All our breeding adults have had their eyes, hearts, and patellas
cleared prior to breeding. Our dogs have eyes CERFed yearly.
Prior to breeding, both mom and dad are checked out by our
Our moms continue to be spoiled and are monitored closely. At
around 4 weeks along, mom has an ultrasound to check on the
development of her puppies.
PRIOR TO DELIVERY and DELIVERY:
Before delivery, mom has an x-ray to check on the number of
puppies and their positions, to assist with delivery.
Mom's food intake is monitored and she is switched to a
well-balanced puppy food with human food. She is introduced to
her "new area" where she will be raising her
puppies. This area is complete with bumper pads, baby quilts, and
a baby monitor, so human mom can be close at hand at all times.
Puppies stay with mom while nursing, until around 5-6 weeks of
age. During that time and afterwards, they are handled, loved, and
played with by both mom and their human family. At this time, the
puppies have started to develop their own special personalities.
Often the puppies have
other uses for their water bowl.
After their first set of shots, they go on short trips to socialize them
to places like the bank and library.
| BREEDING PROGRAM
|"Don't you dare fill the water
|Here is Ripley in his
"apartment" . This is
the setup I use with
my puppies after they
leave their whelping
they fit 3 or 4
toys in their
|"That was a funny one!
Tell me another one."
|PRIOR TO BREEDING