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Reservations & Frequently Asked Questions 

Puppies expected May/June 2024



Step 1... Please read the About Pages and the Homepage on this website.  

Step 2...  Then call 608 480 3940.  I like to briefly speak to interested individuals 


Step 3...  If after we speak on the phone you are still interested; I will forward a document titled, "Things to Consider when Purchasing a Brimka Haus Pup".  This will explain the purchasing process further.  

Step 4... I will invite you to join my group where you will  be able to meet other Brimka Haus pup buyers and view their puppy posts. (Most Brimka Haus buyers enjoy watching other Brimka Haus pups grow up.)   

Step 5... If after a couple of days in the group you are ready to put down a deposit on a pup, I would accept the deposit at this time.  I would also ask that you fill out the Brimka Haus puppy questionnaire.  

Deposit amount is $400. This is a non refundable deposit, but is transferable to another litter.   If the breeding doesn't take, your deposit is returned to you.  If there are not enough males and or females to fulfill the reservations, your deposit is returned to you.


Susan T.  from Naperville Illinois writes...

"I got my puppy Ava, in the beginning of Jan, 2020. From the first contact I had with Laura of BrimkaHaus German Shepherds through eight months of puppyhood Laura has been and is the most caring and involved breeder I have ever worked with. I can’t list all the amazing things she does for both their physical and mental well-being because she is above and beyond what anyone would expect. I really just can’t say enough about you Laura! Feeding your dogs a raw food diet, playing classical music for the puppies in utero, delivery and then their first car ride, giving them a bath the night before they leave so they don’t have to go through that as they are transitioning, the ENS and  Puppy Culture protocol. It’s a very big list of incredible-ness !!  Thank you!  Thank you! I could not be happier with the fun, smart and very sweet Shepherd that I get to be dog mom to!!"

Frequently Asked  Questions

When am I able to put down a deposit on a puppy?

After we speak on the phone, after you understand the buying process, after you read my website; then Brimka Haus will accept a deposit.  

Are there any circumstances where Brimka Haus will refund a deposit? 


Yes, if the breeding does not take or at the time of placement Brimka Haus does not have a pup for you.  

Am I able to transfer my deposit to another litter?

Yes, you are able to do this at any point during the buying process.  If you transfer to another litter due to no puppies you would be placed ahead of others that had placed a deposit.  If you are transferring your deposit to another litter for any other reason, then you would be put at the end of the next litter list.

If I put down a deposit am I guaranteed a puppy?

No, putting down a deposit on a pup is not a guarantee that you will receive a puppy.   Brimka Haus tries to screen applicants very well. Brimka Haus  wants to ensure that their pup will be a good fit for the buyer.  Therefore, it is possible, although rare, that your deposit may be returned to you.  This may happen with no explanation. 

What types of payments does Brimka Haus accept for the $400 deposit?


Brimka Haus accepts PayPal, cash and personal checks for DEPOSITS; although, Brimka Haus will only hold a pup for three business days while waiting for a personal check to arrive via the US Postal system.  

What types of payments does Brimka Haus accept for the final payment?

At the time of pick-up, Brimka Haus accepts cash only (this is not a money order or a cashier’s check, it is cash the green stuff).  PayPal is acceptable two weeks prior to pick-up, but there is an extra fee for using PayPal for final payment, but not for the deposit.  If paying with a personal check, it needs to arrive at Brimka Haus two weeks prior to picking up your puppy.  Brimka Haus is not responsible for the US Postal System losing a check or it not arriving two weeks before pick up.  You can also leave a personal check at the puppy Party. 

Am I allowed to pick my puppy?

Brimka Haus allows for a guided pick, but does have final say as to which puppy is yours.  You have a choice of sex, based on a signed deposit form.  Brimka Haus "helps" choose puppies for buyers based on the puppies' temperament and on the buyers' experience with GSDs and or working breeds.     

Please keep in mind, sometimes, although rare,  Brimka Haus may decide to keep a puppy for their breeding program and in this case there may not be an available puppy for you.  Your deposit would be refunded, as there would not be a puppy available for you. 

At what age do puppy picks occur?

Brimka Haus puppy picks are done at seven to eight weeks of age.  Brimka Haus does not recommend puppy picks much before seven to eight weeks of age.

At what age do puppies go to their new/forever home?

The pup is ready to go home at at some point after eight weeks of age and after his/her health check performed by Brimka Haus' veterinarian. Your puppy will have a vet check when he is between eight and nine weeks old. Depending on the veterinarian’s schedule and where weekends and or holidays fall, will determine the exact date of your puppy’s vet check.  After the vet exam, your puppy will most likely be able to leave that day for its new home.  Your puppy must be 100% healthy to go home the same day as the vet check.  If the vet determines that the pup is not 100% healthy, the pup will remain with Brimka Haus until said aliment has passed. 

When can I come and visit the puppies?

Every puppy buyer is invited into my home to meet the puppies.  This generally happens when the pups are around six to seven weeks of age. It is important that you attend this invitation.  It is likely the only time in which you will be able to meet the parents (unless outside stud was used) and  visit the puppies.  Once I know the due date of the litter I will schedule this invite.  Depending on when you place your deposit, you will have up to a four month notice, as to the date of this invite. I open my home to all puppy buyers and I provide an opportunity to meet me and visit with the puppies.  I generally pick a Saturday and or Sunday for the invite in one-hour increments.   


I understand that this type of visiting might not bode well with every puppy buyer and this is OK.  However I raise puppies out of my home, I do not have a kennel with business hours.  I do have oodles of references that you can call.  I have a private FB group where you can see all of my previous puppies and "chat" with previous Brimka Haus buyers.  The group is very active and when I have a litter of puppies, I post often.

Does Brimka Haus allow prospective puppy buyers to visit the parents?


No, Brimka Haus does not allow people to visit the parents, only buyers and only at the Puppy Invite.

Does Brimka Haus require a fenced in yard.

Yes we do require a fenced in yard.  Your yard does not have to be large, but you do need to have an area large enough that your one-year old GSD can run freely in.

Does Brimka Haus require previous German Shepherd Dog experience?

The short answer is yes.  The long answer is some other working breeds might be substituted for GSD experience.  This issue should be brought up during the first phone call.  In all instances, if you have never owned a dog I will be unable to sell you one of my dogs.  


Does Brimka Haus allow people to show up at the puppy's home and leave with a puppy on the same day?

No, Brimka Haus does require one visit to the breeder's home, at least one week prior to you taking your puppy home. If someone is more than 2.5 hours away, then a Zoom call can take the place of an in-person visit. 


Does Brimka Haus allow AKC full-registration?


Yes, when the dog is two years old and has passed the OFA certification for hips and elbows.  Buyer would be responsible for the fee to revoke the limited registration, currently that fee is $25. 

Does Brimka Haus guarantee coat color or coat length of puppy?


No, Brimka Haus does not guarantee coat colors (not enough red or too much black) or length of coat.  If you put down a deposit on a female pup and all the females are long coats and you don’t want a long coat then you do not have to purchase a pup from Brimka Haus, but the deposit is non-refundable.  The deposit is however, transferable to another litter. At this time, you would “get in line” with the other prospective buyers in the waitlist.    

Does Brimka Haus guarantee a puppy for breeding or show?

No, Brimka Haus does not guarantee puppies for breeding or showing.  While many puppies appear to have show quality Brimka Haus does not guarantee for this.  Brimka Haus prides themselves on providing you with a 10 week old puppy that is well socialized, has a great temperament and is in excellent health. Brimka Haus breeds and raises Outstanding Family Companions.  

Does Brimka Haus require a spay/neuter contract?

No, Brimka Haus does not require a spay/neuter contract.  Current research suggests that spaying and neutering is not in the best interest of your puppy/dog.  Spaying your German Shepherd Dog before 24 months of age is associated with a higher risk of joint damage, adverse reaction to vaccines, autoimmune disease, incontinence., and certain types of cancers.  If you wish to sterilize your puppy/dog, I would recommend a vasectomy for males and an ovary sparing spay for females.  These procedures can be performed on young dogs.

If you have a particular question, please call or text 608 480 3940 
or email Thanks for your cooperation.  
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