PUPPY / BREEDING DO'S AND DON'TS
- YES; All 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.
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.
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 breed
- 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.