We believe ethical breeding is built on extensive testing and research in addition to keeping our dogs fit through proper exercise, diet and attention. We also research and verify that both the Sire and Dam are healthy and structurally sound animals before considering breeding. Additionally, when looking for prospective sires or dames to bring into our breeding program, we look for dogs with great personalities that have hunting experience and enthusiasm not only for hunting but for the yard and drill work that precedes it, desiring an incredible work ethic in the training arena.
We take puppy whelping and training very seriously as well, and start working with our pups as early as 3 days old using a canine program developed by the U.S. Military that involves six techniques to stimulate their neurological systems. We’ve found that handling the pups daily at this early age has made a huge difference in their socialization skills, and has been a great introduction for the puppy training we begin at 3 ½ weeks old.
For those interested in developing their new pup into a hunting companion we introduce the pups to birds as early as 5 weeks old. It is fun and always eye opening to see how each pup deals with a bird in a very controlled environment for the first time. We find when pups are introduced to birds at this early age retain this scent memory when put on birds again later in their training.
Needless to say, we are very particular about the homes we place our pups in, so we will have many questions if you decide you are interested in owning one of our pups.
Pups are examined by our vet at 2-3 days old when their dewclaws are removed, when they have their first round of puppy vaccinations and before being sent to their new homes. Additionally, each pup will be microchipped before leaving our home. We also provide lots of updates on the litter with video, pictures sent directly to those interested in the litter and on our Facebook page.