2020 Lamb Waiting list
Our waiting list for 2020 lambs is full but we will happily accept an application for you to be on our backup waiting list. We will notify you if an opening comes up after our spring 2020 lambing.
We always encourage you to sign up with several breeders, in case we do not have a good match for you. We only sell a few lambs each year, typically, as we are striving to improve the breed and grow our flock for good health, fleeces and conformation, and this is a slow process. Please make contact with us again in September, just prior to breeding, if you are serious about wanting a lamb or lambs from the coming season, even if you have filled out my form. If you would like to purchase a lamb from us, please fill out the form below. We will keep the list for 3 years.
The more you can share with us about your sheep setup, interest and needs, the easier it is for us to help you find a good match. Vineyard owners and fiber artists will receive top priority on our waiting list. If you request, we will happily share photos. We make no guarantees as to a lamb’s breeding or show qualities, but we strive to breed for excellent type, sound health, and structure. We codon test our lambs. All of our lambs come with a Scrapies ear tag, farm tag, CDT shot and CDT booster and a worming or negative fecal check prior to placement in their new homes.
We do not take deposits a year in advance for our lambs, because we find that we can better match our lambs to their new owners after lambs are born. We notify you when we have a possible match/matches about a month after we finish lambing, usually in late spring. Some of our sheep are registered with NABSSAR and some with OEBR; some are dual-registered. We do not register our wethers. Lambs are typically available for pickup in early summer.
Individual lambs will only go to homes having other sheep for companionship. Otherwise, sheep will be sold in groups of two of more.
Once an email has been sent notifying you that we have a lamb/lambs available for you, a deposit of $150.00 for each lamb is required within ten days. The deposit for each lamb is nonrefundable, but can be put toward the purchase of a future lamb in a future year. The remainder of the purchase price can be paid before or at pickup. If the lamb is registrable, we will initiate the lamb transfer paperwork upon clearance of your final check by the bank. We can accept Paypal. All checks should be made out to Little Flower Lambs.
We require adequate transportation for our lambs. Buyers are responsible for arranging this. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of any animal to any person prior to purchase. Thank you for your interest in our sheep. Serious inquiries only.
2021Puppy waiting list
We thank all of those who have patiently waited with us for so many years as we have prepared to get our breeding program off to the best start possible. We still await our first litter, which we anticipate to be in 2021, after our bitch, Zosia, will be over the age of two and have her health testing completed. We decided to retire our beautiful bitch, Kazia, since we were unable to find a suitable stud of high enough quality to breed her to before she advanced in age. She continues to grace us with her beauty and devotion.
Our puppies will be required to be spayed or neutered. We will welcome feedback about each puppy from our new owners. With only a handful of breeders of the Polish Tatra Sheepdog in the United States, this feedback will be very important to help us continually try to improve our future breeding program. Our primary goal in breeding is to replace our working Polish Tatras on our farm, while also helping to preserve this rare breed by importing and preserving the finest Tatra lines we can find.
Polish Tatras are an impressive livestock guardian breed. They possess many special qualities. The Polish Tatra Sheepdog Association of America aptly describes the breed in this way: 'It is hardy, courageous, lively, alert, agile, gentle, and calm. It is loyal to its owners, affectionate with children, independent, highly intelligent and able to assess situations without human guidance. Although generally very gentle with children, Tatras will not tolerate abuse. They get along well with other pets and are not highly dog-dog aggressive. They typically are wakeful and vigilant during night hours and are territorial of both home and surroundings.'
Polish Tatras do best with a job of some kind. They are serious guardian dogs and give warning to strangers; they are not bred to attack but will typically bark or growl to fend off intruders and typically only act when provoked or their warnings are ignored. Friends of the family should be introduced individually to the Tatra puppy so he or she can begin to learn who belongs to the family/friend circle. Farm life is ideal for Tatras, although they can live as pets with the right setup. A daily brushing is a must for bonding and keeping their coats healthy, along with daily exercise, discipline, structure and affection.
If you would like to be added to our 2021 waiting list, please fill out the form below. We will notify you after whelping if a slot opens up for you. If we contact you stating that we have a puppy for you, you will receive photos, videos and pricing information. You will then have a week to decide if you would like to purchase that particular puppy and postmark a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the purchase price, made out to Little Flower Tatras confirming your intention to buy. A week later, 50% of purchase price is due. We can accept Paypal ( via firstname.lastname@example.org ). We do NOT accept any monies until after puppies are born and we have contacted you and informed you that we have a puppy available for you.
All puppies will come with a written contract, a puppy health certificate and up-to-date shots. Thank you for your interest in our future litter. Serious inquiries only.