Why we breed Raising dogs is like raising children except you get to spoil them! I raised my children with the vision of the long-term outcome. And so it is with my dogs. I take great pleasure in providing an environment that allows living, sentient beings to achieve their full potential and in turn go out into the world and enrich the of the people who know them.
How we breed I breed only dogs that meet the FCI Standard and grade the puppies accordingly and will err on the side of selling a show dog as pet rather than visa-versa. My dogs have all been evaluated by my veterinarian for soundness. I will be pursuing further testing as they come of the appropriate ages for testing and/or as any health problems emerge in the breed. I will only breed my bitches if they are in excellent health and will support them physiologically and emotionally through their gestation and post-natal period.
Raising Puppies This is what is all about! Relative to a dog's lifetime, no other time period will have as much impact on puppy development as the first several months. Critical interventions must happen in order for a puppy to be a good companion, not to mention reach their full potential. Actual brain development is dependent on appropriate stimulation at certain times in their development outside the womb. Human bonding is dependent on positive association with humans. Confidence and emotional stability are developed during these months. This, of course, is not to say that each puppy isn't born with it's own inherent disposition and genetic blueprint, it is just a matter of recognizing each puppy's strengths and weaknesses and working with them. I work with each puppy everyday at whatever level they are at. Our puppies and dogs are my priority. I have always had a special affinity for animals, and that, coupled with experience and copious reading doesn't make me an expert, but certainly guides my hand in what and why I do what I do. I raise dogs and puppies with intention.