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 veterinarian.
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
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
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
|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