We do take a holding deposits which is non-refundable, the deposit is to put a hold on one of the litter and the holding price ranges can be from $250 (Males)-$350 (Females). Now for AKC Male pricing will range from $700-$875 while the AKC Females range from $850-$1,500, now the price ranges from the markings and the coat quality. Now if you want them registered as CKC or just unregistered prices will be a bit cheaper. Males then will be priced from $550-$675 while the Females range from $700- $900. All my Shelties should get as tall as of 13-16 inches which is the normal height for them.