You should know...
The Deal with our Dogs
We've been selectively breeding for decades at this point.
We aren't here for a fad dog, puppy mill profit, to provide a Christmas/Valentine/Birthday puppy or even just any old run-of-the-mill canine.
Every dog deserves a forever home.
What we are?
Devoted to the betterment of the breed.
Each litter is hand raised, socialized on our working family farm with love, patience, and experience.
We may have only one litter in a year - or longer.
You can expect a pup that is sane, sound, and keen to get to work.
What you don't see is just as important here as what you do.
Due to the history of the breed and its complex origin, common complaints many breeders hear relate to genetic issues: blindness, joint issues, or deafness. Why are we telling you this?
We test for all of this - you'll never have a dog with these genetic problems.
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), is a group of degenerative diseases that affect photoreceptor cells. With this disease, the cells deteriorate over time, eventually leading to blindness in the affected dog
Before anyone can visit, pick up their pup in person, or have them flown home? We require they have had their first set of shots for a minimum of 1 week. This is in everyone's best interest, as puppies of that age are vulnerable. By waiting until they have had their shots, we ensure a happy, healthy pup will arrive at your home.
We will also have them microchipped at that time, and their individual number will be recorded directly onto their registration papers.
Microchipping is the best way to ensure your pup will come home again if they are ever lost or stolen. Some breeders will recommend tattooing as well, we leave that up to your discretion.
The BAER (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response) test is used to evaluate the hearing of a dog by detecting the electrical activity of the brain in response to an auditory stimulus (usually clicks), which is recorded and displayed on a computer screen. The test is a reliable method for determining whether a dog is deaf and for measuring the extent of its hearing loss. We test our breeding dogs so that we can make informed decisions on the potential health of any puppy we produce.
What about the parents?
We're so glad you asked.
All of the above, and more!