I do not have a kennel! I have a home where I live with my husband and my dogs and where I raise my puppies. My dogs are never in kennels and have free roam of my home and our property. The puppies are born in my bedroom and raised inside of my home.
At this time we do not have any older dogs that we are looking to place. I am a believer that a dog is for life. If I keep a dog, I keep it forever. This might mean there will be long periods of time without litters, but this is how I do it.
Yes! All of my dogs and those I breed to have all required health clearances.
Links to those are listed under each girls information on the "Our girls" page. Links for the Sire will be provided upon request and all puppy parents go home with printed copies from both dam and sire. Clearances include (but not limited to): eyes, heart, hips and elbows.
The puppies are dewormed on a schedule by myself starting at 2 weeks of age.
At approximately 7 weeks of age each puppy is seen by my local veterinarian for an overall check up. He/she is given the first series of DHPP shots which includes, canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. The puppies are also micro-chipped.
Documentation for all of this is sent home in the puppy binder.
No. I will not ship a puppy out of state or out of the country. However, I am happy to assist you with making arrangements to fly home with your puppy.
But, keep in mind that I do require that we meet at least one time, face to face, prior to the day you take your puppy home, so you would need to make 2 trips out here.
I generally have a wait list for future litters. I am happy to add your name to the interest list for contact once I breed. Please email me to be added.
At that time, if you are still interested, you would need to fill out my contract and questionnaire and return them to me with a fully refundable deposit. (Contracts and questionnaires are only emailed once we have a planned breeding.) Submission of a questionnaire and deposit does not guarantee you a puppy. I reserve the right to choose my buyers.
Both buyer and seller have a right to cancel a contract up until the time the puppy goes home.
Your check will not be cashed until the puppies are born and I confirm that I have a puppy for you. Once the puppies are 5 weeks old you can start visiting them. I do require that we meet face to face at least one time prior to the day you pick up your puppy. This is to ensure that we are a good match as we will be family once you take one of my puppies home and I need to be sure we have good communication and understanding of what we each expect from one another.
Puppies DO NOT go home prior to 8 weeks of age! No exceptions!
The puppies are introduced to numerous stimuli from the very beginning of life. Because they are raised in my home they are subject to the normal household noises such as vacuum cleaners, televisions, radios, washing machines, etc.
Once the puppies are a little older we begin to introduce different toys and sounds to them. We have a very extensive "check list" that we work on to cover a multitude of sights, sounds and scenarios.
We have numerous toys such as slides, ramps, activity box and tunnels. We introduce the puppies to many different friends of ours, both old and young.
We work very hard to ensure that each puppy is ready for the big world ahead of them and we pride ourselves in our "fearless" puppies.
The following is not my own writing.**
Let me say a few words to you, yes you, the person who writes an email to simply ask the price. The person who calls and after hearing a price surprisingly states: “I can buy a cheaper pup elsewhere”. I also address you; the person who doesn’t care about papers because I want “just a pet”.
No dog is “just a pet”!
Behind every pure bred puppy/dog is a BREEDER. I’m using capital letters to differentiate a breeder from a pet factory or mill.
A reputable breeder does not breed dogs without papers, that does not protect the integrity of the breed. Registration (papers) are records of lineage that document bloodline and allow one to research any possible health issues present in the lineage. When you tell a Breeder you don’t care about papers what you’re really telling them is you couldn’t care less about the health of the puppy you just want the cheapest thing you can find!
When you select to buy a puppy from a reputable and quality breeder, this breeder is responsible for the health of every pup ; both dogs owned and every pup they’ve sold for its lifetime.
This breeder will skip holidays, miss sleeping, and most of their personal house space has been turned into space for their dogs .
The truly passionate breeder who loves what they breed, puts their whole heart and soul into it. Not only in puppies that are sold, but also in each client who owns a piece of their heart and now is a member of their extended family.
This does not take into account any puppy/dog who might get sick or need extra help to thrive.
Breeders worry about their babies after they leave and will take one back without question.
A breeder will get their hands dirty, often covered in everything accompanied with birthing. Because that’s what life is about...In the middle of birth and death is life. The wheel that keeps turning.
A breeder will do tests, echocardiograms, x-rays, analysis, emergency c sections, vaccinations, register litters, research pedigrees, de-worm, as well as microchip their puppies and get them evaluated by specialists.
Last but by no means least, a breeder CHOOSES the family lucky enough to have one of their puppies. Yes, you read that right. A true breeder chooses who they sell to because they are not making money off the sale. There is no compensation that can offset the investment a Breeder has made so they need to be confident its the right fit. Many times saying more no’s then yes...
A good Breeder will have different criteria for those wanting to carry on their bloodline, why? Because breeding is not a responsibility to ever be taken lightly, it’s a lifestyle choice set aside for ONLY the few devoted people willing to sacrifice.
Because a dog is never “just a pet” it’s the Breeder’s legacy, a little boy’s best friend, a little girls protector, an elderly persons therapy, a member of the family, someone’s whole world!!!
**( Written in part by: Sr. Eduardo Loredo Muller. Translated into English by: Angel Sophia Nogga. Modified for dogs by: Amber French)
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