Occassionally we breed and may have puppies available. These are our personal 'standards' regarding breeding.
Our personal dogs before breeding are heath tested this includes: DNA, Hips and elbow scores, Cardiac assessment and general health exam (including baseline blood testing).
All antenatal care and testing is done to ensure mating, pregnancy and whelp go smoothly. This includes: A pre-mating veterinary exam of the dam An ultrasound at approximately 4 weeks after mating to confirm pregnancy And an X-ray at approximately 8 weeks to determine litter size and in preparation for whelping. An expectant dam is always attended - She whelps and rears inside our family home with a reproductive specialist vet on call - One of us will take 2 to 3 weeks off work to ensure she has our full attention at whelping time and with her young pups. Once pups are born They are weighed daily and have someone at home with them round the clock We DO NOT remove front dew claws from our puppies. Starting at 3 days old we begin following "puppy culture" protocals with them. "Puppy culture" develops well balanced dogs that delight in the world around them and are ridiculously switched on to train. (More info on puppy cultures here —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDUBboziNgE As they grow they are: -Raised in the home with our other dogs and cats -Vet checked -Vaccinated(1st shot) -Wormed fortnightly -Flea’d -Microchipped -BAER (hearing) tested -Sterilized(ovary sparing spays for females, vasectomy for males) Homes are provided with: -Individual ANKC papers -All veterinary documentation -Extensive puppy pack -Starter food pack -6 weeks free pet insurance -Lifetime of support