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 Thank you for your interest in our dogs. Please read carefully to ensure your application is received and considered.

About us

We are a low volume breeder having one to two litters per year. We breed specifically to keep our lineage strong and to provide us with dogs to train, work with and breed. We work very hard to ensure that we produce healthy puppies both physically and mentally.

Our breeding dogs have their hips and elbows tested by the OFA. We vet check all of our dogs prior to breeding and they are DNA tested for Degenerative myelopathy. We regularly deworm our dogs both during pregnancy as well as outside of heat cycles to keep our dogs as healthy as possible.

We do our best to make sure our puppies receive the best possible start while with us. below we explain just some of the things we do. 

First 2 months

During the first two months of their lives with us we are continuously developing the puppies to ensure they are well behaved and exposed to as many different environments as possible. We follow the same procedure for puppies we sell and the ones we keep for work. From the time they are born we are manipulating their ears, feet, eyes, mouth, and tail to ensure they become accustomed to people touching them. This makes their vet visits very easy and much less stressful. This enables owners to cut their nails, examine their ears and mouth or any other part of their body easily. it also results in dogs that are accepting of strangers touch and reduces the likelihood of stranger directed aggression if continued in there new homes.

At 3 weeks old they begin to interact with as many people as we can to expose them to different types of touching, voices and cuddles. From the moment they can walk we begin to teach them to follow us, come when called and guide them through appropriate play.

From 5 to 6 weeks old we begin to crate train the puppies making the transition to their new homes a much easier one.

Throughout their first two months they interact with the rest of our pack and select other dogs to learn how to behave around dogs of different sizes, age and temperaments. We also go to great lengths to expose the puppies to as many different environments and situations as possible.

The puppies are feed excellent food and supplements to ensure they are as healthy as possible and have a great start in life. 

All puppies will have received their first round of vaccinations, be microchipped and will be thoroughly dewormed.

All puppies are CKC registered and come with a health warranty.

Support

We create a Facebook group for each of our litters to connect all of our puppy families together. In the first months after the puppies are born we use the group to update families on the progress of the puppies with pictures and videos of the activities we are doing with them. We also use the group to offer advice to help you prepare for the arrival of your new family member. Once the puppies leave us, we stay in contact to help guide you through the puppies transition to your home. The group also enables you to reach out to the other families of the litter and compare your experiences or to arrange playdates. The group is maintained for the life of the dogs.

All of this is very time consuming and would not be possible if we were volume breeders doing this as a business. The result of our efforts is a puppy that is well balanced and healthy. Our puppies constantly receive compliments on their health and temperment, specifically from Vets.

Caution

Before applying to reserve a puppy with us, please note the following

Our dogs are highly intelligent and trainable. Their ability to learn complex commands is among the highest of all dog breeds. With the right attention and training this could be the best dog you'll ever own. This will only happen however if time and effort is put into training your dog. Your dog's behavior will directly reflect the quality and quantity of the training put into him / her.

We do not produce enough puppies to meet the demand for our dogs. We therefore have a stringent selection process. We select families and homes based on what is best for the dogs and the dogs temperament, energy and drive. We do our best to accommodate your preferences (Color, sex, size, etc.) however the final decision for each puppies placement remains with us. We test each Puppy between 6 and 8 weeks old, this is when we make our final decision and will be able to tell you which puppy you will receive. Deposits are non-refundable, you therefore will need to trust our experience and expertise to place the right puppy with you before you submit your application and pay your deposit.

Due to demand, we accept very few applications compared to the number of applications received. It is therefore best to apply as early as possible and be completely honest on the application. If the puppies are not suited to you or your lifestyle, we would not be doing you a favor by offering you one of our puppies. They are exceptional dogs but are in no way suited to everyone. 

Adoption Process

Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

We do not sell multiple puppies / dogs from the same litter to the same household.

We do not sell breeding rights for our dogs / puppies.

The price of our dogs / puppies is not negotiable.

Our puppy adoption process is as follows

  1. Submission of Puppy application
  2. Review of applications
  3. Successful candidates are contacted and invited for a site visit
  4. Site visit with the parents and possibly the puppies themselves if they are born and older than 3 weeks.
  5. 24 hour cooling off period
  6. Confirmation of desire to proceed
  7. Contact references
  8. Offer to reserve a puppy
  9. Review of contract and non breeding agreement
  10. Submission of signed sales agreement
  11. Submission of signed non breeding agreement
  12. Deposit or payment depending on the age of the dog

Once the above steps are successfully completed, a puppy will be reserved or sold to you and you will be added to the litters private facebook group.

To apply to adopt one of our puppies, please fill out the application below. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applicants.

 Puppy application