed them. If a “breeder” is stating they are selling you a miniature Siberian husky than they are selling you a mix breed or an unhealthy pup or selling you a pup around 4 to 5 weeks old. If a “breeder” is trying to sell “Merle Siberian Huskies” then they are selling a mix Siberian Husky.
The following is what the Siberian Husky Club of America states about Merle Siberian Huskies:
The SHCA strongly believes that merle patterning is NOT genetically possible in a purebred Siberian Husky, and is only possible due to impure breeding. As such, the Siberian Husky Club of America, Inc. strongly discourages anyone from purchasing a merle Siberian Husky.
The following is what the Siberian Husky Club of America states about Miniature Siberian Huskies:
Miniature Siberian Huskies are not a breed or variety of Siberian Huskies and as such are not recognized by the SHCA or the AKC. The SHCA and its members strive to protect and promote the working abilities of the breed as described in the official AKC breed standard which states: “Height: Dogs, 21 to 23 1/2 inches at the withers, Bitches: 20 to 22 inches at the withers”. The SHCA and AKC recognize that this height requirement depicts a functional working sled dog which can still perform its original purpose for which the breed was developed. Any significant deviation from these height requirements cannot function as a proper working sled dog and thus cannot be deemed a correct Siberian Husky.
For those who prefer a small breed dog, please consider one of the smaller AKC recognized breeds.
FAQS For Our Doberman Pinschers
Q: Do you offer ear cropping?
A: Yes. The ear cropping fee is $500 and is done between 9 to 10 weeks (this is what our vet does). There is a possibility that a veterinarian closer to you charges less. So before deciding to have our vet do the ear cropping ensure the prices and the experience of a veterinarian near you.
As we are aware of the state of Washington and the city of Charlotte, NC does not allow ear cropping. With this said, please determine if your city and state allows this.
If you choose ear cropping (with us), the Doberman Pinscher pup can be picked up as early as the day after surgery.
Q: What type of crop do you vet do on your Doberman puppies?
A: Puppies will receive a medium to show crop. If you would like another type of crop, please contact us.
Q: Do the ears stand up right away after ear cropping?
A: Not for the Doberman Pinscher breed. You have to proceed with ear taping. This can take a month to a year. The duration of ear taping depends on the type of ear crop and how consistent you are with the taping. For example, show crop takes longer for the ears to stand. The taping can be done by you or a veterinarian who does ear cropping. You can learn how to ear tape your Doberman’s ears by looking at YouTube videos. There are different methods to tape your Doberman’s ears.
Q: When can I bathe my Doberman after ear cropping?
A: Bathe your puppy anytime as long as the ears do not get wet.
Q: My pup sleeps a lot after surgery, is that normal?
A: Yes. As humans sleep a lot after surgery so does dogs.
Q: Are Dobermans good with children?
A: Yes! Doberman Pinschers are excellent with children. 🙂
Q: How many dogs should a dog breeder have?
A: Husky/Doberman Palace personally believes a dog breeder should not have more than 10 breeding dogs.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us.