We know that there are many breeders out there and want you to know what sets us apart from the rest!
Puppies are our passion! Well, one of them anyway. We are huge fans of dogs and have been forever. We have learned that though we love all dogs, some behaviors and demeanors can make for a difficult relationship. Our goal as a breeder is to create beautiful, healthy puppies that are easy going, well socialized, and ready to be the best companion you will ever have.
How do we do this? First we choose adults based on these characteristics. We look for fun family pets that enjoy interacting with people and are smart and obedient. We look for the ability to be calm and connect with their owners. We also look for dogs who come from generations of strong, healthy ancestry.
We make sure that our pregnant mom is happy and very well taken care of, especially during her final 2 weeks of gestation when she gets awfully uncomfortable carrying those growing puppies! We have found that tummy rubs and scratches behind the ear go a long way with our girl!
Delivery is a hands-on event for us. We take turns in our family to make sure that our girl is never left alone for the many hours leading up to the delivery and of course throughout the delivery. She seems to relax and be comforted by a hand always on her back or rubbing her neck.
When the puppies are born, socialization begins! Our puppies are held and snuggled from the day they are born. They get very used to being handled and learn to trust us from the start. These little guys love to nuzzle right up into our necks and sleep. On their 3rd day we begin Early Neurological Stimulation. Our scent and touch is almost as familiar to them as their mother’s. As the puppies grow we welcome our friends and neighbors to come over and play with them! This helps the puppies adjust to many different faces, scents, and ages.
Our puppies are always kept together. They stay in their roomy whelping box and their mom comes and goes as she pleases. We know it is so important to keep the puppies together for at least 8 weeks. They learn so much from their mom and their siblings! Our puppies also enjoy going outside at least three times a day as a group. They love to run, play, and explore until they are completely tuckered-out! Then, we head back inside for nap-time.
By three weeks of age our puppies begin potty training. We use the very practical method that we learned from Misty Trails Havenese. We begin by separating a potty area from the sleeping area. Puppies naturally do not mess in their sleeping or eating area. As they get used to going potty only in this specific area, we begin to teach them to use a doggie door that leads them to another potty area that we show them. This has been very successful and makes training at their new home so much easier!
At 6 weeks we take down the whelping box and transform the puppies’ room to allow a large wire crate and a large travel crate to be their sleeping areas and their potty area is moved by the doggie door. The puppies love the extra space and we love seeing how much they learn in this process! They show us that they know to potty only in the potty area. They learn that crates are a wonderful place to rest and snuggle in blankets. And in the wide open space they learn that wrestling with litter mates is extremely fun!
We guarantee the health of our puppies. If within the first two years of their lives they are found to have life threatening, or seriously debilitating genetic defects we will refund up to your full purchase price of the puppy (minus shipping costs). See contract for details. We would never want to leave you with no support should anything this awful come about. All of our puppies have their dew claws removed, are vaccinated, wormed and fully checked by our vet twice before they leave for their new homes. We keep their living area clean and free from anything that could do the puppies harm. Remember, they are our babies before they are your babies!
We are available to you for the life of your dog! We want to hear from you. Do you have questions about training, feeding, or grooming? Ask us! If we don’t know from our own experience we will refer you to great websites or books. We also hope to hear about your fun experiences with these awesome animals! Please share pictures and notes with us!
We are confident that our puppies will bring you so much joy and will be a wonderful addition to your family!