PUPPY / BREEDING
DO'S AND DON'TS
of our dogs are rigorously tested for a variety of health and genetic issues. Hips,elbows, hearing and vision are just the
tip of the iceberg. Please visit the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and/or the Canine Health Information Center for further
information. We can and will provide you with copies of all certification. Puppies are BAER tested at seven weeks of age to
confirm hearing status.
NO; We do not dock tails...ever...under any circumstances. Lengthy tail
descriptions are in the breed standard.(pun intended) This has never been done in their country of origin and is only an oddity
that was promoted in the rural US. Many wives tales exist defending this practice.
YES; we provide
lifetime support to the families chosen for our puppies and dogs. It is also required that should a Hardtack puppy need to
be re-homed for ANY reason or at ANY age, that the pup/dog be returned to us.
NO; We do not
breed for minis , chocolates, or "rare" whites etc. These are all deficiencies and considered faults in the breed.
There is no such thing as perfection, but we do our best to adhere to the breed standard and stay true to breed type.
YES; All of our dogs are registered with the American Kennel
Club. The only duplicate registry allowed,(other than overseas), is the United Kennel Club. There are many so called registries
that will provide "papers" for a fee regardless of the background of the dog. Not only is this discouraged , but
doing so will put you in default of our contract