Our Breeding Program...
The focus of our program is to produce healthy & enjoyable companions for your family
We're not breeding for ribbons, we're breeding for purpose... companionship and functionality. This breed was originally bred as a hunters companion and to us, that is more important than their status in the show ring. We believe that temperament is of the utmost importance, good health, and their instinct to hunt. Although we don't hunt ourselves, our dogs come from a sire who excelled in the field and conformation.
The continuing health of our parent dogs is importance to us. Prior to planning a breeding,
we assess the health of our females and ensure they are physically ready to carry and whelp a new litter.
If they are not ready, we will delay the breeding. For this reason, we don't always have puppies available.
First we start with health screened & genetically tested dogs, to produce the healthiest puppies possible.
Next we consider temperament, to ensure they will pass on calm and loving personalities.
Finally we match the physical characteristics of the mating pair, to ensure they will compliment each other
and produce not just cute puppies but stunning dogs.
In taking all these factors into consideration prior to breeding, we feel confident that we are producing
healthy, well tempered, gorgeous companions.
Genetic testing & health screening: how genetic traits of both parents will collaborate
Temperament & disposition: how personality traits will be influenced and passed on
Structure & appearance: how physical traits will work complimentary together
~ Puppy Culture: a gold standard in puppy rearing and early socialization ~
We rear our puppies using the Puppy Culture Program so that you each puppy has the very best start to life.
The Puppy Culture program was developed by Jane Killion, professional dog trainer and breeder. It is a comprehensive, organized program for breeders to follow during the first weeks of a puppy's life. The first 12 weeks of a puppy's life are incredibly important.
The program is divided into week-by-week protocols, proven by science to ensure the best outcomes for our puppies. By following this program, we as breeders have an opportunity to make a dramatic impact on each puppy’s ultimate personality. Preparing our puppy buyers is as important as breeding good puppies so we provide a lot of information prior to taking home a puppy.
We're not just putting puppies on the ground, we're putting new relationships into the world.
The Puppy Culture program covers:
Preparation and Prenatal Care
Early Neurological Stimulation
Weaning Setup and Suggestions
Preparing Your Puppy Buyers
~ Memberships and Affiliations ~
We are forever learning and evolving, so we believe in ongoing professional development even in our breeding program. We continually seek to develop & strengthen ourselves and our breeding program through memberships and affiliations with well recognized organizations. These include: