MY COMITTMENT TO MY BABIES.
To me, what I do is not a JOB. The word JOB is usually associated with some type of unpleasantness. Meaning that jobs
are usually mundane, boring, tedious, repetitious, day to day same ol', same ol'. What I do is none of those.
I consider what I do to be a DREAM OCCUPATION. Most people want nothing more than to be able to do what they Love
everyday of their lives. For most this is not possible. And don't get me wrong just because I say DREAM JOB, does not mean
it is not hard work. It is very hard work. Not only mentally and emotionally, but physically. I want to ensure that my babies
live in an environment as clean as what I live in. For me this is imparative. And alot of work. Everyday their beds have to
be cleaned out and sterilized. Bowls washed, fresh water and food, fresh newspaper, their stuffies and chewies have to be
washed. Then, like us, they need plenty of excercise. They all have to be taken out into our large backyard to run around
and play. And in the summer when it is warm enough they like to swim in the pool.
Their time to socialize is cruicial. This is where they interact with other people, our other animals, and each other.
This is why they have such wonderful temperments. And of course all the LOVE they get from all of us. I suppose it could be
compared to running a day care center. Except they don't go home at the end of the day. They are always with us. (Which is
great), but again, alot of work. Just as it is when one of our mommies is expecting. Sometimes you can be up all night. Sometimes
3 or 4 days, depending on the mommy and how well she is doing. And of course how well the babies are doing at birth. If they
are too small or not feeding properly, they have to be hand fed. And like a new born child they are on a feeding schedule.
Usually every 4 hours. Depending of course upon my veterinarian's recommendation. If he says more, I feed them more often.
Sometimes if the mommy is very weak after giving birth, I could end up feeding up to 8 babies by hand until she gets her strength
back, which could take up to a week.
Mentally draining because there is alot of planning that goes into PROPER breeding. And I say that because too many
people feel that it would be interesting to see what it would be like. Or because they have a gorgeous dog, and feel that
that dog would produce beautiful babies. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's NOT THAT EASY.
You must remember first and foremost that "YOU ARE PLAYING WITH LITTLE LIVES." You are not just taking the chance
of possibly loosing the whole litter, but killing the mommy as well. Not only that but ask yourself some questions:
1) What do you know about the genetics of the dog you are breeding yours to?
2) What do you do if an emergency arises?
3) How do you bring a baby back to life if it is not breathing?
4) What do you do if all of a sudden the mommy is so tired or so panic struck that she just gives up? And doesn't want
to give birth anymore. Yet there are still a couple in her?
5) Do you know that something as simple as a hernia can be in the parents genetics? And get passed onto their newborns.
And if not treated properly could kill your newborn.
6) How long should it be before each one is born? (From the same mommy). Should they be 15 mins., 1/2 hr., 1 hr., 2 maybe
3 hours apart? Do you know?
7) What does it look like when the ir water breaks?
8) What should the mommy do when the baby is first born? What if she doesn't do it? What can you do? What are you suppose
And so on and so on........ There are so many things you have to know. And not just from reading books. From first hand
Many people think that a "GOOD" breeder just knows what dogs to put with what dogs. WRONG. Gee, I wish it were
that simple. WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE LIVES CONCERNED, NOT JUST THE MOMMIES, NOT JUST THE PUPPIES. IS IT EASY DOING
WHAT WE DO? NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT.
So before you are willing to experiment with another little life, ask yourself a question - AM I WILLING TO PLAY WITH
ANOTHER LIFE JUST TO SEE IF I CAN DO THIS? If you are a responsible, LOVING, caring person you won't try anything like this
JUST BECAUSE. I know it sounds harsh, and I am not trying to offend anyone, BUT PLEASE DON'T EXPERIMENT WITH LITTLE LIVES.
IT'S NOT WORTH IT.
Needless to say I DO NOT sell my babies for BREEDING. They only go to good, Loving homes. They do not leave my home without
an IRON CLAD - NON BREEDING CONTRACT being signed first. And only then, after all the terms of the contract have been met,
will I sign over the Purebred Dog Certificate of Registration issued by the Canadian Kennel Club.
This is also my way of being a responsible breeder. I know how much work goes into what I do every minute of everyday.
I also know what reposibilities that come with this occupation, and I take them very seriously.
I have to abide by a strict CODE OF ETHICS, handed down to me by the Canadian Kennel Club. And since I believe in what
I do so strongly. I will always live by a Code I believe in. One that I feel is as close to the standards that I myself would
implement if I were the CKC.
I would also like to say, "I DO NOT, HAVE NOT, OR WILL EVER SELL ANY OF MY BABIES TO A PET STORE.
MY COMMITMENT TO YOU, MY CUSTOMER.
My commitment to you is extensive. If you need me I am here. What ever i can help with I will. And if for some reason I cannot
help, I will find someone who can.
I am commited to providing puppies to GREAT homes with Fantastic temperment. I want nothing more than for my babies to
be your best friend for years to come.
I feel that the after care is just as important as the initial meeting and sale. Actually it is much more important. If you
have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to call at anytime. These little sweeties are always going to
be my babies no matter who is raising them. Just because I will always Love them.
If you have any questions or comments please e-mail me at the address listed below.
If you are interested in one of our puppies for sale, either e-mail me or contact me at: (519) 727-5500.