For us being an ethical dog breeder means to nurture every developmental stage. This begins even before conception. We make sure the mother’s nutritional needs are met. We prepare her for pregnancy by offering a high quality dog kibble. Royal Canin puppy is our choice. Prenatal vitamins are given daily beginning a month before the heat cycle begins. Then a daily vitamin to support milk production is given after birth until the puppies are weaned. We continue to offer Royal canin puppy kibble to the mother as well.
When the puppies are born we handle them minimally. The mother lets us know when it is time to begin socializing the puppies with humans. The Mom’s simply cover the puppies bodies with her head telling us, “these are mine don’t touch yet.” When she is ready to leave her puppies for periods of five or ten minutes at a time mom is telling us it’s ok to handle them now. This happens when the puppies are between two to four weeks old and we begin to learn the unique personalities and temperament of each precious puppy.
We announce the birth of the puppies when they are a week old. We do this to avoid any disappointment if some puppies should be unable to thrive.. Each puppy will wear an identification collar of a particular colour because most of our litters are born with red or dark apricot colours. These collars go home with your puppy as a keep sake.
From the age of 1 week until your puppy goose home with you we offer a weekly informational update to families who have provided a deposit. These updates include valuable tips from how to prepare your home for the arrival of your fur baby to what to look for to keep your puppy healthy. These updates are sent to you and your fellow litter mate families by text message once a week on the weekday of your puppies birth.
Carefully chosen families choose their puppy at six weeks of age. We do this by utilizing an app called WhatsApp for the convenience of those living on the mainland and because my husband has a compromised immune system due to chemotherapy. This gives each family an individual opportunity to choose their puppy from a live video stream right from their living rooms, and everyone gets to meet me. The choosing. Day usually takes place on a Sunday around 10:00 am. To prevent over handling in larger litters, we provide two choosing opportunities on that Sunday. The first group of families will choose their puppy in the morning. The second group will choose in the afternoon.
A selection of items including a litter box and metal grate is our gift to you and will be handed out when you come to our home to meet your adopted puppy.
Please beware of scammers! If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is! We will never accept a deposit with out having a telephone conversation with you first!