Health & Breeding Practices:
We continue to care about all of our puppies long after they leave us. We spend a lot of time getting to know our new families and maintain very close relationships with each of them for years to come. We not only want our puppies to find loving families, we also want each of our families to find the right puppy for them!
All of our puppies are raised indoors with Puppy Culture, which is proven to help with early neurological stimulation, socialization, potty training and leash walking.
Each of our puppies are introduced to a doggy door, ringing bells to go out, crate training, daily house hold noises, loud children, and other animals before leaving our home.
Our puppies are all checked by our vet twice. Once at 3-5 days old and again around 7-8 weeks before leaving out home. Each puppy comes with their Vet Health Records and Life Time Breeder Support.
All of our puppies are sold with a return contract. As well as a strict spay/neuter contract. We do not sell breeding rights.
To make sure our animals get the forever home they deserve, we carefully interview all potential owners. Please understand, We have the right to refuse service to anyone we feel is not the best fit for one of our pups.
For the safety of our puppies, dogs & family — all of our puppy picks happen via FaceTime, photos and videos.
Before entering our breeding program, each of our dam and sires must be DNA, Health & Full Panel Genetic Test with embark and Animal Genetics. Each dam and sire must pass all testing and be clear of ALL breed genetic diseases. This means they’re not at risk for any genetic diseases. They must also be 100% DNA Clear. We do not have a single dog in our program that is not DNA, Health & Genetic Tested.
We do this testing and pass on the results to each of our Puppy Families so that we’re 100% transparent about the health, genetics and DNA of our dams and sires as well as their puppies. This is important for both pure bred and doodle breeds.
Due to grain free diets causing DCM we do NOT EVER feed grain free foods to any of our dogs.
We use Pro-biotic Max as our pro-biotics. This contains, pro-biotics, digestive enzymes and pre-biotics. We use this every evening in each dogs meal. We double it to twice a day (Morning & Night) during pregnancy and nursing for our dams.
Every dog in our program is on Interceptor Plus, as well as daily vitamins and probiotics. Over all health is important but Gut health is also very important. Healthy puppies start with both a healthy dam and sire.
Once a dam has passed all DNA, health and genetic testing, as well as completed her first heat cycle— She then becomes apart of our breeding program.
Each of our dams are started on “In Between For Her” after they’ve completed their first heat cycle— this is usually around 6-9 months old. Our dams are bred on either their second or third heat. This supplement helps fill any nutritional gabs and helps us make sure our females are all healthy and receiving all the vitamins and nutrients they need prior to breeding.
Once a dam starts her heat cycle, she is started on “Breed to Wean” this supplement helps the growing embryos receive all the extra nutrients they need as well as boost milk supply and give the dam the added nutrients she and her babies both need through pregnancy and until weaning.
Once the dam has entered active/hard labor, we give her the first dose of Oral Cal Plus. We then repeat the dose after every other puppy is born. Calcium is VERY important during whelping. It helps keep the dams energy levels up, helps regulate contractions and helps her deliver her babies in a shorter amount of time. This also helps prevent preeclampsia in the days to come. We continue giving calcium to our dams until they reach 8 weeks past weaning of their litter. This helps replace all the calcium it took for them to raise their babies.
Once puppies are born, our dams are also given Doc Roy’s Healthy Bones once daily until weaning is finished. This is a Calcium Phosphorus Supplement. This supplement helps the dam recover faster and continues to help keep her calcium at an ideal level.
We allow weaning to happen naturally. We find this is best for momma and her babies. Momma is allowed to come and go as she pleases until she is completely done weaning her pups. For some dams this is around 5 weeks, for others it’s closer to 7 weeks. We let each dam set her own pace for weaning.
After weaning is complete, our dams are transitioned back onto “In Between for Her” to help with recovery after whelping and weaning puppies. This helps each dam between litters.
After completing and passing all DNA, health and genetic testing, Each of our sires are started on Breeders Edge Oxy Stud Vitamin at 6 months old. They officially become part of our program at 9 months of a age. We choose to start them on Oxy stud at 6 months, because A healthy stud is a major key in raising healthy puppies.
Our puppies are given Breeders Edge Nature Mate 12 hours after birth and again at 24, 48 & 72 hours old. Natures Mate helps give puppies a healthy start to life. It is full of colostrum, proteins and other nutrients that help protect the Immune System and GI tract which are both very important for healthy growing babies.
Our Weekly Puppy Practices:
•1 hour - 13 days old— They’re weighed every 12 hours to insure proper weight gain and health as well as start puppy culture training.
• 2 weeks old — They receive their first worming and we begin house training by introducing puppy pads.
• 4 weeks old—They receive thier second de-worming and at this time they also start stage two of house training, which is being introduced to the litter box.
• 5 weeks old— They receive their Neo Par Vaccine and They’re moved from the nursery to the toddler area. They begin receiving daily probiotics.
• 6 weeks old— They are dewormed, receive their first 5- way shot and introduced to the doggy door and crate training.
• 7 weeks old— They have their final vet check and begin “bell potty training”.
• 8 weeks old— They receive their 2nd 5 - way shot and are ready to be picked up by their forever families. (Toy breeds we sometimes opt to keep until 9-10 weeks of age.)